MEA321
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After A380 Ceremony...What's The Next Step?

Wed Jan 19, 2005 10:55 pm

On Tuesday, January 18 the Airbus A380 was revealed to the world to a reception of thousands in Toulouse, France. It was a positive step in the right direction, and it showed progress. However what happens next?

Will the plane featured on the 18th (F-WWOW) be also the first A380 to fly?

What is going on now in preparation for the first flight? When will the first flight be?
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RE: After A380 Ceremony...What's The Next Step?

Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:00 pm

I believe they have to go do the ground/static testing next, then the test flights, then certification, production and first pax flight.

It is still the ugliest airplane I could ever have immagined.
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RE: After A380 Ceremony...What's The Next Step?

Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:22 pm

Not ugly, just "stubby." According to the A380 chauvanists that will soon be remedied by the forthcoming A389.
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RE: After A380 Ceremony...What's The Next Step?

Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:53 pm

First flight planned in march, no date set as far as I know.

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RE: After A380 Ceremony...What's The Next Step?

Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:04 am

Lots of testing is what is next. It's just about impossible to build a new plane without a few teething problems and now is the time to find them - before they go to the airlines.
 
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RE: After A380 Ceremony...What's The Next Step?

Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:38 am

I thought the 31st was the fist flight date??

I baught tickets for that time!
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RE: After A380 Ceremony...What's The Next Step?

Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:44 am

The Test Flight is the mos awaited.Can't wait to see the Landing.
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RE: After A380 Ceremony...What's The Next Step?

Thu Jan 20, 2005 1:31 am

@ AlitaliaMD11

there is no fixed date for a first flight. actually, there never is. You're not going to rush a plane into the air for the first time, when u think it could use a few days more work...

But you can be pretty sure that it will be during the last 2 weeks of march...

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RE: After A380 Ceremony...What's The Next Step?

Thu Jan 20, 2005 1:48 am

Alitalia MD11

I also want to go see the first flight, but I will need a specific date so I can get the tickets ( I can buy them now for the 31st for 30 pounds return on easyjet!)

Maybe we could arrange a little TLS meeting with more fellow a.netters that want to be there as well!

Cheers

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RE: After A380 Ceremony...What's The Next Step?

Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:00 am

I was hoping to see an exact date. I will be in France the second week of April. It will an amazing sight to see this aircraft fly.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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