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Why Is VT-EPT In Toulouse?  
User currently offlineHimmat01 From India, joined Dec 2004, 1045 posts, RR: 6
Posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2603 times:

Why has IC sent it's A320, VT-EPT to Toulouse? Why does it have a French registration? I can understand IC sending it over for some tests but why a change of registration to F-WWBY?


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User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1892 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2491 times:

VT-EPT is on lease to Airbus for tests on new tyres. Since these tests are performed in Toulouse, France, by Airbus, the plane is re-registered with a temporary French test registration. Just normal procedure.

User currently offlineHimmat01 From India, joined Dec 2004, 1045 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2427 times:

Quoting Breiz (Reply 1):

Thanks a lot for the info. Merci



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User currently offlineTheBigOne From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2419 times:

I don't understand why Airbus brought in this particular aircraft for testing? I might be mistaken, but I thought IC were struggling to increase capacity due to non-availability of aircraft, so why lease one to Airbus?  confused 


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User currently offlineVxG From United States of America, joined May 2004, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

Perhaps it has something to do with IC's unique double bogey landing gear. In order to certify a new tire type for IC to use they would need this type of aircraft. AFAIK the IC 320's are the only ones in existence.

That would be my guess at least.

VXG


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31573 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

Quoting Breiz (Reply 1):
VT-EPT is on lease to Airbus for tests on new tyres

Tests for tyres or MLGs.Any details.
regds
MEL



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