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Will The A-380 Go To LPB Or Not?

Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:00 pm

After many opinions have been posted regarding "if" "if not" the A-380 will fly to LPB from Medellín, are there new positions from Airbus regarding the originally forseen onwardflight Medellín - LPB?
 
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RE: Will The A-380 Go To LPB Or Not?

Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:15 pm

According to the news here in MDE, the plane will depart tomorrow to Martinica and then to Toulouse, however I may be wrong.
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RE: Will The A-380 Go To LPB Or Not?

Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:22 pm

Hello Bongo, thanks, keep me updated please once you have news.

Here the press still goes with "yes" and "no" and the airport authorities don´t give infos maybe because they have no idea or maybe because they have been commanded by Airbus to keep the mater confidential.

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RE: Will The A-380 Go To LPB Or Not?

Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:23 pm

Quoting 123 (Thread starter):
After many opinions have been posted regarding "if" "if not" the A-380 will fly to LPB from Medellín, are there new positions from Airbus regarding the originally forseen onwardflight Medellín - LPB?

According to Airbus last week (i.e before the flight to Medellin), the A380 does not fly to La Paz.
 
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RE: Will The A-380 Go To LPB Or Not?

Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:28 pm

FI 01/12/06:

"...Airbus will not comment on the test campaign until it is complete, but MSN004 is expected to fly on to La Paz, Bolivia where hot-and-high altitude performance tests are traditionally undertaken. During these trials, the aircraft will carry out take-offs and landings at high temperatures at El Alto airport in La Paz, which has an airfield elevation of in excess of 13,000ft (3,940m)."

http://flightinternational.com/Artic...a+ahead+of+hot+and+high+tests.html
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RE: Will The A-380 Go To LPB Or Not?

Sat Jan 14, 2006 12:15 am

According to the regional manager of Aerocivil, the A380 will return directly to Toulouse tomorrow, here´s the link, sorry it is in Spanish:

http://www.elmundo.com/sitioweb/al_v...ro&idseccion=20&dsseccion=Al+Vuelo
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RE: Will The A-380 Go To LPB Or Not?

Sat Jan 14, 2006 12:37 am

Quoting Breiz (Reply 3):
Quoting 123 (Thread starter):
After many opinions have been posted regarding "if" "if not" the A-380 will fly to LPB from Medellín, are there new positions from Airbus regarding the originally forseen onwardflight Medellín - LPB?

According to Airbus last week (i.e before the flight to Medellin), the A380 does not fly to La Paz.



Quoting Leelaw (Reply 4):
"...Airbus will not comment on the test campaign until it is complete, but MSN004 is expected to fly on to La Paz, Bolivia where hot-and-high altitude performance tests are traditionally undertaken. During these trials, the aircraft will carry out take-offs and landings at high temperatures at El Alto airport in La Paz, which has an airfield elevation of in excess of 13,000ft (3,940m)."

Maybe was I not specific enough.
I was told (emphasis on told, it's not a second-hand rumour) by the Airbus people who are quoted by Flight International, that MSN004 does NOT go to La Paz.
At least not this time.
 
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RE: Will The A-380 Go To LPB Or Not?

Sat Jan 14, 2006 3:46 am

Quoting Breiz (Reply 6):
MSN004 does NOT go to La Paz.
At least not this time.

Thanks for update and info. Should in the future the A-380 be forseen to fly to LPB for tests, may I ask you to kindly start a thread to inform about that?

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RE: Will The A-380 Go To LPB Or Not?

Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:00 am

Quoting 123 (Reply 7):
Thanks for update and info. Should in the future the A-380 be forseen to fly to LPB for tests, may I ask you to kindly start a thread to inform about that?

I'll certainly do. That's actually why I asked Airbus in the first place.
 
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RE: Will The A-380 Go To LPB Or Not?

Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:08 am

Does anyone know the local departure time this saturday from MDE?

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Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:18 pm

The Colombian trip of F-WWDD is now on Airbus' website.
http://events.airbus.com/A380/default1.aspx
F-WWDD is supposed to spend a week there, so the return flight should be on the 16th-17th.
 
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RE: Will The A-380 Go To LPB Or Not?

Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:13 pm

Thanks for the information Breiz. So the A380 will not be leaving Colombia today or this weekend as mentioned in other threads? Also the A380 will not be going to Guadeloupe or Martinique in the Caribbean?

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RE: Will The A-380 Go To LPB Or Not?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:21 am

Quoting A388 (Reply 11):
Also the A380 will not be going to Guadeloupe or Martinique in the Caribbean?

A388, I do not really know about the French Caribbean.
As said before, Airbus does not announce the test flights in advance.
The fact that it is not mentioned on the webpage does not mean it's not going to happen. Kind of frustrating.
 
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RE: Will The A-380 Go To LPB Or Not?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:40 am

Quoting A388 (Reply 9):
Does anyone know the local departure time this saturday from MDE?

It was reported that the A380 would have left MDE at 10am today local time, so 1500 GMT. A388, have a look in 30 minutes to see if ithappens to overfly you! Last I heard it was not going direct to TLS.

Quoting Breiz (Reply 10):
The Colombian trip of F-WWDD is now on Airbus' website.
http://events.airbus.com/A380/default1.aspx
F-WWDD is supposed to spend a week there, so the return flight should be on the 16th-17th.

I saw that. Th PR people at Airbus don't have the facts right! Not, at least, on the altitude of the airport: It is over 7000 ft, and not 5000 as they report. (They may have confused it with the airport near the city centre of Medellin (EOH), that is only used for airplanes with up to 50 seats nowdays -though it did have the 747 once and 707s, 727s and so on a regular basis until the new airport was built 20 years ago)
That makes me think that they may not be right about the time the plane was to spend in MDE.

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