himmat01
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Why Is VT-EPT In Toulouse?

Thu Apr 14, 2005 2:02 am

Why has IC sent it's A320, VT-EPT to Toulouse? Why does it have a French registration? I can understand IC sending it over for some tests but why a change of registration to F-WWBY?


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breiz
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RE: Why Is VT-EPT In Toulouse?

Fri Apr 15, 2005 6:50 am

VT-EPT is on lease to Airbus for tests on new tyres. Since these tests are performed in Toulouse, France, by Airbus, the plane is re-registered with a temporary French test registration. Just normal procedure.
 
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RE: Why Is VT-EPT In Toulouse?

Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:01 pm

Quoting Breiz (Reply 1):

Thanks a lot for the info. Merci
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RE: Why Is VT-EPT In Toulouse?

Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:08 pm

I don't understand why Airbus brought in this particular aircraft for testing? I might be mistaken, but I thought IC were struggling to increase capacity due to non-availability of aircraft, so why lease one to Airbus?  confused 
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RE: Why Is VT-EPT In Toulouse?

Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:15 pm

Perhaps it has something to do with IC's unique double bogey landing gear. In order to certify a new tire type for IC to use they would need this type of aircraft. AFAIK the IC 320's are the only ones in existence.

That would be my guess at least.

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RE: Why Is VT-EPT In Toulouse?

Fri Apr 15, 2005 3:33 pm

Quoting Breiz (Reply 1):
VT-EPT is on lease to Airbus for tests on new tyres

Tests for tyres or MLGs.Any details.
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