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A380 MSN020 Nearly Ready  
User currently onlineAeroplaneFreak From Australia, joined Sep 2006, 542 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 8848 times:
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Yet another A380 for Emirates MSN020 has got its engines and should be making its first flight soon. This is according to Global Aviation Express

http://globalaviationexpress.blogspot.com/

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User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2780 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 8443 times:

To be honest I am little bit suprised to see MSN 020 - the fifth A380 for EK - at the flight line in TLS. I thought the next one for EK would be their fourth MSN 017.

Furthermore, it's a little-bit strange that MSN 016 - the second QF A380 - is still in TLS. Even if they would transfer it tomorrow to XFW - which is stupid of course as it takes at least one week from first flight until transfer to XFW and MSN 016 hasn't even started to make the first taxiingtest - they wouldn't be able to deliver it until end of this year, based on the experience with the A380's already delivered or to be delivered in the next weeks such as MSN 010, 011 and 012.


User currently offlineBigsmile From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 169 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5147 times:

I see the first Qantas 380 is looking good  Smile

http://bp1.blogger.com/_Y3LBxXzdfKU/...TPD7UqRs/s1600-h/0,,6076696,00.jpg


User currently offlineEbbUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3821 times:

Me thinks there have been some deals and deferrals that has Emirates get their planes that quick.

Anyone know anything?


User currently onlineAeroplaneFreak From Australia, joined Sep 2006, 542 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3605 times:
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Quoting N14AZ (Reply 1):
Furthermore, it's a little-bit strange that MSN 016 - the second QF A380 - is still in TLS. Even if they would transfer it tomorrow to XFW - which is stupid of course as it takes at least one week from first flight until transfer to XFW and MSN 016 hasn't even started to make the first taxiingtest - they wouldn't be able to deliver it until end of this year, based on the experience with the A380's already delivered or to be delivered in the next weeks such as MSN 010, 011 and 012.

Yes I was wondering myself when MSN015 the second for Qantas will start flying? It has been about a month since we last herd it had its engines on.


User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3572 times:

So how many A380's are there now? I know there are quite a few in different stages of assembly, does LN 20 make 16 total frames now in existance?

Drew  wave 



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User currently onlineAeroplaneFreak From Australia, joined Sep 2006, 542 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3509 times:
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Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 5):
So how many A380's are there now? I know there are quite a few in different stages of assembly, does LN 20 make 16 total frames now in existance?

Drew wave

I think it is 17 because you have to include MSN015 for Qantas which does have its engines but is yet to fly.


User currently offlineWingedMigrator From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2243 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2660 times:



Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 5):
So how many A380's are there now? I know there are quite a few in different stages of assembly, does LN 20 make 16 total frames now in existance?

A fair bit more than that.

15 frames have now flown (MSN016 was the latest). Enough structural sections have now arrived in TLS to assemble 27 frames. Only one or two can be in or awaiting final body join, so there must be at least 25 of them already put together. That makes 4 delivered, ~6 in XFW and ~15 kicking about TLS, inside or outside the assembly hall (including the 5 frames that did the flight testing).

Here is Jon's production update from May:
http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/fl...0-production-updates-may-20-1.html


User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3398 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2417 times:

The next few months is going to see quite a few A380s going out the door - SQ is due 2 more by the end of July, the first one to EK won't be long and I can't see QFs first being that long either with it's interior have now been fitted.

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