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by danj555
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case
Replies: 84
Views: 8844

Re: Boeing looks to FedEx to expand NMA business case

It’s absolutely ridiculous if Boeing is still trying to figure out if there's a business case for an NMA. It's obvious to anyone with a pulse that a clean sheet NMA is badly needed and there is clear evidence for it. They will have years after the build the pax variant to sort out the logistics of ...

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by danj555
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 106
Views: 12633

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

I think the term is silly and meaningless outside of the US, with its scope clauses. In the US, it's anything that can be flown by a regional operator, generally with a maximum of 76 seats, and so the A220 is way too big to be a RJ. I think you summed it up pretty well. I'm not even sure the term i...

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by danj555
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 106
Views: 12633

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

The A220-300 is clearly considered to be a mainline aircraft since it is similar in seating capacity to the 737-700, A319, and 737 MAX 7. The A220-100 also has a greater seating capacity than the E-175 and CRJ 900 regional jets, and the A220-100 jets are considered to be small mainline jets like DC...

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by danj555
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the advantages and disadvantages of airlines having flagship planes?
Replies: 30
Views: 4400

Re: What are the advantages and disadvantages of airlines having flagship planes?

I mean you could be emirates where every plane is a flagship plane!

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by danj555
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 6066

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

I guess it can go either way depending on how far along they are internally. But sooner is better than later.

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by danj555
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 6066

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

I'm guessing Paris 2019. There are several articles out there nudging Boeing that launching it even tomorrow will be cutting it close. Launching a year from now makes this project a fantasy. Cutting it close to what? There are no set dates for anything yet. The latest I saw was talking about author...

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by danj555
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 6066

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

cledaybuck wrote:
danj555 wrote:
Lets place bets for the 797 being launched at the show?? They just trademarked the name. Coincidental?

I'm guessing Paris 2019.


There are several articles out there nudging Boeing that launching it even tomorrow will be cutting it close. Launching a year from now makes this project a fantasy.

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by danj555
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 6066

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Lets place bets for the 797 being launched at the show?? They just trademarked the name. Coincidental?

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by danj555
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Great Hall renovation begins
Replies: 7
Views: 1545

Re: DEN Great Hall renovation begins

I don't understand why they advertise having dozens of active security screenings, when the reality at every airport is they shut half of them and we end up with a half hour wait. Pointless expenses.

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by danj555
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 21584

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

Looks like they milked the route for all it was worth before SQ came in. Maybe United will take a few customers with them.

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by danj555
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT
Replies: 69
Views: 15680

Re: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT

Ok, I mean.... common. That landing wasn't too bad. Everyone on here has been lamenting their training. I feel like it was gunna go no matter who was at the wheel.

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by danj555
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 249
Views: 30299

Re: AA: ORD-Asia “Uniquely Challenging” to Route Structure

nmdrdh787 wrote:
How long until the PHX-NRT rumors start? :duck:


I've been preaching this forever. PHX is a nascent Asia market. It could sustain something to Asia. ONT even has an Asia flight.

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by danj555
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 80
Views: 11072

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

DolphinAir747 wrote:
danj555 wrote:
Yea not really sure why ONT is Taipei's newest battle ground? Why not another LA regional airport like LGB? I think ONT is good at the moment with one daily carrier.


What do you mean? Pretty sure CI is the only one flyig to asia from ONT


China Air and EVA both fly there

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by danj555
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 233
Views: 25298

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Maybe this is the embraer fleet replacement strategy, we know that decision is coming up. I get that this is more point to point and more secondary.

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by danj555
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 80
Views: 11072

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

Yea not really sure why ONT is Taipei's newest battle ground? Why not another LA regional airport like LGB? I think ONT is good at the moment with one daily carrier.

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by danj555
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win
Replies: 132
Views: 26690

Re: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win

The huge victory of the 330 was Airbus taking advantage of the 787s years of delays and initial high cost of production. They sold hundreds. Most of us see that window has shut. That huge victory came at a price. A price they are paying right now. They could had spent that time launching the neo ea...

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by danj555
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 12773

Re: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city

I see relying on the ULR is out of the question. They have only 7. Considering that a minimum of 4 planes need to be in the air at any given time for 2 daily nonstops at 2 destinations, I don't see how they can add a third using the ULR. (1) that equation doesn't really work that way, and (2) even ...

