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A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:36 pm

The EASA has today given the approval fort the A380 .

In german

http://www.airliners.de/industrie/na...n/artikelseite.php?articleid=10380

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12.12.2006, Köln (dpa) - Für den Super-Airbus A380 ist der Weg für den Liniendienst frei. Die Europäische Agentur für Flugsicherheit (EASA) in Köln teilte am Dienstag auf Anfrage mit, dass die «Muster- Zulassung» für das Basismodell in Toulouse übergeben werde. Die Basisversion sei von der EASA als sicher befunden worden, alle Bauvorschriften seien eingehalten worden, erklärte eine EASA- Sprecherin. Jedoch müssten die von den einzelnen Fluglinien gewünschten Modifizierungen später eigens zugelassen werden. Der A380 für 481 bis 853 Passagiere ist von 42 EASA-Experten in Hunderten von Flugtests und Einzelprüfungen getestet worden. ///

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Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:43 pm




Congratulations to Airbus on this wonderful achievement. Now it's time that they get these birds flying with SQ.  Smile

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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:44 pm

Good news. Congratulations Airbus!

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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:46 pm

I presume that the FAA will do the same in the next hours-days.
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:02 pm

It has been confirmed by Airbus the A380-800 has been given it's airworthy certificate from EASA today.

A press release will be sent out in the coming hours.
 
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:09 pm

Quoting Sabenapilot (Reply 4):
It has been confirmed by Airbus the A380-800 has been given it's airworthy certificate from EASA today.

A press release will be sent out in the coming hours.

Cool, so that's pending the slamming the brakes on at 180 mph test
 
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:15 pm

Congratulations Airbus for this achievement!
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:16 pm

Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 5):
Cool, so that's pending the slamming the brakes on at 180 mph test

Type certification is not dependant on this, as the A380-800 has successfully demonstrated its ability to perform safe RTO's already.

What is to be done is a RTO at a slightly higher TOW than the ones done before, so the A380 sees it current MTOW limitation raised to its designed MTOW limit from the MTOW limit it currently has been given as derived from the initial lower energy RTOs...

Expect this to be done after the well-deserved vacations.
 
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:17 pm

Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 5):
Quoting Sabenapilot (Reply 4):
It has been confirmed by Airbus the A380-800 has been given it's airworthy certificate from EASA today.

A press release will be sent out in the coming hours.

Cool, so that's pending the slamming the brakes on at 180 mph test

Yet another A380 "milestone" punctuated with an asterisk.  Wink
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Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:22 pm

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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:27 pm

Quoting Sabenapilot (Reply 8):
What is to be done is a RTO at a slightly higher TOW than the ones done before, so the A380 sees it current MTOW limitation raised to its designed MTOW limit from the MTOW limit it currently has been given as derived from the initial lower energy RTOs...

Sabenapilot, what IS the specific MTOW figure to which this certification applies?
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:38 pm

Quote:
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Flugtechnisch erhielt das Riesenflugzeug aber Bestnoten.

German news said the A380 got flighttechnical bestnotes from EASA.

Hope its right ,feel free to correct me.However great archievement now they have to fix the ramp up. Cant wait to see the A380 flying for Airlines.

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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:47 pm

Quoting AutoThrust (Reply 14):
German news said the A380 got flighttechnical bestnotes from EASA.

That´s it , but some Boeing cheerleaders bash this A/C all the time here at A.net
it´s important to see that the A/C technical is very good and that the delays are Production Problems and not because the A/C isn´t good.
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:48 pm

Quoting WINGS (Reply 15):
With yet another 10 months of waiting before it is delivered to SQ.

Sadly.  Sad I'm still looking forward to flying on it though.  Smile Since SIN-FRA apparently won't be getting a WhaleJet (at least not SQ, and LH are more likely to upgauge to the B747-8 given their loads) and I don't fly SIN-LHR and SIN-SYD, I'll have to hope for LAX-NRT or perhaps SFO-HKG if the payload/range performance is sufficient.
 
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:49 pm

* FAA has also given Approval
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:51 pm

Congratulations Airbus!

Quoting Leelaw (Reply 9):
Yet another A380 "milestone" punctuated with an asterisk.



Quoting Zvezda (Reply 12):
Congratulations to Airbus!!! This is only 10 months after scheduled first delivery. That must be a new record.

