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Wednesday 29/02/2012 (11:00-21:55L)

[17:44] 'CZ0138' TLS-PEK delivery flight [5/8].

Photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/a380spotter/sets/72157629487252385/

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 29/02/2012 (11:00-21:55L)

AIRBUS PLANT

A320 family
0001 320-211/W F-WWBA Airbus S.A.S. St. Martin du Touch apron. Departed at 15:28 as ‘AIB81BA’ TLS-TLS performing a missed approach at 16:38 before landing back at 17:31.
0659 320-232 F-WWDB DLR – Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt. St. Martin du Touch apron. Departed at 14:57 as ‘AIB48DB’.

3865 319-112 D-ABGS Air Berlin, full colours. Apron, St. Martin du Touch.

5006 320-214 B-6865 Tianjin Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.
5031 320-214 VQ-BRD S7 Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
5034 320-214 F-WWIP Virgin America, full colours. Arrived at 11:38 as ‘AIB03IP’ TLS-TLS and to ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side. Noted during the afternoon now with delivery registration: N853VA.
5037 320-214 HB-JLR Swiss International Air Lines, full colours but minus (new style) titles. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side. Departed 15:50 as ‘LX5201’ TLS-ZRH on delivery.
5039 320-232 F-WWDG Jetstar Pacific, full colours. Flight line, St. Martin du Touch. Re-positioned to ZIEGLER DC, plant-side, before 16:40.
5042 320-232 F-WWDO Spirit Airlines, full colours. Flight line, St. Martin du Touch.
5047 320-214 F-WWDQ Primer with China Eastern tail and radome colours. Flight line, St. Martin du Touch. Departed at 15:39 as ‘AIB03DQ’ TLS-TLS, landing back at 17:09.
5050 320-233 F-WWDY Silk Air, full colours. Arrived at 21:55 as ‘AIB02DY’ XFW-TLS on ferry flight.
5058 320-214 F-WWBG Virgin America, full colours. Flight line, St. Martin du Touch.
5060 320-232 F-WWBQ JetBlue. full colours. Flight line, St. Martin du Touch. Departed at 15:10 as ‘AIB01BQ’ on first flight and ferry TLS-XFW. Performed a missed approach at 16:08.
5063 320-214 F-WWBT Standard (green) primer with full China Eastern Airlines tail colours. Complete, with engines installed. ‘Station Carburant’.
5067 320-214 F-WWBX Cebu Pacific Air, full colours. Complete, with engines installed. ‘Station Carburant’.
5069 320-214 F-WWDC Swiss International Air Lines, full colours but minus new-style titles. Complete, with engines installed. ‘Station Carburant’.
5076 320-232 F-WWBY IndiGo Air, full colours. Inside A320 General Finishing.
5080 320-232 F-WWIF Standard (green) primer with full IndiGo Air tail colours. Engineless. St. Martin du Touch apron
5084 320-214 F-WWII Air France, full colours. Inside A320 General Finishing.
5086 320-214 F-WWIJ SriLankan Airlines, full colours. Inside A320 General Finishing.

Additional frames which could not be read off:
5072 320-214 (F-WWDK) Beijing Capital Airlines, full colours. Noted about to roll out of open paint shop near Airbus Corporate Jet Centre.

Components:
5108 320-214 Rear section (only), plus wing set, on transportation jigs outside Beluga unpack area. Believed to be destined for Spring Airlines.
5112 320-214 Front section (only), on transportation jig outside Beluga unpack area. Believed to be destined for Go Air.

Airbus Corporate Jet Centre

A320-232 MSN 5039 F-WWDG BL

A330/340 family
0001 340-311 F-WWAI Airbus S.A.S. Vendee ramp.
0360 340-642 F-WWCA Airbus S.A.S. Noted under tow from Development flight line and out of sight c. 11:00.

