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A380 - Articles and news items

Houston’s approach to accommodating the Airbus A380

Airport Extra  •  27 May 2015  •  Jeffrey K.A. Brown, Houston Airport System

With the arrival of the first two Airbus A380 arriving at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Chief Development Officer Jeffrey K.A. Brown explains the airports approach to accommodating the aircraft through infrastructure and ground handling operations.

Airport Ground Handling supplement 2014

Issue 3 2014, Supplements  •  17 June 2014  •  Samim Aydin, Chairman of the Airport Services Association (ASA) / Peter Esteie and Sebastien Lavina, Airbus Airport Operations

ASA's Samim Aydin speaks about current challenges and trends in the ground services industry, and Peter Esteie and Sebastien Lavina from Airbus Airport Operations provide an update of new developments in ground handling logistics for the A380...

Continued handling of the A380

Issue 3 2012  •  6 June 2012  •  Mark Glover, Commissioning Editor, International Airport Review

Five years after its maiden flight, the Airbus A380 continues to grow its operations around the world. Key to the aircraft’s smooth consolidation with airports was Airbus’ early involvement with ground handlers. In this special interview, Mark Glover from International Airport Review spoke to two of Airbus’ key figures in the imple - mentation; Peter Esteie, Head of Ground Operations and Thomas Burger, Product Marketing Manager of the A380.Mark Glover: How successful has the A380 integration been within airports over the previous years?Thomas Burger: Globally speaking we are very happy. We have 253 orders from 19 customers where all three global alliances are represented. The first delivery took place in October 2007 and today we have 72 aircraft in service. We have seven operators operating these 72 aircraft, flying across 54 routes to 28 destinations. In terms of seat count, the lowest of 407 is on board the Korean Air aircraft. Airfrance carries the most on its A380 with 538 seats.The top ten A380 airports within the 28 destinations see 100 flights a day, which represents over one million passengers a month. The route lengths also vary, spanning from two hours from Dubai to Jeddah to 14 hours from Melbourne to Los Angeles.

The A380 at Frankfurt Airport

Issue 1 2008, Past issues  •  4 February 2008  •  René Steinhaus, Senior Sales Manager, Fraport AG

Q: Frankfurt will be one of the first airports in the world to be served regularly by the A380. What has this meant to you in terms of preparations?

A380 Touchdown

Issue 1 2008, Past issues  •  4 February 2008  •  Richard Piper

On 9th – 10th November A380 touchdown brought together delegates from around the world to discuss the entry into service of the Airbus A380 super-jumbo.

Paris-Charles de Gaulle: ready to handle the A380

Issue 6 2007, Past issues  •  30 November 2007  •  Jean-Marie Chevallier, Director of Planning, Aéroports de Paris

In a few months' time, Paris-Charles de Gaulle will be one of the first airports in the world to accommodate the new jumbo Airbus A380 on a daily basis. Aéroports de Paris has been gearing up for years to accommodate this type of aircraft and Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport is ready for the commercial operating of this aircraft, exceptional in many ways.

‘Well Handled’ – An interview with Dr. Michael Kerkloh, CEO, Munich Airport

Issue 3 2007, Past issues  •  7 June 2007  •  Dr. Michael Kerkloh, CEO, Munich Airport

We spoke with Dr. Michael Kerkloh, CEO, Munich Airport about the ground handling operation at Munich International Airport.

AIRBUS A380 lands in the City of Angels

Issue 2 2007, Past issues  •  3 April 2007  •  Steve Coldicott

Los Angeles, Calif. March 19, 2007– The world’s largest commercial airliner, the 555-seat Airbus A380, landed today in Los Angeles, California, and received a welcome worthy of the movie stars the region is most known for.

Paving the way for the A380

Issue 1 2006, Past issues  •  17 March 2006  •  Cyril Fabre, Pavement Manager, Airbus

In preparation for the increasing introduction of heavy aircraft and new types of landing gear (e.g. B777 and A380), AIRBUS, STBA and LCPC undertook an ambitious research programme to define a more efficient pavement design method.

Heathrow prepares for the A380

Issue 4 2005, Past issues  •  25 November 2005  •  Steve Elliott, Head of Projects, Heathrow Airport, BAA

Heathrow will welcome the A380 into service next year, and in this article its had of projects discusses the modifications carried out to make this possible.

A380 GSE requirements

Issue 4 2005, Past issues  •  25 November 2005  •  Jose Francisco Cerdó Cuesta and Dr. Thilo Stilp, Ground Operations Senior Engineer, Manager Ground Operations & Environment, Airbus A-380 Programme

Airbus’ collaborative approach is helping introduce into service the world’s largest commercial airliner.

Handling the A380

Issue 2 2005, Past issues  •  10 June 2005  •  Dr. Thilo Stilp, Manager Ground Operations & Environment, Airbus, A380 Program

Although in the past airlines have been more involved in the design an active dialogue with ground handlers and suppliers has ensured an easier entry into services, writes Dr. Thilo Stilp.


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