This is the 4th a/c I think.
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Photo © Nils Alegren
Pic was taken on 15/03/02 so might be in VS colours by now - but not seen any pics on A.net. Will probably be hiding in a hanger until the official ceremony/handover to VS.
Virgin are taking 2 of the prototypes - as replacement for the 2 prototype A340-300's that they currently own, which incidentally are the heaviest a/c with the least powerful engines in the A340 fleet which causes us a nightmare on the JNB and HKG routes. So no doubt in the future we will have the same problem with the first 2 A340-600's.
"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"