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New Delay For First Air France A380  
User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 24
Posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4706 times:

It seems Air France will face another 3 month dalay for it's first A380,which now should be delivered end of August 2009.
EADS has so far not given any reasons for the delay,but a qualified guess would target the issues tied to the industrial ramp-up of the wiring procedures.( from manual wired planes to industrially set wiring prodedures )

https://www.boursorama.com/infos/actualites/detail_actu_marches.phtml?&symbole=1rPAF&news=5587933

[Edited 2008-06-10 01:22:23]


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User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4664 times:

I'm guessing that this will be a knock-on from the delay announced a couple of months ago which concerned. as you said, the slower than expected delivery of the "block 2" planes - MSN026 onwards which are the planes that don't need re-wiring.

I guess that we can expect similar stories about the LH and KE planes too.


User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2715 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4618 times:

It fits to what EADS communicated some weeks ago - a delay of three months "in average". AF can be happy, their first A380 is already built, whereas the parts of LH's first A380 are still somewhere in Europe but not in TLS. My feeling tells me that LH will have to face a new delay above the average of three months.

User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4578 times:



Quoting N14AZ (Reply 2):
It fits to what EADS communicated some weeks ago - a delay of three months "in average". AF can be happy, their first A380 is already built, whereas the parts of LH's first A380 are still somewhere in Europe but not in TLS. My feeling tells me that LH will have to face a new delay above the average of three months.

When is the first LH bird due to be delivered (under the new revised + 3 months cycle)?


User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2715 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4504 times:



Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 3):
When is the first LH bird due to be delivered (under the new revised + 3 months cycle)?

It was scheduled for "summer 2009", so now - assuming a 3-months-delay (only, see above) - it would be autumn 2009.


User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4494 times:

Anybody knows when Etihad is expected now, cn003 is running as experimental aircraft with liquid gas currently?

User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4481 times:



Quoting N14AZ (Reply 4):
It was scheduled for "summer 2009", so now - assuming a 3-months-delay (only, see above) - it would be autumn 2009.

Thanks, it'll be interesting to see, when the production line is running as intended, how long it takes for an A380 to go "through the pipe". IE how long from convoy to first flight and then from then to delivery - I'm guessing that this will dramatically reduce when the line is working normally but whether the first LH plane will be part of this I'm not sure.


User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4449 times:



Quoting Burkhard (Reply 5):
Anybody knows when Etihad is expected now, cn003 is running as experimental aircraft with liquid gas currently?

IIRC they will no longer be taking the test planes they have been allocated as folows:

MSN001 - Airbus to retain
MSN002 - VVIP sale - stored until next year
MSN004/7/9 - Refitted to go to EK

ps MSN003 - was the first production plane delivered to SQ (9V-SKA)


User currently offlineAircellist From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1719 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3833 times:

I suppose that if AF is to receive it's A380 so late in the season, then there is absolutely no chance whatsoever to see them in YUL, even for training... Sad

User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23021 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3805 times:



Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 6):
I'm guessing that this will dramatically reduce when the line is working normally but whether the first LH plane will be part of this I'm not sure.

Even though only a handful have been delivered, I suspect the first flight to delivery time has already dropped (and it may not drop much more). That second part is purely speculative, though.



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User currently offlineYULWinterSkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2179 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3510 times:



Quoting Aircellist (Reply 8):
then there is absolutely no chance whatsoever to see them in YUL, even for training... 

Oh well, JFK is not that far away! When they only have one, they will fly it on a short route, in order to have a short rotation well within 24 hours in order to prevent any delays. My guess is either YUL or JFK, or a combination of both. I don't see which other big routes are short enough for a unique A380. BEY maybe?



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