AirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7303 times:
I have just found this picture on PlanePictures.net of MSN5000 (A380 Static Test AC) it is in a right mess and now doesn't even have any landing gear like it did on it's roll out. It is now on metal posts.
Timboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1346 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7295 times:
I'd imagine that 'PAMELA' would be an acronym for something or other. The a/c does look a right state, I imagine the airframe was put through quite a lot of stress during testing, so I guess it would remain as a static test bed with Airbus.