This job of getting 'A380' readiness, was planned and executed, recently at
the Tullamarine Airport, in Melbourne. The Planning was done thoroughly, and
then execution was announced, and the work which was scheduled to be
completed, in six weeks, was actually completed 10 days ahead of the
schedule. All the planning and construction is done properly in advanced
countries and even in Malaysia, Singapore etc, except in India, where the
old ways still take hold!
During execution, all aircraft and airlines which suffered small delays, in
landing and take off, for being asked to 'go into a holding pattern' were
adequately compensated and all this was arranged and announced in advance. I
wonder when Indian planning and construction will be able to reach such high
levels of performance.
Too many graduates 'cramming' into their degrees, and very little practical
and field expertise??
Or Indian bureaucracy left way behind to where the Bristish had lleft them
at time of Independance??
Melbourne, Down Under.
From: "Philip Thomas" <phlp_thms at hotmail.com>
Subject: [Goanet]A380 READINESS OF WORLD AIRPORTS
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2005 10:34:06 +0530
KLIA's Upgrading Costs For A380 To Be Very Much Less
<On the readiness of the world's airports to have the A380 in their
operations, he said many were ready to handle the A380 today. Airbus is
expecting 63 airports to see the aircraft by 2010, 42 by 2008 and 21 by
He said the readiness was driven mainly by demand by world airlines.
closely where the B747 really flies, Genottin said 80 percent of all its
movements were concentrated into just 37 airports from the total 183
airports in the world. All of these 37 airports and more were either now
ready, preparing or planning for A380 operations, he said.>
And then there's Mopa in Goa! (But only after 2014!)