ElGreco From France, joined Nov 2005, 164 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 9335 times:
Airbus: premiers vols "habités" sur l'A380 du 4 au 7 septembre à Toulouse
TOULOUSE, 19 août 2006 (AFP) -
Les premiers passagers de l'A380 prendront place dans le cadre de la campagne d'essai à bord du gros porteur pour des vols long courrier du 4 au 7 septembre afin de tester le confort des cabines, a-t-on appris samedi auprès d'Airbus France à Toulouse.
Airbus: first flight "with passagers" on A380 from 4 to 7 September in Toulouse
Toulouse, August 19th 2006 (AFP) -
First passagers will take place during first set of long flight test from 4 to 7 of September in order to test interior aircraft comfort. Information coming from Airbus France in Toulouse.
Redflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4494 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 8261 times:
Quoting Thorben (Reply 1): Hey, where can I sign up to be a "tester"??
I was thinking the same thing. I'd gladly pay my own way to TLS just so I could participate in the flights.
By the way, I read somewhere else that the "passengers" will be culled from the manufacturers' ranks; however, I'd be curious to know if any customer-airline employees will participate as well. Kind of like observers in order to prepare for their respective revenue flights.
Hb88 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 835 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 8100 times:
Quoting BlueFlyer (Reply 4): Most of the testers will be randomly drawn from a pool of volunteer Airbus personnel.
The list of Airbus employees who were successful in the draw for places has already been circulated internally. It was run as a lottery, you had to put your name in and whether you got on the short flights or long flights was a matter of chance.