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    KBOS Boston Logan now able to handle Airbus A380's!

    Hey Guys, Just a quick note that Boston Logan now has gates that can handle the A380. Emirates ran a one off 380 today on their afternoon flight. BA has announced regular service to Logan 3 days a week starting with the summer schedule March 28, 2017

    Here is a shot of Emirates 237 super rolling out on runway 22L





    All for now,

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    That's awesome Rich .... now if only BA at JFK would update their gates to handle the A380.
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    Thanks Mark, with BA at JFK it's more about the amount of flights, than capacity I would assume.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zee71 View Post
    That's awesome Rich .... now if only BA at JFK would update their gates to handle the A380.
    T7 is on its last legs. There's no sense in doing an expensive upgrade to make it Group VI compatible at this point.

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    Boston has received the A380 before, so I'm curious what this is in reference to. What changes were made? Just some gates?
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    According to the Environmental Analysis docs for the Terminal E expansion, BOS was only able to take 380s on diversions.

    See Pages 2-14 to 2-16 here: https://www.massport.com/media/33767...015_signed.pdf

    The new project for Terminal E was to add 3 Group VI-capable (A380/B748) gates, and I believe Massport has also done some of the required taxiway upgrades. Lufthansa already brings the 748 to Boston, but its wingspan is smaller than the 380, and I believe it can operate on the ground as a Group V-and-a-half aircraft. Newark also isn't technically Group VI-compatible, but it's a 748 station for LH, as well.
    Last edited by Mateo; 01-30-2017 at 01:48 PM.

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