Wednesday 24/09/2008 (11:15 – 20:15L)

My latest log from the Airbus Theme Park, this time solo and on foot with views limited to approach/ departure, the terminal area and covert visits to the car park.
The ‘Mach II’ tour option was taken to gain covert access to the main plant in-lieu of the much-missed Clement Ader (A330/40) tour.  To round things off the A380 tour was also taken.
View of l'aubrevouir from car park: Panoramic 24/09/08
L’aubrevouir reference shot.
H. ZIEGLER DC from car park 24/09/08
ZIEGLER DC reference shot.

The usual disclaimers apply: Brackets indicate assumed reg. from previous intelligence.  No brackets = positive sighting.  All times are French local.

All frames parked-up all day, unless noted.

Toulouse: Blagnac – Wednesday 24/09/2008 (11:15 – 20:15L)

AIRBUS PLANT

A300

238     300B4-203  F-WUAB  Parked outside A300 hall in prototype colours.

655/1  300-608ST  F-GSTA  Not seen.
751/2  300-608ST  F-GSTB  Not seen.
765/3  300-608ST  F-GSTC
776/4  300-608ST  F-GSTD
796/5  300-608ST  F-GSTF  All white.

A320 family
0001  320-211  F-WWBA  House.  320 apron am.  Main production apron.  Production standard wing-fences still in place.
(3596) 320-214  (F-WWDI)  Juneyao, full colours.  At rear of ZIEGLER DC.
3598  320-216  EI-DSV  Air One, full colours.  At rear of DC.
(3605)  320-214  (F-WWDN)  Juneyao, full colours.  At rear of DC.
3609  320-216  F-WWIE  Air One, full colours.  At rear of DC, next to 3598.
3621  320-232  F-WWIK  Kingfisher, full colours but minus decal on tail.
3622  320-232  N746JB  JetBlue, full colours.  At DC, terminal-side.
(3643)  320-216  (F-WWBT)  Air One, full colours.  Main production apron.
3644  320-214  F-WWBU  Aeroflot, full colours.  ‘ZS’ on nosewheel door.  Main production apron.
(3646)  320-214  (F-WWBX)  Cebu Pacific, full colours.    Station Carburant.
3648  320-216  F-WWBZ  Air Asia, full colours.  Main 320 apron.  Towed to BIKINI at 18:45 and engines first-run (smoky) at 19:00.  Still there when I departed at 20:05.
3649  320-232  F-WWID  British Airways, full colours.  ‘UZ’ on tail.  Station Carburant.
3650  320-232  F-WWDP  China Eastern, full colours.    Station Carburant.
(3654)  320-232  (F-WWDR)  Turkish Airlines, full colours – engineless.  Parked main apron.
(3668)  320-232  (F-WWxx)  Primer with JetStar tail.  Rolled out of production hall at 17:45 and positioned to rear of production apron.
Additional frames which could not be read off due to position were:
1. 318 Elite or 319ACJ, all white.  Seen in part-open (smallest) SOGERMA/ Airbus Corporate Jet hangar.

Bits and pieces:

1.  (3676)  320-232  Full IndiGo colours (no MSN sticker) being towed on trolley ex-paint shop area.
2.  3679  320-216  All-primer tail being towed on trolley into paint-shop vacated by (3676).
3.  36xx  320-2xx  Centre section in Platforme Logistique storage shed.  Next on the line?
4.  36xx  320-2xx  Centre section in Platforme Logistique storage shed.  Next on the line?
5.  36xx  320-2xx  Rear section seen at Auch-flyover end of Production line.
6.  36xx  320-2xx  Rear section seen at Auch-flyover end of Production line.
A330/340
0001  340-311  F-WWAI  House.  Parked on l’aubrevouir flight line.
0360  340-642  F-WWCA  House. Parked on l’aubrevouir flight line.
0886  340-542  VT-VJA  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  L’aubrevouir, terminal-side.
0894  340-542  F-WWTH  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Stored mid-field.  Engine ‘socks’ on.
0902  340-542  F-WWTJ  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  L’aubrevouir (terminal-side) and performing engine runs in BIKINI early afternoon.
0910  340-542  F-WWTK  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  ZIEGLER DC, rear.
0912  340-542  F-WWTL  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  L’aubrevouir, terminal side.
0924  340-642  F-WWCP  Jordanian Government, basic colours – no titles or tail logo.  Was airborne when I arrived and performed missed approach at 12:13.  Landed back and positioned to rear of DC.
0925  330-203  F-WWKB  Low visibility scheme.  Parked mid-field.
0929  340-642X  F-WWCB  Etihad Airways, full colours.  L’aubrevouir, terminal side.
0947  330-202  VT-JWP  Jet Airways, full colours.  DC, terminal-side.  Departed on delivery at 18:50.
0948  330-243  N948AC  AVIANCA Columbia, full colours.  DC, terminal-side.
0949  330-223  PT-MVO  TAM Brasil, full colours.  DC, rear.
0952  330-343E  F-WWKR  Air Asia X, full colours.  L’aubrevouir, plant-side (AM) moved terminal-side during the afternoon.  Towed to BIKINI at 18:35 for engine runs. Still there when I departed at 20:05.
0954  330-343E  B-6500  China Southern, full colours.  DC, terminal-side.
0955  340-313(X)  F-WWJM  Pvt, full colours.  L’aubrevouir, plant-side (AM) moved terminal-side during the afternoon.
0957  330-243  F-WWYC  Air China, full colours.  L’aubrevouir, plant-side.  Departed on test flight at 14:45, returned while I was on the tour and back to original position.
(0958)  330-343E  (F-WWYD)  Primer with China Southern tail.  Corner of l’aubrevouir.
0961  330-223  F-WWYF  TAM Brasil, full colours.  ‘VP’ on fin.  L’aubrevouir (plant-side) during the morning.  Temporarily moved to hangar and pulled back to original position early afternoon.
0962  330-223  F-WWYG  Primer with partially white tail.  Top with green Air Comet stripe.  Blue engines.  Parked mid-field.
0965  330-323E  F-WWYL  Air Caraibes, full colours – engineless.  Parked on general testing ramp outside the ADER production hall.
0966  330-243  F-WWYP  XL Airways, full colours – engineless.  Apron outside general finishing hangars, ADER plant.
0969  330-203  F-WWY?  (reg applied but last character peeling off and unreadable)  Primer (including tail) – engineless.  Royal Australian Air Force customer stickers. Parked on general testing ramp outside the ADER production hall.
0970  330-223  F-WWYS  Primer with (full) Air Comet tail – engineless.  Air Comet customer stickers.  Parked on general testing ramp outside the ADER production hall.

