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Lufthansa Receives First A380 On May 10. 2010  
User currently onlineTrijetsonly From Germany, joined Jul 2009, 208 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3942 times:

Concerning an article in the German aviation-news-mag Aero.de, Lufthansa is going to get it's first A380 on May 10th. this year.
The first flights to make the crew (also the ground crew) familiar with the new airplane will be triangle-flights between FRA, HAM and MUC.
The first international flight is going to be FRA - JNB, the transport of the German Soccer Team to the Soccer World Championship in South Africa on June 6th 2010.

For those of you who understand German, the original article on
http://www.aero.de/news-9638/Lufthan...swahl-nach-Suedafrika-fliegen.html
might be interesting.

Cheers
Max

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User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3841 times:

Hello(!),

I saw an A380 in the Toulouse factory (well outside it) a couple of weeks ago during a day trip to Toulouse and it looked pretty sweet (even in it's green before-painting colours). There was also another Emirates A380 there. Looking forward to see the Lufthansa plane flying revenue service (although living in London I don't think I'll ever really see it unless I make a day trip to Germany or something).

Pierre


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5813 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3426 times:

Why on Earth is it taking so long?
We've seen D-AIMA doing flights since the end of last year; indeed, D-AIMB is also airworthy and flying.
Now that I look, D-AIMA exited production on September 7. That's EIGHT MONTHS from completion to delivery.
For what reason can it take eight months of (testing?) to certify an aircraft that has been in revenue service since 2007?


User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5135 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3251 times:



Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 2):
For what reason can it take eight months of (testing?) to certify an aircraft that has been in revenue service since 2007?

It's about installing the interior. It's a huge plane, and every customer wants different products and layouts. That takes time.


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