Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
A318 First Flight Pictures  
User currently offlineBells From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 157 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2085 times:

Who is going to post some then? I can't wait much longer.

Have seen a couple on the Airbus site but need more!

Come on German photographers, let's see what you've got!

38 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4160 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

http://www.multimania.com/airbus/1er_vol_de_l'A318.htm

Enjoy!
Flying-Tiger
http://fly.to/rorders



Flown: A319/320/321,A332/3,A380,AT4,AT7,B732/3/4/5/7/8,B742/4,B762/763,B772,CR2,CR7,ER4,E70,E75,F50/70,M11,L15,S20
User currently offlineMiami1 From Australia, joined Feb 2001, 706 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

so which airlines have actually confirmed orders for this plane? I love it. hope we get some. I think its going tobe a great success.

User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4160 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1776 times:

British Airways, Air France, America West, ILFC, GECAS, Egyptair, Air China, CIT

Regards
Flying-Tiger
http://fly.to/rorders



Flown: A319/320/321,A332/3,A380,AT4,AT7,B732/3/4/5/7/8,B742/4,B762/763,B772,CR2,CR7,ER4,E70,E75,F50/70,M11,L15,S20
User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1743 times:

Do you have any information about the airlines, that will fly the GECAS and the ILFC units? Are these already leased out (Well at least the ILFC units will be, they never order aircraft without watertight lease contracts)?
Regards
Andreas
btw: Thanx for the pics, looks great!



I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1682 times:


Hi!

I look to the A318 and it looks like a 747SP, the tail is higher and thinner than the rest of the family... it looks cool!
regards


User currently offlineHkg_clk From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 999 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

Very nice.


See my homepage for a comprehensive guide to spotting and photography at HKG
User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4160 posts, RR: 36
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1602 times:

If I remember correct 6 of the ILFC A318s will go to Frontier. However it seems that just recently two lessorsconverted A318 orders into large A320-family version.

Regards
Flying-Tiger
http://fly.to/rorders



Flown: A319/320/321,A332/3,A380,AT4,AT7,B732/3/4/5/7/8,B742/4,B762/763,B772,CR2,CR7,ER4,E70,E75,F50/70,M11,L15,S20
User currently offlineSteman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1356 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

Hasn't TAM ordered some at the last Paris Air Show?
I imagine that now the A318 is flying, more airlines will place orders for it. What about Alitalia, Iberia and some other A320 user?

Ciao

Stefano


User currently offlineIl76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 49
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

So which engines are on this particular plane? The PW8000 isn't operational yet, is it? And the engines on the pic look quite different from the CFM's

User currently offlineSteman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1356 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1577 times:

The A318 is equipped with PW6000 engines, which have an integral nacell not like the CFM56.
IIRC also the CFM56 is available on this model afetr Air France pushed on Airbus for it, as it would save a lot of money in a fleet with CFM56 powered aircrafts, like AIr France's.

Ciao

Stefano


User currently offlineIl76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 49
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1567 times:

Yes, PW6000, excuse me... I accidently typed 8000.
Anyway, I read that the A318 program was slowed down due to problems with the PW6000. But the first A318 prototype HAS PW6000's, if Steman is right. So what about these problems with PW6000's? Are they just not meeting their predicted performance, but ARE operational for the testplane?

Ed


User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 31
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

On this particular plane you can see the PW6000. But the A318 will be certified first with CFM56-5 engines.

Gerardo



dominguez(dash)online(dot)ch ... Pushing the limits of my equipment
User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4160 posts, RR: 36
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1529 times:

Yes, TAM has signed a LoI for 20+20 A318 during the Aerosalon. If I remember correct it was only partly firmed up, they currently have 18 options but no firm orders for it.

Regards
Flying-Tiger
http://fly.to/rorders



Flown: A319/320/321,A332/3,A380,AT4,AT7,B732/3/4/5/7/8,B742/4,B762/763,B772,CR2,CR7,ER4,E70,E75,F50/70,M11,L15,S20
User currently offlineSteman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1356 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1518 times:

If TAM hasn't signed any firm order yet I imagine that they haven't chosen the engine either!
TAM uses V2500 on its A319 and A320. They should be disappointed that Airbus and IAE don't offer a derated version of this engine for the A318.
The big advantage of the A318 over its competitors (B737-600 and B717) is its commonality with the other member of the Airbus single aisle family. But if you have to put in service a small number of A318 with a different engine from the rest of the fleet, this advantage is less visible, don't you agree?

Ciao

Stefano


User currently offlineFly707 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1509 times:

What about Rolls Royce engines ?
What happened to TWA order for 30 AB318 ??

Thanks .



Without mistakes we will never learn
User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 31
Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1504 times:

There are no RR engines on any A320-family aircraft. RR is only in this business via the IAE V2500 engine.

Gerardo



dominguez(dash)online(dot)ch ... Pushing the limits of my equipment
User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4160 posts, RR: 36
Reply 17, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

The TWA A318/319 order was cancelled only a few days after AA had taken over TWA.

