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Old April 3rd, 2005, 11:28 PM   #361
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Its that a testing bay or something around it?
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Old April 4th, 2005, 12:00 AM   #362
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Any news on the scheduled date for the first flight? Is there gonna be a delay? It was supposed to take place this month. I'd like to know if thats gonna happen...
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Old April 4th, 2005, 03:37 PM   #363
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Its that a testing bay or something around it?
I'm pretty sure that structure around it is just while the aircraft is being built. All the workers can access areas they need to work on etc etc.

ROM999, i think the test flight had been put back a while whilst they iron out a few bugs with the landing gear. The 1st test flight is imminent now though i think.
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Old April 4th, 2005, 03:48 PM   #364
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I think we'll have news on the scheduled date for the first flight... when this first flight will be completed!
Anyway that what I'd do if I worked in this company
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Old April 5th, 2005, 12:30 AM   #365
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The first flight will probably be on the 2nd half of this month...
The 18th of abril is a possible date (there are rumours about that being the date for the first flight) but nothing is for sure, and probably not even airbus knows exactly when the first flight will be.
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Old April 7th, 2005, 11:42 PM   #366
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It seems we won't have to wait much longer for the maiden flight!

From the Airbus site:
APRIL 07, 2005
CREWING UP FOR THE FIRST FLIGHT
As worldwide anticipation of the first flight of the A380 intensifies, the final preparations for this historic event are underway at Airbus’ flight division in Toulouse, France.

The A380 will perform its maiden flight at Toulouse-Blagnac international airport in Toulouse with a six-member test flight crew on-board. The multi-national crew has undergone its own thorough pre-flight preparations to be ready for this momentous occasion, including a “virtual first flight campaign” using a simulator with actual A380 on-board computers and real cockpit systems.

Sharing command of Airbus’ flagship will be Captain Claude Lelaie, Senior Vice President, Flight Division and Chief Test Pilot Captain Jacques Rosay. Both captains are highly-experienced pilots who have completed a combined total of more than 13,000 hours of flight tests and performed the maiden flights of numerous Airbus aircraft including the A318, A340-500 and A340-600.

During the A380’s first flight, the pilots will undertake numerous manoeuvres to test the aircraft as a whole. Fernando Alonso, Vice President of Airbus’ Flight Test Division, will be the flight test engineer responsible for monitoring the flight controls and overall aircraft structure during the mission.

He will be joined by fellow flight test engineers Jacky Joye and Manfred Birnfeld whose respective tasks are to monitor the engines and the fuel systems, and systems behaviour. Also on-board will be test flight engineer Gérard Desbois who will remain on the flight deck of the first A380 during its entire test programme as he needs to know be aware of any modifications made to the aircraft during the programme.

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Old April 8th, 2005, 02:08 AM   #367
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Those shots are indeed awesome!
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Old April 8th, 2005, 05:50 AM   #368
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WOW!!!
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Old April 8th, 2005, 08:16 AM   #369
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wow, nice!
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Old April 8th, 2005, 01:09 PM   #370
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Notice they have all the airplane's customer logos painted on its side? Cool!
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Old April 8th, 2005, 01:23 PM   #371
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Notice they have all the airplane's customer logos painted on its side? Cool!
Wah really can't wait for one A380 to cross the airbridge at Changi Airport.....
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Old April 8th, 2005, 01:24 PM   #372
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Are they renders?? They look surreal
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Old April 8th, 2005, 04:33 PM   #373
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Of course they're real. Such a great aircraft - of course european built.

Notice the new paint scheme for the Thai Airways A340 in the second pic. Very nice indeed.
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Old April 8th, 2005, 04:57 PM   #374
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WOW,

when is the first flight planned?
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Old April 8th, 2005, 05:57 PM   #375
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Amazing pictures, looking fwd to the first flight
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Old April 8th, 2005, 08:28 PM   #376
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Well if its already at the Airport it could be anytime now. It could be now or next month. And its so bloody big. WOW.
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Old April 9th, 2005, 01:18 AM   #377
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a few more
http://www.airliners.net/discussions....main/2043161/

those test pilot looks like some astrouant.
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Old April 9th, 2005, 07:52 AM   #378
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Quote:
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Well if its already at the Airport it could be anytime now. It could be now or next month.
it is already at the airport because, it is where it has been built...
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Old April 9th, 2005, 10:17 PM   #379
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kony, the A380 was moved to the flight test preparation department of the Airbus plant just recently. (check airbus.com for more info). So that means the first flight is easily two weeks away from now.
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Old April 9th, 2005, 10:55 PM   #380
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amazing pics!!! I want to see the beast flying!
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