LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13419 posts, RR: 16 Posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3977 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 ). 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?
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8151 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3677 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.