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    A380 & Rwy 31R

    Just heard AFR6 check in with the tower and receive landing clearance on runway 31R. Flightaware shows it's the A380 today. Last I remember, the A380 could not land on runway 31R due to clearance issues with some ILS/antennas at the turnoff. When did the project complete to remove this equipment? It will certainly help capacity-wise to have a third runway config available for the A380 to land on.

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    13L is fine, 31R is still not... but, it could be replaced by 777 like it has been for a few days this past week. Did the check in say Air France 6 "Super" or "Heavy" ?
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    Flight Aware shows a 777-300 today http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AFR7
    Overheard on JFK TOWER - S Turns are fine, U-Turns are bad....

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    The Emirates A380 landed on 31L today.
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    Flightaware has been wrong in the past and I have been physically there to see it :-)

    Anyone witness it?
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    Besides it is more convenient for Air France to be on the left side :-)
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    AF6 was a 777-300 today.
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    Well that explains it, flightaware was wrong. At least I didn't misread!
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    whats the reason they cant land them on 31R.. width of runway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qantas_787 View Post
    whats the reason they cant land them on 31R.. width of runway?
    ILS antenna is too close to one of the turnoffs to accommodate A380's wingspan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kc2aqg View Post
    Well that explains it, flightaware was wrong. At least I didn't misread!
    FlightAware was wrong on yesterday's flight, too...also a 773.
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