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Beluga Going To Ankara To Ferry A400M Parts

Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:58 pm

Airbus Beluga will be in Ankara April 2nd, to ferry back to Germany parts for the A400M built by TAI. Turkey is planning to buy 10 of these planes and TAI is building a few parts for this project.

http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/ekonomi/4177184.asp?m=1&gid=69 (In Turkish, A400M related part bottom of the page)
 
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RE: Beluga Going To Ankara To Ferry A400M Parts

Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:55 am

Whens the first flight of the A400M?
 
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RE: Beluga Going To Ankara To Ferry A400M Parts

Sat Apr 01, 2006 6:14 am

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 1):
Whens the first flight of the A400M?

Ages... January 2008. Wing to be delivered to Seville the end of this year.
There is an excellent article about Spanish aircraft manufacturing (mostly Airbus Spain and CASA) in Flight from a few weeks ago.

And another first is that the Beluga will also fly the wings from Filton to Seville.
But a rate of 28 a year (as per Flight) sounds like nothing compared to 15 or so a month in XFW. Must be a cushy job Big grin

(Under the Heavyduty link)
http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles...05248/Spain+aerospace+special.html

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