Second A380 maiden flight

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In addition to my "Toulouse Diary" post, here is a pic of the second A380 taking off for her maiden flight. It would be easier to find in the forum after some weeks :p

http://www.konnek-t.com/Photo/Images/aviation-selection/A380-Airbus-052-TLS051018--F-WWDD--Picavia1024F.jpg

More pics from fellows French Frogs guys at Planepictures...

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Great to see the 2nd Airbus A380 up in the air.Wish a A380 will visit the UK

James

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Moby Dick is finally in the air!!!

My post today from Toulouse Diary.
I delated it also in that thread.
Nice pic, -Steph-!!!
More pic's at http://www.planepictures.net/netsearch4.cgi?stype=actype&srng=2&srch=Airbus%20A380-841

Flight International online news 11:00GMT: The second Airbus A380 embarked on its maiden flight this morning, joining the first A380 in the ultra large aircraft’s flight test campaign which kicked off in April. .........

Source: FI - Second A380 takes to the air

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Wow. The all white looks pretty nice. :eek:

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great to see second A380 take off...:)

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Which airline will get this one (I was reading its MSN004 in the Airbus PR) once the testing is completed?

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Manston Airport: a contact of mine at LHR, says an A380 will be flying into LHR in early Dec for a proving flight

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Looks Dirty already! Is this one for AF :D

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Looks Dirty already! Is this one for AF :D

You cheeky little fella! :D :D :)

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Manston Airport: a contact of mine at LHR, says an A380 will be flying into LHR in early Dec for a proving flight

ok kwl Thank you for the information.

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The first A380 is due into Frankfurt at 09:00 on Saturday 29th October for taxi and gate docking tests. FRA is the first airport globally to get a gate ready for use (E8 i think). The German authorities have suggested they will close the spectators area for this event, and that large screens will be erected in Frankfurt city centre for the crowds to watch the arrival / departure. They are concerned after 100,000 people turned up at Toulouse for the maiden flight.

I believe it is scheduled for departure at 08:00 on Sunday 30th. I am not sure if it is returning to Toulouse or flying direct to Singapore.

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@LeftcoastCanada : this one, and three of the test aircraft, will be for Etihad after refurbishment. It's indeed MSN004.
MSN002 is due to be transfered to flight test very soon. Actually it is supposed to be already transfered. First flight in few days now.
MSN001 will remain an Airbus test aircraft, like the A346 (MSN360)...

Talking about the MSN001, it spent some days in Spain this week. I don't actually know if it is back right now.

After a quick flyby in Hamburg (open days), and now few days in Spain (flight test), it seems that only the UK didn't get the A380... :(
I hope you'll be able to see it over your head soon (cant' confirm your info, Airline owner).