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KLAX Getting Ready For The A380...Finally!

Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:15 pm

Hello to everyone at A.Net.... Wink

Was browsing the database & came across an interesting development at KLAX...Is LAX finally getting ready for the A380.....

Are these going to be A380 bays seen in the background???



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KLAX Getting Ready For The A380...Finally!

Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:07 am

Yes, Gate 101 will be the first international gate fitted for the A-380. 101 should be completed in the next few months and will offer dual jetways for the new aircraft. The next gates to be re done are 123A&B which are on TBIT's northside, they will shut these gates down this summer and go from 2 small gates for A-320 and smaller, to one large gate to accommodate all aircraft types. The remote parking area is also getting ready for the 380 as well.
 
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KLAX Getting Ready For The A380...Finally!

Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:24 am

First, why do some people write KLAX? Is LAX not clear enough?  Wink

And second, why "finally!"

last time I checked, the A380 was severely delayed and LAX shouldn't expect to see them for about 1 year. So, with the time value of money and all, is there a reason that LAX should waste resources to get the airport ready 1 year early?
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KLAX Getting Ready For The A380...Finally!

Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:59 am

I just flew into LAX on the south side this morning and noticed the construction. It appears that the steel frame of the building's southside extension is up.
 
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RE: Klax Getting Ready For The A380...Finally!

Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:32 am

With the length of time it takes to get something constructed at an airport, (including special security and ops issues) they are wise to deal with it now rather than later. LAX will probably one of the 1st airports to get the A 380 due to their extensive number of flights to Asia.
Now when will the A380 visit the USA proper like at LAX or JFK, just so us USA A-netters could maybe see it.
 
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RE: Klax Getting Ready For The A380...Finally!

Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:30 pm

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RE: Klax Getting Ready For The A380...Finally!

Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:44 pm

I didn't say they shouldn't start now, but it was implied that they should already have started or be finished, and I don't see why.

The A380 will not reach any critical mass at LAX for quite a while. It will be able to dock at remote stands right now. To hurry up to be ready months before the first A380 arrives is an wasteful endeavor.

As an LA taxpayer and an LAX fee payer, I don't like waste...

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RE: Klax Getting Ready For The A380...Finally!

Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:04 pm

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2):
First, why do some people write KLAX? Is LAX not clear enough

Does that matter? One the ICAO code the other IATA, so they're both proper airport codes...

I guess the only reason IATA 3-letter codes are used on this forum is that, especially outside the US, they are a bit easier to remember, HKG is easier than VHHH, SIN is easier than WSSS etc...
 
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RE: Klax Getting Ready For The A380...Finally!

Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:01 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 6):
The A380 will not reach any critical mass at LAX for quite a while. It will be able to dock at remote stands right now. To hurry up to be ready months before the first A380 arrives is an wasteful endeavor.

I guess this has to do with QF and the mayor's meeting that they had in January when he promised QF that when the first 380 of QF arrives in LAX that they will accomadate them (I guess he was meaning at the terminal not remote stands).
 
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RE: Klax Getting Ready For The A380...Finally!

Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:20 am

Are any T4 gates going to be modified to accomodate the 380?
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RE: Klax Getting Ready For The A380...Finally!

Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:04 am

Quoting Planetime (Reply 8):
I guess this has to do with QF and the mayor's meeting that they had in January when he promised QF that when the first 380 of QF arrives in LAX that they will accomadate them (I guess he was meaning at the terminal not remote stands).

QF's first A380 services will be MEL-LAX

MEL have long since finished their A380 upgrades. Was that wasteful foolishness or just good planning and organization?
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RE: Klax Getting Ready For The A380...Finally!

Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:52 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2):
last time I checked, the A380 was severely delayed and LAX shouldn't expect to see them for about 1 year. So, with the time value of money and all, is there a reason that LAX should waste resources to get the airport ready 1 year early?

I agree... but then again this is generally something that has to be done quickly whenever the funds get released. But yes, it is a waste of the money today.

Quoting OzGlobal (Reply 10):

QF's first A380 services will be MEL-LAX

When will that be? I believe in one year per Ikramerica.

Don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to seeing many A380's at LAX. But let's face the facts, Europe to Asia or Intra Asia will see far more of the double deckers than the USA. While LAX will probably see a few... not enough to justify more than a few gates.

IIRC, LAX gets 100 747 flights a day out of a fleet of ~1200. (Note, my numbers are a bit old... so please correct if you have new numbers.) Since each gate can opperate 4 to 6 A380's/day... 150 A380's will translate to less than a dozen A380 flights to LAX a day at first SWAG. So two gates... maybe three.

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RE: Klax Getting Ready For The A380...Finally!

Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:05 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2):
last time I checked, the A380 was severely delayed and LAX shouldn't expect to see them for about 1 year. So, with the time value of money and all, is there a reason that LAX should waste resources to get the airport ready 1 year early?

Well, Airbus's A380 delays actually helped LAX. Originally, they were to finish work months after the A380 was to enter service. But now, they plan to finish work (for all 3 A380 gates) by early 2007.

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 6):
The A380 will not reach any critical mass at LAX for quite a while. It will be able to dock at remote stands right now. To hurry up to be ready months before the first A380 arrives is an wasteful endeavor.

Ok, you try bussing 500 people plus the cargo from the terminal to the remote stand. Its just too clumsy and stupid. And it will not be ready months before the A380 enter to service. It will on time.


http://www.aci-na.org/docs/41-FAA%20A380%20MOS%20Status.ppt
(power pont document).

http://www.qantas.com.au/info/about/company/A380?lk=prau
(go to "overview and click "timeline." Then click on a tab near the beginning of 2007).
 
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RE: Klax Getting Ready For The A380...Finally!

Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:05 am

Quoting 777STL (Reply 9):
Are any T4 gates going to be modified to accomodate the 380?

Not planned at the moment.
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