Trijetsonly From Germany, joined Jul 2009, 310 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4782 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.
Ps76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4681 times:
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).
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6215 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4266 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?