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Old October 18th, 2010, 08:11 PM   #2141
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No parking space for 120 A380s: Emirates
Monday, 18 October 2010

Emirates have expressed its intention to expand its Airbus A380 fleet by one third but lack the sufficient parking space to do so.

In June, Emirates President Tim Clarke increased the airlines A380 order from 90 to 120 and he has stated that he would place more orders if not for the space constraint.

“We would like some more but we are going to run short of space,” Mr Clarke said.

“120 was the baseline figure that the planners worked to get where we needed to be, but we couldn’t order that amount because it was too many for here, so 90 was a compromise.”

According to Mr Clarke, Emirates are currently growing at an annual 20 percent rate and these levels are expected to remain consistent over the next five years.

If the airline follows through with these expansion plans, the USD$40 billion A380 order would strengthen the airlines influence in Europe.

Inevitably US and European airlines have become worried that this could result in the Middle Eastern airline diverting traffic from their hub.

“If they spend as much time running their business as they do trying to run us down they might make even more money,” Mr Clarke said. The airline was recently targeted by claims made by European airlines that its fuel bills are subsided. “I have said, you prove a subsidy and I will resign the next day, it is completely wrong,” Mr Clarke said.

Mr Clarke said the airline will follow through with the purchase of 90 A380’s and it has also ordered 30 Boeing 777-300ER in July, a deal worth over USD$9billion.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 05:16 AM   #2142
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Not a fan of these...an A380 would look terrible in an American livery. They didn't order any though, right?
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Old October 19th, 2010, 07:27 AM   #2143
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Not a fan of these...an A380 would look terrible in an American livery. They didn't order any though, right?
I beg to differ:



(this one looks ok too)


And no, not a single US airline has ordered A380s. I think one should to set themselves apart from the crowd and replace some of their old jumbos while they're at it.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 12:28 PM   #2144
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A 380 in United colors look great. Hope to see it someday real.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 01:14 PM   #2145
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Probably coz the seats are newer. Also, a newer plane gives the perception of being comfortable even though it's not.
Even if the seats are the same, the cabin is bigger reducing the cloustrophobic feel, plus (above all) the plane is much, much quieter then any other plane and has a much better entertainement system.


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The Island would be happy .... so many potential candidates on board.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 02:26 PM   #2146
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Even if the seats are the same, the cabin is bigger reducing the cloustrophobic feel, plus (above all) the plane is much, much quieter then any other plane and has a much better entertainement system.





The Island would be happy .... so many potential candidates on board.
Yeah that's good one ;DDD United and Dleta actually looks pretty good
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Old October 20th, 2010, 07:42 PM   #2147
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Travellers will soon be able to catch Airbus A380 flights from London Gatwick after the airport received planning permission to host the airliner.

Crawley Borough Council gave the green light to the base following £43m of investment in six new aircraft stands, two of which are large enough to accommodate the A380.

Gatwick said that it can now 'ramp up' its discussions with airlines that currently operate the double-decker jumbo jet.

Stewart Wingate, the airport's chief executive officer, said Gatwick intends to be at the centre of an 'exciting new era' of long-haul travel symbolised by the A380.

He added: 'We are pouring £1bn into Gatwick to improve the infrastructure, modernise the airport facilities, improve customer service, bolster the rail links and drive competitive rates for airlines to encourage more passengers and airlines to the airport.

'If we can bring the A380 and other large aircraft to Gatwick, passengers will have even more reason to choose to fly to and from our airport and help us on our journey to becoming the London airport of choice.'

Heathrow is currently the only London base to offer A380 services, with Emirates and Singapore Airlines using the plane to operate flights to Dubai and Singapore respectively.
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Old October 20th, 2010, 07:43 PM   #2148
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Travellers will soon be able to catch Airbus A380 flights from London Gatwick after the airport received planning permission to host the airliner.

Crawley Borough Council gave the green light to the base following £43m of investment in six new aircraft stands, two of which are large enough to accommodate the A380.

Gatwick said that it can now 'ramp up' its discussions with airlines that currently operate the double-decker jumbo jet.

Stewart Wingate, the airport's chief executive officer, said Gatwick intends to be at the centre of an 'exciting new era' of long-haul travel symbolised by the A380.

He added: 'We are pouring £1bn into Gatwick to improve the infrastructure, modernise the airport facilities, improve customer service, bolster the rail links and drive competitive rates for airlines to encourage more passengers and airlines to the airport.

'If we can bring the A380 and other large aircraft to Gatwick, passengers will have even more reason to choose to fly to and from our airport and help us on our journey to becoming the London airport of choice.'

