A380 - Articles and news items
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.
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...
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.
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.
We spoke with Dr. Michael Kerkloh, CEO, Munich Airport about the ground handling operation at Munich International Airport.
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.
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.
Airbus’ collaborative approach is helping introduce into service the world’s largest commercial airliner.
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.