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Etihad A380 In Middle East (pics)  
User currently offline808TWA From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 701 posts, RR: 20
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 12061 times:

I'm not sure if this has been covered before and if these photos have done their rounds already here. But just wanted to share with you all.

A friend who represents Etihad cargo sales at YYZ forwarded these to me today with the following comment:

"Hi
I thought I would pass these along. These are pictures of the A-380 aircraft of Etihad’s that is still going through testing before delivery. Airbus flew it to the Middle East to do heat testing.
Enjoy

Peter K*****

P.O. Box ****
**** Silver Dart Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada.

Telephone: +1-905-673-****
Operations: +1-905-673-****
Fax: +1-905-673-****


I intentionally blanked out the contact details, but thanks and credit to Peter for forwarding them to me.

Enjoy,

-Alan

(Please excuse me if these have been seen before)

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j265/erskine12345/misc/img21.jpg

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j265/erskine12345/misc/img1.jpg


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User currently offlineVivekman2006 From India, joined May 2006, 541 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 11777 times:

Whoa, great pics! looks like the A380 is landing in the middle of nowhere! Any idea what airport is this?

User currently offlineAutoThrust From Switzerland, joined Jun 2006, 1596 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 11713 times:

Very nice Pictures and thanks for sharing with us the information. Looks aweseome.


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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 11627 times:

Is it doing the tests in Sharaja?

User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 11527 times:

Wow great pics. Thanks for sharing.

User currently offlineEmirates2005 From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 238 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 11413 times:

The airports used were Al Ain and Abu Dhabi. It did a 'show' flight on the first day from Al Ain, above Sharjah, Dubai and landed at Abu Dhabi. Height was established at 3,000ft. Some friends of mine and I were waiting for the plane on a beach in Dubai, but because of haze it was almost impossible to spot.

Regards,  wave 



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User currently offline808TWA From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 701 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 11283 times:

Quoting Emirates2005 (Reply 5):
The airports used were Al Ain and Abu Dhabi. It did a 'show' flight on the first day from Al Ain, above Sharjah, Dubai and landed at Abu Dhabi.

Thank you for the additional information as I knew very little except what had been sent to me in the original email.

-Alan



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User currently offlineEha From France, joined May 2005, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 11261 times:

Was MSN4, involved in hot weather trials which took place end of July (Al Ain).

User currently offlineEmirates2005 From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 238 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 11237 times:

808TWA - You are welcome.  smile 

Eha - Yes, it was MSN004.

Regards,  wave 



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User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9182 posts, RR: 76
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 11098 times:

Basically all the 380s in the test program are EYs.


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User currently offlineEGNR From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 10847 times:

Quoting Zeke (Reply 9):
Basically all the 380s in the test program are EYs.

MSN 001 will be retained by Airbus. the remaining 3 test aircraft, plus one arcraft fresh from the assembly line will be delivered to Etihad.



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User currently offlineSpeedbird128 From Pitcairn Islands, joined Oct 2003, 1648 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 10811 times:

The aiport with the A380 touching down is Al Ain (AAN) rwy 01/19. Basically in the middle of nowhere....  Silly


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User currently offlineSAS A340 From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 781 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 10690 times:

She,s getting more and more beautiful every time i see her...  Wink


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User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1435 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 10673 times:

Thanks for sharing Alan.
Now if only you could tell us when EY will be upgrading their YYZ service to a non-stop with the B77W or A345 that would indeed be a coup.  Smile

Cheers,
Kaz



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User currently offlineLXLucien From Switzerland, joined Mar 2005, 268 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 10052 times:

Thanks for showing

Can't wait to fly the beast  Smile

Quoting Speedbird128 (Reply 11):
The airport with the A380 touching down is Al Ain (AAN) rwy 01/19. Basically in the middle of nowhere....

Yeah but it has a highway with palms, 5 tracks and a lot of green to the airport  Smile
Where you once there? Couldn't believe it Big grin But the best thing is: there is one flight per day... it's all for the air show there Big grin



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5880 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 9657 times:

Looks like the state logo has made it to the engines like Emirates Arabic logo, cheap shot Etihad.

User currently offline808TWA From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 701 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 9624 times:

Quoting AirbusfanYYZ (Reply 13):
Now if only you could tell us when EY will be upgrading their YYZ service to a non-stop with the B77W or A345 that would indeed be a coup

Hey Kazim, maybe one day I will be able to share that information along with a schedule change more favourable for photo-ops!!  Smile



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User currently offlineDrmatt From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 8173 times:

Is the tailskid down for touch and goes?

User currently offlineLaxatljfkcvg From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6190 times:

Great pics!!!


But still not a fan of a380.


User currently offlineNicolasRubio From Argentina, joined Sep 2005, 585 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6108 times:

Quoting Drmatt (Reply 17):
Is the tailskid down for touch and goes?

Sure... Every time the landing gear is lowered, the tailskid goes down too!



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User currently offlineRom1 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5958 times:

I'm confused and ashamed of what I think of this pic... I hope I am mistaken but it really looks like a screenshot from Flight Simulator...
Vegetation doesn't seem right and the landing doesn't look realistic with the gear either!
Sorry I'm not convinced but again I hope I'm wrong...


User currently offlineCruzinAltitude From United States of America, joined May 2004, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5905 times:

Although not the best pics in the world, I'm gonna have to say these are the real deal.

User currently offlineMotorHussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3234 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5876 times:

O for Oarsome!! (to quote David Tu'a)

MH



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User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3313 posts, RR: 40
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5803 times:

Cool photo's. So the a380 has been in partial Qantas colours, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines and now Etihad. Why has there not been a single virgin sticker on any of the a380s!?!?! They seemed to have been left out!


Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineEGNR From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5803 times:

Quoting Rom1 (Reply 20):
I'm confused and ashamed of what I think of this pic... I hope I am mistaken but it really looks like a screenshot from Flight Simulator...
Vegetation doesn't seem right and the landing doesn't look realistic with the gear either!
Sorry I'm not convinced but again I hope I'm wrong...

The photographs are real.

The same shots as shown here, are available on Airbus.com, as is a video of the hot weather testing: Link

Enter the site, and under the 'Test' section, click on the link dated July 28th on the right hand side.



7late7, A3latey, Sukhoi Superlate... what's going on?
25 Post contains images Rom1 : Fair enough, ok thanks EGNR My mistake! Sorry lol
26 MotorHussy : I just love how small it looks. It's only when you've got a point of comparison that the proportions reveal their true identity and scale. MH
27 AirbusA6 : Well, this plane is in Etihad colours as they're buying it! I look forward to seeing it land at LHR in the not too distant (ahem) future...Singapore
28 Vincewy : Besides LHR, where else would EY send their A380s?
29 Legoguy : I forgot to add Emirates to that list. Again it seems Virgin is being given the cold sholder!
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