Regards
Flying-Tiger
http://fly.to/rorders



Flown: A319/320/321,A332/3,A380,AT4,AT7,B732/3/4/5/7/8,B742/4,B762/763,B772,CR2,CR7,ER4,E70,E75,F50/70,M11,L15,S20
User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7965 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

All I can say is that the A318 at certain angles reminds me a lot of the original Fat Albert 737-100's that LH flew for many years.

Now, if Airbus is willing to build an A318 with slightly less fuel capacity but with a stronger structure for high-frequency operations, they could get both NW and AC interested in buying the plane as DC-9/F-28 replacements.


User currently offlineAF-A319 From France, joined Oct 1999, 603 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

My gosh!

What a cuuuuuute baby!

Bravo Airbus!!!


User currently offlineXtristarx From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 280 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1415 times:

as a fan of smaller airliners i must say that i love this baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 Love  Love  Love


User currently offlineFly707 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1300 times:

There are no RR engines on any A320-family aircraft. RR is only in this business via the IAE V2500 engine.

Gerardo please explain .




Without mistakes we will never learn
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 22, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

Flying-Tiger,

A minor correction. Frontier bought 5 A318s from Airbus, and they will be leasing 1 from ILFC.

Just on a side note, Frontier will be recieving there 6th A319 next month.

Regards.



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offline310_engineer From Belgium, joined Dec 2000, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1273 times:

Fly707:

The V2500 engine is the product of International Aero Engines (IAE), a collaborative venture of four of the world's leading aerospace companies: Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, Japanese Aero Engines and MTU.

Each partner is responsible for part of the engine, offering airlines operating and economic advantages. The V2500 has the lowest fuel burn in the 22,000-33,000-pound-thrust class. Its operational performance is matched by its environmental performance; the engine is so quiet that its noise footprint barely leaves the runway.

The V2500 entered service in 1989 on the Airbus A320 and later was selected to power the A321 and A319 derivatives. Another version of the engine exclusively powers the Boeing MD-90.

From P&W website

Regards
Mike


User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1248 times:


Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Von Bronewski,Guido




Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Von Bronewski,Guido



:D Big grin Big grin  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up


25 SafeFlyer : For those here who don't understand french, here is the translation of the link posted above, by Flying-Tiger; 15 January, 2001, First flight of the A
26 Zeus01 : What a sweet little plane!!! Hope NW picks up some of these!!!
27 Usairways85 : anyone know when the first commercial flight of the 318 will be?
28 Mark_D. : Usairways85-- well first let's see if it makes it through flight test, then certification, on-time (slated for 3rd quarter, of this year). Seems there
29 Post contains images Ntcrawler : It's adorable!!! So that's what an Airbus newborn looks like Then as it grows older (teenage years) it becomes the A320, and by adulthood it becomes t
30 Steman : Hi, you forgot to mention that in the IAE group there is also FIAT AVIO of Italy, which doesn't have a marginal stake in the programme and is the worl
31 Post contains images Ganymed : I didn´t know that the A318 has different powerplant than the rest of the A320 family. Fleet commonanlity ´s suffering from this situation a little
32 Fly707 : Thank you 310engineer . Good Luck .
33 CcrlR : Those were good Flying-Tiger. What did you take them with? I liked the clear ones.
34 Post contains images N400QX : That has got to be the ugliest aircraft produced in the last... 99 years. It kind of looks like a plastic toy that was rejected...
35 GDB : The CFM-56 variant was only selected for the A318 at the insistence of AF, the original plan was for PW6000 engines only.
36 Andie007 : Very cute!!! I love it!
37 Twa902fly : What are we going to name this baby? twa902
38 Post contains links Flying-Tiger : Microbus... Regards Flying-Tiger http://fly.to/rorders
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
A318 First Flight Tomorrow! posted Mon Jan 14 2002 19:05:20 by Aerosol
A318 First Flight posted Wed Jan 2 2002 13:52:20 by PUnmuth@VIE
First Flight Of The Second A318 posted Thu Jun 6 2002 07:29:23 by FUAirliner
A318 Made It's First Flight...which Date Will A380 posted Tue Jan 29 2002 00:29:29 by Legolars
First In-Flight Pictures Of A380! posted Sat Mar 3 2001 16:58:36 by Eg777er
Aladia First Flight And Growth Info (Mexico) posted Mon Dec 4 2006 17:21:13 by Pzurita1
L-1011 First Flight posted Thu Nov 16 2006 19:08:48 by 474218
F/A First Flight : Hilarious Video (in French) posted Sat Oct 14 2006 12:19:32 by FlySSC
Cessna’s Light Sport Aircraft First Flight posted Sat Oct 14 2006 01:47:48 by CitationJet
PPL First Flight Tomorrow posted Mon Sep 25 2006 23:52:28 by EMA747