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Video: On Board The A380 JFK Media Flight

Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:06 am

Airbus A380: Taking the Largest Passenger Jet for a Test Drive (Popular Mechanics).

Includes great shots of the interior which gives an idea of how huge it is, a view out the window on takeoff from 4L at JFK, an interview with the flight testing engineer, an interview with the FO, and closeups of the first class bar and the cruise-ship-style spiral staircase.  hyper 
 
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RE: Video: On Board The A380 JFK Media Flight

Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:31 am

Very nice video, never have seen such details, thanks a lot of sharing. Damn this thing is big. Big grin
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RE: Video: On Board The A380 JFK Media Flight

Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:44 am

A couple of things the article made me think about:

--The A380 cabin is pressurized to 5,000 feet rather than 8,000. I remember hearing that the 787 will have lower pressurization equivalent, too...will it also be 5,000 feet?

-- I've never been upstairs on a 747, but that deck doesn't go all the way back as the A380 does, which allows an overview of the wings.
 
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RE: Video: On Board The A380 JFK Media Flight

Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:05 am

Is there a stairway to the upper deck in the front and the back? Would assume this to be the case for emergency reasons.
 
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RE: Video: On Board The A380 JFK Media Flight

Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:11 am

Quoting RobertS975 (Reply 3):
Is there a stairway to the upper deck in the front and the back? Would assume this to be the case for emergency reasons.

Yes there are two of them.

Awesome the walls on the lower deck seem to be totally straight.
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RE: Video: On Board The A380 JFK Media Flight

Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:12 am

Quoting GothamSpotter (Reply 2):
will it also be 5,000 feet?

Yes, but the humidity level will be much higher.

I look forward to watching this video tomorrow, when it's had time enough to download!
 
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RE: Video: On Board The A380 JFK Media Flight

Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:34 am

Great video , thanks very much .
 
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RE: Video: On Board The A380 JFK Media Flight

Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:54 am

Nice video. Interesting to see the interior. It really looks spacious, even in Y-class. It's just a 'basic' interior. Can't wait to see the real products from the 'real' carriers. VS has a great signature design in all their aircrafts and lounges, so it would be awesome to see it for real in such a big plane.
 
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RE: Video: On Board The A380 JFK Media Flight

Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:26 am

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 6):
Yes, but the humidity level will be much higher.

Why is that?

Quoting Ardian (Reply 9):
Nice video. Interesting to see the interior. It really looks spacious, even in Y-class. It's just a 'basic' interior. Can't wait to see the real products from the 'real' carriers. VS has a great signature design in all their aircrafts and lounges, so it would be awesome to see it for real in such a big plane

To me it doesn't look THAT spacious. The high ceiling on the lower deck is pretty friggin impressive when you realize there's still another floor above you. The aisles didn't look any wider than a 777, the seats no bigger. Ultimately I think most airlines will strive to squeeze people in to the limits of human comfort just like they do with existing aircraft.
 
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RE: Video: On Board The A380 JFK Media Flight

Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:56 pm

Quoting GothamSpotter (Reply 2):
--The A380 cabin is pressurized to 5,000 feet rather than 8,000. I remember hearing that the 787 will have lower pressurization equivalent, too...will it also be 5,000 feet?

Are you really sure? IIRC the A380 has the usual 8000ft cabin. And the 787 will have 6000ft, not 5000ft.
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RE: Video: On Board The A380 JFK Media Flight

Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:57 pm

When the F/O was being interviewed in the cockpit, it seemed as if there was no flight controller, anybody have an explanation?
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RE: Video: On Board The A380 JFK Media Flight

Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:38 pm

Quoting IAHFLYER (Reply 10):
When the F/O was being interviewed in the cockpit, it seemed as if there was no flight controller, anybody have an explanation?

If you look at the monitor of the tail external camera, it seems that the aircraft was on ground while shooting this sequence.
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RE: Video: On Board The A380 JFK Media Flight

Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:47 pm

Quoting A342 (Reply 9):
Are you really sure? IIRC the A380 has the usual 8000ft cabin. And the 787 will have 6000ft, not 5000ft.

Upon further review, it seems this may be a factual error in the article.

Quoting IAHFLYER (Reply 10):
When the F/O was being interviewed in the cockpit, it seemed as if there was no flight controller, anybody have an explanation?

Do you mean the control stick? Airbuses (Airbii?) have side sticks rather than between-the-leg controls, seen here on an A320...

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RE: Video: On Board The A380 JFK Media Flight

Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:13 am

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RE: Video: On Board The A380 JFK Media Flight

Sat Mar 24, 2007 5:26 am

Two points I found interesting:

Reporter states that the RR engines produce "combined, 80,000lbs of thrust!!!"

Oops...

Also, the view of the wing shows it practically flapping on take-off ...I've noticed that a lot on the A380 - the wing is very flexible. I wonder if the affects the ride quality at all.

Nice video - thanks for sharing.
 
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RE: Video: On Board The A380 JFK Media Flight

Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:22 pm

Great Video! Thanks for sharing!

Quoting LawnDart (Reply 14):
Reporter states that the RR engines produce "combined, 80,000lbs of thrust!!!"

I noticed that too. This video really reminds me of how big the aircraft actually is.....
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