[0886 340-542 F-WWTG Full Kingfisher Airlines colours. Not seen.]
0894 340-542 F-WWTH All white colours with red engines. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
0925 330-203 (MRTT) F-WWKB Low visibility (grey) scheme. Engineless, l’Abreuvoir, plant-side.
1175 330-243F F-WWKT Yangtze River Express, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, plant-side.
1287 330-302E PH-AKA ‘Times Square – New York’ KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, plant-side. Departed at 17:54 as ‘KL7472’ TLS-AMS on delivery. Performed a wheels-down missed approach, and ‘wing-wave’ at 18:11.
1293 330-243 F-WWYU Virgin Australia, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, plant-side. Departed at 15:05 as ‘AIB02YU’ TLS-TLS, performing a missed approach at 17:17 and landing back at 17:35.
1294 330-303E F-WWKK KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1298 330-343E F-WWKG Turkish Airlines, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1299 330-343E F-WWKQ Aeroflot Russian Airlines, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1302 330-243 F-WWYO Hawaiian Airlines, full colours. ‘Stations 18’.
1305 330-343E F-WWYV Standard (green) primer with full Lufthansa tail colours. ‘KQ’ fin i.d. = D-AIKQ. Engineless, ‘Stations 18’.
1308 330-202 F-WWKH Standard (green) primer with full Alitalia tail colours. Engineless, ‘Stations 18’.
1309 330-223 F-WWKI Standard (green) primer with unpainted tail and China Southern Airlines winglet colours. Engineless, ‘Stations 18’.
1310 330-243 (F-WW??) Standard (green) primer) with full Hawaiian Airlines tail colours. Inside big re-work hangar (C63) on ADER site.

Additional frames which could not be read off:

Components:

A380-841 MSN 0087 F-WWAO TG

A380
0001 380-841 F-WWOW Airbus S.A.S. Airbus Development flight line, St. Martin du Touch. Departed at 11:53 as ‘AIB80OW’ TLS-TLS, landing back at 17:11.
0002 380-841 F-WXXL Airbus S.A.S. Production flight line (‘flight testing’ side) at Aéroconstellation, stand A18.
[0004 380-861 F-WWDD Airbus S.A.S. Not seen.]

0054 380-841 B-6138 China Southern Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side. Departed at 17:44 as ‘CZ0138’ TLS-PEK on delivery.
0084 380-841 F-WWAD Standard (green) primer with full Malaysia Airlines tail and engine colours. Production flight line (‘flight testing’ side) at Aéroconstellation, stand A14.
0087 380-841 F-WWAO Standard (green) primer with full Thai Airways International tail and engine colours. Production flight line (‘flight testing’ side) at Aéroconstellation, stand A12. Pushed-back at 16:45, and taxiied out to enter BIKINI engine test cell at 17:10 for engine run ups. Taxiied out of BIKINI at 17:53 and back to LAGARDERE arriving back on stand A12 at 18:04.
0088 380-841 F-WWAR Standard (green) primer with full China Southern Airlines tail and engine colours. Production flight line (‘general testing’ side) at Aéroconstellation, stand A19.
0093 380-841 (unmarked) Standard (green) primer with full Thai Airways International tail colours. LAGARDERE FAL body-join, Poste 32A.
0106 380-861 F-WWAS Standard (green) primer with full Emirates Airline tail and engine colours. Production flight line (‘general testing’ side) at Aéroconstellation, stand A17.
0108 380-861 (unmarked) Standard (green) primer with full Emirates Airline tail colours. LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30A.
0109 380-861 (unmarked) Standard (green) primer with full Emirates Airline tail colours. LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30B. 2 engines on trolleys beside starboard wing. Noted performing rudder deflection tests at 14:40.

Additional frames which could not be read off:
0107 380-861 (unmarked?) Standard (green) primer with full Emirates Airline tail colours. LAGARDERE FAL.

Components:

A400M

ATR Plant

‘La Raquette’ (ATR DC), terminal-side:
098 72-600 F-WWEY Full house scheme.
811 42-600 F-WWLY Full house scheme.

970 72-600 F-WWLU Primer with all-white tail.
989 72-600 F-WWLP Caribbean Airlines, full colours. Noted having test registration sticker removed c. 11:20. Seen later with delivery registration 9Y-TTC.

La Raquette’ (ATR DC), plant-side:
992 72-600 PR-TKL TRIP Linhas Aéreas, full colours.
993 72-600 F-WWLS Caribbean Airlines, full colours. Noted in BIKINI engine test cell at 11:00 performing engine run-ups. Departed at 16:23.
994 72-212A F-WWEI UTair Aviation, full colours.

St. Martin du Touch, ATR flight line:

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

ATR FAL:
1022 (unmarked) 72-600 Primer with all-white tail.

ATR hangar (old A300 hall):
996 72-600 (F-WWLU) Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, full colours.

Latecoere Aeroservices

Additional frames which could not read-off/tied-up:
A further two – tailess – ATR 72s were noted in the open production hall.

AIR FORMATION hangar 29/02/2012 [2].

