Farnbourgh 2000

Thu Jul 20, 2000 8:22 pm

Hi guys!
I was looking at the show guide and was very surprised to see that Airbus doesn't have any aircraft there and also saw that although Boeing will have the 767-400 abd BBJ, both will be static and not flying. Will there not be any big (commercial) aircraft flying?
Please try to answer!!

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RE: Farnbourgh 2000

Thu Jul 20, 2000 9:42 pm

I was surprised too but when you look on the aircraft location shows that Airbus will have an A340 and an A320, at least on static display. Boeing will also have a 707 their which will be great. Anyone planning on attending? I will be visiting on Saturday the 29th!!!!

oh yea, also the beluga will be their as well, based ofcourse on the map again....
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RE: Farnbourgh 2000

Thu Jul 20, 2000 9:46 pm

If Airbus will have the A340 at Farnborough, I wonder will it be the Rolls-Royce Trent 500 testbed plane they're flying now. After all, Airbus started flight tests of the Trent 500 on a modified A343 back on June 20, 2000.
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RE: Farnbourgh 2000

Thu Jul 20, 2000 9:52 pm

the map says the A340 is "RR TRENT AT NO. 2" so it could very well be!

RE: Farnbourgh 2000

Thu Jul 20, 2000 9:55 pm

I am attending on both public days. Check out the official site for the latest news on whats flying.
Anyone off to Cottesmore this weekend? I know its only military but it is far bigger than Farnborough and flying lasts for 8 hrs or so (I think) I saw the A340 in original cls at Farnborough a few years ago. Another thing is that they always arrange a BA Concorde to fly in on the Saturday and leave last thing on the Sunday. Believe me its great to be that close to it on take-off. You never know, it could come in again this time. I dont think it was advertised on the previous shows, but came in anyway.
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RE: Farnbourgh 2000

Fri Jul 21, 2000 2:19 am

Hi guys, here's what Airbus says about its participation at Farnborough:

(Airbus press release)

"Airbus comes to Farnborough following a record year in 1999 and an equally promising first six months of 2000, during which it continued to achieve its long-standing target of winning around half of all airliner orders in the 100-seat+ category. Moreover, following commercial launch of the A3XX in June, Airbus’ product offering is now complete at the top end of the spectrum, with a market-tailored very large aircraft that will set a new standard for the way people fly.

Airbus’ exhibit will feature a large-scale model of this 21st century flagship, whose advanced technology, novel interior design and unmatched spaciousness will change the face of air travel for years to come. Visitors may also view 1/20th-scale replicas of the long-range A330-200 and A340-600, alongside 1/100th scale half-models of the complete product line. An interactive database equipped with video screens will be available to access detailed information about Airbus Industrie and its comprehensive aircraft family.

On Monday, July 24, 2000, at 11 a.m., Airbus will hold a press conference to discuss its commercial and industrial activities this year, and to brief the audience on its very latest achievements. Further media briefings are also to be expected during the course of the week.

Airbus’ A340-300 flying testbed, currently powered by a Rolls-Royce Trent 500 in place of one of the four CFM International CFM56-5C4 engines which generally power the aircraft ,will be on static display throughout the show. The flight test campaign currently underway will culminate in type certification of the Trent 500 by the end of the year and entry into service of the engine with Airbus’ new A340-500/600 aircraft in 2002. In addition, an A340 in Lufthansa livery will participate in the daily flying displays from July 21st to July 30th.

An A300-600ST Super Transporter “Beluga” – the largest cargo carrier in the world - will arrive on July 21st and remain on static display throughout the show. The Beluga offers the most voluminous main deck cargo compartment of any aircraft flying, and is capable of transporting up to 1,500 cubic meters of volumetric freight.

Finally, an Airbus Corporate Jetliner operated by Twinjet will arrive on July 24th. This aircraft, which offers the ultimate in executive travel, will be on static display in the morning of July 25th and 26th and will depart on the afternoon of July 26th."

(end of press release).

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RE: Farnbourgh 2000

Fri Jul 21, 2000 7:44 am

I have around Farnborugh all this week and can tell you that the Airbus and Boeing contingents still havent arrived. Because of there late arrival its holding up the positioning of aircraft for the main static park, especially the Beluga. The 764 thats attending is in the special world tour livery and it should arrive on the 21st, its been doing demo flights out of Gatwick and Luton I beleive today.

Sorry no BA Concorde this year although there is a rumour that an Air France aircraft may turn up. The three ship Embraer combine have been practising all week but cant seem to get it right.


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