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Old November 16th, 2006, 10:20 AM   #1021
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It should arrive on November 28th & depart the following day.

Here is the itinerary:
1. Arrive Sydney - 28 Nov 06 at 10:00am local (from Johannesburg). Depart Sydney - 29 Nov 06 at 12:00 noon en-route to Vancouver
2. Airbus aircraft MSN002 will be used and will be in Airbus livery
3. There will be 50 to 100 Pax and Crew - all Airbus employees
4. Aircraft will be parked on Gate 57 (Terminal 1 Pier C)
5. Access on board the aircraft will not be permitted

Of course, this may change.
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Old November 16th, 2006, 10:38 AM   #1022
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Does anyone know which time the aircraft will arrive in Shanghai?
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Old November 16th, 2006, 10:51 AM   #1023
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The aircraft will arrive in Pudong Airport on 23 Nov '06 at 6pm local time.
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Old November 20th, 2006, 03:13 AM   #1024
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i think its set to arrive in vancouver on november 29th - a wednesday
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Old November 20th, 2006, 11:29 AM   #1025
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The world’s largest commercial airliner, the mammoth Airbus A380, arrived in Hong Kong Saturday for the first time as part of its current technical route proving exercise that sees function and reliability tests carried out at key airports around the world.

The exercise is the last of the trials required for Type Certification, which is expected in mid December. For the trial, the aircraft has to make over 150 flight hours on a continuous typical airline schedule, performing in its normal operational environment. The aircraft will be operated by Airbus flight crews with the participation of Airworthiness Authority pilots from both EASA and FAA.



The aircraft used for the trial is A380 MSN002 and is powered by four Rolls Royce Trent 900 engines. From its start in Toulouse, France, on November 13th, the current technical route proving exercise will see ten different airports visited in four trips by the time the testing is complete: Singapore and Seoul, and Hong Kong and Narita being trips one and two respectively. The third trip will take the aircraft to Guangzhou (22nd November), and Beijing and Shanghai (23rd November).

The fourth and final trip will take the A380 around the globe, via both poles. It will depart Toulouse to reach Johannesburg on 26th November, and then fly over the South Pole en-route to Sydney where it will arrive on 28th November. From Sydney, it will fly across the Pacific to Vancouver (29th November) prior to returning to Toulouse via the North Pole.

During this technical route proving exercise, the A380 will have to demonstrate that it can be turned around as per normal airline operations. Tests will cover, amongst other things, checks on standard aircraft maintenance and behaviour, as well as typical airport operations and compatibility. These will include monitoring functions such as bridge docking, cleaning and catering, refuelling and boarding procedures.

Five development A380s have now flown. Four aircraft, one of which is powered by the Engine Alliance GP7200 engine, are now actively involved in the intensive flight test programme, which has already reached over 730 flights and 2,300 flight hours. The fifth aircraft is undergoing cabin installation in Hamburg. Firm orders and commitments for the A380 currently stand at 166 aircraft for 15 customers.
http://www.asiatraveltips.com/news06/2011-A380.shtml
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Old November 20th, 2006, 01:05 PM   #1026
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A380 Visits Hong Kong

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Old November 21st, 2006, 03:54 AM   #1027
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Nice! It'll be cool if there are pics showing the A380 next to the terminal.
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Old November 21st, 2006, 07:19 AM   #1028
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cool

the last pic it seems everyone is checking out the A380 instead of their work
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Old November 21st, 2006, 10:55 AM   #1029
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Mad! Can't wait when the A380 arrives at Sydney!!!!I'm gonna go and watch it!

Yea, the last pic show people going "pff, what big plane! stuff the shxtty ones" lol
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Old November 21st, 2006, 07:32 PM   #1030
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Here are some close-up pictures of the A380.
http://www15.discuss.com.hk/viewthre...age%3D1&page=3
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Old November 21st, 2006, 07:56 PM   #1031
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 08:28 AM   #1032
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A380 - Vancouver - only North American test stop info.

found a press release for anyone interested in going - looks like they are discouraging onlookers from showing up...