You know I was just driving back home 10 minutes ago and could see a 380 on final approach to TLS (the runways are parallel -about 3 km. to the south- of the road to where I live) and I was in awe, what a wonderful bird in the sky, and it got me thinking of all the people on a.net who love to bash Airbus, as can be seen above. Why don't you all just drop you nonsensce. True aviation anthusiasts would only be wishing the best for each manufacturer. If you don't have anything positive or even interetsing to add to these discussion, then just bloody refrain from entering the thread, as there are many of us who enjoy reading about Airbus milestones, and those of all other manufacturers without having to resort to childish and very tired snide remarks which are of no news. Wow, I think this could actually be one of my Christmass wishes... not that's sad!
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:52 pm

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 17):
Since SIN-FRA apparently won't be getting a WhaleJet

Why not ? they have 2 daily Flights and FRA is one of the most important Airports
and being a big *A hub I doubt SQ will not fly it to FRA...
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:01 pm

Quoting LHStarAlliance (Reply 20):
Why not ? they have 2 daily Flights and FRA is one of the most important Airports
and being a big *A hub I doubt SQ will not fly it to FRA...

SQ are switching the FRA flights from the Jumbo to the B777-300ER. The busier of the two SQ flights flies wingtips with the LH flight on which SQ codeshares. The LH flight is never as full (presumably due to the different service levels). By downgauging, SQ keeps the highest revenue passengers and shifts the lowest revenue passengers onto the codeshare.

Remember, SQ have only 10 WhaleJets on order. That's just enough to fly 2x LHR, 1x SYD, and SIN-NRT-LAX and one or two shorter flights like HKG, ICN, or NRT.
 
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:05 pm

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 21):
Remember, SQ have only 10 WhaleJets on order. That's just enough to fly 2x LHR, 1x SYD, and SIN-NRT-LAX and one or two shorter flights like HKG, ICN, or NRT.

Well as soon as they firm up their 9 options, it will allow for some more manoeuvrability.

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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:11 pm

Congratulations Airbus!! You succeeded and that soo soon after some 'minor troubles'.

What's the official nickname for the A380? Just 380 or WhaleJet, SuperJumbo, Le President (eyewink to the Boeing doubledecker the Stratocruiser "El Presidente"), GigaBus?
 
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:17 pm

Excellent! Can't wait so seee/fly on this bird. Hopefully I'll get a chance sometime in the near future. Ciao,
 
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:18 pm

Quoting Boeing777/747 (Reply 24):
What's the official nickname for the A380? Just 380 or WhaleJet, SuperJumbo, Le President (eyewink to the Boeing doubledecker the Stratocruiser "El Presidente"), GigaBus?

Superjumbo is definitely most comonly used however BBoyz on this forum call it Whalejet.
 
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:22 pm

Greaaat to see the his happening.

Does this mean Airbus can now work on making three of the test birds ready for EY??
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:40 pm

Quoting Thorben (Reply 29):
Does this mean Airbus can now work on making three of the test birds ready for EY??

Will they get this A/Cs before SQ ?
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:45 pm

Quoting LHStarAlliance (Reply 30):
Will they get this A/Cs before SQ ?

SQ get the first three. Then EK, then QF, then EY.
 
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:46 pm

Quoting Toulouse (Reply 19):
all the people on a.net who love to bash Airbus, as can be seen above. Why don't you all just drop you nonsensce. True aviation anthusiasts would only be wishing the best for each manufacturer. If you don't have anything positive or even interetsing to add to these discussion, then just bloody refrain from entering the thread, as there are many of us who enjoy reading about Airbus milestones, and those of all other manufacturers without having to resort to childish and very tired snide remarks which are of no news.

I take great exception to your comments, as I've posted all manner of unbiased media reports about the A380, both positive and negative, usually without any personal comment for the forum's consideration. The fact that I greet today's rather anticlimactic news with a certain amount of muted cynicism doesn't make me a second-class enthusiast or childish. Conversely, I'm someone with a perfectly legitimate and informed point of view, shared by many others in this forum, who's earned the right to freely express myself in any thread I choose to participate in.
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:51 pm

Happy for the Airbus fans that there's some progress being reported.

Quoting Boeing777/747 (Reply 24):
What's the official nickname for the A380?

The great thing about nicknames is that they're almost never 'official.' For the record, I don't use the term 'Whalejet' because I think it's an ugly word - I tend to call both the 747/8 and the A380 'jumbos.' Probably because I've always preferred small aeroplanes to large ones; I can remember when even inter-continental travel was in six-across aeroplanes, and still prefer that to today's 'flying cathedrals.'

