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New airbus a330 or 300 or whichever

  1. Jul 27, 2005 #1

    Pengwuino

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    New airbus a330 or 300 or whichever :)

    Does anyone know if any commercial flights have actually been done with that new airbus superjumbo? I wanna know if its as drool-tastic as modern marvels made it seem!
     
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  4. Jul 27, 2005 #3

    Pengwuino

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    I can never figure out what wikipedia's website name is :-/. I usually have to google it haha. Plus i was hoping if it did have commercial flights already, someone here might have been on one.
     
  5. Jul 27, 2005 #4
    1.You... dont.. have it bookmarked?

    2. Commercial flights don't start till 2006.
     
  6. Jul 27, 2005 #5

    Pengwuino

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    Bookmarking it will only make it harder to find for me :-/
     
  7. Jul 27, 2005 #6

    Mk

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    I never bookmark any wikipages, I just type em in.
     
  8. Jul 27, 2005 #7
    Bookmark the main page, I meant.
     
  9. Jul 28, 2005 #8
    lol modern marvels is such a great show
     
  10. Jul 28, 2005 #9

    FredGarvin

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    They just completed the first flight a couple of months ago. They have a long way to go to type certification.

    BTW...it's the A380.
     
  11. Jul 28, 2005 #10

    cronxeh

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    What troubles me, aside from the idiotically enormous amount of passengers per plane, is this behind the pilot seats:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Jul 28, 2005 #11

    brewnog

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    You mean the life vests?

    Why does that trouble you, they're under the passenger seats.
     
  13. Jul 28, 2005 #12

    cronxeh

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    Well I suppose if the sign read 'parachutes' it would be more troublesome.
     
  14. Jul 28, 2005 #13
    how about ejection seats for pilot and the other guy ?
     
  15. Jul 28, 2005 #14

    wolram

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    I like the office, nice latout, and note the lack of a gazillion swiches and dials.
     
  16. Jul 28, 2005 #15
    Its surprising how that behemoth is able to lift off the ground. It looks like two planes in one. Who knows... they might be able to make a larger plane. Instead of Airbus it (as it stands now) is really Airdoubledeckerbus, and perhaps in the next few years they will design an Airtripledeckerbus.

    It'll be like flying an oil tanker. :smile:
     
  17. Jul 28, 2005 #16

    wolram

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    Im not sure but i think wing design is the limiting factor, the russian cargo
    plane is bigger, but it dosen't have to dock at an airport.
     
  18. Jul 28, 2005 #17

    Pengwuino

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    haha yah, instead of going to tokyo, you can fly the population of tokyo to you.
     
  19. Jul 28, 2005 #18

    FredGarvin

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    Pretty much any kind of ground interface is the limiting factor right now. Jetways, allowable turning radius, runway size, passenger waiting area capacity, hangar space, etc...There is a very long list of things that require retooling for the A380 and a lot of airports are either starting to or are in the process of making changes to try to accomodate them.
     
  20. Jul 28, 2005 #19

    Pengwuino

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    LAX is remodeling to allow for the use of the A380 isnt it?
     
  21. Jul 28, 2005 #20

    FredGarvin

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    Yup. It's a major hub that the airlines that are buying that plane use. I don't think LAX had any choice in the matter. One place I see having a hell of a time adapting will be JFK on Long Island. It's already cramped for space and it's not like they can build on the water. Stories like this IMO will start gradually popping up.
     
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