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Airbus 3000th Set Of A32X Wings Completed.  
User currently offlineWINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 68
Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3597 times:

Congratulations to Airbus for this magnificent mile stone. I believe that very few people ever believed that the A32X series would make it this far and still going strong.

Airbus has completed its 3,000th set of wings for an A320 Family aircraft. The wing set left Airbus' Broughton, North Wales, U.K. site today, loaded onboard the A300-600ST Beluga, bound for the A320 final assembly line in Toulouse, France. The 3000th Airbus single aisle aircraft will be delivered to the customer airline, Air Asia, in January 2007.

The very first set of A320 family wings was delivered from the U.K. on 30 April 1986. It was eight years later, in December 1994, that the delivery of the 500th set of wings for the variant was celebrated. In less than five years a further 500 wing sets were produced, with the 1,000th set being delivered in April 1999. In under one third of the time, four years, the next 1,000 sets were produced, with the 2000th delivery taking place in April 2003. Now, the next 1,000 wing sets have followed in just 31 months.


http://www.airbus.com/en/myairbus/headlinenews/index.jsp

Regards,
Wings


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User currently offlineErikgnoha From Venezuela, joined Jun 2006, 214 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3543 times:

Congratulations to Airbus and to my favorite family aircraft!!!!


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User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2679 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3495 times:

Excellent! Airbus is in need of some positive publicity, and they've certainly earned this one. Bravo to them!

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21532 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3489 times:

That's cool.

I haven't been on an A320 in a while, and was hoping to get a chance this holiday season, but Priceline put me on Delta instead of UA, US or others. 3 757s. Yippee...

I've got a free ticket on F9, so I'll get to fly one again soon.



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User currently offline727200er From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3339 times:

Good for Airbus, and nice to see some good news. 3000 is an impressive number.


"they who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only at night" - Edgar Allen Poe
User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 977 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3329 times:

Indeed, cool news. Only the second commercial aircraft in history to reach this number, IIRC

However, I can't help but thinking a better headline would have been to wait until the 3,000 completed aircraft rolls off the assembly line...


User currently offlineN754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3207 times:

Very good news, the A320 family has been selling very very well.

User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3204 times:

almost everything i fly out of LAS is an A320. i thought i would hate it just because it wasnt a Boeing. well, i was wrong. they are just as good as Boeings.


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User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2968 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3114 times:

Who will get c/n 3000?


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User currently offlineW3ndytj4n From Indonesia, joined Feb 2006, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3065 times:

Quoting Cricket (Reply 8):
Who will get c/n 3000?



Quoting WINGS (Thread starter):
The 3000th Airbus single aisle aircraft will be delivered to the customer airline, Air Asia, in January 2007



Wendy Tjan
User currently offlineJdevora From Spain, joined Aug 2006, 353 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2967 times:

Are those 3000 wings for the whole family (A318 19 20 21) or only for the A320 ?

Cheers
JD


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2962 times:

Quoting Jdevora (Reply 10):
Are those 3000 wings for the whole family (A318 19 20 21) or only for the A320 ?



Quoting WINGS (Thread starter):
Airbus has completed its 3,000th set of wings for an A320 Family aircraft



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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 977 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2950 times:

Quoting Jdevora (Reply 10):
Are those 3000 wings for the whole family (A318 19 20 21) or only for the A320 ?

Whole family.


User currently offlineLegacytravel From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1067 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2826 times:

Quoting Jdevora (Reply 10):
3000 wings

Now lets get 1 wiring set for the 380 to work correctly.
Seriously congrats. to A that is quite an accomplishment. I love the Ted A320.
Mark



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User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2811 times:

Quoting Legacytravel (Reply 13):
I love the Ted A320.

no offense, but mom and i think its just plain and boring. the mainline (n/c) gives the A32x a nice cool look to it. id prefer B6's N503JB



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User currently offlineLegacytravel From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1067 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2744 times:

Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 14):
no offense

None taken. I have never flown B6. I would not mind trying them but from MKE they are not real competitive. Only 2 flights a day.
Mark in MKE



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User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2672 times:

Formidable. How long does it take from the wings being completed to the plane taking to the air for the 32x?

It rather makes you wonder that BAEs could not show a little more interest in Airbus activities. A 3000 production run is not exactly going to come BAEs way now they have parted ways is it? Surely the success of the 32x and the 330 would have been worth a little more persistence, whatever the problems of Airbus?


User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2655 times:

Quoting Baroque (Reply 16):
Surely the success of the 32x and the 330 would have been worth a little more persistence, whatever the problems of Airbus?

Not if BAE had determined that the Airbus dog wouldn't hunt anymore. IMO, BAE gave the Airbus Integrated Company (Airbus SAS) ample time to prove its merit as a portfolio investment; if anything, BAE waited too long to get out. It must be particularly galling that Mr. Forgeard was able to effectively cash-out at the premium BAE sought for its shareholders.


User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13130 posts, RR: 100
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2614 times:
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Quoting WINGS (Thread starter):
Airbus has completed its 3,000th set of wings for an A320 Family aircraft.

Its very appropriate that someone with the username "WINGS" brought this to our attention!  Wink

Congrats to airbus. This is amazing. Any airframe that breaks 1,000 units is considered a home run success. To break 3,000... just amazing.

Lightsaber



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User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2614 times:

Quoting Leelaw (Reply 17):
Not if BAE had determined that the Airbus dog wouldn't hunt anymore. IMO, BAE gave the Airbus Integrated Company (Airbus SAS) ample time to prove its merit as a portfolio investment; if anything, BAE waited too long to get out. It must be particularly galling that Mr. Forgeard was able to effectively cash-out at the premium BAE sought for its shareholders.

Yes, but!!

Yes in that BAE may have seen serious problems. But in that it is hard to believe that they are worse than those faced by Airbus back in its formative years. However difficult the A380 might be, they do have this highly successful A32x program and a not so dusty 330 on to keep things going, if not humming as well as might be. Time will tell. It could look like a sharp idea, or it could look a fairly dumb idea. The UK Treasury will be searching for a larger till as it hears of the 3000th wing set being completed.


User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2528 times:

Well done Airbus, I've been to the factory in Broughton, had a tour just before the A380 was rolled out to the world.

Mark



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