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Last A380 Test

Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:33 am

As most of us in watching the A380 visit to the USA, which should be successful as Airbus officials says. I was wondering after the enormous stage in December where the Europeans & American civil aviation administrations approved the A380, is this USA flights the last stage in testing the aircraft? if no what else, and in the next six months is there any airline that will do as LH, take the aircraft with passengers to certain destination for any other purpose.

*two A380s today travelled to the USA one from TLS (which is empty) and the other one from FRA which carried 500 person including LH, Airbus executives and reporters.
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RE: Last A380 Test

Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:27 am

Quoting UAEflyer (Thread starter): this USA flights the last stage in testing the aircraft? if no what else...

These flights are named "route prooving flights". There will be a few more such flights, to Hong Kong and Singapore, if memory serves me well.

They have several purposes.

The primary purpose: Be sure that the customers have been monitoring the overall performance of the plane very carefully.

It is also a PR stunt.
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs

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