Saturday 18/10/2008 (10:20 – 22:00L)

4 days after my last visit, an interesting insight into the speed of production.  On foot, but a ‘Mach II’ tour allowed access to the main St. Martin du Touch site for 320 and 330/340 production and some of the ATR area.

Shots at:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/a380spotter/sets/72157608176012976/

 
H. ZIEGLER DC from car park 18/10/08
  
Reference shot: H. ZIEGLER DC
 
 
DSC_020110117
  
Reference shot: l’aubrevouir
 
 
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Air Deccan x2 at Air France Industries
 

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 – Saturday 18/10/2008 (10:20 – 22:00L)

AIRBUS PLANT

A300

 

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

655/1  300-608ST  F-GSTA   Parked-up. 

751/2  300-608ST  F-GSTB  Not seen. 
765/3  300-608ST  F-GSTC  Parked-up. 
776/4  300-608ST  F-GSTD  Parked-up. 
796/5  300-608ST  F-GSTF  Parked at DC wash station until towed to Beluga area at 16:30.

       

A320 family
0001  320-211  F-WWBA  House.  Not seen.
 
3164  320-214X Elite F-WBGV Executive colours, noted receiving attention outside Airbus Corporate Jet (SOGERMA).  Fin leading edge removed, and part of engine cowlings missing.
3596  320-214  F-WWDI  Juneyao Airlines, full colours.  Parked main apron, stored? 
3598  320-216  (EI-DSV)  Air One, full colours.  Parked old DC stands, next to 3609.
3605  320-214  B-6396  Juneyao Airlines, full colours.  Parked main apron, stored?
3609  320-216  (EI-DSW)  Air One, full colours.  Parked by old DC stands, next to 3598.
3621  320-232  F-WWIK  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours EXCEPT for tail logo.  Parked old DC stands, terminal-side.
3630  320-214  PR-MHW  TAM Brasil, full colours.  Rear of DC.
3643  320-216  EI-DSX  Air One, full colours.  Old DC stands, terminal-side.  (Seen at DC as F-WWBT on Monday 13th).
3646  320-214  RP-C3248  Cebu Pacific, full colours.  Departed on delivery at 10:44.  (Seen at DC as F-WWBX on Monday 13th).
3649  320-232  F-WWDO  British Airways, full colours.  DC, terminal-side.
3650  320-232  F-WWDP  China Eastern, full colours.  DC, terminal-side.
3652  320-214  F-WWDQ  Phillipine Airlines, full colours. Towed from front of ZIEGLER DC to position at rear at 10:50.
3656  320-214  F-WWDS  Jazeera Airways, full colours.  Parked on main apron.
3659  320-232  N760JB  JetBlue, full colours.  Rear of DC.
3666  320-216  (F-WWDY)  Air One, full colours.  Parked main apron. 
3668  320-232  F-WWID  JetStar, full colours.  Parked on main apron.  (Seen at Station Carburant on Monday 13th).
3672  320-232  F-WWIN  Volaris, full colours.  Parked on main apron.
3674  320-232  F-WWIO  Tiger Airways Australia, full colours.  Parked on main apron.  (Seen at Station Carburant on Monday 13th).
3676  320-232  F-WWBB  IndiGo, full colours.  Station Carburant – now with engines!  (Seen rolling out of Aero Technique Espace – engineless on Monday 13th).
3677  320-232  F-WWBC  China Eastern, full colours.  Station Carburant.
3679  320-216  F-WWBD  Thai AirAsia, full colours.  Parked at rear of main apron.
3697  320-232  F-WW (last 2 not applied)  Primer with British Airways tail.  Fresh off production line, hangared by late afternoon.
(3699)  320-214  (F-WW??)  Primer with Aeroflot tail.  Parked at rear of main apron, alongside MSN3697.

Bits and pieces:

Front and rear sections of 3 airframes were present in the Plat-forme Logistique storage shed.  Unfortunately, the tour bus did not stop so impossible to read off.  😦
 
A330/340
0001  340-311  F-WWAI  House.  Development flight line.
0360  340-642  F-WWCA  House.  Development flight line. 
 
