EconoBoy
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Wings By Sea

Sat Mar 13, 2004 2:35 am

I just read an article about the A380 wings. It seems like they will have had an exciting journey of their own of about 500 miles before they even get mated to the fuselage. It starts with a short road trip on a wacky 96 wheel trailer to the river Dee, then by barge to Mostyn Docks, in North Wales, then ship to Bordeaux, then canal barge and finally road to Toulouse. I’d hate to be in charge of logistics at Airbus!
 
wilco
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RE: Wings By Sea

Sat Mar 13, 2004 2:38 am

hey econoboy.... did the article say approx. when the trip would start?
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carduelis
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RE: Wings By Sea

Sat Mar 13, 2004 2:57 am

Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
 
EconoBoy
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RE: Wings By Sea

Sat Mar 13, 2004 3:34 am

Wilco, the article said the journey would start 'in the next few weeks'. A little vague, but since the maiden flight is less than 12 months away, it can't be long.