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User currently offlineKDTWFlyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 828 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2929 times:

Well now that the beast can fly what is the flight test schedule? Any ideas?


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User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6385 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2917 times:

Four planes and hopefully just over one year.

Then certification and entry into service.



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User currently offlineKDTWFlyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 828 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2898 times:

When will it fly next?


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User currently offlineMark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2718 times:

KDTWFlyer-- When will it fly next?

When do you think?  Smile


They gotta look the plane over --which by now the mx guys have pretty much done already-- and if there is any very light work to attend to then maybe a few days set aside for that.

Most crucial for next-flight preparations --and next-flight systems and flight checkout and experiment/data collecting planning especially-- I guess is poring over the reams and reams of downlinked telemetry and onboard stored data that this flight produced. So that they can start building a parameter baseline for the aircraft, see if there're any areas of concern warranting further inflight investigation right away in the next flight, make a flight plan, and all the rest of it. How many days d'you think that would all take -- probably at the very least the rest of this week maybe?


And then of course there's the weather on top of that -- it's got to be another day fairly similar to today's to make data parameter comparisons between the first two flights as controllable and therefore meaningful as possible.



According to this article (see last paragraph) it'll be a bit of time yet before flight #2 (and #3, etc) come along:

http://www.lefigaro.fr/eco-entreprises/20050428.FIG0262.html


User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2682 times:

Another question...will F-WWOW eventually be given (or however you want to call it) to an airline?


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User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2653 times:

Actually Flight #2 could be as soon as late next week. There was an extensive coverage on German TV on this maiden flight and the German chief test pilot said this during an interview:

First they have to check the aircraft and evaluate data sampled during yesterday's flight (more than 200,000 test parameter), then get on with flight testing...2006 is not very far away, and there's no time to lose.



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User currently offlineNomad From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2606 times:

SHUPirate1 From United States, joined Sep 2003, 1767 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted Thu Apr 28 2005 09:11:42 UTC+2 and read 68 times:


Another question...will F-WWOW eventually be given (or however you want to call it) to an airline?


F-WWOW will not be sold or put into airline service, it will remain with Airbus as a principal test aircraft throughout its working life.

Nomad  Cool


User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2758 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

Airbus yesterday and local Toulouse media said the next test flight is expected to be next week.


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User currently offlineNomad From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

I know the plan is that Airbus will use 4 A380's for flight testing, does anyone know when these will be rolling off the production line ?
Nomad  Smile


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