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  • AirBus pulls plug on A -380

    London ....Airbus will stop making the A380, pulling the plug on its iconic superjumbo jet that once promised to revolutionize commercial air travel but failed to deliver on outsized expectations.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/14/business/a380-airbus-news-emirates/index.html
    Noah's ark was built by volunteers...... The Titanic was built by professionals.

  • #2
    ...I still need to get a ride on one of these birds.


    Ottawa-Edmonton-Vancouver-Edmonton

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    • #3
      Only if it was in one of their mini cabins - the $10,000USD price tag ones.....anything else same **** different pile....

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      • #4
        Big airport hubs are gigantic pains in the butt and maybe I'm not the only one who'll go to great lengths to avoid them making the end of A380s the beginning of the end of gigantic, annoying, mind-numbing hubs.

        *sigh* I should live so long.
        ... gobsmacked

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        • #5
          Flew out of LAX a few days ago. The gates were sized for 737 class planes with about a hundred chairs for waiting passengers at each gate.

          You change to 757's with 100 seats more and the whole section of the terminal is total chaos.

          I wonder what three A-380's boarding or deboarding at the same time does even at a large gate area
          Advocating a better Edmonton through effective, efficient and economical transit.

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          • #6
            To think Calgary spend a whole bunch of money expanding its runway to accommodate this pLane lol.

            As per A380, Boeing must have known something when they declined to challenge the size of this beast as they also had schematics to build similiar size planes. Too costly to operate, but a great plane to fly in though.
            " The strength of a man is in the stride he walks."

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            • #7
              Only 747 I ever flew was Wardair. Hard to remember what was better - the plane or the service.

              Okay, definitely the service.
              ... gobsmacked

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              • #8
                Wardair, defiantly the silver service, champagne and half the people smoking.
                Advocating a better Edmonton through effective, efficient and economical transit.

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                • #9
                  Smoking was normal back then as was smoking on a bus or a live news telecast.
                  " The strength of a man is in the stride he walks."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ctzn-Ed View Post
                    To think Calgary spend a whole bunch of money expanding its runway to accommodate this pLane lol.

                    As per A380, Boeing must have known something when they declined to challenge the size of this beast as they also had schematics to build similiar size planes. Too costly to operate, but a great plane to fly in though.
                    Boeing still spent a ton on the new 747-8 of which they haven't sold nearly enough. Their only hope for that program is the freighter variant.

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                    • #11
                      Wasn't the 8 essentially intending to be positioned as an -F?


                      Ottawa-Edmonton-Vancouver-Edmonton

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Base View Post
                        Originally posted by ctzn-Ed View Post
                        To think Calgary spend a whole bunch of money expanding its runway to accommodate this pLane lol.

                        As per A380, Boeing must have known something when they declined to challenge the size of this beast as they also had schematics to build similiar size planes. Too costly to operate, but a great plane to fly in though.
                        Boeing still spent a ton on the new 747-8 of which they haven't sold nearly enough. Their only hope for that program is the freighter variant.
                        For sure, they understood the decline trend of big planes due to operational costso hence there reconfiguraction of newer models that seem to be winning praises and orders when Airbus was so pumped to roll out big toys. True that they seem to emphasise 747 to cargo; cargo and space would make a logical marriage.
                        " The strength of a man is in the stride he walks."

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Base View Post
                          Originally posted by ctzn-Ed View Post
                          To think Calgary spend a whole bunch of money expanding its runway to accommodate this pLane lol.

                          As per A380, Boeing must have known something when they declined to challenge the size of this beast as they also had schematics to build similiar size planes. Too costly to operate, but a great plane to fly in though.
                          Boeing still spent a ton on the new 747-8 of which they haven't sold nearly enough. Their only hope for that program is the freighter variant.
                          And this freighter variant is barely holding on by a thread with some recent "UPS" orders, but BA is not thinking long term either.

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                          • #14
                            First oppy now this!
                            "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ctzn-Ed View Post
                              To think Calgary spend a whole bunch of money expanding its runway to accommodate this pLane lol.
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                              To be fair...

                              RWY 17L/35R was planned since the 1970's if not earlier. I first saw the west of Barlow plans in about 1978...

                              Their configuration was not conducive for the volumes it was projected to have, and now has. The only thing the 380 added to this was the need to think of taxiway width and a couple of gates in the international area. Calgary needed the length due to Density Altitude on all a/c. Nothing more...
                              President and CEO - Airshow.

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