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A380 Winglet Replaced Yet?  
User currently offlineSoundtrack From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 284 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3379 times:

Anyone know?

I know it is in HKG now - but didn't see any photographs close enough to detail this.

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User currently offlineNRA-3B From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3286 times:

No winglets installed as of 3 hours ago. (1430hrs HK time.) I arrived in HKG this PM and the A380 was parked at gate 62, 2 gates away from my arrival gate. It had a 747 on one side and a 777 on the other side. My first impression was that the A380 did not strike me as very much larger than the other aircraft nearby. (But thats just me.  Yeah sure) Looks like they were doing gate servicing trials. I don't know how long it will be at the terminal. I assume they will tow (or taxi) it over to the business aviation ramp later on.

Cheers,
Bob


User currently offlineTitch From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 328 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3213 times:

Just out of curiosity, which airframe was it that was involved in the incident? I'm led to believe that it was c/n 007 (F-WWJB) but would appreciate confirmation of this.

Cheers,
Titch



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User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3035 times:

Quoting Soundtrack (Thread starter):
nyone know?

I know it is in HKG now - but didn't see any photographs close enough to detail this.

It did the flypast this morning minus both winglets. Airbus is supposedly going to install a new pair tonight. An additional VFR harbour flypast (unscheduled before today) will be performed tomorrow weather permitting (9km vis + 2000' cloudbase).

Quoting Titch (Reply 2):
Just out of curiosity, which airframe was it that was involved in the incident? I'm led to believe that it was c/n 007 (F-WWJB) but would appreciate confirmation of this.

Affirmed.



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User currently offlineSoundtrack From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2999 times:

It was 007 confirmed.

Thanks everyone...

Also, thanks for the info on 'possible installation' being done tonight.

cheers!


User currently offlineTitch From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 328 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2891 times:

Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 3):
Affirmed.



Quoting Soundtrack (Reply 4):
It was 007 confirmed.

Thanks both for the info. Much appreciated!

Cheers,
Titch



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User currently offlineEGNR From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2483 times:

MSN 007 will be receiving the winglets from MSN 009. I believe they may be fitted to MSN 007 whilst it's out in Hong Kong - to give it a more representative appearance for the remainder of the Asian Aerospace show.


7late7, A3latey, Sukhoi Superlate... what's going on?
User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

They were to do a second flypast this morning for some pictures of it with winglets. Good from a PR point of view but too bad the weather is playing up. Current weather is rain and 800' cloudbase - too low for VFR. Tallest buildings along the route are 1350' or so.

They might do it tomorrow before it departs but again it depends on the weather.



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User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2118 times:

Just in case anyone didn't see it:

http://i19.servimg.com/u/f19/11/13/39/62/380_a10.jpg



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User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9105 posts, RR: 75
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

The new winglets are on the aircraft today.


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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10898 posts, RR: 37
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

Were you on board the Big Bus?
Do you know who are the Airbus pilots assigned for the Asian tour/HKG?

Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 3):

It did the flypast this morning minus both winglets.



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