Heathrow is currently the only London base to offer A380 services, with Emirates and Singapore Airlines using the plane to operate flights to Dubai and Singapore respectively.
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Old October 21st, 2010, 01:05 AM   #2149
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A 380 in United colors look great. Hope to see it someday real.
which will be NEVER, that livery is now obsolete with the new United/continental.
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Old October 21st, 2010, 07:16 AM   #2150
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Not a fan of these...an A380 would look terrible in an American livery. They didn't order any though, right?
they are bigtime losers! and no orders because they are insecure bunch of hypocrites. they cannot accept that they are no longer the most influential nation on earth
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Old October 21st, 2010, 10:20 PM   #2151
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Storm Landing from the LH380 D-AIMD
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Old October 21st, 2010, 10:43 PM   #2152
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Korean shall get frames in May 2011!

See
http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...-assembly.html

The planes shall be flown exclusively shorthaul in East Asia till August 2011.

The KAL planes shall have fewest seats of any A380, fewer than the 450 on QaNTAS. This is probably because of big business class.
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Old October 21st, 2010, 11:41 PM   #2153
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they are bigtime losers! and no orders because they are insecure bunch of hypocrites. they cannot accept that they are no longer the most influential nation on earth
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 07:44 AM   #2154
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Toulouse, FRANCE - With a business-class boarding pass in hand, you climb a spiral staircase with twinkling lights and enter a spacious chamber. Your roomy seat can flatten out into a bed, but not before you watch a first-run movie on a widescreen monitor with a glass of champagne to ease you into a comfy ride.

That’s the experience awaiting travelers from Korea to North America after Korean Air finally gets its Airbus A380s - the newest aircraft in Korean Air’s lineup - delivered next May.

Some 30 local reporters were invited by Korean Air, the nation’s largest airline, to visit the A380 production site in Toulouse, France on Oct. 20. The A380 is the world’s largest passenger aircraft, capable of flying 853 passengers if all the seats are configured to be economy class. Korean Air will have the traditional three classes - first, business and economy - and only 400-450 seats in its A380s, instead of the normal A380 configuration of 525 seats for three classes.

“Our customers will have more leg room,” said Lee Ki-kwang, vice president of Korean Air’s International PR, Communications Strategy and Corporate Communications.



Although the first of five Korean Air A380s is near completion, its interiors haven’t been completed, so reporters enjoyed an in-flight experience in an Airbus mock-up of the jet.

“Korean Air’s first A380 will have its test flight within this month, possibly in 10 days,” said Susana Martin-Romo, A380 marketing analyst at Airbus.

The plane still has to undergo some tests in relation to cabin pressure and fuel systems, and a test flight to Hamburg, Germany, Airbus’ other assembly line, is still required. After that it will be painted and get final quality control tests in Toulouse.

Airbus has 52,000 employees working in subsidiaries, parts and training centers all around the globe.

In the mock-up center, reporters were able to see models for each seating class. Some airlines have chosen the option of having a prestige economy class, an upgraded version of the regular economy class with more spacious seats, to have four total classes. Korean Air opted out of prestige economy, and is planning to offer better service for its customers in economy.

Out of the 400-450 seats in Korean Air’s A380, 12 will be first-class seats and 94 in business. The remainder will be economy.

A sense of spaciousness was obvious in the aircraft mock-ups. Airbus’ seat and monitor design in the A380 is wider than in its competitor’s Boeing 747. The A380 economy-class seat is 1.5 to 2 inches wider than that of the Boeing 747, while the in-flight entertainment-system screen is 3 to 4 inches wider, according to Keith Stonestreet, product marketing director for the A380.

An official from Korean Air said it is likely to use a corner of the A380 as a duty free shop, which can be operated throughout the flight.

After leaving the mock-up center, the highlight of the journalists’ tour was a visit to the A380 assembly line, where Korean Air’s jets are being manufactured. The first A380 that caught the journalists’ eyes was an aircraft with a huge taegeuk symbol outside the vast assembly-line complex - the first that will be delivered to Korean Air. Inside the complex, two more A380s with taegeuks on their tails were in the process of getting assembled. The second A380 is about half done with all four engines installed, while the third and fourth are only 20 percent complete. After the first delivery in May, the second, third and fourth A380s will be delivered in June, July and August. Assembly on the fifth plane will start next month and be delivered next November.

The 500-meter-long (1,640 feet) assembly line, built in 2004 for A380 production, can hold eight aircraft at any time. Of the eight A380s currently being manufactured in the line, half are for Korean Air.

“The Korean market is a very important customer, especially Korean Air,” said Alain Flourens, group executive of the A380 program at Airbus.

Korean Air will be the sixth airline to operate the A380 after Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qantas, Air France and Lufthansa, officials at Airbus said.

