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What Will Happen To The Origonal A380  
User currently offlineSnn2003 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 299 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5069 times:

After they are done running tests and they have all the data they need what will happen to it? Think i can get her cheep on ebay?
Gage


One way, IAH-RTB please! No return ticket required.
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User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5802 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5061 times:

I believe it will be refurbished and delivered to either SQ or EK.


That which does not kill me makes me stronger.
User currently offlineAGGoetzfried From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5039 times:

Noway, this plane will be a part of Airbus' testing center for all days in his life!

User currently offlineSnn2003 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 299 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5033 times:

So no ebay, huh? Thats not fair. I prolly only be outbid in the last 30 sec anyway...


One way, IAH-RTB please! No return ticket required.
User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7089 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4900 times:

I read that it will go to SQ.


It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4863 times:

I thought it was always Airbus' thing to keep the aircraft for their own testing needs. The A340-311, A340-642, all 5 super transporters, Their A318-121, and their loved and very "broken in" A320-111. The A320 is the oldest of the airbus fleet almost pushing 20 years old. I think with the start of a whole new aircraft they will keep it...

Thanks,

Matt



"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
User currently offlineEGNR From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4841 times:

A380 msn 001 will be retained by Airbus as a test airframe. The other 3 test airframes are due to go to Etihad along with a fourth A380 fresh off the line.


7late7, A3latey, Sukhoi Superlate... what's going on?
User currently offlineNomad From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4820 times:

AGGoetzfried is correct, it will serve out the rest of its flying days as a test aircraft for airbus ! It will never be sold to any airline !
Nomad  Angry


User currently offlineAeroVodochody From Czech Republic, joined Feb 2005, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4814 times:

Once they're done testing it why keep it? sell it and get all that money back for it(how much do they cost anyway?)

Quoting UA777222 (Reply 5):
A340-642

I'm pretty sure they only kept it because it wasn't suitable for airline use.



Try not to be jealous, we can't all be Czech.
User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3017 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4810 times:

Which frame will participate in the destructive testing?


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User currently offlineEGNR From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4719 times:

Quoting Brons2 (Reply 9):
Which frame will participate in the destructive testing?

Two static frames were/are being used for the ground/destructive testing - msn 5000 and msn 5001.

Quoting AeroVodochody (Reply 8):
I'm pretty sure they only kept it because it wasn't suitable for airline use.

That's correct - the first A346 has a cabin door configuration that means it cannot be used for passenger operations with a typical cabin setup - it lacks the overwing emergency exits that are installed on all production A346s.



7late7, A3latey, Sukhoi Superlate... what's going on?
User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 7000 posts, RR: 63
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4387 times:

Quoting AeroVodochody (Reply 8):
Once they're done testing it why keep it? sell it and get all that money back for it(how much do they cost anyway?)

When are they ever finished testing? Anyway, this kind of thing isn't unusual. I can't check right now but I'm pretty sure Boeing are still flying the first 757 off the line and they certainly didn't ever sell the first 747-100. Conversely, it can cost a company a small fortune to convert a pre-production airframe for sale. After they had finishied testing (I guess there are times when they do) Boeing sold 777 #001 to Cathay but, I believe, it was a struggle (and an expensive one) to make the necessary changes (not least the replacement of PW4000s with Trent 800s).


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12181 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4355 times:

Boeing kept the B-367-80, the KC-135/B-707 prototype. They also kept the 1st B-747-100. Both these airplanes had long lives as test airplanes for engines, avonics, etc. They did not keep the first B-727/737/757/767/777. The first B-757 I know was delivered to Eastern after the flight test program. This airplane is now owned by NASA.

I seem to have read somewhere the first A-380 will be used for about 3 years by Airbus before being delivered to it's customer.


User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 7000 posts, RR: 63
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4196 times:

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 12):
Boeing ... did not keep the first B-727/737/757/767/777. The first B-757 I know was delivered to Eastern after the flight test program.

I think you'll find that 757 #1 is N757A, belongs to Boeing and always has done. 757 #2 went to Eastern and now flies for NASA.

Similarly, 767 #1 (N767BA) is also owned by Boeing and always has been.


User currently offlineN60659 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 654 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4143 times:

Quoting PM (Reply 13):
Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 12):
Boeing ... did not keep the first B-727/737/757/767/777. The first B-757 I know was delivered to Eastern after the flight test program.

I think you'll find that 757 #1 is N757A, belongs to Boeing and always has done. 757 #2 went to Eastern and now flies for NASA.

Based on what Randy Baseler said recently on his blog:
"When we gave birth to the first 757 back in 1981, it set the standard for aviation technology and efficiency. Here's the interesting thing: that very first one didn't go to a customer. It's a Boeing-owned test airplane, still in use today. "

The aircraft (I think) is still parked on the south end of BFI.



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