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Interesting Fact About The F-WWDD!

Sat Jan 14, 2006 12:58 am

Hi all,

Just figured out something while browsing through planespotters.net. Did you know that F-WWDD, today, the Emirates "painted" A380 is using the same test reg that the famous A320 that crashed at the Hasbsheim Airshow in 1988?

 ashamed  Well, it's friday the 13th isn't it?

Enough pessismism: all other planes that used the WWDD test reg are still active today (and there are 51 of them! Big grin )
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RE: Interesting Fact About The F-WWDD!

Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:09 am

Quoting PipoA380 (Thread starter):

Just figured out something while browsing through planespotters.net. Did you know that F-WWDD, today, the Emirates "painted" A380 is using the same test reg that the famous A320 that crashed at the Hasbsheim Airshow in 1988?

C'mon man, don't jinx us. Colombia doens't wanna go down in history as the country where the A380 crashed!!!!
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RE: Interesting Fact About The F-WWDD!

Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:28 am

Quoting PipoA380 (Thread starter):
browsing through planespotters.net

shouldn't you be browsing thru Airliners.net ?
where is your loyality?!?!  Wink
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RE: Interesting Fact About The F-WWDD!

Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:53 am

Is that the A320 that was computer controlled and flew itself into a forest?

What about F-WWOW? Was that a previously used registration? Because it fits the first A380 perfectly, it definitly is a WOW.
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RE: Interesting Fact About The F-WWDD!

Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:21 pm

Quoting NHGrafx (Reply 3):
What about F-WWOW? Was that a previously used registration?

No that one's been reserved for the A380 exclusively! No other record of any WWOW before!

Quoting XORDLLAA (Reply 2):
shouldn't you be browsing thru Airliners.net ?
where is your loyality?!?!



 rotfl 

Quoting AcessColombia (Reply 1):
Colombia doens't wanna go down in history as the country where the A380 crashed!!!!

It won't  Wink Don't worrk, Friday the 13th is over!
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RE: Interesting Fact About The F-WWDD!

Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:36 pm

Quoting PipoA380 (Reply 4):

No that one's been reserved for the A380 exclusively! No other record of any WWOW befo

Classic Airbus PR  Smile
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RE: Interesting Fact About The F-WWDD!

Sun Jan 15, 2006 4:35 am

Quoting GARPD (Reply 5):
Classic Airbus PR

Actually I don't think it's that classic...

A few years ago Airbus was light years behind the competition in terms of PR, especially with the general public. They realized it could help selling planes to create a hype and they got on to it real heavy!

I think they're just doing a tad too much now. It evens turns into bad PR when the product quality is not what it was advertised to be...
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RE: Interesting Fact About The F-WWDD!

Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:11 am

Quoting Francoflier (Reply 6):
Actually I don't think it's that classic...

A few years ago Airbus was light years behind the competition in terms of PR, especially with the general public. They realized it could help selling planes to create a hype and they got on to it real heavy!

I think they're just doing a tad too much now. It evens turns into bad PR when the product quality is not what it was advertised to be...

You've got a point there
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