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Updates On 2nd A380?  
User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2617 times:

we all know that airbus has the first A380 fitted with wings and the fuselage now completed,but this one will never fly. How are the parts for the 2nd A380(which will fly) doing,and where are they?

Snakes on a Plane!
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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

I am not sure where are they now and they already first one of A380 now. It should be done around in late 2004.

User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1881 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2349 times:

Most of the parts for the second plane arrived in Toulouse end of May.
They should receive parts for the third tonight or tomorrow.
(trucks have been blocked 2 hours last night in Gimont by some people on strike)
The idea is to complete several planes simultaneously, to test the process as well.

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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8361 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2339 times:


Merci for the update on the first flying prototype of the A380-800.  Smile

I believe that at the rate things are going, I expect the first A388 flying prototype to be completed by late October of this year, exclusive of installing the four Rolls-Royce Trent 970 engines and the painting of the plane.

User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6617 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2328 times:

Heh, labor strikes, a French past-time!

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offlineMD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1060 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2176 times:

It's my understanding that the first A380 flight will take place sometime during the first quarter (January - March) of 2005. Is this accurate? Because it seems if they complete the first A380 that will fly in late October they might be able to move the first flight date up a bit. Me, I can't wait to see the A380 take to the skies!

cheers, Ralph

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User currently offlineSU184 From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 280 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2123 times:

A photo in Flight International of the second forward fuselage ( first flying ) with the radome and lower fuselage fairings, it looks much better than the static test airframe. Waiting for more complete assemblies.

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 79
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2117 times:

The first flight was previously scheduled for September of 2004, before they set the date back a bit.

Everyone seems convinced of early 2005.

Rolls believes all 4 engines will be hung onframe by Nov 2004.


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