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by danj555
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 12773

Re: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city

One point to consider is where in the US they believe they can fly the A350-900ULR to that will be served without Y already today. Is SQ willing to launch a brand new city without selling Y class on its own metal - in this case it will be new strategy for SQ. If not, then it will be only SFO or IAH...

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by danj555
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 395
Views: 11622

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Which route will Air Force One fly? Can it do DC - SIN non stop? Will it go through LAX or ANC? It will be interesting to see what they do.

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by danj555
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can "device" type ife be improved to make it closer to seatback ife?
Replies: 17
Views: 1317

Re: Can "device" type ife be improved to make it closer to seatback ife?

I cannot find the map with full details on AA flights where they switched to app only. You either get a progress bar going across the top of the gogo webpage, or a satellite map of the exact plane's location. but no altitude, airspeed, animations. nothing.... annoying

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by danj555
Thu May 17, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?
Replies: 40
Views: 8406

Re: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?

JetBlue May want to be at LHR if/when TATL operations start (Although LGW/STN is more likely at this time). Unless B6 is getting widebodies, I don't see them "wasting" LHR slots on 321's TATL. Their MINT product is a pretty big moneymaker so I wouldn't jump to that conclusion. Offering a ...

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by danj555
Thu May 17, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?
Replies: 53
Views: 13967

Re: Major JetBlue announcement Thursday?

Super80Fan wrote:
I'm not interested unless they are buying the C-Series. Honestly the A321LR's can wait, they need something set in stone to replace the E190's.



Very very true. I hope this is the announcement.

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by danj555
Thu May 17, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?
Replies: 187
Views: 22668

Re: a MTOW increase on 787-10 to compete with A359?

I agree with both assessments. I believe the tires are also maxed out too. It is non-trivial to upgrade at this point. I'm thinking it might not be worth the effort. Lightsaber If you do it you do it with a new engine and optimized wing so you can do a 9ER a 10 and 11 in my view and retain at least...

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by danj555
Tue May 15, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PVG poised to become a global super airport?
Replies: 20
Views: 3134

Re: PVG poised to become a global super airport?

Any pilots out there with knowledge of this? But wouldn't it get a little tight taking off and lining up for landing with so many runways pointed the same way which are nearly on top of each other?

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by danj555
Tue May 15, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 25707

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

I red in the past Boeing prices are without engines and interior and Airbus use some standart interior so thats why Boeing seems cheaper and giving less disccouts. But Im not completly certain about the information. I was just on a tour of the Boeing Everett plant this weekend and the tour guide sa...

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by danj555
Fri May 04, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 452
Views: 57399

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

What will flights look like coming from east coast? Surely it will be a two stop trip to the islands.

Not fun. Then considering an inter-island hop? dude idk... way too many legs

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by danj555
Thu May 03, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 125
Views: 37606

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

I am calling this bs. Airlines with large fleets don't use all their aircraft 24/7. Please provide proof by posting photos of aircraft that are mothballed. https://imgur.com/uDz7jPU Copy and paste, currently doing the social media rounds :-) Bloody hell, thats a lot. Seriously? Which routes have th...

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by danj555
Wed May 02, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline companies stare at a burning issue as fuel prices skyrocket
Replies: 54
Views: 9464

Re: Airline companies stare at a burning issue as fuel prices skyrocket

Kilopond, you beat me too it! Link for others to iATA jet fuel monitor. http://www.iata.org/publications/economics/fuel-monitor/Pages/index.aspx Perspective: Fuel is now $89.30/bbl Fuel was $120 to $140/bbl for years. Solutions? 1. Allegiant retiring MD-80s, replacing with fewer A320 & A319 wit...

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by danj555
Wed May 02, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline companies stare at a burning issue as fuel prices skyrocket
Replies: 54
Views: 9464

Re: Airline companies stare at a burning issue as fuel prices skyrocket

Remember the baggage fees were imposed because of oil being $100 a barrel! The fares were high when oil was at $50 plus ripping people off on all the extra charges, baggage fees, and the biggest ripoff of any business I can think of the $200 change fee. They are making millions on all those fees. I...

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by danj555
Wed May 02, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26846

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

LTCM wrote:
If four engined airframes were the norm, we'd have some forum members refusing to fly on anything with less than six...


:lol: :lol: you're right!!! every now and then a comment really captures the conversation.

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by danj555
Tue May 01, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 91
Views: 23945

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

AOMlover wrote:
It looks like the heart of the flower is shaped like the face of a woman:
Image



woah totally!!