Boeing 777/747, I get the feeling that the A380 will always remain the A380. Relatively few aeroplanes acquire nicknames. Boeing never really sought them, the 707 was always called just that, as is the 737. Lately Boeing seem to have been trying to promote them - as in 'Dreamliner', 'Inter-Continental' - but I'll be surprised if they really catch on.

Oddly enough, the British were the only ones who consistently marketed aeroplanes by name instead of by number. Think of 'Britannia,' 'Viscount,' 'Comet,' 'Trident'......they even rejected 'DC3' and called it the 'Dakota', a name that eventually got adopted even back in the USA.

But if Boeing or Airbus really want to establish 'name awareness' for their various models, they'll have to start with the NEXT ones they produce. If you start off with a mere number, it tends to 'stick'......
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:53 pm

Quoting Leelaw (Reply 32):
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LOL! I can imagine the arguments!
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:56 pm

'bout bloody time an all! Congrats airbus. Lets get her into service and prove the doubting thomas's wrong.  highfive 
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:00 pm

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 31):
SQ get the first three. Then EK, then QF, then EY.

I know that, but isn´t one test A/C already with the cabin fitted ?
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:03 pm

Quoting LHStarAlliance (Reply 16):
That�s it , but some Boeing cheerleaders bash this A/C all the time here at A.net
it�s important to see that the A/C technical is very good and that the delays are Production Problems and not because the A/C isn�t good.

Indeed thank god this plane is performing great, so maybe one day the bashers will have to eat their own words.

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True aviation anthusiasts would only be wishing the best for each manufacturer. If you don't have anything positive or even interetsing to add to these discussion, then just bloody refrain from entering the thread, as there are many of us who enjoy reading about Airbus milestones, and those of all other manufacturers without having to resort to childish and very tired snide remarks which are of no news.

 thumbsup  Couldnt be said better, its really getting tiresome on A.net all this unconstructive bashing(both sides), i would really wish Airliners Moderators would look more into the A vs B wars and end it.
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Quoting Danny (Reply 28):
Superjumbo is definitely most comonly used however BBoyz on this forum call it Whalejet.

True, all media calls it Superjumbo. Some people cant accept it, but thats anyway only on A.net wich doesnt really matter.
Wich doesnt mean the 747 doesnt deserve the title : Queen of the Sky
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:06 pm

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 31):

SQ get the first three. Then EK, then QF, then EY.

I think that you got the airlines in the wrong order.

It will be the following

1-Singapore Airlines
2-Qantas
3-Emirates
4-Ethiad


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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:08 pm

Quoting LHStarAlliance (Reply 37):
I know that, but isn´t one test A/C already with the cabin fitted ?

MSN002 and MSN007 have cabins fitted as far as I know.
 
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:12 pm

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 40):
Quoting LHStarAlliance (Reply 37):
I know that, but isn´t one test A/C already with the cabin fitted ?

MSN002 and MSN007 have cabins fitted as far as I know.

Maybe they're not EY cabins?
 
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:15 pm

Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 41):
Maybe they're not EY cabins?

Oh , that´s it .
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:15 pm

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 40):
MSN002 and MSN007 have cabins fitted as far as I know.

Yes, MSN007 recently returned to TLS after more than seven-months on the ground at XFW being fitted-out with an approximately 475 seat "test" cabin.

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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:46 pm

Quoting Sabenapilot (Reply 8):
Expect this to be done after the well-deserved vacations.

I understand that you're referring to the flight test staff, but nobody at Airbus should be advertising vacations these days. I'd keep it quiet.  smile 

No doubt the workers at Airbus deserve the congratulations and an upbeat end to a stressful 2006. Happy Holidays to all who did the work!  santahat 

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Quoting AutoThrust (Reply 38):
i would really wish Airliners Moderators would look more into the A vs B wars and end it

Alternatively, those who object to the A vs B nonsense could stop feeding the trolls and get on with life...
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:05 am

@Toulouse:

The Boeing supporters have been FAR more civil than Airbus fans during last weeks LH 748 purchase. I would respectfully suggest you reign in your collegues before you start pointing out issues on the otherside. And certification is forever late... What Z said was totally accurate.

@all:

As someone on the 'B' side of fence (apparently), I would ask that the Boeing supporters take the high road and not sh*t on this thread. Just becuase some folks here do it doesn't make it right and you know it.

With that said gratz to Airbus. Technically a very nice achievement.

