Glider From Belgium, joined Feb 2001, 297 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2162 times:
Yes, Airbus does that too. I went last Friday to TLS with Citybird VA. We did a factory tour (we did a busride, saw the assembly hall of the A330/A340's, saw Beluga's - very impressive), we visited the prototype of the Concorde, we visited 'Ailes Anciennes Toulouse' (they make a/c look like new - saw the Super Guppy, a Caravelle, etc.). After the tour, you can buy souvenirs in the little Boutique.
Too bad we could only take pics from the Ailes Anciennes-planes, and not on the site (cameras are not allowed)
In fact, I took a little folder with me. Here are contact addresses, etc.
Planemaker From Tuvalu, joined Aug 2003, 5710 posts, RR: 35 Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2051 times:
If you were impressed and loved the Everett tour, and if you happen to also be going to Germany, I strongly suggest that you go on the Hamburg Airbus tour. Both the Toulouse and Everett tours pale in comparison. Instead of a movie/bus trip/look-see from a viewing platform, you actually WALK through the production facility! And if you are lucky, you will actually go inside fuselage barrels while they are being joined. Unfortunately, they will be changing the tour to the Boeing/Airbus (Toulouse) format next year.
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