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General => Aviation => Topic started by: Spaice on February 13, 2008, 08:58:37 am

Title: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: Spaice on February 13, 2008, 08:58:37 am
Singapore airlines are replacing a Boeng 747 400 with an Airbus A380 on the Singapore - London route commening March 18th 2008.  The flight will operate with the flight number SQ322, leaving ealry evening and arriving at Heathrow early Morning and then departing Heathrow before Noon.

If anyone ownes a RB and lives near Heathrow, perhaps you could leave it on and connected to the network, so that we can watch the first commercial arrival of this fine aircraft.  I will leave my RB switched on, which should give good coverage of the Bovingdon stack.
Title: Re: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: AirNav Support on February 13, 2008, 12:18:08 pm
We always have good coverage of the Heathrow on the network. We have a support member who is nearby who is on 24/7. May not be online at the moment due to 1.4 testing but should definitely be online by then.
Title: Re: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: Spaice on February 13, 2008, 01:24:02 pm
That's great, looking forward to seeing the A380 for my first time on the RB, hopefully I will get a chance to see it on is finals into Heathrow as I work in west London and get good views of the aircraft on finals.
Title: Re: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: BobR on February 13, 2008, 03:05:08 pm
That's great, looking forward to seeing the A380 for my first time on the RB, hopefully I will get a chance to see it on is finals into Heathrow as I work in west London and get good views of the aircraft on finals.

Just as well I don't work in the same location.... I would get the sack!!
Title: Re: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: titigti on March 17, 2008, 04:11:05 pm
Just received via planeplotter mailing:

The first flight with flight number SQ 308 will take off from
Singapore at 9:00 am local on 18MAR2008 and will arrive in London at
15:05 the same day.

Then late afternoon at 18:55 it will head back as flight SQ 319 and
will arrive at 15:35 on 19MAR2008.

Scheduled A380 services (Northern Winter 2007/2008)

SQ 322 Singapore-London
Daily from 18 March 2008
Dep 2320 arr 0525+1

SQ 317 London-Singapore
Daily from 19 March 2008
Dep 1100 arr 0740+1

Scheduled A380 services (Northern Summer 2008)

SQ 322 Singapore-London
Daily from 30 March 2008
Dep 2330 arr 0555+1

SQ 317 London-Singapore
Daily from 30 March 2008
Dep 1155 arr 0745+1

So watch your radarbox tomorrow :)

Greetings,
Etienne
Title: Re: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: Allocator on March 18, 2008, 09:24:40 am
The callsign to set the alert for will be an SIA prefix, not SQ.

So, Alert settings should be:

Flight ID

SIA308
SIA319

Aircraft

A38*

And maybe add SIA* to the fleet watch list.

I can't remember what the registration is, but you could put this in the Registration alert box too!  This should ensure that you capture the A380 whatever data it is showing.

Don't forget to tick the "Activate Alerts for Network Flights" box in the Alert section, this way you should pick it up way before it gets to Heathrow :-)

I don't have access to Network data at the moment, but maybe somebody can see the aircraft right now?

Title: Re: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: DaveG on March 18, 2008, 09:40:55 am
News item on BBC about the A380 today  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7301455.stm
Title: Re: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: Allocator on March 18, 2008, 10:12:25 am
I think that the registration for this aircraft is 9V-SKA

The other 2 due to be delivered are 9V-SKB and 9V-SKC
Title: Re: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: tarbat on March 18, 2008, 11:17:17 am
SIA308 took off 19 minutes later than scheduled.  Expect at LHR at 2:44pm - details from flightstats.com

No sign of it on the RB or PP networks yet.
Title: Re: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: tarbat on March 18, 2008, 12:44:14 pm
Its on the RB network over Poland:

(http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/3812/ppbu2.jpg)

(http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/3816/airnavradarbox2008shotarc8.gif)
Title: Re: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: tarbat on March 18, 2008, 01:06:14 pm
New aircraft (A380) meets old aircraft (B747):

(http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/4021/airnavradarbox2008shotahe0.gif)
Title: Re: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: Allocator on March 18, 2008, 01:16:40 pm
Can't see your pictures tarbat!
Title: Re: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: tarbat on March 18, 2008, 01:21:34 pm
Okay, try these instead.

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Title: Re: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: Really on March 18, 2008, 02:05:46 pm
Another A380 is also in the air F-WWOW
Title: Re: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: AirNav Support on March 18, 2008, 02:24:30 pm
Its about 20 minutes early, so heads up to anyone in London.
Title: Re: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: tarbat on March 18, 2008, 02:30:34 pm
It's just approaching the Thames estuary.
Title: Re: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: AirNav Support on March 18, 2008, 02:31:50 pm
that on the network, its now in hold and down to FL100. Its going for 27L not 27R like other traffic beacuse of taxiways.
Title: Re: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: tarbat on March 18, 2008, 02:37:21 pm
So it is.  Now got it real-time on the Planeplotter network.

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Title: Re: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: tarbat on March 18, 2008, 02:46:36 pm
On finals for 27L

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Title: Re: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: Allocator on March 18, 2008, 02:47:12 pm
On BBC News 24
Title: Re: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: titigti on March 18, 2008, 06:09:42 pm
I saw him flying over Rotterdam airport Netherlands :) nice to see him high in the sky! looks even big then!

Greetings,
Etienne

Title: Re: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: Allocator on March 18, 2008, 07:44:14 pm
SIA319 airborne from EGLL to WSSS
Title: Re: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: Allocator on March 18, 2008, 07:52:04 pm
9V-SKC is also in the air as SIA221
Title: Re: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: Climb1 on March 18, 2008, 08:39:12 pm
Been tracking the Heathrow departure this evening. Took off about an hour ago and is currently flying over Germany.
Title: Re: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: kispo on March 19, 2008, 11:50:12 pm
Hi

Using the network I've managed to take some "pics" of the SIA's Flight 308 arrival's to Heathrow yesterday!

(http://mode-s.kispo.net/SIA308/SIA308b.png)
About to cross UK shore.
 
(http://mode-s.kispo.net/SIA308/SIA308c.png)
Flying direct to Lambourne descending to FL120.
 
(http://mode-s.kispo.net/SIA308/SIA308d.png)
Almost overhead LAM.
 
(http://mode-s.kispo.net/SIA308/SIA308e.png)
SIA308 done one holding circuit at LAM, on this pic you can see it turning to the inbound leg of the pattern.
 
(http://mode-s.kispo.net/SIA308/SIA308f.png)
Leaving LAM hold with vectors to RWY 27L.
 
(http://mode-s.kispo.net/SIA308/SIA308g.png)
(http://mode-s.kispo.net/SIA308/SIA308h.png)
(http://mode-s.kispo.net/SIA308/SIA308i.png)
Different views of the vectorization to final RWY 27L
 
(http://mode-s.kispo.net/SIA308/SIA308j.png)
Turning final RWY 27L.
 
(http://mode-s.kispo.net/SIA308/SIA308k.png)
"Full established"!
 
(http://mode-s.kispo.net/SIA308/SIA308l.png)
This was the last pic I've managed to do... on short final RWY 27L just about to fly overhead "Coward's Corner"!

Best regards
Miguel Branco da Silva
Title: Re: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: Spaice on March 20, 2008, 01:33:10 pm
Is the A380 now used daily from singapore to London, or does it commence scheduled daily flights starting 29 March?  There seems to be conflicting information?
Title: Re: Singapore Airline A380
Post by: Spaice on June 21, 2008, 09:54:23 pm
Thanks to An RB user is Sydney Australia, I was able to view this A380 on approach to Sydney airport