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A380 Taxi Tests?  
User currently offlineJos From Belgium, joined May 2001, 61 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5363 times:

Does anybody know if the taxi tests of the A380 started already ? or when they will start...
I'm planning a visit to Toulouse...
Thanks
Jos

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User currently offlineBG777300ER From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2005, 265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5205 times:

I am pretty sure they haven't started yet or else someone would've mentioned it on airliners.net  Smile


Koi mi sra v gashtite?
User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8457 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4936 times:

well its pushing 2 months since they rolled out the aircraft and in a month or less its due to have its first flight. I think they would have conducted some form of tests with it by now.

User currently offlineAirlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4895 times:

I know the first flight is being conducted in two weeks I believe it is.

User currently offlineNYCA330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2797 times:

Quoting Airlinerfreak (reply 3):
I know the first flight is being conducted in two weeks I believe it is.



Where did you hear this? I've seen anything from april to july here on this message board, nothing earlier.


User currently offlineCurlyheadboy From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 940 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2029 times:

Well, that's interesting... me too was wondering why they haven't started taxi tests yet... do some of you guys know how much time is usually needed to carry out those tests ...?


If God had wanted men to fly he would have given them more money...
User currently offlineMEA321 From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 389 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1732 times:

The Airbus A380 has already began taxi tests under its own power. From what I've been told it has been going on for quite a while now. I believe since the beginning of January.

Sources within the industry are saying March 29, but Airbus is remaining tight lipped about the first flight date. It could push well into the first week of April in the case of unfavorable weather.



MEA321
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