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First Test Flight Of Lufthansa's First A380  
User currently offlineKonstantinkoll From Germany, joined Aug 2006, 99 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 8528 times:

Sorry if this has already been posted: the german magazine "Der Spiegel" reports that the first A380 for Lufthansa was in the air! It will soon be moved to XFW and join Lufthansa's fleet in March. The link also includes a set of three nice pictures:

http://www.spiegel.de/reise/aktuell/0,1518,653815,00.html

[Edited 2009-10-08 03:30:42]

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User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4387 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 8409 times:

It is fair to say that this article just delivers facts, and nothing is obvious wrong, nor any tendency.

User currently offlineCharles79 From Puerto Rico, joined Mar 2007, 1331 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 8267 times:



Quoting Konstantinkoll (Thread starter):
Der Spiegel" reports that the first A380 for Lufthansa was in the air!

Excellent news! It's a bit odd to read this thread while there's another thread detailing the long-term storage plans for the 744 fleet...but welcomed news nonetheless!

Can't wait to see it grace the skies above FRA!


User currently offlineMacc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1034 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 8250 times:



Quoting Burkhard (Reply 1):
It is fair to say that this article just delivers facts

well, nitpicking I have to say that its Airbus, who did the first flight of LHs first 380. Not LH itself....

and I guess Airbus will deliver slightly more frames than 4 in 2010...

but then, for the SPIEGEL... well done Big grin



I exchanged political frustration with sexual boredom. better spoil a girl than the world
User currently offlineCalibansA333 From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 8241 times:

Wooohooo! one step closer to delivery! congrats to lufthansa! I'm really looking forward to seeing that beast in the full livery and also to get the chance to fly on it!  champagne   bouncy 

User currently offlineAirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 8095 times:



Quoting Burkhard (Reply 1):
It is fair to say that this article just delivers facts, and nothing is obvious wrong, nor any tendency.



Quoting Macc (Reply 3):
well, nitpicking I have to say that its Airbus, who did the first flight of LHs first 380. Not LH itself....

Not meaning to nitpick, but what else is it expected to contain????


User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4387 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 8008 times:

Airbus bashing. "Der Spiegel" is Anti-French, Anti-European, so how this could go through is a miracle to me.

The first article I read in Spiegel, I was still very young, about aviation was about the first A300 flights. It compared the A300 to the VFW614 and clearly showed how wrong the A300 was compared to the VFW614, that was just the future of aviation.


User currently offlineSralfalo From Germany, joined Nov 2005, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7264 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

MSN038 is scheduled for arriving XFW approx. 2pm on Friday

User currently offlineHMan From Germany, joined Jul 2006, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4528 times:

I noticed that the belly of the plane ist painted white. Is this just some sort of primer and has this been white on all A380s before final painting or might we see a little change in the LH livery?

User currently offlineAirbusA370 From Germany, joined Dec 2008, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4185 times:

The "non-metallic" (CFRP etc.) parts of the fuselage have to be painted to protect them from the UV part of the sunlight.

User currently offlineMarquis From Germany, joined Sep 2005, 274 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4160 times:



Quoting HMan (Reply 8):
I noticed that the belly of the plane ist painted white. Is this just some sort of primer and has this been white on all A380s before final painting or might we see a little change in the LH livery?

Every A380 off the FAL has this white primer color applied to the wingbox. A brief look into the photo database will give you the answer.

Emirates:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Dn280



Air France:


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Photo © Javier Gonzalez - Iberian Spotters



Singapore Airlines:


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Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © T.Laurent




Riding the radials...
User currently offlineAirbusA370 From Germany, joined Dec 2008, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3385 times:

Just landed in XFW. I saw it on the webcam  Smile

User currently offlineLHFADUS From Germany, joined Apr 2007, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3185 times:

guys, don't tell you haven't seen this clip yet!  bouncy 

enjoy!!

http://a380.lufthansa.com/#de/galerie/p1/video/video6

patrick


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19420 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

What engines do the LH birds have?

User currently offlinePellegrine From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2368 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3073 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 13):
What engines do the LH birds have?

Rolls Royce Trent 900



oh boy!!!
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