Any word on when production certification will be issued??
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:05 am

Congratulations to Airbus for completing this important milestone on the path to airline service. Getting all the paperwork completed for certification is always a major pain.

Quoting Thorben (Reply 29):
Does this mean Airbus can now work on making three of the test birds ready for EY??

At least one airplane will be needed for the high energy RTO and the autoland qualification test work still needs to be done. It is probably still too early to release all the flight test airplanes to re-furb.
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:11 am

Quoting OldAeroGuy (Reply 46):

At least one airplane will be needed for the high energy RTO and the autoland qualification test work still needs to be done. It is probably still too early to release all the flight test airplanes to re-furb.

MSN001 will forever remain an Airbus test aircraft.
 
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:18 am

Quoting OldAeroGuy (Reply 46):
Congratulations to Airbus for completing this important milestone on the path to airline service. Getting all the paperwork completed for certification is always a major pain.

 checkmark ...congratulations to Airbus on this notable milestone.... Smile

While I'm highly critical of management, this certification is the culmination of the years of hard work by all of the employees of Airbus and all of the subcontrators..

Quoting Toulouse (Reply 19):
True aviation anthusiasts would only be wishing the best for each manufacturer.

I agree...however, see below  down 

Quoting Osiris30 (Reply 45):
The Boeing supporters have been FAR more civil than Airbus fans during last weeks LH 748 purchase. I would respectfully suggest you reign in your collegues before you start pointing out issues on the otherside. And certification is forever late... What Z said was totally accurate.
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:19 am

an interesting side story:

According to EADS/Airbus SAS CEO Louis Gallois who just spoke on the ceremony in TLS, Airbus is now in a position to officially confirm the A380-800 is meeting and even exceeding all expectations in terms of performance, range, environmental friendliness and cabin comfort.
 
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:24 am

Quoting Slz396 (Reply 44):
According to EADS/Airbus SAS CEO Louis Gallois who just spoke on the ceremony in TLS, Airbus is now in a position to officially confirm the A380-800 is meeting and even exceeding all expectations in terms of performance, range, environmental friendliness and cabin comfort.

I eagerly await publication of the data. What's the empty weight?
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:24 am

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 47):
Quoting OldAeroGuy (Reply 46):

At least one airplane will be needed for the high energy RTO and the autoland qualification test work still needs to be done. It is probably still too early to release all the flight test airplanes to re-furb.

MSN001 will forever remain an Airbus test aircraft.

According to recent statements from Airbus executives, both MSN007 & 009 will probably continue in the flight-test program until well into 2007, probably until the Engine Alliance GP7200 powered variant is certified in the second-half of next year. MSN 002 & 004 may well be headed for refurbishment and cabin fit-out for EY soon, given how long that process is taking on other aircraft.
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:24 am

@slz396:

Any word on what being exceeded vs. 'merely' met? Exceeding cabin noise targets, while just meeting fuel consumption gaurantees isn't nearly as good as the other way around (rather obviously).

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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:19 am

Airbus Press Release:

Airbus A380 receives joint EASA & FAA Type Certification
12 December 2006

The world's largest commercial airliner, the 555-seat Airbus A380, has received joint European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Type Certification on 12th December 2006. The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines

The EASA A380 Type Certificate was signed by EASA's Executive Director, Patrick Goudou; and the FAA A380 Type Certificate by John Hickey, FAA's Head of Certification The documents were handed over to Airbus' Executive Vice President Engineering, Alain Garcia. The Ceremony, held at the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, was attended by the Honorable Marion Blakey, FAA Administrator, and by senior officials from Civil Aviation Authorities from several countries worldwide.

"This double seal of approval represents a key milestone for the A380 programme. It recognises the quality of the work performed by all those who have worked hard for many years on the development of this superb, new technology leading aircraft. My thanks go to all of them, including to the EASA and FAA teams, for this outstanding achievement," says Louis Gallois, Airbus President and CEO. "But more than anything, it provides clear evidence of the technical soundness of the A380, and confirms that the aircraft is meeting or exceeding the expectations in terms of performance, range, environmental friendliness, and cabin comfort. Both our customers and their passengers will love it."

The Certification by the two major international governing bodies comes after the A380 successfully completed a stringent programme of certification trials which has taken its airframe and systems well beyond their design limits to ensure the aircraft meets - or even exceeds - all airworthiness criteria. The A380 is also the first aircraft to which 21st century certification standards were applied.