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by danj555
Tue May 01, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR EZE- PUJ 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight
Replies: 72
Views: 9614

Re: 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight

Chemist wrote:
It's not the narrow body that is torture, it is the airline's choice of seating that may or may not be torture.


Yes, and it is the unanimous choice by airlines which make it torture.

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by danj555
Tue May 01, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 415 - two times diverted?
Replies: 4
Views: 2027

Re: LH 415 - two times diverted?

Could be ETOPS? I noticed that as well

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by danj555
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 118139

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Did they ever find the fan blade that entered the cabin? I remember reading a few days ago that they hadn't.

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by danj555
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is My SouthWest Flight to Hawaii?
Replies: 9
Views: 1858

Re: Where is My SouthWest Flight to Hawaii?

I think that Gary Kelly said that he expects regulatory approval around October.

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by danj555
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All FLL / Fort Lauderdale Terminals To Be Linked With Post-Security Passageways
Replies: 36
Views: 3461

Re: All FLL / Fort Lauderdale Terminals To Be Linked With Post-Security Passageways

Its so annoying that a LOT of the airports in the US don't understand this concept. Yes ofc everything is connected from the outside. Gee thanks. Now make something thats useful for people !IN! the airport!

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by danj555
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 118139

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

I don't see any large holes on the left side fuselage... not sure how someone could get sucked out.... ohhh I see a window is out... its possible then

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by danj555
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 7981

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

I could see them failing. What is the one thing that every traveler cares more about that anything else? Safety. What if there were a series of targeted attacks against the ME3? Confidence would be destroyed, and as they are mostly transit locations... people can always transit through another loca...

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by danj555
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 7981

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

I could see them failing. What is the one thing that every traveler cares more about that anything else? Safety. What if there were a series of targeted attacks against the ME3? Confidence would be destroyed, and as they are mostly transit locations... people can always transit through another locat...

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by danj555
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 7981

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

Ok ill take his side. I think the ME3 could be in danger. Let's assume the 797 comes along, and the 779x or 789 matures at the 77W did. We now have an 11 hour plane that can serve new routes faster and two already amazing frames that now can do 20 hours comfortably. That could put the ME3 in serious...

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by danj555
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is new SAA fleet announcement imminent?
Replies: 51
Views: 6534

Re: Is new SAA fleet announcement imminent?

JNB-JFK/IAD nonstop both ways only B778 and A359LR can perform with a full payload. Neither one can come anywhere close to doing so on a full payload, most notably the A359ULR, whose entire point is swapping payload for fuel. Entirely true, even many quads take penalties out of JNB at times. The A3...

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by danj555
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69339

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

I'm sure my opinion will be corrected haha, but has anyone noticed that the 787 has been getting a lot of glory? It's credited with opening up secondary US cities to international traffic, opening up secondary Chinese cities; it did SIN - SFO first, and still has the LAX route to itself, now this PE...

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by danj555
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69339

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

I posted on a different thread about Singapore's 359ULR SIN-NYC flight and questioned why that flight will feature an all business class cabin. People on the thread said: The aircraft's ZFW had to be lowered to accommodate the amount of fuel needed for the trek to NYC; meaning that SQ couldn't fill ...

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by danj555
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 44155

Re: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: AA Now Onboard

It feels like there are a lot of airport expansions going at the moment. We have LAX, JFK, ORD, LGA, AUS... Like all pretty high-profile big-budget projects due to wrap up in mid 2020s. Is this just normal for the industry or am I right in feeling like this is a meaningful moment?

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by danj555
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?
Replies: 120
Views: 22414

Re: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?

I don't understand why Singapore Air would need to send their ULRs to NYC in premium (biz only) configs... Like just using simple math.. it's 9,500miles away... and the plane has 11,100miles of range. Why the need to cut seats if range, weight, or fuel aren't a restriction? I don't think it is a ma...

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by danj555
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?
Replies: 120
Views: 22414

Re: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?

I don't understand why Singapore Air would need to send their ULRs to NYC in premium (biz only) configs... Like just using simple math.. it's 9,500miles away... and the plane has 11,100miles of range. Why the need to cut seats if range, weight, or fuel aren't a restriction?

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by danj555
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al looking at TLV-EZE flights in 2018.
Replies: 21
Views: 2170

Re: El Al looking at TLV-EZE flights in 2018.

yea the overflight thing is a real issue

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by danj555
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear
Replies: 65
Views: 11998

Re: JFK Diverting Flights due to shear

Will the a380s have any trouble?

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