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First VS A346, Rolled Out When?

Tue Aug 14, 2001 3:45 pm

The first two VS A340-600's will be delivered to VS 10 months from now. These two aircraft are already a way down the production numbers so I would like to know if anyone has the roll out dates ??

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RE: First VS A346, Rolled Out When?

Wed Aug 15, 2001 8:34 am

Sorry, can't answer your question. However, I have a question to ask you!

Why won't the 2nd prototype be the first A340-600 delivered to VS??  Confused

MSN 371, roll out 12/6/2001, first flight 18/6/2001. (With the overwing exit)

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Why don't you join the Airbus Network Forum and ask there. There are many informed Airbus people and one of them may have an answer.

BTW, look at this! A340-600 VMU test!

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RE: First VS A346, Rolled Out When?

Wed Aug 15, 2001 8:54 am

Does anyone know what is being used for the tail skid during these tests? I know Boeing uses a large piece of oak for thier Vmu tests. But wood doesn't spark like that!!!!!  Smile Surely they wouldn't use the actual tail skid on the aircraft, would they?
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RE: First VS A346, Rolled Out When?

Wed Aug 15, 2001 1:05 pm

The second and third A340-600's which are for VS in 2003 will be part of the test programme. Thats why they will not be delivered till after some of the later aircraft.

As for the tail skid, maybe AI is testing the real damage you get when you do a tail strike !!!!!, not the damage to a piece of wood !!

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