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A318 First Flight Tomorrow!  
User currently offlineAerosol From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 566 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2905 times:

Read it only in Forums! According to the guys on airliners.de first flight is around 10am. If I find a reliable source, I will post it!



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User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4164 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2758 times:

Whats the weathger forecast for Hamburg?

User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2733 times:

Can't wait to see the first pictures in the database. Will any of the members be there tomorrow to take pics?


Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3396 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2622 times:
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TAF copied below for Hamburg tonight

EDDH 141800Z 141904 17008KT 6000 BKN006 TEMPO 1904 2500 BR BKN003 PROB30 TEMPO 2204 0600 FZFG BKN001

Translates as:
Hamburg, 14 January, 1800hrs,
Wind 170 degrees, 8 knots
Visibility 6 km
Cloud broken 600 ft

Temporarily, 1900 - 0400 hrs
Cloud broken 300 ft

30% probability, temporarily 2200 - 0400 hrs
Visibility 600 metres in freezing fog
Cloud broken 100 ft  Sad

Forecast for tomorrow not looking much better at the moment, but I'll have a look in the morning at work.



So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

Thats great, hope there's a lot of great shots posted on a.net.


User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

Too bad I don't live there, I would be there with like 20 rolls of film...

I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
User currently offlineAltoun From France, joined Feb 2001, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2339 times:

I heard about 12 o'clock !
Any info?
I will try to be there...

User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 29
Reply 7, posted (14 years 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

Heard it on the radio this morning. Unfortunately no time, just this morning, location Hamburg Finkenwerder, 130 firm orders in the book, that's it.
Whoever of you can make it there, please shoot some pics and post it as soon as possible.

I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineFUAirliner From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 538 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (14 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

Hi everybody,

the Airbus A318 departed to its first flight at 10:10. Unfortunately I was not able to be there, but I am sure there will be more opportunities soon.
The weather at Hamburg was not that good as there were only minutes of sun between the clouds.

Kind regards,

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy FUAirliner
(Frank Unterspann)

Frank Unterspann - Hamburg, Germany
User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3396 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (14 years 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2221 times:
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Hamburg weather at 1130UTC

Wind 150 degrees, 12 knots
Visibility in excess of 10 km
Cloud Broken at 3,200 ft
Temperature +01
Dew Point -02
QNH 1018
No Significant changes expected

So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4297 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2180 times:

Those are METARs blueshamu... not TAF's.  Smile

A TAF has an outlook for certain intervals and is good for 12 hours plus an additional 6 hour outlook.

Chicks dig winglets.
User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3396 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2133 times:
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The first was the Hamburg TAF for 1800-0600, which, even with my basic ATPL co-pilot's maths equates to 12 hours.  Yeah sure

The second was the actual METAR taken at 1130 UTC.

I thought that was self-explanatory; apologies if it wasn't.


So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2112 times:

From the Airbus website

User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2112 times:

From the airbus website, They have pics too.

15 January 2002

The 100-seat A318, the latest member of Airbus’ best-selling A320 Family, flew for the first time today, completing a successful mission which lasted 3 hours and 44 minutes. The first A318 took off from the Finkenwerder airfield at Airbus’ Hamburg plant in Germany at 10:11 hours local time (09:11 GMT), and returned at 13:55 hours local time (12:55 GMT).

The flight was captained by Bernd Schaefer, Chief Pilot, Hamburg, with Jacques Rosay, Airbus Chief Test Pilot, as first officer, Manfred Birnfeld and Hermann Schmoeckel as flight test engineers and Bernard Kamps as test flight engineer.

Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer Noël Forgeard congratulated the crew on their successful mission, as well as all those who worked on the development of the new aircraft. “The A318 is the ideal aircraft for the 100-seater market segment both for existing Airbus customers and for airlines wishing to join the ranks of some 200 carriers who have chosen to operate our aircraft for their advanced technology and unmatched comfort standards,” said Noël Forgeard.

Berndt Schaefer confirmed that the new aircraft had handled as anticipated. “We took the aircraft from minimum to maximum operating speeds and thanks to cockpit commonality and fly-by-wire controls the A318 handles just like any other A320 Family aircraft,” he said. “We are very proud to have inaugurated our new “wide baby” that will bring all the commonality and comfort benefits of Airbus single-aisles to the 100-seater market,” he added.

The A318 took off at a weight of 57.5 tonnes (126,800 lbs). Around 7 tonnes (15,400 lbs) of flight test instrumentation, including 94 km/58 miles of electrical wiring, are used to record the thousands of parameters necessary for a full and thorough analysis of the aircraft’s in-flight performance. The crew tested the aircraft’s handling using both direct and normal flight control laws between minimum speeds close to stall and high speeds up to the maximum operating speed of Mach 0.82. Evaluation criteria included buffet and control characteristics close to stall, as well as noise, vibrations and handling characteristics at high speed. Handling checks with the undercarriage up and down, and with various slat and flap settings, were also covered.

This maiden voyage marks the beginning of the A318’s flight test campaign. Two engines are offered for the A318, Pratt and Whitney´s PW6000, developed specifically for the new aircraft, and CFM International’s CFM56-5. Today´s first flight is powered by the PW6000. The A318 will be certified first with CFM56-5 engines. Entry into airline service is scheduled for the third quarter of 2003.

The A318 was launched in April 1999 to extend the benefits of Airbus commonality and comfort standards to the 100-seater market. Designed to serve high-frequency low-density routes, the A318 further strengthens the A320 Family’s position as the most versatile, economical and best-selling single-aisle aircraft available today. 114 A318s are currently on order from 9 customers.

Airbus is a leading manufacturer of commercial aircraft seating more than 100 passengers. Offering the most modern and extensive airliner family in the world, Airbus consistently captures about half of this market. Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus is a joint EADS Company with BAE SYSTEMS.

From www.airbus.com

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