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Saturday 14/06/2008 (10:35 – 16:00L)

A briefer than usual visit to Airbus World, prior to taking the ‘navette’ north to CDG, this time with the benefit of a car so everything that could be seen was noted.
 

Shots at http://www.flickr.com/photos/a380spotter/sets/72157605666917178/

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 14/06/2008 (10:35 – 16:00L)

AIRBUS PLANT

A300

 

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

655/1  300-608ST  F-GSTA  
751/2  300-608ST  F-GSTB  
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.  Towed into midfield hangar, late morning.
 
3461  320-214  F-WWBK  East Star, full colours.  Parked by production hall – short-term? storage.
3485  320-214  F-WWIG  Juneyao, full colours.  Parked by production hall – short-term? storage.
3506  320-214  F-WWBT  East Star, full colours.  Parked by production hall – short-term? storage.
3519  320-232  P4-XAS  Air Astana, full colours.  Parked at rear of ZIEGLER DC.
 
A320-232 MSN3519 P4-XAS KC
MSN3519 P4-XAS, ready for delivery.
 
3521  320-216  F-WWDS  Air Asia, full colours. Parked at DC, terminal-side.
3524  320-232  F-WWDT  Air Deccan/ Kingfisher, full KFR colours, minus titles.  Parked at rear of DC.
3526  320-232  (F-WWDU)  Aegean, full colours.  Parked main 320 apron.
3538  320-232  F-WWIF  TACA International, full colours.  Parked main 320 apron.
3540  320-214  F-WWIO  TAM, full new colours.  Parked main 320 apron.
3541  320-232  F-WWIP  IndiGo, full colours.  Glimpsed in partially open hangar.
3543  320-232  F-WWIQ  Air Deccan/ Kingfisher, basic colours without titles or tail logo.  Station Carburant.
3545  320-214  F-WWIT  Aeroflot, full colours.  Station Carburant.
3549  320-216  F-WWIX  Air Asia, full colours.  Parked main 320 apron.
3558  320-232  (F-WWBE)  Primer with Turkish Airlines tail.  Parked main 320 apron.
3565  320-214  F-WWBM  Primer, with (new) TAM tail.  Parked outside paint hangar (by Carburant).  Fresh out of production hall. 
 
A320-214 MSN3565 F-WWBM JJ
MSN3565 F-WWBM, ready for the paint shop. 
 
 
A330/340
0001  340-311  F-WWAI  House.  Not seen.
0360  340-642  F-WWCA  House.  Not seen.
 

0874  330-223  VT-VJK  Kingfisher, full colours.  Parked at rear of ZIEGLER DC.
0886  340-542  F-WWTG  Kingfisher, full colours.  Parked mid-field, facing terminal.  Short-term? storage.
0891  330-223  F-WWYO  Kingfisher, full colours.  Parked at rear of DC.
0894  340-542  F-WWTH  Kingfisher, full colours.  Parked mid-field, facing away from terminal.  Short-term? storage.
0902  340-542  F-WWTJ  Kingfisher, full colours.  Parked at l’aubrevouir, terminal-side.
0910  340-542  F-WWTK  Kingfisher, full colours.  Parked at l’aubrevouir, terminal-side.
0926  330-243  F-WWKD  MEA, full (new) colours.  Parked at DC, terminal-side.
0928  330-343E  B-6100 China Eastern, full colours.  Parked at rear of DC.

 

 

 
A330-343E MSN0928 B-6100 MU
MSN0928 B-6100, ready for delivery. 
 
0929  340-642X  (F-WWC?)  Primer with (full) Etihad tail.  Parked outside ADER production hall.
0930  330-243  (F-WWKS)  Air China, full colours.  Parked at l’aubrevouir, plant-side.
0931  330-202  EC-KOM  Air Europa, full colours.  Towed from DC hangar – late morning – to DC, terminal-side.
0932  330-202  (F-WWKV)  Jet Airways, full colours.  Parked at l’aubrevouir, plant side.
0934  330-202  F-WWKZ  TAP Portugal, full colours.  Parked at DC, terminal-side.
0935  330-343E  F-WWKF  China Southern, full colours.  Parked at l’aubrevouir, terminal-side.
0936  330-343E  (F-WWKG)  China Eastern, full colours.  Parked at l’aubrevouir, plant-side.
0937  330-343E  F-WWKI  China Southern, full colours.  Parked at l’aubrevouir, corner. 
0938  340-313E  (F-WWJL)  Finnair, full colours.  Parked outside ADER production hall.
0948  330-243  F-WWKN  Primer with (full) new AVIANCA tail colours.  Parked outside ADER production hall.
 