The flight test campaign has also revealed that the aircraft is meeting the guaranteed performance both in terms of fuel burn and range. Because of its very low fuel burn, contributing to the lowest operating costs, it will produce very low emissions. An environmental champion, it is also quieter than any other airliner, meeting the stringent noise restrictions at London Heathrow. The A380 also has the quietest cabin in the skies and provides a very smooth ride. Also, all the pilots who have flown it, enjoy its remarkable handling qualities.

Five aircraft have been involved in the intensive flight test programme, four of which have Rolls Royce Trent 900 engines and one is powered by Engine Alliance GP7200 engines. To date, the aircraft have accumulated over 2,600 flight hours in 800 flights, with over 80 airline and certification pilots having flown the aircraft. During its test campaign, the A380 was also welcomed at 38 airports around the world, proving its easy airport acceptance and compatibility.

The A380-800 is designed to carry an average of 555 passengers in a three class layout over distances up to 8,000 nm/15,000 km. To-date, Airbus has received 166 orders and commitments from 15 customers for the A380, with the first due to be delivered to first operator Singapore Airlines in October 2007.

Airbus is an EADS company.

Notes to Editors:

The A380 test programme started with systems testing in 2001, structural testing in November 2004 and structural fatigue testing in September 2005. This then led to one of the most extensive certification flight test programmes in the history of Airbus, marked with the first flight on 27th April 2005 and ending on 30th November 2006 with the successful around the globe technical route-proving trip, which took the aircraft over both poles, testing the aircraft’s performance under normal airline operations.

The flight tests have been designed to assess the general handling qualities of the aircraft, operational performance, airfield noise as well as systems operation, in normal mode, failure cases and extreme conditions. For the extreme weather trials Airbus has taken the aircraft from the cold of Northern Canada, to the desert heat of the Gulf and hot and high altitudes of Ethiopia & Colombia where it yielded excellent results and in many cases surpassed its design targets.

Further flight tests for certification purposes have been dedicated to water ingestion trials; low speed take-off tests (VMU trials); flutter; and rejected take off and landings. In addition to a number of wake vortex trials required for certification, Airbus has performed and continues to perform a large series of tests and measurements in this area. These tests have been designed to gather data to support recommendations by the A380 Wake Vortex Steering Group made to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), regarding safe wake vortex separation criteria for aircraft following an A380 for various flight conditions.

In addition to flight test success, further highlights have included airport compatibility trials with a total of 38 airports visited to date around the globe during which the ability to operate the A380 in the same way as existing large aircraft has been demonstrated.

The A380 cabin also underwent a series of tests for certification, including the successful evacuation test, performed at Airbus' Hamburg site, Germany, on 26th March 2006. During this largest ever aircraft evacuation trial 853 passengers and 20 crew members left the aircraft within 78 seconds - 12 seconds less than required, validating 853 as the maximum passenger seating capacity, for the A380-800.

Although not required for certification, but part of Airbus' commitment to smooth entry into service, Airbus undertook a series of four Early Long Flights in September 2006 where over 2000 Airbus employees took part to assess the cabin environment and systems in flight. These followed a 15 hour Virtual Long Flight, that took place in May 2006 in Hamburg, where 474 Airbus employees tested cabin systems in simulated long haul conditions.


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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:19 am

Quoting Osiris30 (Reply 44):

(Sorry for not quoting, on my phone right now)

I think you need a hybrid/pda (assuming you aren't using one already) to make life easier.. Smile
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:31 am

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 46):
I think you need a hybrid/pda (assuming you aren't using one already) to make life easier..

Offtopic: I am, but Javascript isn't fully supported and cutting and pasting is a major PITA on that small screen. The Blackberry is great, but A.net isn't really PDA friendly just yet.
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:31 am

congrats to the A380 for certification.

Straight from the horses mouth though:

'The flight test campaign has also revealed that the aircraft is meeting the guaranteed performance both in terms of fuel burn and range. '


figure if it was actually beating the promises, they would have said so...no?
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RE: A380 Gets Easa Approval

Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:35 am

Quoting BlatantEcho (Reply 48):
'The flight test campaign has also revealed that the aircraft is meeting the guaranteed performance both in terms of fuel burn and range. '

figure if it was actually beating the promises, they would have said so...no?

Ya that's a reasonable assumption. Which, when couped with the fact the engines are reportedly performing better than advertised means the plane is probably still a little heavy. Time will tell once Airbus clarifies. We should be cautious in damning them based on one quote, because, well, frankly, they suck at giving accurate quotes.
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