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Airbus Assembly Plant In Toulouse For A380 Opened  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5131 times:

Airbus Industrie, majority owned by EADS, opened it's new A380 plant which will assemble the superjumbo.

The site is 50 hectares and there will also be a static test hall. The plant will be linked with Toulouse Blagnac airport by two new taxiways. Work on the plant began in January 2002 and will end at the end of 2003.

Hmm. That's all the relevant details.

More information at the Airbus / Airbus4U website

Picture links:
CEO Noel Forgeard with the well-and-alive President Jacques Chirac
Them two again
A minute picture of the complex.

The above is not an article and information was gathered from the Airbus article which is hyperlinked above



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User currently onlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5061 times:
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That is cool! I can't wait until they first roll out the first A380!


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User currently offlineAio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 928 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5006 times:

Why do they need it open so far in advance? Do they do tests and stuff there first? Won't it take a while before they get to making a life-size prototype?

-aio86


User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4218 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4997 times:

Aio... they have made a life size prototype. Assembly on certain parts of the plane has already begun. Remember it takes a little while to put one of these things together, you cant build an airplane in 3 days.


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User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6621 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4919 times:

Why would Jacques Chirac not be well and alive?

Anyway, good news for Airbus.


User currently offlineFarman From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2002, 27 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4885 times:

Cx flyboy,

Because there was an attempt to assassinate him on Bastille Day along the Champs Elysees.


User currently offlineLanPeru From Peru, joined Jun 2001, 645 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4865 times:

This is definatley cool, I can't wait to see the first A380 roll out, I will be there for sure! lol

User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6621 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4852 times:

Pardon my ignorance, but when was Bastille Day? What exactly happened? Who would want to assassinate him? Supporters of that racist opposition that didn't get elected?

User currently offlineFarman From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2002, 27 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4840 times:

Bastille day is the 14th July. The attempted assassination was undertaken by a part-time chauffeur and member of a far-right student group, 25 year old Maxime Brunierre who fired a shot at the President from a .22 hunting rifle, which fortunately missed the President. He then tried to turn the rifle on himself before being over-powered by members of the crowd and arrested by the police.

And now back to Airbus Assembly Plant in Toulouse......


User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1873 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4733 times:

Aio86, for your information, the ceremony was for the completion of the building.but it is an empty building. Now, they have to install all the equipment (tools, cranes, etc...)
It will take quite a lot of time.
they also have to build the taxiways.
we all havew to be patient...



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User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3702 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4619 times:
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Well it's news to me ! I was at Airbus TLS last week and they were still doing the ground works

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