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A380 First Flight  
User currently offlineFedExDC-10 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 196 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 10886 times:

Does anyone know when the A380 is scheduled or expected to go on its first test flight?

FedExDC-10

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User currently offlinePropilotJW From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 589 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 10605 times:

first part of 2005 per the airbus website.

User currently offlineA380900 From France, joined Dec 2003, 1102 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 10541 times:

Someone at some point on this forum said January 5th. Don't know where that came from... Seems unlikely that they could decide a date that far ahead. Maybe it's a goal.

User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 10410 times:

According to most people of the A.net crowd the A380 is a total flop so maybe it will never fly....

NOW, back to the real world I also heard Jan 05'. Can't wait to see it as I know it will be on almost every TV station on the planet  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 10380 times:

First flight is rumored to be Jan/Feb '05. Why do we keep going in circles about this over and over again??


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User currently offlineSky0000547 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 10145 times:

First flight is rumored to be Jan/Feb '05. Why do we keep going in circles about this over and over again??

Because it is an extraordinary aircraft and people want to know about it. It is also easier and quicker to ask than to search. If we don't ask again and again then we will soon run out of topics!! Big grin

Happy Flying  Smile


User currently offlineFJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 10118 times:

First flight: January 05! And I know one thing: I'll be flying to Toulouse to see the giant make its first flight!!
And another thing I know: that I want to be on the first SQ flight  Smile.
BTW: which route will that be? SIN - ***?

Tjap



FlightS in the next 3 months: MSP, PHX, MEM, NCE, TFS, BCN. All round trips from AMS
User currently offlineMcGoose From Sweden, joined Aug 2004, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 9998 times:

My bet is on LHR since LAX won't be able to handle the giant.

User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16994 posts, RR: 67
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 9980 times:

My bet is on LHR since LAX won't be able to handle the giant.

But seriously, it's a long time until entry into service. What's with not being able to handle it? They have plenty of time if they really need to get ready.



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User currently offlineMcGoose From Sweden, joined Aug 2004, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 9961 times:

But seriously, it's a long time until entry into service. What's with not being able to handle it? They have plenty of time if they really need to get ready.

Maybe I have missed something but didn't Virgin defer their A380:s because of the terminal at LAX not being ready for the A380? And hey, it's only about 1½ year until SQ are getting their first, not that long time after all.

I still put my money on LHR  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8439 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 9779 times:

nahhh it will be to SYD.. although according to one of my teachers SYD and MEL are fighting over who will be able to accept it. I would have thought both would be up grading to handle it.

Also she thinks its being built by Boeing........ and the entry into service is 2008 and BA, CX and a whole list of other airlines who haven't ordered it have apparently ordered three each... I gave up on correcting her..


User currently offline7E7 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 159 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 9212 times:

Also she thinks its being built by Boeing........ and the entry into service is 2008 and BA, CX and a whole list of other airlines who haven't ordered it have apparently ordered three each...

Is she high, or incredibly stupid?
 Laugh out loud


User currently offlineJoFMO From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 9063 times:

SQ's first A380 will neither be to LHR nor to SYD. They will test the plane and train the crews for 1 to 3 months on shorter Asian routes before they will bring it to its designated route. So HKG, BKK, KUL and CGK have a good change to see the first A380 flying; and SIN for sure.

BTW they did the same with their first A345.


User currently offlineJonathan-l From France, joined Mar 2002, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 7633 times:

Roll out is planned on Jan 18.

[Edited 2004-09-23 18:45:43]

User currently offlineN830MH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 7584 times:

Yeah, this is part for first A380 flights for next year in early 2005. We will planned go to Paris Air Show in 2005.

User currently offlineBtblue From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 578 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 7328 times:

I emailed Airbus customer services regarding the first flight and dates last Sunday and had a response - a standard response. Basically we have to keep checking the Airbus website for updates.

I was really cheeky and asked if there was any chance of participating in their flight trials (where they operate passenger trials) but no response - which I was expecting as I think this is only for Airbus staff. Worth asking I thought.

I too want to visit Airbus when this aircraft flies. Everybody has their opinions and we're all talking about the A380. It's going to be another chapter in aviation history!

