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Eads Co-head Says A380 Flight In April  
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 15363 posts, RR: 58
Posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3860 times:

"FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The Airbus A380 superjumbo will have its maiden flight at the start of April, the co-chief of EADS, which owns 80 percent of Airbus, said on Wednesday.

"I have no doubt that the first flight will be successful," Rainer Hertrich told Reuters in an interview.

Airbus was aiming for the A380 to have its first flight towards the end of March, but has said the date could slip into April.

Hertrich denied media reports that there were difficulties with the rear end of the plane or that the landing gear was causing concerns because of the weight of the A380, which is the world's biggest passenger plane. "

rest of the article can be found at..


"Up the Irons!"
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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12946 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3743 times:

Sounds like all the a.netters who want to witness the first flight better start booking those flights

User currently offlineA380900 From France, joined Dec 2003, 1125 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3400 times:


I'm glad everything is going smoothly. These guys at Airbus are really doing an outstanding job as delays remain negligible for a project of this size.

User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 15363 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3219 times:

yah..pretty impressed given the enormity of the plane.....but the true test is to be seen....i'm planning on going, but not sure yet..

"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineMD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1058 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3186 times:

I'm glad things are moving along for the first A380 flight. When building a new plane of this magnitude it's natural Airbus would take it's time and not fly until they are 100% sure they are ready. I'm confident it will be fine.

Cheers, Ralph

Fly Douglas Jets DC-8 / DC-9 / DC-10 / MD80 / MD11 / MD90 / 717
User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3156 times:

Begining of April meaning the first? I fly out of TLS on the first Sad

No Vueling No Party
User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 67
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3146 times:

Please let it be April 4th...  crossfingers  that would be one hell of a birthday present... Big grin

But the month of April will do as well... after all, I was born the year (but, obviously, not the day or month) that the very first Airbus flew...

Smile - it confuses people!
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