A380

001  380-841  F-WWOW  Airbus House colours.  Noted inside part-open hanger at ADER plant.
002  380-841  F-WXXL  Airbus House colours.  Long term, external storage.
004  380-841  F-WWDD  All white. Parked 380 development flight line.
007  380-841  F-WWJB  Airbus House colours.  Not seen.  Hangared undergoing re-work to production standard.
009  380-861  F-WWEA  Airbus House colours.  Not seen.  Hangared undergoing re-work to production standard.
017  380-841  F-WWSN  Standard (green) primer with full Emirates tail and engine colours.  Parked on Production flight line.
019  380-841  F-WWSP  Standard (green) primer with full Singapore tail and engine colours.  Parked on Production flight line.  Was noted engineless on finishing line (A380 tour balcony) without engines on 27/08/2008.
021  380-841  F-WWSQ  Standard (green) primer with full Singapore tail (pylons attached, but no engines).  At Poste 30A (A380 tour balcony).
026  380-842  F-WWSX  Orange (storage) primer with full (old) Qantas tail and new engine colours.  Parked on Production flight line.
033  380-861  (no reg)  Standard (green) primer with full Air France tail (pylons attached, but no engines).  At Poste 30C (A380 tour balcony).
034  380-841  (no reg)  Standard (green) primer with full Singapore tail (pylons attached, but no engines).  At Poste 30B (A380 tour balcony).
Bits and pieces:
030. 040 or 046?  Full colours Emirates tail, on transport jig by Beluga unpack (ADER complex).  No MSN sticker visible.

ATR Plant
098  72-212A  F-WWEY  House, not seen.

691  42-500MP  F-WWLM  All white.  Parked on ATR DC stands (terminal-side).
788  72-212A  F-WWEG  Kingfisher, full colours.  Production apron.
792  72-212A  (no test reg, just con number) Finncomm, full colours.  Parked on ATR DC stands (plant-side).
816  72-212A  F-WWEF  Fly 540, full colours. ‘816’ painted on nosewheel door.  Towed from production apron into hangar vacated by A330 MSN961.  A Fly 540 was noted at dusk (wasn’t there earlier in the day) on the ATR DC stands (terminal-side).  816?
824  72-212A  F-WWEM  Swiftair, full colours.  Parked on ATR DC stands (plant-side).
(825)  72-212A  (F-WWEN) Jet Airways, full colours.  Parked on production apron.
(834)  72-212A  (F-WW??)  Precisionair Services, full colours.  Parked on production apron.
Additional frames which could not be read off due to position were:

1.  72-212A  Kingfisher, full colours.  Seen in open production hall as we took off at 20:05.

Latecoere
785  F-WWED  ATR72-212A  Simplifly Deccan, full colours.  Sole inhabitant of outside storage ramp.
Additional frames which could not be read off due to position were:
1.  SP-ED?  ATR42-500  Eurlolot in main hangar being worked on.
2.  Unknown all-white ATR in main hangar.
Air France Industries
3524  320-232  VT-DNU  Air Deccan/ Kingfisher  (no titles). Parked outside, par of engine cowlings missing.
(3543)  320-232  (VT-DNT)  Air Deccan/ kingfisher.  Seen undergoing work in part-open hangar.
3538  319-132  B-6178  Deer Air.  Parked outside, engine covers on.

Selected Visitors

D-ACKH  CR9  CLH
D-ALIB  E75  RUS
D-AOLG  100  OLT
D-AOLH  100  OLT
D-AWBA  143  WDL  Additional ‘Flying for SAS’ titles
EC-JYA  CR9  ANE
F-GFJH  AT4
F-GIXD  733  FPO
F-GIXH  733  FPO
F-GRPK  AT7  CCM
F-GZTA  733  FPO
G-CELZ  733  EXS
G-EZAP  319  EZY
G-EZEV  319  EZY
G-EZIW  319  EZY
G-EZNC  319  EZY
OY-SRN  762  SRR
VP-BZP  320  AFL.  Arrived at 17:45 and went to main production apron.
OE-GLG  Citation Bravo
A380spotter

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