A version of this article appears in the September 1 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology. If Airbus chief salesman John Leahy had to pick one airport to demonstrate the need for a large aircraft such as the A380, he would certainly pick London Heathrow: dense, high-yield traffic flows and severe capacity limitations. But increasing A380 operations at Heathrow also show more operational challenges that could emerge at other legacy airports, too. Some 15 A380s operate into Heathrow ...

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