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When & Where A380 Test Flights To USA/Asia?  
User currently offlineLTBEWR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3441 times:

It is believed from other topics here that the first flight of the A380 will be within the next week or two (maybe April 26th  biggrin  ). I would like to know when and where A380 test flights to the USA and Asia will be done? I would assume that these would take place sometime within this calander year. While I have my desires to see it land at EWR during one of it's first USA test flights (yea, right), which USA airports are more likely to get the first and following test flights (IAD? DEN to test high altitude landings/takeoffs?, Toulose-LAX for long non-stop tests). Of course for Asia, maybe to Singapore for the 1st Asia flight (as Singaproe will be one of the first A380 owners).
Lets here some good speculation or info on this?  listen 

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User currently offlineJoFMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3312 times:

Is it possible that they will start a long range flight to demonstrate it's capabilities without passengers and interiour. Maybe TLS-SYD?

User currently offlineIluv747400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3254 times:

Maybe Seattle or Chicago just to ruffle some feathers at Boeing...

User currently offlineCarlcowkau From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3253 times:

Quoting JoFMO (Reply 1):
Is it possible that they will start a long range flight to demonstrate it's capabilities without passengers and interiour. Maybe TLS-SYD?

I believe that there will be no long-haul flight in the first 2 months since the 1st flight at least.


User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3220 times:

How about La Paz Bolivia for hot and high?  hyper 

User currently offlineUAL747DEN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 12 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3181 times:

I would be willing to put a weeks pay that DEN will see the A380 durring testing.

User currently offlineRayChuang From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 12 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3141 times:

My guess is that Airbus will fly the second A380-800 (F-WXXL) on a number of international test flights to SFO, one of the few airports in the USA that is right now ready to accept the A388. They have to do it anyway due to the fact that SQ will likely fly the A388 to SFO from the Fall of 2006 on and it's very likely that LH will use the A388 on the FRA-SFO route probably by the end of 2007.  Smile

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