A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10399 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 10930 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!!!
Hkg_clk From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 999 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 10751 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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Ramerinianair From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1487 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 9961 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.
MD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1020 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 9289 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.
MERSPACE From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5950 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 ?
Gigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 80
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 5683 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.