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A380 First Flight With "passagers" In Sept

Sun Aug 20, 2006 4:51 am

Airbus: premiers vols "habités" sur l'A380 du 4 au 7 septembre à Toulouse

TOULOUSE, 19 août 2006 (AFP) -
Les premiers passagers de l'A380 prendront place dans le cadre de la campagne d'essai à bord du gros porteur pour des vols long courrier du 4 au 7 septembre afin de tester le confort des cabines, a-t-on appris samedi auprès d'Airbus France à Toulouse.


Airbus: first flight "with passagers" on A380 from 4 to 7 September in Toulouse

Toulouse, August 19th 2006 (AFP) -
First passagers will take place during first set of long flight test from 4 to 7 of September in order to test interior aircraft comfort. Information coming from Airbus France in Toulouse.
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Thorben
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RE: A380 First Flight With "passagers" In Sept

Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:40 pm

Hey, where can I sign up to be a "tester"??
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RE: A380 First Flight With "passagers" In Sept

Mon Aug 21, 2006 1:03 am

Quoting Thorben (Reply 1):
Hey, where can I sign up to be a "tester"??

Just thinking the same thing, or do they already have volunteer's??

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RE: A380 First Flight With "passagers" In Sept

Mon Aug 21, 2006 1:07 am

Quoting Thorben (Reply 1):
Hey, where can I sign up to be a "tester"??

I was thinking the same thing. I'd gladly pay my own way to TLS just so I could participate in the flights.

By the way, I read somewhere else that the "passengers" will be culled from the manufacturers' ranks; however, I'd be curious to know if any customer-airline employees will participate as well. Kind of like observers in order to prepare for their respective revenue flights.
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RE: A380 First Flight With "passagers" In Sept

Mon Aug 21, 2006 1:08 am

Most of the testers will be randomly drawn from a pool of volunteer Airbus personnel.

The rest will be official representatives of Airbus, its partners, customers and regulating agencies.

Don't remember whether the media will be allowed.

So no, you can't volunteer unless you're one of those.
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RE: A380 First Flight With "passagers" In Sept

Mon Aug 21, 2006 1:21 am

Quoting BlueFlyer (Reply 4):
Most of the testers will be randomly drawn from a pool of volunteer Airbus personnel.

The list of Airbus employees who were successful in the draw for places has already been circulated internally. It was run as a lottery, you had to put your name in and whether you got on the short flights or long flights was a matter of chance.
 
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RE: A380 First Flight With "passagers" In Sept

Mon Aug 21, 2006 2:33 am

Will you come to Montréal, or go to Toronto?

Or, none of the above?
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RE: A380 First Flight With "passagers" In Sept

Mon Aug 21, 2006 3:34 am

A friend of mine was drawn on the 10 hour flight, but is unable to go as we fly out to Italy on the day he would return to the UK.

All of the flights depart from Toulouse, and land back at Toulouse. They are not scheduled to stop at any other airports.
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