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User currently offlineKennyK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 482 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3999 times:

Great to see the A380 get off the ground, and I hope to see it at the Paris air show in a few weeks time. I spoke to some French Air Forces guys in Paris last week who said it will only be on static display... Which brings me to two points,

1. When will the next A380 flight be ?
2. When will we see the second A380 out from the production hanger, and who's colours will it be in, Airbus or Singapore airlines ?

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User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3972 times:

Next flight is sheduled to take place this wednesday.


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User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3770 times:

What will they be doing different on this flight, or will it be an incrimental follow-on from last week; a bit higher, a bit faster, a bit farther, gear up this time?  Wink


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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17190 posts, RR: 66
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3567 times:

"Longer, larger, farther, faster, higher, quieter, smoother"

Sorry couldn't resist Big grin



And Lehpron, the gear was up for a large part of the first flight.



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User currently offlineTGV From France, joined Dec 2004, 874 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3526 times:

Quoting Lehpron (Reply 2):
gear up this time ?

The gear was up during the first flight, after some initial testing.



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User currently offlineAeroVodochody From Czech Republic, joined Feb 2005, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3515 times:

Quoting KennyK (Thread starter):
who's colours will it be in, Airbus or Singapore airlines ?

SQ



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User currently offlineKaputt From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3405 times:

How far along is the SQ A380?


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User currently offlineKennyK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 482 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3378 times:

I've seen pictures of the production line a few weeks ago and there appear to be three airframes well along the line but none have any markings. A complete fin was delivered around the 10th of March in SQ colours for the first aircraft to actually carry passengers, I don't think its one of those three. I'm not sure how far along they are with building that airframe. Would be nice to see some recent pictures of the assembly hall.

User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3599 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3285 times:

Aren't the first 3 planes for testing? I thought I heard that someplace.

If they delivered the tail on the 10th of march, I doubt that it will be the next one out of the hanger. In pictures of 001 there were two others in the hanger.

I would think we will see SQs in a few months time.

When is the EVAC test taking place? That is the one I want to see.



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User currently offlineBG777300ER From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2005, 269 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2764 times:

Is Singapore's first plane going to be one of the testing planes?


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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17190 posts, RR: 66
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2616 times:

Quoting BG777300ER (Reply 9):
Is Singapore's first plane going to be one of the testing planes?

Normally the test planes are delivered later than the first customer planes since they have to be refurbished after testing is complete.



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User currently offlineJetHost From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2472 times:

Quoting KennyK (Reply 7):
I've seen pictures of the production line a few weeks ago and there appear to be three airframes well along the line but none have any markings. A complete fin was delivered around the 10th of March in SQ colours for the first aircraft to actually carry passengers, I don't think its one of those three. I'm not sure how far along they are with building that airframe. Would be nice to see some recent pictures of the assembly hall.

Do you have links to these pictures?



Thanks, Philip :)
User currently offlineLordHowe From Finland, joined Jan 2003, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2431 times:

Quoting Kaputt (Reply 6):
How far along is the SQ A380?

Check this:

http://www.singaporeair.com click on their "Be first to know" link and you will know!

Regards,
LordHowe



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User currently offlineKennyK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 482 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

The May issue of 'Aircraft Illustrated' has a picture of three airframes well along the production line. I guess the picture is at least a few weeks old and shows all three aircraft to have completed primed fuselages with wings, tailplanes and fins attached but no engines and no identifiable markings. Major sections were delivered to Toulouse for the fifth and sixth production aircraft at the start of March.

User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2014 times:

According to the Paris Air Show programme, the A380 will be flying!!!!

Download the spreadsheet. It says which aircraft are static and which are flying:

http://www.paris-air-show.com/visiteurs_gp/pdf/46SIAEAIRCRAFTS.xls

AIRBUS INDUSTRIE > A380-800 > OUI / YES


DC-10


User currently offlineEha From France, joined May 2005, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

Yes the A380 will be flying at le Bourget.

BTW, 3rd flight scheduled tomorrow morning possibly. And three more next week.

E.


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