Fresh out of C. ADER production hall
MSN0948 F-WWKN. 
 
0952  330-343E  (F-WWKR)  Primer (tail could not be seen) in part-open ADER assembly hall.  Air Asia X customer sticker.
0954  330-343E  (F-WWKT)  Primer with full China Southern tail.  In part-open ADER aseembly hall.

A380

001  380-841  F-WWOW  Airbus House colours.  Arrived 14:38.
002  380-841  F-WXXL  Airbus House colours. Outside storage. 
004  380-841  F-WWDD  All white. Arrived 14:54.
007  380-841  F-WWJB  Airbus House colours.  Not seen.  Believed to be hangared for re-work to production standard.
009  380-861  F-WWEA  Airbus House colours.  Not seen.  Believed to be hangared for re-work to production standard.
 
020  380-861  F-WWSS  Primer (standard green) with full Emirates tail and engine colours.  Parked production flightline.  Next to fly?
021  380-841  (unmarked.)  Primer (standard green) with full Singapore Airlines tail.  Incomplete.  Parked outside, opposite the LAGARDERE tour balcony. 
 
A380-841 MSN021 (unmarked) SQ
MSN021 (unmarked)
 
029  380-841  (unmarked?)  Seen in closed ZIEGLER DC hangar.  Tail could not be seen.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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

 
785  72-212A  F-WWED  Air Deccan/ Kingfisher, full colours.  Parked (old) DC stands, terminal-side.
786  72-212A  F-WWEE  Kingfisher, full colours.  Parked by stored East Star and Juneyao 320s.
788  72-212A  F-WWEG  Kingfisher, full colours.  Parked (old) DC stands, terminal-side.
797  72-212A  (F-WWEZ)  Aer Arran, tail only (full colours) could be seen.  Parked by stored East Star and Juneyao 320s.
806  72-212A  F-WWER  Air Tahiti, full colours.  Parked on old DC ramp, plant-side.
Additional frames which could not be read off due to position were:
1.  7xx  72-212A  All white, parked on old DC ramp, plant-side.  Possibly MSN773 or MSN795.

Latecoere
484  42-500  F-GPYC  RLA/ Airbus corporate shuttle in hangar, receiving attention.

 
+ unidentified all white ATR on open storage ramp.
 
 
Selected Visitors
CN-RPA  734  JFU
D-AOLH  100  OLT
F-GTAQ  321  AFR
F-GYAQ  321  BIE
F-HBAE  320  AAF
G-EZBJ  319  EZY
G-EZBX  319  EZY
G-EZEK  319  EZY
OO-TNA  73F  TAY
TS-ISA  CR9  TUI
F-GGGA  C550  AOV 
F-GNCP  C550
F-HBRU  B200
HB-VOY  125/W

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Wednesday 28/05/2008 (11:20 – 23:30L)

Flying solo again this visit so views were limited to terminal area, car park and while on (penultimate) Clement Ader (330/340) AIRBUS VISIT tour. 
 
 
 
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 28/05/2008 (11:20 – 23:30L)

AIRBUS PLANT

A300

238     300B4-203  F-WUAB  Parked main apron in prototype colours.

655/1  300-608ST  F-GSTA 
751/2  300-608ST  F-GSTB 

765/3  300-608ST  F-GSTC 
776/4  300-608ST  F-GSTD  Not seen.
796/5  300-608ST  F-GSTF  All white.  
 

A320 family
0001  320-231  F-WWBA  House.  Not seen.

3461  320-214  (F-WWBK)  East Star, full colours.  Parked main 320 apron, opposite A300 hall.  Temporary storage?

