TLS: Wednesday 23/02/2011 (09:55-21:50L)

A330-202 MSN VH-EBQ JQ

A380-841 MSN 0054? [F-WWxx] CZ

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

All frames parked-up, unless noted.

Wednesday 23/02/2011 (09:55-21:50L)

AIRBUS PLANT

A320 family
0001 320-200 F-WWBA Airbus. Parked on the apron at St. Martin du Touch.

4561 320-232 F-WWBB Tiger Airways, full colours. Rear of the ZIEGLER DC, departing during the morning and back in original position by 14:00. Towed into DC hangar at 18:45.
4595 320-232 N607NK Spirit Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC hangar, then positioned to rear stand by 15:40.
4596 320-214 F-WWIX Afriqiyah Airways, full colours. DC, rear.
4599 320-214 F-WWBQ AVIANCA Columbia, full colours. Flight line, St. Martin du Touch.
4601 320-214 F-WWID Air France, full colours. ZIEGLER DC hangar, then positioned to terminal-side DC stand circa 12:00. Noted back in DC hangar at 19:45.
4604 320-214 F-WWIE Air France, full colours. Flight line, St. Martin du Touch, then positioned to rear DC stand by early afternoon. Noted in DC hangar at 19:45.
4608 320-232 F-WWIK Tiger Airways Australia, full colours. Flight line, St. Martin du Touch.
4614 320-232 F-WWBF IndiGo, full colours. Flight line, St. Martin du Touch.
4623 320-214 F-WWBY Nouvelair Tunisie, full – revised – colours now featuring ‘billboard’ titles. ‘NH’ on tail = TS-INH. St. Martin du Touch. Performed RTO on 32R at 12:05, then back to St. Martin.
4628 320-232 F-WWDH Wizz Air, full colours. Station Carburant.
4634 320-214 F-WWDV Primer with full – retro – Aer Lingus tail and white engines. St. Martin du Touch. Noted in BIKINI performing enhine runs circa 15:00.

Additional frames which could not be read off:
1. 320-232 Primer with full IndiGo tail. Noted in open hangar containing several unfinished ATRs. Then moved -after dark – to Station Carburant. Assumed to be MSN 4630 (F-WWDJ).
2. 320-200 Glimpsed in partially open A320 General Finishing, Poste E. Dark blue engines noted alongside – awaiting installation. Assumed to be MSN 4647 (F-WWDN) destined for jetBlue.

Bits and pieces:
1. Front and rear fuselage sections on trolley, in the open outside Beluga unpack. MSN stencil = 4668.
2. Unknown wingset alongside the above sections. MSN 4668?

A320-214 MSN 4623 F-WWBY BJ

A330/340 family
0001 340-311 F-WWAI Airbus. Glimpsed in big re-work hangar at ADER.
0360 340-642 F-WWCA Airbus. Parked mid-field.

0886 340-542 F-WWTG Full Kingfisher Airlines colours. L’abrevouir, terminal-side.
0894 340-542 F-WWTH All white colours with red engines. Noted at ZIEGLER DC wash station being hosed and scrubbed clean all morning. Had left the area by dusk.
0925 330-203MRTT/KC-45A F-WWKB Not seen.
1195 330-343E G-VSXY Virgin Atlantic, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.
1196 330-342E B-LAK Cathay Pacific, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.
1198 330-202 VH-EBQ JetStar Airways, full colours. ZIEGLER DC hangar. Rolled out to stand, terminal-side by 14:40. Towed back into DC hangar at 18:30.
1201 330-343E F-WWKU Virgin Atlantic, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, plant-side. Noted in BIKINI test cell performing engine runs circa 15:00. Taxiied back to original DC position at 16:15.
1202 330-223 B-6528 China Southern, full SkyTeam colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side. Departed on delivery at 11:52 as CZ0528 TLS-CAN.
1203 330-223 F-WWYE Korean Air, full colours. L’abrevouir, terminal-side. Departed on a test flight at 13:30. Performed a missed approach at 14:38 before landing at 14:42.
1206 330-343E F-WWYH China Airlines, full colours. Glimpsed in big re-work hangar (C63) on ADER plant, alongside prototype A340-300.
1209 330-323E F-WWYO Malaysia Airlines, full (new) colours. L’abrevouir, plant-side. Departed 32R on a test flight at 11:20. Performed a missed approach at 13:18 before landing shortly after.
1210 330-243 F-WWYS South African Airlines, full colours. Appeared on l’abrevouir, terminal-side after dark.
1211 330-323E F-WWYV Asiana Airlines, full colours. L’abrevouir, terminal-side. Noted in BIKINI test cell performing engine runs circa 15:00. Noted 17:20 in compass bay, engines running.
1215 330-343E F-WWKK China Airlines, full colours. Glimpsed in General Finishing hangar at the ADER site.
1217 330-243 “F-WW” (last 2 not yet applied). Standard (green) primer with full Hawaiian Airlines tail, winglet and engine colours. ‘Stations 18’.
1221 330-223 “F-WW” (last 2 not yet applied). Standard (green) primer, including tail. Engineless, ‘Stations 18’. Noted circa 18:00 on midfield stand close to General Finishing hangars. Believed to be for TAM Brasil.
1222 330-342E “F-WW” (last 2 not yet applied). Standard (green) primer, including tail with Cathay Pacific winglet colours. Engineless, ‘Stations 18’.
1223 330-243 “F-WW” (last 2 not yet applied). Standard (green) primer with partial South African tail and full South African winglet colours. Presumably engineless. Appeared on ‘Stations 18’ after dark.
1224 330-243 Any reg, if applied, could not be seen, but MSN sticker on base of tail was visible. Standard (green) primer with full AVIANCA tail. Noted on part-open ADER FAL after dark.
1227 330-243 F-WWYG Standard (green) primer, including tail. Rolled out of ADER mating jig at 15:35, minus winglets, radome and belly fairing. Believed to be for Oman Air.

