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Now Three A-380s Flying; F-WXXL First Flight Today  
User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4302 posts, RR: 36
Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10742 times:

The A-380 testprogram now gains momentum, F-WXXL (cn 002) has made its first flight today from Toulouse. Actually a good thing a first flight already seems routine as I can't find any pictures or news in the database. So here some old pictures

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cn 002 in sept. 2004, and
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seen at 22 October 2005, almost ready to fly.


nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
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User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3502 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10737 times:

Great news, I guess we will see it soon in Hamburg, right?

User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10685 times:

Freakin hell, are we gonna have a new thread for every A380 that flies, granted it may only be 150 for the next 20 years? Big grin


The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3502 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10668 times:

Quoting Lehpron (Reply 2):

Just wait until the 787 flies, and we will hear threads about every single 787 prototype flying. And hell, why not? This is an aviation forum.


User currently offlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1869 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 10555 times:

Quoting Lehpron (Reply 2):
granted it may only be 150 for the next 20 years?

More like 300 - 400 over the next 20 years Big grin Big grin
...if the current customers will be happy with them that is  Smile



STOP TERRORRUSSIA!!!
User currently offlineTaromA380 From Romania, joined Sep 2005, 334 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 10504 times:

I just don't find any picture of this flight !

User currently offlineCapicuuu From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 10431 times:

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 4):
Freakin hell, are we gonna have a new thread for every A380 that flies, granted it may only be 150 for the next 20 years?


Americans are so jealous.

Nice generalization and great input, I know you brits have a dry sense of humor but geez, the smiley was there for something!!


User currently offlineN908AW From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 922 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 10367 times:

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 4):

Americans are so jealous.

Depends on whether or not there's actually something to be jealous about...

And he's also kidding, btw.  wink 



'Cause you're on ATA again, and on ATA, you're on vacation!
User currently offlineTaromA380 From Romania, joined Sep 2005, 334 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 10089 times:

No news, no pictures, not even a small report on Airbus.com.

It's a hoax.


User currently offlineFraport From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 10064 times:

http://de.news.yahoo.com/051103/3/4r15z.html

Sorry, only in German, but it says that the 3rd A380 will be coming to Hamburg next week to get a complete cabin interior and also a livery. (anyone an idea which livery?)


User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4302 posts, RR: 36
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 10044 times:

Quoting TaromA380 (Reply 10):
No news, no pictures, not even a small report on Airbus.com. It's a hoax.

Does Boeing give a press report on the first flight of every new 737? Maybe it is a sign it's getting routine that they don't. I got this from a very reliable source in Toulouse, wasn't there myself though. Do you have a prove then that the third A-380 didn't fly yet before you make rude statements like this? If you'd first check my background and message history you'd know that I don't make up hoaxes. Maybe they just wanted to do it low key this time.

[Edited 2005-11-04 09:22:53]


nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineChrisH From Sweden, joined Jul 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 10034 times:

Quoting Fraport (Reply 11):
Sorry, only in German, but it says that the 3rd A380 will be coming to Hamburg next week to get a complete cabin interior and also a livery. (anyone an idea which livery?)

Weren't they painting one in EK livery for the Dubai Airshow?



what seems to be the officer, problem?
User currently offlineTaromA380 From Romania, joined Sep 2005, 334 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 10021 times:

I am sorry if wrong. But there isn't any trace about this 3rd flight.

No announcement, no pictures, no report.

Not even a Toulousian member to confirm.

And we'are talking about the A380 here.


User currently offlineTaromA380 From Romania, joined Sep 2005, 334 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 9993 times:

Moreover, no pictures of preparations, no rolls, no RTO reports, no nothing.

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 12):
Does Boeing give a press report on the first flight of every new 737?

And this Quote makes me think even more to a hoax. It's just such a stupid comparation (no offence).

[Edited 2005-11-04 09:30:19]

User currently offlineKiwiTEAL From Australia, joined Nov 2005, 253 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 9940 times:

Could it be Qantas? .... one of them is due here next week - tho I would expect the head of the fleet to present itself in its Airbus livery  Smile

User currently offlineFraport From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 9903 times:

Quoting KiwiTEAL (Reply 16):
Could it be Qantas? .... one of them is due here next week - tho I would expect the head of the fleet to present itself in its Airbus livery

Will propably be the first one as I don't think they can fit the 3rd with the cabin interior and the livery within a few days. Or they put some Qantas stickers on the 2nd one flying (the white one which was in FRA)  Wink


User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2758 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9662 times:

I was at TLS at about 10.00 local time, and I saw her, but parked as usual opposite the passenger terminal, so either it was a very early morning flight, or she'll be flying later, or my eyes were playing tricks on me!!??


Long live Aer Lingus!
User currently offlineEI747SYDNEY From Ireland, joined Oct 2005, 701 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9550 times:

Thanks Toulouse,

No I trust your eyes. I just hate it when there is nothing to back up these posts.

Rob



''Live life on the edge, Live each and every day like it's your last, Hell you only live once''
User currently offlineAnts From New Zealand, joined Feb 2004, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9424 times:

If seeing is believing...

http://events.airbus.com/A380/Images/MME/3578.JPG

If it's a hoax then Airbus seem to be getting in on the act  Smile

With all those different colours F-WXXL sure isn't the prettiest bird in the sky


User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4302 posts, RR: 36
Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9333 times:

Quoting Ants (Reply 21):
If seeing is believing...

