LOG: Toulouse 20/04/2011 (08:55-22:30L)

Photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/a380spotter/sets/72157626433397303/ 

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 20/04/2011 (08:55-22:30L)

 

AIRBUS PLANT

A320 family

[0001 320-200 F-WWBA Airbus. Not seen.]

 

4596 320-214 F-WWIX Afriqiyah Airways, full colours. St. Martin du Touch, now in storage configuration, i.e. cockpit and engines taped-up, wheels bagged, etc.

4623 320-214 F-WWBY Nouvelair Tunisie, full – revised – colours now featuring ‘billboard’ titles. St. Martin du Touch, now in temporary storage configuration, i.e. wheels bagged.

4625 320-214 F-WWBZ Aeroflot, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, plant-side.

4645 320-232 VH-FJR Tiger Airways Australia, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, plant-side.

4653 320-214 F-WWIA Yemenia, full colours. St. Martin flight line, then towed into ZIEGLER DC hangar at 17:15.

4658 320-214 F-WWIM Freebird Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, plant-side. Departed at 10:13, landing back at 11:56, and back to original position.

4666 320-232 F-WWBC Shenzhen Airlines, full – special (red and yellow) – colours. Apron, St. Martin du Touch.

4668 320-214 F-WWBJ Frontier Airlines, full fuselage colours. In ZIEGLER DC hangar, rolling out circa. 15:00 and parked on stand, terminal-side.

4670 320-232 F-WWBK Royal Jordanian full colours. Flight line, St. Martin.

4673 320-214 HB-JLQ Swiss International Air Lines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side. Had departed on delivery by late afternoon.

4675 320-214 F-HBAP Aigle Azur, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, plant-side.

4678 320-214 F-WWDR Aer Lingus, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side. Noted in BIKINI engine test cell c. 17:30 performing engine runs. Taxiied out at 17:50, and back to original stand at the DC.

4681 320-216 F-WWDX Vueling Airlines, full colours. Named ‘Be happy be Vueling’. Flight line.

4683 320-323 F-WWIF Wizz Air, full colours. St. Martin flight line.

4686 320-232 F-WWIJ West Air, full colours. Arrived from XFW at 18:15 and parked on the flight line.

4692 320-214 F-WWDI Aeroflot, full colours. St. Martin flight line. Departed mid morning, performing a traditional missed-approach at 12:32 before heading off to XFW.

4694 320-214 F-WWDK Sri Lankan Airlines, full colours. Flight line, St. Martin. Pushed back and taxied off stand at 15:06. Was not in BIKINI engine test cell at 15:30. Test flight? Seen taxiing back to flight line at 17:35.

4696 320-232 F-WWDM China Southern Airlines, full colours (with engines). Apron, St. Martin. Noted moved to the flight line c. 17:40.

4699 320-214 F-WWDO Standard (green) primer with all-white tail. Engineless, Station Carburant.

4704 320-214 F-WWDQ Standard (green) primer with grey tail (white rudder). Engineless, Station Carburant.

4707 320-232 F-WWBE Standard (green) primer with full Sichuan Airlines tail. Engineless, St. Martin du Touch.

4714 320-214 “F-WW” Standard (green) primer with full Air France tail. Engineless, Station Carburant. Towed off Carburant at 17:55 to enter paint shop (Airbus plant) at 18:00.

 

Additional frames which could not be read off:

Components:

1. Front and rear fuselage sections on trolley, in the open outside Beluga unpack. MSN stencil = 4738. Believed to be destined for Spring Airlines as a series -214.

2. Front and rear fuselage sections on trolley, in the open outside Beluga unpack. MSN stencil = 4741. Believed to be destined for Wizz Air as a series -232.

 

Airbus Corporate Jet

Closed.

 

 

A330/340 family

0001 340-311 F-WWAI Airbus. Parked at rear of La Raquette. Departed at 10:34, performed a series of missed approaches flown with lots of (heavy) roll inputs on finals. Landed back at 11:48. Departed again at 15:37, landing back at 17:53.

[0360 340-642 F-WWCA Airbus. Not seen.]

 

0886 340-542 F-WWTG Full Kingfisher Airlines colours. l’Abrevouir, terminal-side.

0894 340-542 F-WWTH All white colours with red engines. l’Abrevouir, terminal-side. Noted taxiing off stand at 15:28.

[0925 330-203MRTT/KC-45A F-WWKB Not seen.]

1219 330-323E F-WWYX Malaysia Airlines, full (new) colours. L’abrevouir, plant-side.

1220 330-223 F-WWKD China Southern Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.

1221 330-223 F-WWKT TAM Brasil, full colours. L’abrevouir, plant-side.

1222 330-342E F-WWYC Cathay Pacific, full colours. L’abrevouir, plant-side.

1223 330-243 F-WWYL South African Airways, full colours. L’abrevouir, terminal-side.

1224 330-243 F-WWKJ AVIANCA, full colours. L’abrevouir, plant-side.

1225 330-202 F-WWKV Alitalia, full colours. L’abrevouir, plant-side.

1227 330-243 F-WWYG Oman Air, full colours. L’abrevouir, terminal-side.

