Aviation Photo #2104168 Airbus A320-214 - Untitled

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First flight for the first A320 equiped with Sharklets waiting name of the future customer
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Photo Added: May 14, 2012

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Anonymous
5 years ago
Anyone notice the Ram Air Turbine deployed?
Anonymous
5 years ago
What's that red thing hanging from the tail?
Anonymous
5 years ago
Very cool pic, although the term "sharklet" makes me cringe every time I see it - such a stupid name for what is essentially just a winglet.
Anonymous
5 years ago
I did notice the RAT in action even before I noticed the sharklets:D
Anonymous
5 years ago
I have a feeling this one is destined for Air New Zealand.
Anonymous
5 years ago
In the thumbnail i thought it was tupolev
Anonymous
5 years ago
Those are winglets not sharklets. And what's the orange thing she's dragging?
Anonymous
5 years ago
Why is the RAT deployed?
Anonymous
5 years ago
You like po'tay'to, I like po'tah'to. You like to'may'to, I like to'mah'to. You say sharklets, I say winglets. Let's call the whole thing off.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Interesting A320 with sharklets, winglets or whatever. T.B.
Anonymous
5 years ago
I think in all test flights for new aircrafts "or when a modification is added", landing gears, the turbine are all deployed plus a low altitude flight. Just in case any emergency occurs.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Can anyone tell me what the thing trailing off the tail is? I notice that on alot of "New" aircraft.
Anonymous
4 years ago
The orange thing behind her is a trailing cone for aerodynamic characterisation of the A/C. Almost all of the A/C head version do this test, and some airlines ask it for each A/C ...
Anonymous
4 years ago
Nice capture of a flight test bird. The orange fin cap and trailing cone are for flight test only - no customer ever "asks for it". It is used to capture air data. The RAT is not deployed "just in case", but simply as part of the test procedure on that flight.

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