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Third A380 In The Air - Pics  
User currently offline797charter From Denmark, joined Jun 2005, 219 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 11754 times:

And then - at last - I have found pics of the third A380 in the air:

Pics:
http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=411531
http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=411528

Press release from Airbus:
http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre...eases_items/11_04_05_3rd_A380.html

Can't wait to see pics of every flying A380 the next 30-40 years  bigthumbsup   duck 


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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 11736 times:

Will this one stay at Airbus I assume or will she be delivered to an airline somewhere?

User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6887 posts, RR: 63
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 11705 times:

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 1):
Will this one stay at Airbus I assume or will she be delivered to an airline somewhere?

It goes to Etihad after testing. So does MSN004 that also flew recently. Only MSN001 will stay with Airbus.


User currently offlineA319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 11538 times:

All of the 4 other flight test aircraft (apart from MSN001) will be going to Etihad - the Engine Alliance test aircraft will be re-engined back to RR for delivery. So it goes from RR to EA to RR again!
They must have got a good deal on that!


User currently offlineKa From Switzerland, joined Apr 2000, 661 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 11492 times:

Quoting A319XFW (Reply 3):
the Engine Alliance test aircraft will be re-engined back to RR for delivery. So it goes from RR to EA to RR again!

It will only be from EA to RR, as MSN009´s first flight will be with EA already.

KA.



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User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11389 times:

Why couldn't Airbus find an Engine Alliance customer (like EK) to take MNS007 instead of having to re-engine it for delivery to Etihad. Isn't this unsual...I don't recall a similar procedure with flight test aircraft in other programs?

[Edited 2005-11-05 12:37:30]

User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3570 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11359 times:

Quoting Leelaw (Reply 5):

Especially as they are first flying it with Trents, then re-engining it to GP7000s just to re-re-engine it to Trents. Somehow this makes no sense to me.


User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5028 posts, RR: 44
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11346 times:

Quoting Leelaw (Reply 5):
I don't recall a similar procedure with flight test aircraft in other programs?

The 777 prototype was re-engined from PW to RR and delivered to Cathay. The first A330 was re-engined from GE to RR, also for delivery to Cathay.


User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5028 posts, RR: 44
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11336 times:

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 6):
Especially as they are first flying it with Trents, then re-engining it to GP7000s just to re-re-engine it to Trents.

They're not. First flight will be with GP7000.


User currently offlineKa From Switzerland, joined Apr 2000, 661 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11317 times:

Quoting Leelaw (Reply 5):
Isn't this unsual...I don't recall a similar procedure with flight test aircraft in other programs?

Yes, has been done before. Prototype of the A330-200 MSN181 had f/f with GE-engines (-202), converted to RR (-242) for flighttests and again converted to PW (-223) for delivery to OS. Still flying with OS as OE-LAO.

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 6):
Especially as they are first flying it with Trents, then re-engining it to GP7000s just to re-re-engine it to Trents.

They won´t do it. See reply 4.

KA.



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User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11285 times:

Quoting Scorpio (Reply 7):
The 777 prototype was re-engined from PW to RR and delivered to Cathay. The first A330 was re-engined from GE to RR, also for delivery to Cathay.

Thanx for the information Scorpio. Is MSN007 a prototype or a production standard aircraft?


User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3570 posts, RR: 29
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11247 times:

Quoting Ka (Reply 4):

According to Flug Revue (November 2005) MSN 007 will be flying with RR engines, then be re-engined to GP7200 and after that re-engined to trents.


User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11229 times:

Quoting 797charter (Thread starter):
Can't wait to see pics of every flying A380 the next 30-40 years

I can't either. Same goes for all A340s and A350s!


User currently offline797charter From Denmark, joined Jun 2005, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 11178 times:

Quoting Thorben (Reply 12):
Quoting 797charter (Thread starter):
Can't wait to see pics of every flying A380 the next 30-40 years

I can't either. Same goes for all A340s and A350s!

You are so right!!!  bouncy   bouncy   bouncy 
I saw the 346 for the first time live at the Paris Air Show - beautiful machine!

Quoting Ka (Reply 9):
Yes, has been done before. Prototype of the A330-200 MSN181 had f/f with GE-engines (-202), converted to RR (-242) for flighttests and again converted to PW (-223) for delivery to OS. Still flying with OS as OE-LAO.

And Airbus' own 318 has been re-engined 2 times - last time for the new PW I think - can anyone confirm???



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User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 11079 times:

Quoting 797charter (Reply 13):
I saw the 346 for the first time live at the Paris Air Show - beautiful machine!

First time I saw it was in a park in London and one of VS was flying into LHR. Straight over my head. I couldn't believe how long that thing was.

Anyway, I can't wait to see it in EK, EY, and QR colors.


