Bochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7451 times:
A 525-seater Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial airliner, will make a flying visit to Edinburgh Airport on Saturday 5th September. Although the aircraft will not land, it will perform an approach-and-go manoeuvre, which means it will come in as it would to land but depart before actually touching down. The flythrough will take place at 13:40, and will be the A380's first appearance in Scotland.
DanTaylor2006 From UK - England, joined Feb 2006, 457 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6693 times:
The aircraft is an Airbus example (rumoured to be F-WWOW), and will be visiting Edinburgh, Prestwick, Port Rush (for a flying display at the air show), Belfast City, Broughton and then will be finishing up at Birmingham before flying back to Toulouse.
I found this information out from the BHX Flightguide blog, the Airbus statement is also posted there;
Quote: Airbus A380 returning for a UK visit 5 September 2009
The world’s largest commercial airliner, the 525-seat Airbus A380, is returning
to the UK for a brief flying visit on September 5. The iconic aircraft will make its
first-ever visits to Scotland and Northern Ireland, and brief appearances over
England and Wales, during its time here.
The A380 is scheduled to first perform approach-and-go fly-throughs at the
airports in the capital city of Edinburgh and Prestwick, Scotland; followed by
a flying display at the Northern Ireland International Airshow at Portrush,
and a fly-through at Belfast City Airport in Northern Ireland. It will also fly
over Airbus’ facility in Broughton, North Wales, where Airbus employees will
be celebrating the company’s founding 40 years ago, and over Birmingham
International Airport in England.
Tom Willliams, Airbus Executive Vice President of Programmes said: “We
are proud to welcome the A380 back to the UK, and that it will be visiting
Scotland and Northern Ireland for the first time. This visit demonstrates
what Airbus and its UK partners do together—design and build great aircraft.”
Birmingham-born Jeremy Cieslik, Vice President and Plant Manager for Airbus
in the UK Industrial Operations, is proud to welcome the A380 to his hometown:
“I hope the people of Birmingham are as proud as I am of the A380. It is the
flagship of the 21st century and sets new standards in eco-efficient aviation. And
every one of them is flying with wings designed and manufactured in the UK.”
I'm very excited at this news, since this means 2 A380's visiting BHX within 4 days! Hopefully I will be able to make both, but if not at least the Emirates A380 on September 9th. It'll certainly be busy at these airports on the 5th, with people wanting to see the A380.
DanTaylor2006 From UK - England, joined Feb 2006, 457 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6117 times:
Quoting KL911 (Reply 11): Isn't there another thread about EK sending a A380 to BHX that day? Could it be the one that does the other flights as well? Otherwise you will have 2 A380's at BHX in one day. Smile
Nope, the EK A380 is due into BHX on 9th September - the day the new International Pier fully opens and (possibly) the new EK Business Lounge if they miraculously get a shift on.
However, it is still 2 A380's in the space of 4 days! Very exciting times for BHX.