3485  320-214  (F-WWIG)  Juneyao, full colours.  Parked main 320 apron, opposite A300 hall.  Temporary storage?
3499  320-232  F-WWIN  British Airways, full colours.  Ziegler DC, terminal side.  Taxied out to BIKINI at 16:50.  Performed engine runs until 17:55 followed by taxi back to original position at DC.
3501  320-214  F-WWBQ  Aer Lingus, full colours.  Ziegler DC, terminal side.  Taxied out to BIKINI at 19:00.  Performed engine runs until 20:20 followed by taxi back to original position at DC.
3502  320-216  (F-WWBR)  Air One, full colours.  Rolled out of hangar at 18:25 and positioned on main 320 apron.
3506  320-214  F-WWBT  East Star, full colours. Arrived back from XFW at 16:00 and parked on main 320 apron. 
3508  320-214  F-WWBU  Interjet, full colours.  Arrived (from XFW?) at 19:24 and parked main 320 apron.
3519  320-232  F-WWDR  Air Astana, full colours.  Parked main 320 apron.  Towed out to BIKINI at 17:15.  Performed engine runs until 19:10 followed by taxi back to original position on 320 apron. 
3521  320-216  F-WWDS  Air Asia, full (new) colours.  Parked main 320 apron.  Performed first flight, landing back at 17:20 and back to original position on main 320 apron.
3524  320-232  F-WWDT  Kingfisher, basic (no titles or tail logo) colours.  At Station Carburant.
3528  320-214  (F-WW??)  Shenzhen Airlines, full colours.  At Station Carburant.
3538  320-233  (F-WW??)  Primer with TACA International tail.  At Station Carburant.
3541  320-232  (F-WW??)  IndiGo, tail only seen in partially open hangar.
3545  320-214  (F-WW??) Aeroflot, tail only seen rolling out of hangar and out of sight at 18:15. 
Additional frames which could not be read off due to position were:
1.  320-2xx  All primer, rolled out of hangar at 18:15 and parked on main 320 apron.

 

 
Bits and pieces:
35xx  320-2xx  Rear section seen in Plat-forme Logistique storage shed.  Possibly 3559. 
35xx  320-2xx  Rear section seen in Plat-forme Logistique storage shed.  Possibly 3562.
3563  320-216  Rear section, seen in Beluga unpack hangar.  Believed destined for Air One.
3565  320-214  Rear section, seen in Beluga unpack hangar.  Believed destined for TAM Brasil.
   

A330/340

0001  340-311  F-WWAI  House.  Parked at l’aubrevouir, terminal-side. Static all day.
0360  340-642  F-WWCA  House.  Parked at l’aubrevouir, terminal-side.  Departed at 16:36, landing back at 17:01.
 

