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User currently offlinePihero From France, joined Jan 2005, 4635 posts, RR: 77
Posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6004 times:
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Five aircraft will be involved :

-MSN001 will explore the flight enveloppe,evaluate the cruising performance, the noise impact,determine Vmu and complete accelerate-stop tests and X-wind behaviour.

-MSN004 will have its maiden flight end of May and will be used for degraded take-off and climb performance, engines performance, fuel and APU system testing, water ingestion and extreme weather conditions.

-MSN002 will fly mid june,and will be used to test the cabin environment :pressurisation and A/C, lighting and water systems, audio and video entertainmant system...It will also be used to evaluate noise characteristics and wake turbulence impact.


-MSN007 will fly in mid-July and from Hamburg will be fitted withb a full cabin.Its role will involve,aside the cabin mods that could be the tresults of 002 tests AND WILL BE USED FORTHE EVACUATION TESTS.

-MSN009,only one equipped with the GP7200 engines will qualify these engines.

Sorry shouldn't be a starter but a reply to the main thread. OOps!

Regards

[Edited 2005-04-29 15:38:42]

[Edited 2005-04-29 15:40:18]

[Edited 2005-04-29 15:41:59]


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User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2360 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5908 times:

Cool, thanx for the info...


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User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1626 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5839 times:

thanks for the news.

It seems after years of waiting we'll have four A380's up in the air within about ten weeks!

super!


User currently onlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9962 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5815 times:

Thanks for the information Pihero. This is exactly the information I'm looking for. Please keep us updated on this, if possible. I am planning a weekend trip with my friends to TLS to photograph the A380 so I hope it will be there when we are there.

Regards,

A388


User currently offlineNomad From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5599 times:

Thanks for the info Pihero, that answers the question I asked in my thread almost perfectly, apart from, when is MSN009's first flight scheduled ?
Nomad  box 


User currently offlinePihero From France, joined Jan 2005, 4635 posts, RR: 77
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5513 times:
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Nomad and all.

Sooo sorry ! I missed that one : MSN009's first flight is scheduled for early November this year.

Regards



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User currently offlineNZ747 From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 967 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5475 times:

Are all these going to Airlines after testing, or will one stay with Airbus?

Quoting Pihero (Thread starter):
MSN009,only one equipped with the GP7200 engines will qualify these engines.

What's different about these engines?


User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5463 times:

Quoting NZ747 (Reply 6):
What's different about these engines?

They are the engines made by GE & Pratt and Whitney called the GEnx GP7200, as opposed to the Rolls-Royce Trent 900's that power the current flying A380.

I believe the first airline using the GEnx engines will be EK? Can anyone confirm?



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User currently offlinePihero From France, joined Jan 2005, 4635 posts, RR: 77
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days ago) and read 5312 times:
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Correct.

GE is running about two months behind certification tets on the GP7200 flying test bed.The first pair of engines will be delivered to AI in june,followed by a second pair in july.
Airbus then will start a 10 month test and validation campaign (400 hours) on MSN009,basically a repeat of similar tests which will be performed on 001 and 004.
This will be tight as the first two aircraft equipped with these engines have to be delivered to EK by the end of August 2006 for a first commercial flight in October.

As far as I know,AI will keep MSN001,to be used for improvements on the family.

Interesting times.

Regards



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User currently offlinePictues From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5238 times:

Hopefully Airbus will do a better job refurbishing the test aircrafts engines for the A380 then the A340-500 engines they refubished for Air Canada as the one Airbus used to test has had engine troubles ever since delivery and has had 2 engine changes.

User currently offlineFL350 From Belgium, joined Feb 2003, 517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5233 times:

Hello,

Pihero do you have any precise dates for the upcoming month of may concerning the tests flights?

Thanx

Fabrice



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