Guess we'll have to wait and see!




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User currently offlineKnoxibus From France, joined Aug 2007, 258 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 7227 times:
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Ok latest news on the Airbus intranet, as my fellow colleague Jonathan-l said, is going to be a roll-out on 18th January 2005. Actually, he might know more than me, but so far it is called a "public reveal".

18th January will be for the general public (airlines executives???) and 19th January will be for us employees out of a draw.

Concerning flight testing, what is usually done is that they invite the family of the employees to try out the on-board accommodations.

Usually after that, some of the employees are invited to do the first round-the-world trips, prior to first deliveries.

Officially, they do not want to give a "first flight" date yet as it is very difficult to have an accurate idea whereas the preliminary testing are not yet finished...



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User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 7170 times:

The goal is January, 2005. That got written as January 05. Then it was misinterpreted to mean the 5th day of January. It could be any time in January or February if everything progresses normally.

I think everyone agrees that before they install a passenger interior, it should at least be able to get off the ground.  Smile


User currently offlineACES320 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 393 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 7128 times:

One simple question and please take it easy. Will the inaugural flight take place from Tollouse to Tollouse? I do not know how long these maiden flights last as I have never been on one myself. May be they can fly to another Airbus's site as Broughton or Filton in UK or Getafe in Spain.




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User currently offlineNWDC10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5453 times:

The world will be watching the worlds biggest airliner take-off. Robert NWDC10

User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2688 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5391 times:

Can't wait for the A380 premier...I thought it was much further away...this is a treat  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineVSXA380X800 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5247 times:

Does anyone know if the A380's first Flight will take place at the same time as the Farnbrough Airshow? If it is, im getting my tickets right now Smile/happy/getting dizzy


4 decks 4 engines 4 long haul
User currently offlineACES320 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 393 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4937 times:

There were some rumours yesterday about Farnborough being changed for a new location next year.
As taken from yesterday's Financial Times

"The Farnborough air show, one of the world's premier showcases for the aerospace industry, could be under threat as its future is reviewed by the Society of British Aerospace Companies.

The society, which organises the biennial show, said yesterday that it was committed to the present format, including the daily flying display, for 2006."


However the Society of British Aerospace Companies is committed to bringing the show to a new venue if decides pulling out Farnborough



LHR, BHX, EDI, BKK, USM, CNX, PHU, GRU,PEI, BOG, CTG, CPH, AMS, DOH, DXB, FRA, MAD and always PEI
User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3750 times:

It's amazing that since it's still in our heads as a "model" that we see in magazines, it's hard to imagine that the first flight will be in 5 months! WOW!!!

BTW, when that day comes, what TV shows would show the A380's first flight?



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User currently offlineJfkaua From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1000 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3586 times:


The world will be watching the worlds biggest airliner take-off. Robert NWDC10

Just curious what everyone thinks... if all the worlds media are covering the take off and something goes wrong (kind of like that airbus fly by wire demonstration) what do you think the result would be?


25 Post contains images Aviationhack : Not sure what the rest of the world's new's agencies are like for aviation, but I'm pretty sure here in the USA, the news will report it and show a la
26 Don : I hope Airbus fix their exploding hydraulic lines on the A380 before it flies. This is a rumor that I heard from one of the staff of a big A380 custom
27 Knoxibus : I hope Airbus fix their exploding hydraulic lines on the A380 before it flies. Complete BS, it worked as planned and behaved as required also. I did n
28 Starlionblue : Just curious what everyone thinks... if all the worlds media are covering the take off and something goes wrong (kind of like that airbus fly by wire
29 Trevd : As there seem to be some Airbus employee's here... Any updates on the weight issues? Particularly OEW? Last info I saw still showed OEW projected to b
30 Aussie747 : "SQ's first A380 will neither be to LHR nor to SYD. They will test the plane and train the crews for 1 to 3 months on shorter Asian routes before they
31 RayChuang : Aussie747, Given the fact that the SQ 001/002 route (SIN to SFO via HKG) is one of Singapore Airlines' most lucrative routes, I think SQ may try to st
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