0848  340-642  D-AIHU Lufthansa, full colours.  Towed out of DC hangar late morning, positioning to Ziegler DC, terminal side.
0874  330-223  F-WWKA/VT-VJK  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Rear of DC. 
0886  340-542  F-WWTG/VT-VJA  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Mid-field apron, facing toward Blagnac terminal.  Engines taped up.
0894  340-542  F-WWTH  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Mid-field apron, facing away from Blagnac terminal.  Engine covers on.
0902  340-542  F-WWTJ  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours, no tail logo.  Pushed-back at 17:10, taxi and engine runs (on taxiway, not in BIKINI) before performing RTO at 17:33.  Then back to l’aubrevouir.
0921  340-313E  F-WWJK  Finnair, full colours.  Ziegler DC, terminal side, towed into DC hangar at 17:30.
0923  330-202  F-WWYZ  Jet Airways, full colours.  Arrived? at 16:45 and positioned to Ziegler DC, terminal side.
0925  330-203  F-WWKB  Low-visibility grey scheme.  Parked mid-field.
0926  330-243  F-WWKD  MEA – Middle East Airlines, full (new) colours.  Corner of l’aubrevouir.  Departed at 14:48, landing back at 16:35.  Back to l’aubrevouir.  Departed again at 17:14, landing back at 18:30 and to original position.
0927  330-223  F-WWKE  Primer with solid red, Kingfisher, tail.  Landed at 14:51 after test flight and parked at rear of l’aubrevouir.
0928  330-343E  F-WWKJ  China Eastern, full colours.  L’aubrevouir, terminal-side. Taxied out at 15:55, departing 16:05.  Landed back at 17:02 and to original position.
0929  340-642X  (no reg visible) Primer with Etihad tail.  Seen in production hall, in Poste 35B.
0930  330-243  F-WWKS  Air China, full (standard) colours.  L’aubrevouir, terminal-side.
0934  330-202  F-WWKZ  TAP – Air Portugal, full colours.  L’aubrevouir, terminal-side.
0940  330-202  F-WWKL  Qantas, full colours.  Rear of l’aubrevouir.  Taxied out at 17:30, departing 17:40.  Landed back at 18:44 and back to original position. 
0943  330-223  F-WWYM  Primer with Air Comet tail, complete except for engines.  Parked outside C. Ader production hall.
0945  330-202  F-WWYV  Primer with Qantas tail.  On production line, position ‘B’.
0946  330-223  F-WWYX  Primer with solid red, Kingfisher, tail.  On production line, position ‘A’.
0947  330-202  (no reg visible, due to gantries)  Primer with (full) Jet Airways tail.  On production line, position ‘D’.
0948  330-243  F-WWKN  Primer with (new) Avianca tail.  Parked outside C. Ader production hall, very unfinished with radome, belly fairing and winglets missing.  Believed to have just rolled out of Poste 36/37 and be destined for production line position ‘C’ for completion. 
0950  330-202  (no reg applied)  Primer, Air Europa customer stickers.  3 main sections – still separate – had just been positioned in Poste 36/37.  Gantries and robots being manoeuvred back into position around the airframe.  Fascinating stuff. 
0951  330-203  EC-333  Low visibility grey scheme.  Parked rear of DC.
 
Additional frames which could not be read off due to position were:
1.  330-202  Jet Airways, full colours.  Parked at l’aubrevouir, plant-side.  Believed to be 0932 F-WWKV.
2.  340-542  Kingfisher, full colours.  Parked at l’aubrevouir, plant-side. Either 0910 or 0912.
 
Bits and pieces:
0949  330-223  Front fuselage section seen in partially open storage hangar.  Primer tail seen on trolley in main hall in front of Poste 35B.  For TAM Brasil.
0952  330-343E  Wingbox seen in production hall, by Poste 40 (wing mating jig) plus primer tail on trolley in main hall in front of Poste 36/37.  For Air Asia X.
0953  340-642  Front fuselage section seen in partially open storage hangar, alongside 0949 front section.  Thai Airways customer sticker.  Unmated wingbox also seen in main hall by Poste 40. 
0954  330-343E  Rear fuselage section seen in partially open storage hangar.  For China Southern.
0955  340-313E  Primer tail on trolley in main hall.  Believed to be destined for private Russian customer.
 
09xx  3xx-xxx  Wingbox in mating jig with wingset in position alongside, but not yet in joining position.
09xx  3xx-xxx  Rear fuselage  section seen alongside same of 0954.  Presumably 0949 or 0953.
 
 
View of l'aubrevouir from restaurant: 1. Panoramic/11:40
 
A packed l’aubrevouir
 
 
ZIEGLER DC/16:50 - as good as it got!
 
H. ZIEGLER delivery centre
 

001  380-841  F-WWOW  Airbus House colours.  Not seen.
002  380-841  F-WXXL  Airbus House colours.  Open storage.
004  380-841  F-WWDD  All white. Not seen.
007  380-841  F-WWJB  Airbus House colours.  Not seen, believed hangared undergoing re-work to production standard.
009  380-861  F-WWEA  Airbus House colours.  Not seen.
015  380-841  F-WWSL  Yellow (storage) primer with all-white tail.  Parked on production flightline.
016  380-861  F-WWSM  Yellow (storage) primer with Emirates tail.  Made first flight, departing sometime before 11:20, landing back at 15:20 and pa
rked on production flightline.
 
