aileron11
Posts: 167
Joined: Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:46 am

When Does A380 Start Flying Paying

Thu Feb 23, 2006 12:33 pm

Passengers? Also, does anybody know when the first revenue flights are supposed to place? Just seems like it is taking so long for it to go in service. And last thing, is it true that the A380 has a problem with the main tire coming off the rim when making turns.
Jersey Lou
 
User avatar
solnabo
Posts: 5025
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:53 am

RE: When Does A380 Start Flying Paying

Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:16 pm

Aileron11:

"main tire coming off the rim when making turns"

Did you talk to Santa, or Mr Sandman?

Micke//SE  santahat   zzz 
Airbus SAS - Love them both
 
aileron11
Posts: 167
Joined: Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:46 am

RE: When Does A380 Start Flying Paying

Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:39 pm

Just wanted to refresh this and see if there is anybody that has any info on this thread.
Jersey Lou
 
mika
Posts: 2810
Joined: Thu Jul 27, 2000 7:53 am

RE: When Does A380 Start Flying Paying

Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:53 pm

The tire thing you are referering to was just a high stress test where they conducted a narrow turn with a heavily loaded A380 with the center main gear turning disengaged. This made the tires drag very nastily on the tarmac and create some damage to it however the tires never actually came off.

There are some photos of this floating around, perhaps if you search for this in the forums here you'll find them.

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos