Altoun From France, joined Feb 2001, 70 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2316 times:
I just come back from Finkenwerder.
At this time, A318 makes her first flight. She took off at 10h11 (German time).
It should be a 3 and a half hour-flight. So I am waiting to see her on final from my office!
Personnally I was not able to take any picture, but there were so many people that I am sure we will get them soon.
It was really a great moment!
And remember, A318 is not only a shorter A319, as she integrates lots of innovative technologies (LASER welding...)
C-GRYK From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 751 posts, RR: 36
Reply 15, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1344 times:
ACG, you're wrong, as I just said in another post, AC does NOT have any 318 orders. Nothing specific is replacing the DC-9's (they are already gone btw, they are now only used as backup acft) or 732's. Sorry to burst your bubble, but as of right now, AC has said nothing about the 318.
Hamlet69 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2750 posts, RR: 58
Reply 22, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1057 times:
Does anybody have concrete information on who the latest A318 cancellations were?
At the moment, I'm assuming 12 of the 22 cancelled aircraft are from the GATX-Flightlease cooperation, which is now DOA. This would also account for the 1 missing customer. The other 10 cancellations I'm assuming are also from a lessor, most probably ILFC or GECAS.
CPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4810 posts, RR: 23
Reply 24, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1022 times:
Where were the orders from and when were they placed? I can't find anything on what you're claiming. It has long been known that AC was taking hard looks at both the 717 and A318 but I thought that had been postponed.
: Peter; Cool photo! It took me a while (don't read Greman) but I found some articles. Did anyone else (who dosen't speak German) see the video clip of
: By the way, I Love A304; I remember reading somewhere that the tail is bigger due to reasons I don't recall.
27 Jean Leloup
: Very nice video, and nice photo peter. I think it's typical for a tail to be heightened when a fuselage is shortened, isn't it? I think the 747SP had
: AWspicious: I remember reading somewhere that the tail is bigger due to reasons I don't recall. With the shorter fuselage, there is also a shorter lev