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What's Going To Happen To MSN5000?

Thu May 03, 2007 11:53 pm

I have just found this picture on PlanePictures.net of MSN5000 (A380 Static Test AC) it is in a right mess and now doesn't even have any landing gear like it did on it's roll out. It is now on metal posts.

http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=618908

What is going to happen to MSN5000?

And why does it have 'Pamela A380' written on the side?

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RE: What's Going To Happen To MSN5000?

Thu May 03, 2007 11:56 pm

I'd imagine that 'PAMELA' would be an acronym for something or other. The a/c does look a right state, I imagine the airframe was put through quite a lot of stress during testing, so I guess it would remain as a static test bed with Airbus.
 
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RE: What's Going To Happen To MSN5000?

Fri May 04, 2007 12:04 am

lol looks like they scrapping them already

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RE: What's Going To Happen To MSN5000?

Fri May 04, 2007 12:12 am

Quoting AirbusA346 (Thread starter):
What is going to happen to MSN5000?

Part of the PAMELA project it will be dismantled and recycled.

http://www.airbus.com/en/myairbus/fe...es/features_items/PAMELA_A380.html

Quoting AirbusA346 (Thread starter):
And why does it have 'Pamela A380' written on the side?

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RE: What's Going To Happen To MSN5000?

Fri May 04, 2007 1:02 am

That guy holding the front up must be strong...

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RE: What's Going To Happen To MSN5000?

Fri May 04, 2007 1:24 am

Quoting RobK (Reply 4):
That guy holding the front up must be strong...

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