0856  340-642(X)  F-WWCJ  Ethiad Airways, full colours but now with titles painted out.  Missing front section and tail.  Horizontal stabilisers and both wings still attached, one with both engines still attached.  Standing on lifters with part of undercarriage still attached – in scrapping area by the Musee!  Still wearing ‘F-WWCJ’.
0886  340-542  F-WWTG  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Parked l’aubrevouir, terminal-side.
0902  340-542  F-WWTJ  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Parked mid-field.
0924  340-642(X)  F-WJKG  Basic Royal Jordanian colours (no titles or tail logo).  Parked DC, terminal-side.
0925  330-203  F-WWKB  Low visibility scheme.  Parked mid-field, facing the terminal area.
0929  340-642(X)  F-WWCB  Etihad Airways, full colours.  Parked l’aubrevouir, terminal-side.  Performed engine runs in BIKINI 15:00 – 16:30 (approx).
0952  330-343E  F-WWKR  AirAsia X, full colours.  Now with red engines (were white).  Rear of ZIEGLER DC (was at l’aubrevouir Monday 13th).
0953  340-642  F-WWCM  Thai International, full colours.  Parked l’aubrevouir, terminal-side.
0956  330-202  F-WWYA  Jet Airways, full colours.  DC, rear (was terminal-side on Monday 13th).
0958  330-343E  F-WWYD  China Southern, full colours.  DC, terminal-side (was at l’aubrevouir on Monday 13th).
0959  330-342  F-WWYE  Cathay Pacific, full colours.  Parked at corner of l’aubrevouir.
0961  330-223  PT-MVP  TAM Brasil, full colours.  DC, terminal-side (was at l’aubrevouir, as F-WWYF on Monday 13th).    
0962  330-223  (F-WWYK)  Air Comet, full colours.  Parked l’aubrevouir, plant-side.
0963  330-243  F-WWYJ  Aeroflot Russian Airlines, full colours.  Parked at l’aubrevouir, terminal-side.
0967  330-243  F-WWYI  Primer with Avianca Colombia tail.  Parked l’aubrevouir, plant-side.
0968  330-223  F-WWYN  Primer with TAM Brasil tail and engine colours.  Parked l’aubrevouir, plant-side.  Was parked mid-field on Monday 13th.
0969  330-203  (F-WW – last 2 not applied) All primer, including tail.  Parked at l’aubrevouir, terminal-side.
0971  330-243  F-WWYU  XL Airways – full colours but minus titles.  Engineless, parked on general test ramp outside ADER production hall.
0977  330-223  F-WWKV  Primer with TAM tail.  Engineless, parked on general test ramp outside ADER production hall.
0978  330-343E  F-WWKZ  Primer with (full) Singapore Airlines tail and winglet colours.  Engineless, parked on general test ramp outside ADER production hall.
0981  340-642(X)  Primer with Lufthansa tail.  On production line in position ‘D’.
0982  330-243  Primer with Hainan Airlines tail. On production line in position ‘A’.
Additional frames which could not be read off due to position were:
1.  3×0-xxx  Primer with tail not yet attached, in C. ADER production hall: Poste 36/37.  

Bits and pieces:
None noted this trip.

A380

001  380-841  F-WWOW  Airbus House colours.  Arrived at 18:09 and to development flight line.
002  380-841  F-WXXL  Airbus House colours.  Long term, external storage.
004  380-841  F-WWDD  All white. Parked 380 development flight line.  Number 3 engine removed.
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.

019  380-841  F-WWSP  (Standard green) primer with (full) Singapore Airlines tail and engine colours.  Parked on production flight line.

026  380-842  F-WWSX  Orange primer with (old) Qantas Airways tail and new Qantas Airways engine colours.  Parked on production flight line.  Flaps fully extended.  Noted doing rudder movemen checks at 16:25.
ATR Plant
098  72-212A  F-WWEY  House.  Not seen.
 
691  42-500  F-WWLM  All white colours.  Parked on main ATR (storage?) ramp.
695  42-500  F-WWLQ  Air Antilles Express, full colours.  Parked old DC stands, plant-side.
786  72-212A  F-WWEE  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Parked old DC stands, plant-side.
788  72-212A  F-WWEG  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Parked on main ATR (storage?) ramp.
792  72-212A  (F-WWEJ)  Fincomm, full colours.     Parked on main ATR (storage?) ramp.
816  72-212A  F-WWEF  Fly 540: Angola, full colours.    Parked on main ATR (storage?) ramp (was at old DC stands, plant-side, on Monday 13th).
822  72-212A  F-WWEL  Aer Arran, full colours.    Parked on main ATR  (storage?) ramp (was at old DC stands, plant-side, on Monday 13th).
824?  72-212A  EC-KVI  Swift Air, full colours.  Parked old DC stands, terminal-side.
826?  72-212A  (F-WWEU)  Fly 540, full colours.  Parked outside main production hall.
828  72-212A  F-WWEV  Cebu Pacific, full colours.  Parked old DC stands, plant-side. 
Latecoere
019  42-300  F-WKVB  Atlantique Air Assistance, full colours.  Performing engine runs duringthe early afternoon on the storage ramp. 
785  72-212A  F-WWED  Simplifly Deccan, full colours.  ‘DKL’ on nosewheel door, parked on Latecoere front apron.  Stored?
 
The hangar contained unidentified EuroLot ATR42-500 and a Danish Air Transport ATR (at rear).
 
Air France Industries
 
0021  320-111  F-GFKG  Air France.  Parked outside between MSNs 3524 and 3538.
3524  320-232  VT-DNU  Air Deccan/ Kingfisher (no titles). Parked outside, flaps and part of engine cowlings missing.
3538  319-132  B-6178  Deer Air.  Parked outside, engine covers on.
3543  320-232  F-WWIQ  Air Deccan/ Kingfisher (no titles). Parked outside, part of engine cowlings missing

Selected Visitors

 
7T-VJO  738  DAH
CN-RNA  734  BMM
CN-RNG  735  RAM
CN-RPB  734  JFU
CS-TPN  ER4  PGA
D-ACKG  CR9  CLH
D-ALIE  E70  RUS
EC-JNX  CR2  ANE
F-GDLR  Da10
F-GIXE  733  FPO
F-GRPI  AT7  CCM
G-CDKA  S20  EZE
G-CELF  733  EXS
G-EZBF  319  EZY
G-EZIY  319  EZY
G-EZNC  319  EZY
OO-TNI  733F  TAY
PH-MJL  100  KLC
SU-BPH  73H  AMV
TC-OAS  321  OHY
TS-ISA  CR9  TUI
 
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