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A380 Roll-Out On Jan 18/19 / 1st Flight In Feb  
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7912 posts, RR: 12
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10447 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 Switzerland, joined Apr 2000, 655 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10397 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 onlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9561 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10236 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, 31568 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10192 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 (9 years 5 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 10057 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 offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3196 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9749 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, 16345 posts, RR: 86
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9586 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, 1486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 9267 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, 888 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 8595 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, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8275 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, 686 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7569 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, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7147 times:

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

Cant sleep...clowns will eat me...cant sleep...
User currently offlineFJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6859 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?


FlightS in the next 3 months: MSP, PHX, MEM, NCE, TFS, BCN. All round trips from AMS
User currently offlineA319114 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 541 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6638 times:

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

Destruction leads to a very rough road but it also breeds creation
User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5746 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 (9 years 5 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5256 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, 16345 posts, RR: 86
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4989 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 (9 years 5 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4979 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 (9 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4171 times:

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

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