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A380 Roll-Out On Jan 18/19 / 1st Flight In Feb  
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7992 posts, RR: 11
Posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 11295 times:

Flug Revue publised another interesting report on the A380 which you can find here: http://flug-revue.rotor.com/FRHeft/FRHeft04/FRH0412/FR0412d.htm

They put two days on the schedule for the roll-out ceremony. I knew the plane's long but I wasn't aware it takes two days for the A380 to roll-out ...  Big grin

The maiden flight will probably take place in the first half of February, the author says.

The article provides some very interesting information on future materials, weight and the following tests as well.

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User currently offlineKa From Germany, joined Apr 2000, 681 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 11245 times:

Interesting to read that MSN 001 and 004 will be painted in Toulouse rather than Hamburg in Airbus´ NEW housecolours!!!

So roll-out and first flight will be in full paint! That will some spectacular sight.....


Keep smiling - you might be on Radar!
User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10522 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 11084 times:

Thanks for the information NoUFO. Ka, what are the new Airbus colours. I wasn't aware that Airbus would introduce a new look as well. It will be a good marketing move to introduce a new look for Airbus' line of future aircraft generations, just like Boeing is doing with the 7E7. Long live the aviation!!!  Wink/being sarcastic

Regards A388  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31821 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 11040 times:

Something To see the A380 get airborne & better still Land.

Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineHkg_clk From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 999 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 10905 times:

I look forward to the 380's first flight a lot!! Does anyone have an idea of when approximately it will start flying further and visit other parts of the world? I can't wait to see one here in Hong Kong!


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User currently onlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3265 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 10597 times:

Does anybody know how we get tickets to this?

I'm gonna be in Europe at that time...i had no plans to go to france but i certainly would go out of my way to see this.

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 80
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 10434 times:

I would like to know a bit more about aluminum lithium. There's been a lot of talk about it.


User currently offlineRamerinianair From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 10115 times:

Yes the roll out is scheduled. With it's weigh, I wouldn't be superised if that's all it'll be doing(rolling).
Just Kidding. Good to see it moving along. It is the only Airbus I actually want to experience.

W N = my Worst Nightmare!!!!!
User currently offlineMD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1037 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 9443 times:

First flight during the first half of February? Cool! It's going to be an interesting time. I do hope Airbus does a webcast like Boeing did with the 777-300ER's first flight (which I missed anyway), it's an important moment in commercial aviation history.

Thanks for the interesting link, NoUFO.

cheers, Ralph

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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 15198 posts, RR: 59
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 9123 times:

I definitely plan on going if I can make the time to go.!!

However, I wonder if this plane is still a bit overweight or not...time will tell..but it will DEFINITELY be a sight to see!!!!

"A380 wingtips by up to four metres, but eventually, the ultimate load will finally be ascertained here by brutally yanking the wingtips of MSN 5000 upwards by ten metres"...everyone.....clear out!!

"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineAirdolomiti From Germany, joined May 2003, 702 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 8417 times:

First flight in February sounds very interesting! If it is between the 3rd and the 9th that would be excellent as I have a short holiday during that week. But who cares about school, I'll go anyway Big grin

I'm also very curious as to the alleged new Airbus scheme!


User currently offlineGEG From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 7995 times:

hmmm.... 2 days for the roll out? How long will it take to get airborn.  Big grin

I have no idea what I'm doing...
User currently offlineFJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 974 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 7707 times:


Yeah, I will cut school also to be there! I HAVE TO BE THERE! This is really a "one-in-your-life-time-chance". Just like the first flight of the 747 back in '69!

But for the media (and other interested people like us): how long before the first flight will Airbus give the date for the first flight? A week before or something like that?


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User currently offlineA319114 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 541 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 7486 times:

Maybe we should organize a huge a.net meet  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 6594 times:

I'll be in the UK in Feb but I doubt I will make the trip due to the short time in the UK.

This will be one of the biggest events in aviation history.

User currently offlineMERSPACE From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6104 times:

Ultimate loads are usually 1.4 to 1.6 times Limit loads.
But the quoted deflection difference - 10 meters vs 4 meters
is a factor of 2.5. I recognise that wing structures have nonlinear
deflection characteristics, but this huge difference seems too much.
Any comments ?


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 80
Reply 16, posted (11 years 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5837 times:

The wing is designed to accept a much larger and heavier fuselage than the one attached... potentially you'll get numbers closer to your expectations when they do the ultimate load test of an A380-900.


User currently offlineDc10guy From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (11 years 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5827 times:

Its going to be a big day when she lifts off for the first time ....

Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
User currently offlineB727-100 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5019 times:

First flight is planned for early March...I got the info right from Airbus.

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