Despite a strong partnership between Korean Air and Airbus, officials at Airbus said that Korea is still not one of their top 10 biggest customers because the number of aircraft that Korean carriers - Korean Air and Asiana Airline - purchase is still far fewer than European carriers.

However, Airbus said the Asian region is expected to take the lead in global air traffic - currently dominated by Europe - by the year 2028.


*The Airbus A380 is a double decker, wide-body aircraft manufactured by Airbus SAS, a subsidiary of EADS. Each A380 is priced at about $350 million and is currently the most expensive passenger aircraft.

*The first commercial flight of the A380 was conducted by Singapore Airlines in October 2007 from Singapore to Sydney. Currently, a total of 37 A380s are in operation by five carriers - Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qantas, Air France and Lufthansa.
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 05:14 PM   #2156
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Very interesting. I didn't realize they also shipped the fuselage mostly over water in addition to sending the other parts over air and land.

I didn't realize the additional complexities compared to other Airbus aircraft until I saw this diagram:

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Old October 22nd, 2010, 06:24 PM   #2157
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Korean Air’s first A380 gets final check in France
22 October 2010
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TOULOUSE, France Crews at Airbus were making final checkups on Korean Air’s first A380 in the southwest of France this week, ahead of sending it to Germany.

The No. 1 Korean air carrier’s first A380 aircraft, built in partnership with Airbus, is currently undergoing cabin pressure and fuel system testing at the site of Airbus’ assembly factory.

The aircraft is expected to be sent to Hamburg in less than two weeks for body painting and interior installation, Airbus officials said.

This comes as Korean Air is getting ready to feature its first spacious and eco-efficient aircraft A380 as early as May next year.

“We need a bigger aircraft that travels further,” said Keith Stonestreet, A380 product marketing director at the Toulouse-headquartered Airbus. “The world is capable of being served from Seoul, except for South America.”

The first A380 will increase the number of Business class seats by almost double, with the total number of seats counting to less than 410, according to a Korean Air official.

The cabin spaces will be wider and it will newly introduce a bar and duty free shop as the aircraft’s social areas, he said, adding that the detail may alter in the final stage of manufacturing.

Korean Air’s A380 aircraft in Airbus’ assembly factory. (Airbus)

What differentiates A380 from other airplanes is that the air carrier could create social areas for its customers due to the increase of space; the carrier is able to customize this according to its needs.

The new two-story aircraft to halves airport noise levels for equivalent operations, carries 40 percent more passengers and has a new lighting system and unique cabin architecture, said Stonestreet.

Passengers sitting in the upper deck will be able to get on board and off board using the door located on their floor for improved convenience and there will be additional spaces next to the seats to place small luggage such as laptops and handbags.

Windows will be larger to capture more natural light and the stair that connects lower and upper decks will be wide enough for two people to walk down together.

With plans to introduce five A380 aircraft, the carrier’s three other A380 are also in the assembly process at the 500-meter-long factory in Toulouse. Each is being built with parts delivered from different countries, including the U.S. and Spain.

“Each A380 consists of around 4 million individual components with 2.5 million part numbers produced by 1,500 companies from 30 countries around the world,” said Airbus officials.

While the first aircraft is about 70 percent complete, the second and third A380s for Korean Airlines are about 50 percent and 20 percent finished, said Susana Martin-Romo, a marketing analyst at Airbus.

The two aircraft are scheduled to be in operation in June and July of next year and the fourth aircraft has begun its assembly operation this month.

It normally takes about six to seven months to gather and assemble the parts for the large aircraft which is 73 meters long and about 24 meters high and another five to six months for the interior installation and body painting, Airbus officials said.

“What we plan to do is to minimize the number of seats on the spacious airplane to offer a more comfortable environment that would add to the joy of travel for our customers,” said officials at Korean Air.

Earlier in June 2003, Korean Air and Airbus signed an agreement to purchase a total of eight A380 airplanes at the Paris Air Show.

Then it signed another contract last February to build two more A380s, becoming the first air carrier in Northeast Asia to make such large purchases. All 10 aircrafts are scheduled to be in operation by 2014.

Airbus officials said up to 11 of the world’s top 20 global carriers have ordered 201 out of 234 A380s.

There are currently 37 A380s flying 26 routes to 20 destinations, run by Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qantas, Air France and Lufthansa.
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 05:05 AM   #2158
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......The first A380 will increase the number of Business class seats by almost double, with the total number of seats counting to less than 410, according to a Korean Air official......
An A380 with merely 410 seats ! It must be the most spacious configuration of all A380 so far.
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 04:32 PM   #2159
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Old October 24th, 2010, 07:07 AM   #2160
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Can someone tell me which US airports currently receive A380 flights?

Also, do any airport in Mexico or South America get A380 service, or are there any plans for the medium term (next 2 years)?

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