Air Formation
025 ATR 42-312 5N-BCS Overland Airways, full colours. Inside open hangar.
369 ATR 72-212A N369AT American Eagle (tail logo partially painted out). Inside open hangar.
797 ATR 72-212A EI-REP Aer Arran: Aer Lingus Regional, full colours. Inside open hangar.

Air France Industries

Paint Hangar:
Closed.

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

ATR bay
Closed.

Selected visitors
D-AEBB E95 CLH
D-ASTZ 319 GMI
EC-JXJ 319 VLG
F-GRPI AT7 CCM
F-GTAX 321 AFR
F-GUME Be9 TJT
F-HBLG E90 RAE
F-HBNA 320 AFR
F-HBNB 320 AFR
G-EZAT 319 EZY
G-EZAV 319 EZY
G-EZBK 319 EZY
G-EZBW 319 EZY
G-EZDE 319 EZY
G-EZGI 319 EZY
G-EZIO 319 EZY
G-EZTA 320 EZY
G-EZTR 320 EZY
G-EZTV 320 EZY
G-EZTY 320 EZY
OO-JAH 73H JAF opf JFU
SU-BPU 320 MSC
TC-JPT 320 THY

LX-LAA Learjet 45

312740 (coded ‘93-CL’) C-135FR Armee de l’Air (flying missed approaches)

A380spotter.

Wednesday 25/01/2012 (09:55-21:40L)

[14:59] ..approaching the LAGARDERE flight line under her own power for the first time.

Photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/a380spotter/sets/72157629013833155/

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 25/01/2012 (09:55-21:40L)

AIRBUS PLANT

A320-216 MSN 4989 RP-C8191 PQ

A320 family
0001 320-200/W F-WWBA Airbus S.A.S. St. Martin du Touch apron. Departed 15:45 on a test flight.
0659 320-232 F-WWDB DLR – Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt. St. Martin du Touch apron. Performed a number of test circuits, featuring touch and goes, during the afternoon.

4989 320-216 RP-C8191 AirAsia Philippines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
4993 320-214 F-WWBF Cebu Pacific Air, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
4996 320-232 F-WWBJ Spirit Airlines, full colours. Flight line, St. Martin du Touch. Noted at the ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side, before 17:00.
4999 320-214 F-WWBR Virgin America, full colours. Flight line, St. Martin du Touch.
5008 320-214 F-WWDR Beijing Capital Airlines, full colours. Flight line, St. Martin du Touch.
5010 320-232 F-WWDX Qatar Airways, full colours. Flight line, St. Martin du Touch. Performed an RTO on 14R at 14:28, then back to flight line.
5011 320-232 F-WWIA All-white colours. Complete, with engines installed. ‘Station Carburant’. Believed to be destined for South African Airways.
5026 320-214 F-WWBK Standard (green) primer with S7 Airlines tail and engine colours. Flight line, St. Martin du Touch. Noted in BIKINI engine test cell performing engine run-ups c. 21:40.
5029 320-232 F-WWBN Spirit Airlines, full colours. Complete, with engines installed. ‘Station Carburant’.
5034 320-214 F-WWIP Standard (green) primer with Virgin America tail colours. Engineless, St. Martin du Touch apron.

Additional frames which could not be read off:
4991 320-214 (F-WWBB) Virgin America, full colours. ZIEGLER DC hangar.

Components:
5058 320-214 Un-mated front and rear sections, plus wing set, on transportation jigs outside Beluga unpack area. Believed to be destined for Virgin America.
5060 320-232 Front section (only), on transportation jig outside Beluga unpack area. Believed to be destined for JetBlue.

Airbus Corporate Jet Centre
4768 ACJ319-115(X) VP-CMJ (All-white colours). Parked outside the main Airbus Corporate Jet hangar.

1240 ACJ330-243 ‘Prestige’ TC-TUR. Government of Turkey.

[13:28] ..naked A330 under tow to STTS for painting [2/6].

A330/340 family
[0001 340-311 F-WWAI Airbus S.A.S. Not seen.]
[0360 340-642 F-WWCA Airbus S.A.S. Not seen.]

