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Post by cpt_747 » Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:54 pm

Looking good, but are they going to buy this beast?
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Post by Nadir Ali » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:58 am

cpt_747 wrote:Looking good, but are they going to buy this beast?
Not very likely. But Ive heard the A380 will also be used for VIP services in other countries though.

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Post by PK777 » Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:53 pm

haha.. come one cpt747.. is the american govt really going to buy eurpoean planes.. its gonna fund its own.. aka Boeing to build a more sophisticated 747! :wink:

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Post by Nadir Ali » Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:16 am

Yeah they will make one, but they have abandoned the idea of building larger planes and instead focusing on building planes that are more economical.
The next generation 747 wont be much bigger but definately more economical with ragged wingtips.

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Post by ConnieMan » Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:47 am

Yes there has been couple of VIP orders for A380 that i know of, one is some Japanese business man and other is some Russian business man!, now isn't it very ironic that private business men can afford to order this white whale yet none of the Arab oil producing governments even ordered one as yet!..As TJ said it's highly doubtful that US government will order 380 as Air Force one when they can order new next generation 747-8 instead!..

As for US making bigger planes, well they don't see the need of huge double decker planes, if there was a need, i'm sure it would have been made looong time ago, i have picture of double deck B747 based of 400 version and drawing of B707 in same configurations..A380 is just a novelty as not very many will be sold, heck Airbus needs to sell at least 500 380s to cut even the cost involved in this whole project...
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Post by Nadir Ali » Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:19 pm

ConnieMan wrote:Yes there has been couple of VIP orders for A380 that i know of, one is some Japanese business man and other is some Russian business man!, now isn't it very ironic that private business men can afford to order this white whale yet none of the Arab oil producing governments even ordered one as yet!..As TJ said it's highly doubtful that US government will order 380 as Air Force one when they can order new next generation 747-8 instead!..
The Arabs will probably order it as well. Gulf Arab governments are always hungry for more luxerious transports and palces, but then again when they got 747-400s just to fit a few people, they don't need A380 just yet.
As for US making bigger planes, well they don't see the need of huge double decker planes, if there was a need, i'm sure it would have been made looong time ago, i have picture of double deck B747 based of 400 version and drawing of B707 in same configurations..A380 is just a novelty as not very many will be sold, heck Airbus needs to sell at least 500 380s to cut even the cost involved in this whole project...
Yes they had bigger planes in mind but abandoned the idea. The double decker 747 U were reffering to i saw in a documentry. The US government just might get the A380. US airliners use airbuses even the fastest growing ones like jetblue so who knows....

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Post by Imran Hassan » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:17 am

PK777 wrote:haha.. come one cpt747.. is the american govt really going to buy eurpoean planes.. its gonna fund its own.. aka Boeing to build a more sophisticated 747! :wink:
They'd probably never purchase an A380 as Airforce one but don't forget they chose Airbus A330 for their air refuelling tanker programme over Boeing.

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Post by Adnan Anwar » Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:16 pm

Imran Hassan wrote:
PK777 wrote:haha.. come one cpt747.. is the american govt really going to buy eurpoean planes.. its gonna fund its own.. aka Boeing to build a more sophisticated 747! :wink:
They'd probably never purchase an A380 as Airforce one but don't forget they chose Airbus A330 for their air refuelling tanker programme over Boeing.
For A330, the quantity was huge that Airbus found a local partner in USA to manufacturer the aircraft.

So for Air Force One purpose, i doubt it would be worth it to partner manufacturing of just two aircraft to replace the VC-25(Air Force One).
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Post by Filipe_Santos » Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:20 pm

Adnan Anwar wrote:
Imran Hassan wrote:
PK777 wrote:haha.. come one cpt747.. is the american govt really going to buy eurpoean planes.. its gonna fund its own.. aka Boeing to build a more sophisticated 747! :wink:
They'd probably never purchase an A380 as Airforce one but don't forget they chose Airbus A330 for their air refuelling tanker programme over Boeing.
For A330, the quantity was huge that Airbus found a local partner in USA to manufacturer the aircraft.

So for Air Force One purpose, i doubt it would be worth it to partner manufacturing of just two aircraft to replace the VC-25(Air Force One).
There is the possibility to buy a lot of A380F, for cargo transport for the USAF

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Post by Abid » Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:53 am

The only Arab country and also the second airline in the world to own and operate A380 is Emirates Airlines. One of the Capt's of EK A380 is an ex PIA pilot who was also the first Pakistani pilot in the entire world to get command on B777 with Emirates.