Additional frames which could not be read off:

Bits and pieces:

A380
0001 380-841 F-WWOW Airbus. Parked on the Airbus Development test flight line, with engine covers on.
0002 380-841 F-WXXL Airbus. Not seen.
0004 380-861 F-WWDD Airbus. Not seen.

0031 380-841 F-WWSF Standard (green) primer with full China Southern Airlines tail and engine colours. Parked outside on the production flight line (flight test side) at Aeroconstellation, stand A12.
0036 380-841 (unmarked) Standard (green) primer with full China Southern Airlines tail. Engineless, although structurally complete and pylons attached. LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30A.
0063 380-842 F-WWSK Standard (green) primer with full QANTAS Airways tail and engine colours, ‘QK’ fin i.d. = VH-OQK. Parked outside on the production flight line (flight test side) at Aeroconstellation, stand A14.
0068 380-861 F-WWSJ Standard (green) primer with full Korean Air tail and engine colours, delivery registration HL7614 clearly visible under taped-on test reg. Parked outside on the production flight line at Aeroconstellation, stand A17.
0076 380-841 F-WWSC Standard (green) primer with full Singapore Airlines tail colours, engineless. Parked outside on the production flight line at Aeroconstellation.
0080 380-861 (unmarked) Standard (green) primer with full Emirates tail. Engineless, although structurally complete and pylons attached. LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30B.

Additional frames which could not be read off:
0054 380-841 (F-WW??) China Southern. Noted in the body-join station – with tail attached – on the ADER FAL. Unmarked and jigs obscuring the MSN stencils.

"Section 18/19": A380-861 MSN 0090 [F-WW??] EK

Bits and pieces:
0090 380-861 (F-WW??) “Section 18/19” fresh off the convoi, on transport jig outside at the Aéroconstellation (Jean-Luc LAGARDERE Logistique) Nord site. MSN 090 stencil.

A400M
0001 F-WWMT Airbus Military. Noted taxiing at 10:00, then seen on Airbus development flight line.
0002 EC-402 Airbus Military. Not seen.
0003 F-WWMS Airbus Military. Not seen.

ATR Plant
098 72-600 F-WWEY Full house scheme. Noted performing several test flight circuits during the morning.

811 42-600 F-WWLY Full house scheme. Not noted outside all day, although may have been the frame in the ATR FAL with house “-600” tail in amongst several new-builds (see below).

823 42-500 F-WWLB NordStar Airlines, full colours. ATR Delivery centre, terminal-side. Entered BIKINI engine test-cell for engine runs at 10:30. Seen either landing or performing RTO at 15:33.
916 72-212A F-WWEN Finncomm Airlines, full colours. ATR flight line, storage configuration.
931 72-212A F-WWEG All-white colours. ATR Delivery centre, terminal-side.
944 72-212A F-WWET Cebu Pacific, full colours. ’58’ on nose wheel doors. ATR Delivery centre, terminal-side.
946 72-212A F-WWEW Wings Abadi Air, full colours. ATR Delivery centre, plant-side.
947 72-212A F-WWEX All-white colours. Complete with red props. Parked just outside ATR production line hangar.

Additional frames which could not be read off due to position were:

St. Martin du Touch, flight line:

Rear of St. Martin du Touch, close to hangars:

ATR DC – plant-side:

ATR hangar next to A320 FAL:
83x 42-500 (F-WWL?) Green primer – without tail.
949 72-212A (F-WWE?) Fly540, full colours.
950 72-212A (F-WWE?) Green primer with all-white tail.
951 72-212A (F-WWE?) Green primer, minus tail.

A300 hall:

Latecoere Aeroservices
010 42-300 Cargo LY-RUM DOT LT full colours. Parked on rear storage ramp, departing at 11:07.
041 42-320 9G-AAB Antrak Air, full colours. Engineless. Parked on rear storage ramp.
456 72-202F VT-DEB All white with red rudder, no titles. VT- reg taped over previous reg F-WKVG. For Deccan 360/Deccan Cargo. Parked on rear storage ramp.
826 72-212A D2-FLY Fly540, full colours. Parked on rear storage ramp.

0420 320-212 F-GSTS Strategic Airlines, full colours. Parked on taxiway that used to be the approach road.

Additional frames which could not read-off/tied-up:

Air France Industries
0115 320-211 F-GHQE Air France (old colours). Parked outside main hangar, minus right-hand engine (although nacelle still attached).
??? 320-200 Freshly painted all-white with brown paper masks taped over registration.

Paint Hangar:
Closed.

Aero Technique Espace (ATE) paint shop
320 bay
Closed.

ATR bay
Closed.

Selected visitors
D-AOLC S20 OLT
D-AOLG 100 OLT
D-AOLH 100 OLT
EC-JBE EM2 SWT
EC-LAC 733F SWT
F-GRPJ AT7 CCM
G-EZEG 319 EZY
G-EZFB 319 EZY
G-EZID 319 EZY
G-EZIE 319 EZY
G-EZTM 320 EZY
G-EZTN 320 EZY
G-EZTV 320 EZY
OO-TAS 146F TAY
OY-SRF 762F SRR
PH-EZS E90 KLC

F-GJOB Citation
F-GNCP Citation

F-HBRU B200
F-HCPE P180

146 TBM700 French Air Force (Coded XR)

R.207 C. 160R French Air Force (Coded 64-GJ)

A380spotter.

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