0886 340-542 F-WWTG Full Kingfisher Airlines colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
0894 340-542 F-WWTH All white colours with red engines. Inside big re-work hangar (C63) on ADER site.
[0925 330-200 (MRTT) F-WWKB Low visibility (grey) scheme. Not seen.]
1164 330-223F 9M-MUC MASkargo, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.
1175 330-200F ‘F-WW’ Standard (green) primer with full Yangtze River Express tail colours. Engineless, ‘Stations 18’.
1283 330-202 EI-EJL Alitalia, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.
1284 330-343E F-WWYA Aeroflot Russian Airlines, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side, then to ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side, before 17:00.
1285 330-343E F-WWYE Cathay Pacific Airways, full colours. Noted in BIKINI performing engine run-ups c. 09:55. Seen leaving BIKINI at 11:15 and returning to l’Abreuvoir, plant-side.
1286 330-243 F-WWYH Hong Kong Airlines, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, plant-side.
1287 330-302E F-WWYP KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, plant-side.
1288 330-243 F-WWKL Garuda Indonesia, full colours. Towed out from the ADER plant to l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side, c. 10:05.
1290 330-343E F-WWKU Swiss International Air Lines, full colours but minus titles. l’Abreuvoir, plant-side.
1291 330-243 F-WWYB China Eastern Airlines, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1292 330-343E F-WWYQ Lufthansa, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1299 330-343E (unmarked) Standard (green) primer with full Aeroflot Russian Airlines tail and winglet colours. Engineless. Towed out from the ADER plant to the STTS paint shop at Aéroconstellation c. 13:30.
1300 330-302E (unmarked) Standard (green) primer with full KLM Royal Dutch Airlines tail colours. Engineless, ‘Stations 18’.

Additional frames which could not be read off:

Components:

A380
[0001 380-841 F-WWOW Airbus S.A.S. Not seen.]
0002 380-841 F-WXXL Airbus S.A.S. Production flight line (‘flight testing’ side) at Aéroconstellation, stand A14. Seen at 14:20 with starboard wing fence receiving attention. Seen again at 14:50 now minus its starboard wing fence.
[0004 380-861 F-WWDD Airbus S.A.S. Not seen.]

0092 380-841 F-WWSA Standard (green) primer with full Singapore Airlines tail and engine colours. Production flight line (‘flight testing’ side) at Aéroconstellation, stand A12. Pushed-back at 10:15, towed out to BIKINI engine test cell and performed engine first start at 11:00. Taxied out via compass bay, returning to stand A12 at 15:00.
0105 380-861 F-WWAK Standard (green) primer with full Emirates Airline tail and engine colours. Production flight line (‘general testing’ side) at Aéroconstellation, stand A17.

Additional frames which could not be read off:

Components:

A400M
001 F-WWMT Airbus Military Departed c. 10:10, landing back at 11:38.

ATR Plant
098 72-600 F-WWEY Full house scheme. La Raquette (ATR DC), terminal-side.
811 42-600 F-WWLY Full house scheme. La Raquette (ATR DC), terminal-side.

988 72-600 F-WWLO Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, full colours. Arrived 12:20.

St. Martin du Touch, ATR flight line:

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

‘La Raquette’ (ATR DC) – plant-side:

ATR FAL:
Closed.

ATR hangar (old A300 hall):
Closed.
AIR FORMATION hangar 25/01/2012.

Latecoere Aeroservices
978 ATR 72-212A OY-CJU Nordic Aviation Capital A/S, all-white colours. Rear (storage) apron, receiving attention.
480 ATR 42-500 F-GPYB Airlinair, full colours. Rear (storage) apron. Noted performing engine run-ups during the late afternoon.

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

Air Formation
??? ATR 42-300 Overland Airways, full colours. Inside open hangar.
986 ATR 72-212A OY-CJV Nordic Aviation Capital A/S, all-white colours. Inside open hangar.

Air France Industries

Paint Hangar:
Closed.

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

ATR bay
Closed.

Selected visitors
D-AEBI E95 CLH
D-ASTA 319 GMI
D-ASTZ 319 GMI
EC-JXJ 319 VLG (Parked-up all day)
EC-JZT CR9 ANE
EC-LJR CRX ANE
EI-DVR CR9 CYL
F-GRPX AT7 CCM
F-GRZJ CR7 BZH
F-HBND 320 AFR
F-HBNI 320 AFR
F-HBXB E70 RAE
F-ONOU 77W REU
G-EZAK 319 EZY
G-EZDE 319 EZY
G-EZIO 319 EZY
G-EZTA 320 EZY
G-EZTH 320 EZY
G-EZTV 320 EZY
G-MAJL J41 EZE
OO-JAF 73H JAF opf JFU
TC-JLT 319 THY

D-ILAM C. 525A
F-HLJP Premier 1

F-GLFS TB-20
F-GTQB TB-20 (overshoot on 14L)

103 (coded ‘XI’) TBM-700 Armee de l’Air
106 (coded ‘MN’) TBM-700 CEV

A380spotter.