ATR Plant
098  72-212A  F-WWEY  House, not seen.
Additional frames which could not be read off due to position were:
1.  380-8×1  F-WWSx  Primer with all white tail seen in closing DC hangar. Qantas?

A380

 
770  72-212A  F-WWEI  Islas Airways, full colours.  Parked on (old) DC stands, terminal-side.  Noted taxiing back to its stand at 17:10. 
783  72-212A  OH-ATI  Finncomm, full colours.  Parked on (old) DC stands, terminal-side.
788  72-212A  F-WWEG  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Parked on (old) DC stands, terminal-side.
793  72-212A  F-WWEN  Jet Airways, full colours. Seen taxiing back to (old) DC stands, plant-side at 12:05 after flight or engine runs?
794  72-212A  F-WWEU  Seven Air, full colours.  Parked on (old) DC stands, plant-side.  Noted strobing at 15:00 from tour bus.  Noted landing back late afternoon and re-positioned to rear stands.   

 

Additional frames which could not be read off due to position were:
1.  72-212A  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Parked outside (facing) production hall.  Believed to be 785/ F-WWED
2.  72-212A  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Parked outside (facing) production hall.  Believed to be 786/ F-WWEE
3.  72-212A  All white.  Parked on apron outside main production hall.  Possibly 773/ F-WWEL
4.  72-212A  All white.  Parked on apron outside main production hall.  Possibly 795/ F-WWEx
5.  72-212A  Binter Canarias colours, at front of open production hall.  Couldn’t see whether it had a tail.  Possibly 796/ F-WWEx
6.  72-212A  Mostly white colours, with red markings? on tail.  At front of open production hall.
7.  42-500  AZAL Azerbaijan, full colours, in open production hall.  Believed to be 689/ F-WWLK
8.  ATRx2  Primer with all white tail, seen at back of open production hall.
9.  ATRx2  Primer with all white tail, seen at back of open production hall.   
 

Latecoere
296  42-300 D4-CBQ Halcyon Air (full colours)  by front gate area. 
397  42-320  F-WQNA  (all white) by front gate area.
 
Additional frames which could not be read off due to position were:
1.  ???  72-2xx  all white – on main storage ramp
2.  ???  42-xxx  all white – main storage ramp
3.  ???  42-xxx  all white – main storage ramp

 

4.  066  42-300  Atlantique Air Assistance, full colours departed at 14:50.  F-WQND still or delivery reg?  
Selected Visitors
CN-ROF  321  BMM

CS-TPK  ER4  PGA

D-ALIA  E70  RUS
D-AOLG  100  OLT
D-AOLH  100 OLT
D-AOLT  S20  OLT
D-AWUE  142  WDL
EC-HEJ  AT7  ANE
EC-JYA  CR9  ANE
F-AZTE/F-BBBE  C-47A  Air France – Air France Industries apron
F-GIXE  733  FPO
F-GIXH  733  FPO
F-GIXJ  733  FPO – ex Latecoere
F-GLGG  320  Ural Airlines (full colours) in part-open Air France Industries hangar.
F-GLNH Be9  TJT
F-GMZA  321  AFR
F-GPYC  AT5  RLA/Airbus Shuttle
F-GRPY  AT7  CCM
F-GRYL  Be9  TJT
F-GRZE  CR7  BZH
F-GTAP  321  AFR
F-GTAQ  321  AFR  
F-GUGE  318  AFR
F-GUGO  318  AFR
F-GUGQ  318  AFR
F-GVZL  AT7  RLA  
F-ORUN 772  REU
G-CELO  733  EXS
G-EJAR  319  EZY
G-EZAD  319  EZY
G-EZBT  319  EZY
G-EZBX  319  EZY
G-EZBY 319  EZY
G-EZEZ  319  EZY
G-EZIT  319  EZY
OE-LNS  73H  LDA
OO-TNJ  733  TAY
OY-SRK  762  SRR
SX-BGS  734  AEE
 
D-ILAM  CJ-2
PR/533 (F-ZJPR)   Robin HR.100/250TR  CEV 
 
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