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RICHMOND, BC, Nov. 22 /PRNewswire/ - Media are invited to Vancouver
International Airport (YVR) on November 29 to see the Airbus A380 on its
only North American stop. The visit is part of a series of four
certification flights for the aircraft and includes 10 airports around the
world.
YVR has been preparing for newer, larger aircraft such as the A380 for
many years as part of ongoing expansions and upgrades. The airport's
runways are A380 capable today and, by 2007, two gates to commercially
accommodate these aircraft will be available as part of the new
international terminal wing.
MEDIA REGISTRATION
The day has been divided into four parts; media may choose to
participate in one or more portion(s). Please note that there is limited
space for the airside portions of the day (1, 3 and 4).
1. Aircraft Landing (photo opportunity: aircraft landing and taxiing to
parking location)

Sign-in 6:30 a.m. East Concourse, Departures Level,
International Terminal, YVR
Aircraft Lands 7:30 a.m.
Bus Returns 8:15 a.m.

2. Briefing (presentations by YVR and Airbus, questions & answers)

8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. East Concourse, Departures Level, International
Terminal, YVR

3. Exterior Tour of Aircraft (photo opportunity: aircraft close up, on-
site interviews)

Sign-in 9 a.m. East Concourse, Departures Level,
International Terminal, YVR
Bus Returns 10:30 a.m.

4. Aircraft Take-Off (photo opportunity: aircraft departing)

Sign-in 3:30 p.m. East Concourse, Departures Level,
International Terminal, YVR
Aircraft Takes Off 4:30 p.m.
Bus Returns 5 p.m.

Security Requirements
Media participating in the airside portions (1, 3 and 4) will be
required to present valid government-issued photo identification (driver's
license or passport). Specific names are not required in advance, although
this information is helpful, but you must register the number of people
attending the event(s).
Vehicle Parking Information
Please park vehicles on P2 or P3 of the parkade; parking passes will be
provided. Please indicate when you register if you would like to request
parking for live-transmission vehicles (times and desired locations), and
we will do our best to accommodate requests.
About Vancouver International Airport Authority
The Airport Authority is a community-based, not-for-profit organization
that operates Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The second largest
international passenger gateway on North America's West Coast, YVR is on
track to welcome 16.9 million passengers in 2006.
-YVR-
NOTE TO EDITORS: We ask for your help in informing your audience that
they should not come to YVR on November 29 expecting to see the A380.
The aircraft will not be visible from any pre-security parts of the
terminal and, due to the parking position of the aircraft and the time of
day for arrival and departure, there will be no outdoor viewing points.
We are encouraging those who want to see the A380 to look to media
coverage for the best view.

CONTACT: MEDIA REGISTRATION CONTACT INFORMATION, George Lenko, (604)
646-3566, [email protected]



SOURCE Vancouver International Airport Authority
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Old November 25th, 2006, 12:15 AM   #1033
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A380 Technical Route Proving in China - Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai

This Big bird had a great test flight in China, respetively in
Hong Kong - Nov. 18, 2006
Guangzhou - Nov. 22, 2006
Beijing - Nov. 23, 2006
Shanghai - Nov. 24, 2006

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Old November 25th, 2006, 12:28 AM   #1034
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Old November 25th, 2006, 12:32 AM   #1035
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Old November 25th, 2006, 12:50 AM   #1036
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A380 and her brother A346
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Try to make a comparison.
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Old November 25th, 2006, 04:54 AM   #1037
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Wow, it's gigantic.

News says it takes 1 and half hours to fill a full tank of gas.

Look at the wheels in this picture.

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Old November 25th, 2006, 05:55 AM   #1038
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impressive,t hanks for the pics!
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Old November 25th, 2006, 06:34 AM   #1039
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Jaw-dropping photos! Thanks for posting.
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Old November 25th, 2006, 03:23 PM   #1040
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Any Shanghai photos?
I couldn't make it out to Pudong....
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