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Re: Airbus A380 family
« Reply #150 on: January 06, 2018, 10:45:46 am »
Nive video of a crosswind landing:


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Re: Airbus A380 family
« Reply #151 on: January 06, 2018, 11:08:32 am »
What an amazing aircraft, it can even hover vertically like an helicopter  ;D  ;D
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Re: Airbus A380 family
« Reply #152 on: January 06, 2018, 12:37:10 pm »
Must have been piloted by an ex-RN pilot the way he used that ski ramp ----   ;D
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Re: Airbus A380 family
« Reply #153 on: January 07, 2018, 12:33:57 am »
Amazing how responsive are the crl commands.

But that slight/agressive push over might have scared the hell out of most passengers.
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Re: Airbus A380 family
« Reply #154 on: January 07, 2018, 02:03:40 am »
But that slight/agressive push over might have scared the hell out of most passengers.

That's nothing, he's taking off to the north west (BHX main runway is 150/330), so immediately after take-off he has to make a sharp right turn onto the correct course, and to avoid overflying too much of the built up area. It's quite impressive seen from the ground, with an aircraft of that size . . .


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Re: Airbus A380 family
« Reply #155 on: January 07, 2018, 04:27:15 am »
Pushover during landing phase (see at 1:00)

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Re: Airbus A380 family
« Reply #156 on: January 18, 2018, 03:15:01 am »
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42732842
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Superjumbo jet future secured by Emirates order
The Emirates airline has announced an order for up to 36 Airbus A380s.

The $16bn (£11.5bn) deal amounts to a reprieve for the A380 after Airbus threatened to stop making the jet if it could not come to a deal with Emirates.

Emirates is the only airline to have put the A380 at the heart of its operations and had been expected to place an order for more of the jets at the Dubai Airshow last November.

However, it then ordered 40 Boeing 787 Dreamliners instead.

Emirates said it had now made a firm order for 20 of the A380, the world's largest passenger airliner, with options to buy a further 16. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2020.

Emirates is already the largest customer for the plane, with 101 currently flying and 41 more firm orders previously placed.

On Monday, Airbus sales director John Leahy said the company would have to halt the A380 programme if Emirates did not place another order.
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Re: Airbus A380 family
« Reply #157 on: January 18, 2018, 04:23:59 am »
ninja'd damn it  :)

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Re: Airbus A380 family
« Reply #158 on: January 18, 2018, 05:59:47 am »
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Re: Airbus A380 family
« Reply #159 on: January 18, 2018, 06:33:10 am »


Joking... I love the mons... the A380.

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Re: Airbus A380 family
« Reply #160 on: March 07, 2018, 12:17:03 pm »
Virgin appears to cancel long-dormant A380 order

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Virgin Atlantic appears to have cancelled its order for six Airbus A380s, the airframer's latest backlog data indicates.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/virgin-appears-to-cancel-long-dormant-a380-order-446556/

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Re: Airbus A380 family
« Reply #161 on: March 08, 2018, 02:34:48 am »
I always sort that order as a "me too" type of thing. Virgin has been running those 747s for so long now, they probably wanted to replace them with the A380 as much because BA were as because it was the right aircraft for them.

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« Reply #163 on: February 14, 2019, 02:53:08 am »
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Re: Airbus A380 family
« Reply #164 on: February 14, 2019, 11:21:01 am »
RIP a great aircraft that hit the market at the wrong time.

The last deliveries of the A380 are scheduled for 2021, the 747 has some deliveries scheduled for 2022......