jos
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A380 Taxi Tests?

Mon Mar 07, 2005 5:01 am

Does anybody know if the taxi tests of the A380 started already ? or when they will start...
I'm planning a visit to Toulouse...
Thanks
Jos
 
BG777300ER
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RE: A380 Taxi Tests?

Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:11 am

I am pretty sure they haven't started yet or else someone would've mentioned it on airliners.net  Smile
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bill142
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RE: A380 Taxi Tests?

Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:23 am

well its pushing 2 months since they rolled out the aircraft and in a month or less its due to have its first flight. I think they would have conducted some form of tests with it by now.
 
Airlinerfreak
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RE: A380 Taxi Tests?

Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:34 am

I know the first flight is being conducted in two weeks I believe it is.
 
NYCA330
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RE: A380 Taxi Tests?

Tue Mar 08, 2005 3:35 am

Quoting Airlinerfreak (reply 3):
I know the first flight is being conducted in two weeks I believe it is.



Where did you hear this? I've seen anything from april to july here on this message board, nothing earlier.
 
curlyheadboy
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RE: A380 Taxi Tests?

Tue Mar 08, 2005 4:48 am

Well, that's interesting... me too was wondering why they haven't started taxi tests yet... do some of you guys know how much time is usually needed to carry out those tests ...?
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MEA321
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RE: A380 Taxi Tests?

Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:17 am

The Airbus A380 has already began taxi tests under its own power. From what I've been told it has been going on for quite a while now. I believe since the beginning of January.

Sources within the industry are saying March 29, but Airbus is remaining tight lipped about the first flight date. It could push well into the first week of April in the case of unfavorable weather.
MEA321