This article details various aspects of the Airbus A380 roll-out in major airports around the world. It discusses the evolution of the super-jumbo jet class of aircraft and delves into the industry demand for such a product. Next, the article looks at the variability of uses built into the A380, focusing on turnarounds and servicing. A look at the A380s role as freighter is detailed, including a table of specifications, as well as identifying potential customers and pre- orders. The article examines individual major airports and their intended use of the A380 beginning with London/Heathrow, then Bangkok, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, Munich, San Francisco International and Singapore. Lastly, the article describes changes to specialized ground equipment that will be needed in order to service the A380.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • January/February 2005; Page range: pp 24, 26-34
  • Corporate Authors:

    Key Publishing, Limited

    P.O. Box 100
    Stamford,   United Kingdom  PE9 1XQ
  • Authors:
    • Penney, C
    • Allett, T
  • Publication Date: 2005-1


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 10 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00986895
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 2 2005 12:00AM