leelaw
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Easa Eyes 15 December For A380 Type Approval

Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:40 pm

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is planning an early Christmas present for Airbus this year, with agency insiders pointing to a definitive date of 15 december for A380 type certification...

http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles...deadline+for+Airbus+A380+type.html
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keesje
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RE: Easa Eyes 15 December For A380 Type Approval

Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:58 pm

I heard many of the people involved in design, testing & certification are frustrated because they produced what proves to be an excellent aircraft which but this has completely been overshadowed by the production issues / management shake ups.

Luckely the airlines know.
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scouseflyer
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RE: Easa Eyes 15 December For A380 Type Approval

Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:06 pm

Quoting Keesje (Reply 1):
I heard many of the people involved in design, testing & certification are frustrated because they produced what proves to be an excellent aircraft which but this has completely been overshadowed by the production issues / management shake ups.

It's such a shame - they've made a great plane but they can't get the production line running properly
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Adria
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RE: Easa Eyes 15 December For A380 Type Approval

Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:16 pm

Well no doubt about that the A380 is probably performing wery well and the continuing trust of the airlines is clearly showing that. An almost two year delay is a problem now but in the long run this should not prevent the A380 from making a profit...
 
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RE: Easa Eyes 15 December For A380 Type Approval

Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:18 pm

Forgot to add - that's great news for the programme (finally).

Does anyone know what they're going to do with the development a/c then. I know they're going to eventually be sold to EY but will they all then stop flying for refitting - ie we might have the plane certified but then not flying for a few months?
 
leelaw
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RE: Easa Eyes 15 December For A380 Type Approval

Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:33 pm

Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 4):
I know they're going to eventually be sold to EY but will they all then stop flying for refitting - ie we might have the plane certified but then not flying for a few months?

IIRC, hasn't Airbus already announced that two of the thirteen projected deliveries in 2008 will be former flight-test aircraft refurbished/refitted for EY, and that these deliveries will be in advance of those to EK?
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