bobg
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380 Coming To JNB?

Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:20 pm

I have just heard a rumour that the 380 is expected to visit JNB in the near future. Does anyone have any information in this regard?

Bob
 
JoKeR
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RE: 380 Coming To JNB?

Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:30 pm

Definitely... hot and high testing; JNB is world renowned for it
 
RIGS
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RE: 380 Coming To JNB?

Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:42 pm

It is a pity that it won't make it down to Durban. Would love to see it.  cry 
 
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RE: 380 Coming To JNB?

Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:53 pm

My information is that Airbus will be making a presentation to SAA within the next month and, depending on the interest, a decision will be made to bring the aircraft here.

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 1):
hot and high testing; JNB is world renowned for it

It makes sense, with SAA having a full Airbus maintenance facility here too, but it would appear that the initial hot and high testing is taking place in Colombia. There's only a couple of months left to get any "hot" testing in before late in the year.
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RE: 380 Coming To JNB?

Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:31 pm

SAA have more than once been mentioned as a possible/likely A380 customer...

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