Thanks Ants for backing me up ! Djeez, I run a production list website and have contacts within Airbus for it, why the hell would I put a hoax on it online?  banghead  What a bitter sour suspective persons TaromA380 and EI747Sydney are... guilty unless proven innocent...



nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9282 times:

Looks like nice weather as well, hopefully one of our photographers caught it.

User currently offlineAnts From New Zealand, joined Feb 2004, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9186 times:

Quoting M EA-707 (Reply 22):
Thanks Ants for backing me up ! Djeez, I run a production list website and have contacts within Airbus for it, why the hell would I put a hoax on it online?

No prob MEA-707. I knew there would have to be a photo somewhere online (Airbus are usually pretty quick in that regard) so it was nice to find one after a bit of searching to back you up.

Thanks for the heads-up on the info anyway  thumbsup .


User currently offlineKa From Switzerland, joined Apr 2000, 660 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9137 times:

Quoting TaromA380 (Reply 14):
No announcement, no pictures, no report.

Well there are pictures on another aviation spotting site, to which I will not include the link due to previous problems  Wink

KA.



Keep smiling - you might be on Radar!
User currently onlineRedChili From Norway, joined Jul 2005, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8819 times:

Quoting Ants (Reply 21):
If it's a hoax then Airbus seem to be getting in on the act

Be careful with suggesting something like this. Maybe somebody will claim that the whole A380 issue is a hoax by Airbus, and that no A380 has ever actually flown.



Top 10 airplanes: B737, T154, B747, IL96, T134, IL62, A320, MD80, B757, DC10
User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2758 posts, RR: 58
Reply 24, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 8658 times:

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 22):
Thanks Ants for backing me up ! Djeez, I run a production list website and have contacts within Airbus for it, why the hell would I put a hoax on it online?

I wasn't doubting you myself, and my sincerest apologies as I've just noticed your post was posted yesterday (Thursday), I thought it was today, and...

Quoting Gary2880 (Reply 23):
Looks like nice weather as well, hopefully one of our photographers caught it.

Yesterday was nice enough, this morning it been raining all morning!



Long live Aer Lingus!
25 Abba : Aha that's the best theory I have read for a long time! Its just like the Americans never really got to the moon... Abba
26 NorCal : Actually I think Lephron was probably being sarcastic (I'll let him confirm this though) He doesn't really associate with either manufacturer, so it
27 Post contains images TaromA380 : In fact it was a hoax but Airbus heard that, and quickly put the 3rd prototype in the air. A categorical proof is the lack of paint. It's obvious they
28 Leelaw : IIRC, MSN002 (F-WXXL) won't join the flight test program until early March 2006. It's going to Hamburg to be fitted out with 850 passenger seats for e
29 Post contains images A360 : Nop... very unsafe! Beware! Lol... I don't think there's any problem with the lack of paint... it has that protective green thing.
30 A319XFW : My understanding was that MSN 001 was going to do the tour or Oz and Asia/Dubai Airshow? MSN 002 will probably get a white colour again, as it's also
31 Post contains images TaromA380 : Maybe it's the Airbus solution for the overweight problem ?
32 Post contains links and images Scorpio : View Large View MediumPhoto © French Frogs AirSlides View Large View MediumPhoto © Andreas Heilmann View Large View MediumPhoto © Roya
33 PM : This plane and MSN 004 will eventually be delivered to Etihad. So, in a sense, EY have an A380 flying before anyone. Who'd have thought it?! Am I alon
34 A360 : Indeed it will be MSN 001 (F-WOWW).
35 Zvezda : American cars may be rubbish, but they are far better than Soviet cars. Likewise, American airplanes are far better than Soviet airplanes.
36 PM : Can we please stop these crass generalisations? There are nearly 300 million Americans and even more Europeans. Whenever either side tars hundreds of
37 Leelaw : IMO, not curious at all. Both MSN004 and MSN002 were grounded for six months while fixes were made to correct the "wiring harness" and "buffeting" pr
38 PM : Yeah, I suppose that makes sense. Good to see twelve Trent 900s in the air now!
39 A319XFW : The six months were more to the fact that you don't want to start kicking out aircraft when you find problems with the first one - you'd then be havin
40 PyroGX41487 : Wow, another A380 up! I posted this on another forum, but I think they are not painted in full livery because they wanted to save time and get the pla
41 Post contains images Scorpio : Nothing to do with that. All A380s, except for the first two, will be painted in Hamburg. And since they can't taxi the thing all the way from TLS to
42 Ka : That is 100% correct! Although from an enthusiasts point a bit of a pity as we can´t enjoy the great pictures of the fully paited a/c before deliver
43 Jush : Oh right i forgot that paint is the fact why airliners fly. Thanks for remembering. How dare they. Send an aircraft in the sky without proper paint.
44 Post contains images TaromA380 : I was just wondering, please don't shoot me so bad. Perhaps your car isn't painted and you don't see any problem ?
45 Post contains links and images BlueSky1976 : Not all of them. I'll take a Yak-12M over Cessna anytime!!! View Large View MediumPhoto © Sergey Riabsev
46 Vio : Good stuff. I can't wait to fly in one. I bet I'll book a trip just to fly it.
47 Post contains links AMSSFO : News report on Airbus site: http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre...eases_items/11_04_05_3rd_A380.html
48 PanAm92 : I can't wait to see these awesome looking planes fly over my house.
49 TheSonntag : I couldn't agree with you more. While I hate the comments of some (American) Anetters that just have to say a negative comment about everything conne
50 Post contains images Abba : Are you sure?
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