User currently offlineA319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 11045 times:

Quoting Leelaw (Reply 5):
Quoting A319XFW (Reply 3):
the Engine Alliance test aircraft will be re-engined back to RR for delivery. So it goes from RR to EA to RR again!

It will only be from EA to RR, as MSN009´s first flight will be with EA already.



Quoting Thorben (Reply 12):
According to Flug Revue (November 2005) MSN 007 will be flying with RR engines, then be re-engined to GP7200 and after that re-engined to trents.

I agree with Thorben, that's where I got it from too. But it might have changed since then?


User currently offlineKa From Switzerland, joined Apr 2000, 661 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 11007 times:

I might be incorrect, but I thought MSN007 will always have RR and won´t get a reconfig. If it gets, you guys are right, sorry.

My information says that MSN009 will be first and thus only proto with EA (5th A380 to fly).

Latest Airbus press report also only speaks of MSN009 getting EA:
http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre...eases_items/11_04_05_3rd_A380.html

KA.

[Edited 2005-11-05 14:42:32]


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User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3570 posts, RR: 29
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 10999 times:

Quoting Ka (Reply 16):

I guess both you and we are right  Smile . There will be 2 A380s which will be re-engined. MSN007 gets Trents first, will then get GPs and after that will get Trents again. MSN 009 starts with GPs and is later re-engined to Trents, all information according to Flug Revue 11/2005, p. 26.

I really think it is strange that they are re-engining 2 airplanes.


User currently offlineA319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 10992 times:

Yes, tehre will be only one prototype with EA engines. I'll have to check what it's engined first as then! I only heard that like all the others it's been delayed.

User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 10866 times:

Quoting A319XFW (Reply 15):
Quoting Thorben (Reply 12):
According to Flug Revue (November 2005) MSN 007 will be flying with RR engines, then be re-engined to GP7200 and after that re-engined to trents.

I agree with Thorben, that's where I got it from too. But it might have changed since then?

Sorry, but you're quoting someone else.


User currently offlineA360 From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 434 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 9925 times:

Do you know when the first Engine Alliance powered 380 (supposedly MSN009) will have it's first flight?www

User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 8757 times:

A360, the first GE-engines which the A380 will use was delivered on the 29th of september
see http://www.enginealliance.com/

[Edited 2005-11-05 21:48:43]

User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5752 posts, RR: 47
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 8565 times:

Looking at the pics...I guess Airbus ran out of paint or doi they need another subsidy just for that?  cheerful 


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User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3570 posts, RR: 29
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 8517 times:

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 22):

I guess they are letting Hamburg practise the painting. Don't forget that future A380s are to be painted in XFW if I remember correct. So maybe they are testing the procedures in Fuhlsb�ttel. But I really don't have a clue about it  Wink


User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 8067 times:

I was wondering if this thing was going to fly without being painted, I guess it wasn't!

25 TaromA380 : How would a pink A380 look like ?
26 Post contains images A360 : All the A380's (apart from the first 2 already flying) will be painted at hamburg. " target=_blank>http://www.enginealliance.com/ Thank you! Regards:
27 PillowTester : How come we didnt have an update for every new E170 to fly? How long is this going to last for the A380?
28 A360 : Grow up mate!
29 Post contains images Glideslope : That's easy. This is an EU based site.
30 TheSonntag : Apart from the fact that every 777LR flight was commented here as well, the A380 is quite another caliber in terms of aviation history than the certa
31 Post contains images Revelation : You didn't have to open this thread!
32 Post contains images Slarty : Lucky them ... at least they have deep pockets First time I saw the A346, I flash-backed to when I flew the 707/DC-8 "4 engines 4 long haul" in the 7
33 JetMaster : And what does that mean exactly? Could you please elaborate? Regards, JM
34 Alessandro : NYC777, da germans will paint it and fit in da interior.
35 Post contains images A319XFW : Let me practise quoting people... That's the second time I got it wrong! But XFW is Finkenwerder, not Fuhlsbüttel I think this site was set-up in Sw
36 JetMaster : Sure it is - but I'd like to know what the guy implies with his reference... Regards, JM
37 Post contains images 797charter : EEEHHH, - now I got it! And Boeing can't wait to start building some KC767/777's, - so they can afford to build the 787, - and start drawing the 737
38 Thorben : Don't let them turn this into another A vs. B. We all know that B gets no subsidies, they only get tax rebates that they don't need, considering that
39 Knoxibus : It is in one hand but the runway extension is necessary for MTOW TO, and for the future models (Freighter andpossibly -900). Airbus' test pilots can
40 TheSonntag : Of course it is Finkenwerder, they just sound so similiar. Anyway, what is this ugly green on the fuselage? Some kind of paint? This A380 was outside
41 A360 : And when are the works going to be completed?
42 Thorben : It's coming to XFW today, expected landing time is 14:00. Anybody there who's going to take some pictures??
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