Godbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2751 posts, RR: 17 Posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 794 times:
I was just looking at pictures from Hamburg and I found a few with undelivered A320-200's at Finkenwerder. But since only the (A318), A319 and A321 are built there it doesn't make sense to me to see "green" A320's there...
Are they flown from Toulouse to Hamburg painted there and flown back to Toulouse for delivery or are they then delivered from Hamburg as well?
Godbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2751 posts, RR: 17 Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 669 times:
I know about the rather strange plans to build the A380 in Toulouse fly it to Hamburg for some other jobs and then fly them back to Toulouse for delivery. Only the planes for europe and the middle east will be delivered from Hamburg.
But wasn't it part of the deal that since France has the major jobs to de done on the A380 that Hamburg would get the A320 for that?
Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 37 Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 620 times:
I believe this was contemplated but was not realised? imho it would be best to have all widebodies produced at TLS and all narrowbodies at XFW, without any useless flying around of green planes. BTW, because of that, the engines have to be fitted onto the plane at a much earlier stage which involves high costs due to the additional capital which has to be financed for a longer time.
Another strange 320-series deal between TLS and XFW: All A318s are built at XFW, but if the number of them goes past a certain predefined number, the equivalent number of 319s will be built at TLS. Rather confusing, huh?
FUAirliner From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 538 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 596 times:
There have been a lot of rumors about the production of the Airbus narrowbodies, but most of them turned out being not true.
The Airbus A320 production will not move to XFW, simply because there is not enough capacity at XFW to handle all the Airbus narrowbodies. This limited capacity is also responsible for the "deal" mentioned by Airsicknessbag: as soon as the capacity limit is reached (not likely in the near future after the reduction because of September 11th) some Airbus A319 will start to move to TLS. Nevertheless, the interior outfitting of all Airbus narrowbodies will remain at XFW whether they are built at TLS or not.