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Eads Co-head Says A380 Flight In April

Thu Mar 03, 2005 5:04 pm

"FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The Airbus A380 superjumbo will have its maiden flight at the start of April, the co-chief of EADS, which owns 80 percent of Airbus, said on Wednesday.

"I have no doubt that the first flight will be successful," Rainer Hertrich told Reuters in an interview.

Airbus was aiming for the A380 to have its first flight towards the end of March, but has said the date could slip into April.

Hertrich denied media reports that there were difficulties with the rear end of the plane or that the landing gear was causing concerns because of the weight of the A380, which is the world's biggest passenger plane. "

rest of the article can be found at..

http://in.news.yahoo.com/050302/137/2jxvl.html
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RE: Eads Co-head Says A380 Flight In April

Thu Mar 03, 2005 5:23 pm

Sounds like all the a.netters who want to witness the first flight better start booking those flights
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RE: Eads Co-head Says A380 Flight In April

Thu Mar 03, 2005 6:49 pm

PRETTY COOL.

I'm glad everything is going smoothly. These guys at Airbus are really doing an outstanding job as delays remain negligible for a project of this size.
 
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RE: Eads Co-head Says A380 Flight In April

Fri Mar 04, 2005 4:05 am

yah..pretty impressed given the enormity of the plane.....but the true test is to be seen....i'm planning on going, but not sure yet..
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RE: Eads Co-head Says A380 Flight In April

Fri Mar 04, 2005 4:35 am

I'm glad things are moving along for the first A380 flight. When building a new plane of this magnitude it's natural Airbus would take it's time and not fly until they are 100% sure they are ready. I'm confident it will be fine.

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RE: Eads Co-head Says A380 Flight In April

Fri Mar 04, 2005 4:48 am

Begining of April meaning the first? I fly out of TLS on the first Sad
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RE: Eads Co-head Says A380 Flight In April

Fri Mar 04, 2005 4:56 am

Please let it be April 4th...  crossfingers  that would be one hell of a birthday present... Big grin


But the month of April will do as well... after all, I was born the year (but, obviously, not the day or month) that the very first Airbus flew...
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