1235 330-203MRTT F-WWKE Standard (green) primer with primer tail and white winglets. Engineless, ‘Stations 18’.

1236 330-243 F-WWKA Standard (green) primer with full South African Airways tail and winglet colours. Engineless, ‘Stations 18’.

 

Additional frames which could not be read off:

 

Bits and pieces:

 

 

A380

0001 380-841 F-WWOW Airbus. Airbus Development test flight line. Departed at 09:51, performed a missed approach at 13:22, noted back on the development flight line c. 17:30.

[0002 380-841 F-WXXL Airbus. Not seen.]

[0004 380-861 F-WWDD Airbus. Not seen.]

 

0036 380-841 F-WWAM Standard (green) primer with full China Southern Airlines tail. Production flight line (‘general testing’ side) at Aeroconstellation, stand A15.

0075 380-861 F-WWSS Standard (green) primer with full Korean Air tail and engine colours, delivery registration HL7615 clearly visible under taped-on test reg. Production flight line (‘general testing’ side) at Aeroconstellation, stand A17.

0080 380-861 F-WWSV Standard (green) primer with full Emirates tail. Production flight line (flight-test side) at Aeroconstellation, stand A12.

 

Additional frames which could not be read off:

 

Bits and pieces:

 

 

A400M

0001 F-WWMT Airbus Military. Airbus Development flight line. Departed at 10:23. Noted again at 14:30 on the rear St. Martin apron.

[0002 EC-402 Airbus Military. Not seen.]

0003 F-WWMS Airbus Military. Airbus Development flight line.

[0004 EC-404 Airbus Military. Not seen.]

 

..an additional aircraft was glimpsed from the tour bus in a large hangar on main site – with some props removed. MSN 002 or 004.

 

 

ATR Plant

[098 72-600 F-WWEY Full house scheme. Not seen.]

811 42-600 F-WWLY Full house scheme. La Raquette (ATR DC), terminal-side.

 

942 72-212A VQ-BLC (worn on both sides of the aircraft) UT Air, full colours. La Raquette, terminal-side.

947 72-212A F-WWEX All-white colours. La Raquette, terminal-side.

948 72-212A F-WWEZ All-white colours. La Raquette, terminal-side.

 

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

 

St. Martin du Touch, flight line:

823 42-500 F-WNUB NordStar Airlines, full colours. Stored?

827 42-500 F-WNUC NordStar Airlines, full colours. Stored?

916 72-212A F-WWEN Finncomm Airlines, full colours. Back in storage?

 

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

839 42-500 F-WWLF NordStar Airlines, full colours, Complete with props.

957 72-212A F-WWEJ Wings Abadi Air, full colours. Complete, with props.

 

‘La Raquette’ (ATR DC) – plant-side:

835 42-500 F-WWLE NordStar Airlines, full colours. Noted taxiing back to this area of the plant circa. 15:10.

 

ATR hangar next to A320 FAL:

 

A300 hall:

 

 

Latecoere Aeroservices

[041 42-320 9G-AAB Antrak Air, full colours. Not seen.]

484 42-500 F-GPYC Noted on rear (storage) ramp c. 12:00. Seen again, at St. Martin du Touch from tour bus c. 14:30.

 

 

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

??? 320-??? White fuselage. Glimpsed in partially-open side hangar.

 

 

Air France Industries

0115 320-211 F-GHQE Air France (old colours). Parked outside main hangar, minus right-hand engine (although nacelle still attached).

2456 319-115(LR) F-GRXJ Air France ‘Dedicate’ (full old colours) Parked outside the main hangar, complete.

37235 737-7GL/W EZ-A009 Turkmenistan Airlines. Parked, engine covers on.

 

Paint Hangar:

Closed.

 

 

Aero Technique Espace (ATE) paint shop

320 bay

Closed.

 

ATR bay

Closed.

 

 

Selected visitors

D-AMGL 142 WDL

D-AOLG 100 OLT

D-AOLH 100 OLT

EC-JNB CR9 ANE

EC-JZU CR9 ANE

EI-DRJ CR9 CYL AZ0367 TLS-FCO

F-GFJH AT4 DGAC

F-GIXL 733 FPO

F-GIXR 733 FPO

F-HBNB 320 AFR AF6156 ORY-TLS

F-HBNE 320 AFR AF6115 TLS-ORY

F-HBXE E70 RAE

F-HBXI E70 RAE

F-HBXJ E70 RAE

F-HMTO AT4 SAFIRE

F-OREU 77W REU UU0946 TLS-MRS-RUN

G-EZAS 319 EZY

G-EZDF 319 EZY

G-EZDP 319 EZY

G-EZFI 319 EZY

G-EZIZ 319 EZY

G-EZTK 320 EZY

G-EZTM 320 EZY

G-EZTR 320 EZY

G-MAJW J41 EZE

OY-SRG 762F SRR

PH-EZB E90 KLC

PH-EZH E90 KLC

PH-EZL E90 KLC

TC-JPR 320 THY new service IST-TLS

 

D-CAJK Citation XLS

F-HCCC Beech 350

 

160 TBM 700B French Army

378/F-ZVMP CN212

CH-13 C-130H BAF

 

 

A380spotter.

 

 

 

 

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