Wednesday 21/12/2011 (10:05-21:45L)

[12:11] ..MS3330 TLS-CAI is rolling.

Photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/a380spotter/sets/72157628494599541/

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 21/12/2011 (10:05-21:45L)

AIRBUS PLANT

A320 family
0001 320-200/W F-WWBA Airbus S.A.S. St. Martin du Touch apron.
0659 320-232 F-WWDB DLR – Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt. St. Martin du Touch apron.

4930 320-232 A7-AHQ Qatar Airways, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear. Departed 32L at 12:20 as QR3016 TLS-DOH, on delivery.
4942 320-214 PR-AVU Avianca Brasil, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.
4948 320-214 N847VA Virgin America. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
4959 320-214 N848VA Virgin America, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.
4980 320-216 F-WWIZ Thai AirAsia, full ‘billboard’ Skytrax WORLD’S BEST LOW COST AIRLINE colours. Complete, with engines installed. ‘Station Carburant’.
4983 320-214 F-WWIH Spring Airlines, full colours. A320 flight line, St. Martin du Touch. Pushed-back at 14:50 and into BIKINI engine test cell. Noted again at 18:45, still performing engine runs.
4985 320-214 F-WWIL Air China, full colours. ‘846’ on nosewheel door, i.e. B-6846. Complete, with engines installed. ‘Station Carburant’.
4999 320-214 F-WWBR Standard (green) primer with Virgin America tail. Engineless, ‘Station Carburant’.

Additional frames which could not be read off:
4951 320-232 (F-WWDI) Spirit Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC hangar.
4989 320-216 (F-WWDU) Standard (green) primer with AirAsia tail. Destined for AirAsia Philippines. A320 flight line, St. Martin du Touch. Noted strobing at 10:05. Not seen again during the day (hangared?).

Components:
500? 320-200 Unknown wing-set, on transportation jigs outside Beluga unpack area.

Airbus Corporate Jet Centre
4768 ACJ319-115(X) VP-CMJ (All-white colours). Parked outside the main Airbus Corporate Jet hangar.
plus one other all-white example, assumed to be MSN 4228 VQ-BSF.

[1240 ACJ330-243 ‘Prestige’ TC-TUR. Government of Turkey. Not seen.]

A330/340 family
0001 340-311 F-WWAI Airbus S.A.S. Vendee apron. Departed at 10:30. Seen again at 12:05, performing an RTO on 32L, then back to Vendee and parked.
0360 340-642 F-WWCA Airbus S.A.S. Inside big re-work hangar (C63) on ADER site.

[0886 340-542 F-WWTG Full Kingfisher Airlines colours. Not seen.]
[0894 340-542 F-WWTH All white colours with red engines. Not seen.]
0925 330-200 F-WWKB Low visibility (grey) scheme. Seen, engineless, in big re-work hangar (C63) on ADER site.
1246 330-343E SU-GDV EgyptAir, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear. Departed 32L at 12:11 as MS3330 TLS-CAI, on delivery.
1255 330-343E B-6539 Hainan Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side. Departed 32L at 15:20 on delivery TLS-HAK, using registration as its callsign.
1276 330-343E F-WWYI Swiss International Air Lines, full colours but minus titles and ‘box’ logo on engine cowlings. Presumably awaiting new-style titles. Vendee ramp.
1277 330-243 F-WWYJ Hong Kong Airlines, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1278 330-302 F-WWYK China Airlines, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1279 330-243 F-WWYN Avianca, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, plant-side. Noted again at 21:40 moved to a rear stand at the ZIEGLER DC.
1281 330-323E F-WWKO Malaysia Airlines, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, plant-side.
1282 330-243 F-WWKS Air China, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, plant-side.
1283 330-202 F-WWKA Alitalia, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1288 330-243 F-WWKL Garuda Indonesia, full colours. Engineless. ‘Stations 18’.
1292 330-343E F-WWYQ Standard (green) primer with full Lufthansa tail colours. Engineless. ‘Stations 18’.
1293 330-243 F-WWYU Standard (green) primer with full Virgin Australia tail colours. Engineless. ‘Stations 18’.

Additional frames which could not be read off:

Components:

A380-841 MSN 0081 F-WWAJ MH

A380
[0001 380-841 F-WWOW Airbus S.A.S. Not seen.]
[0002 380-841 F-WXXL Airbus S.A.S. Not seen.]
[0004 380-861 F-WWDD Airbus S.A.S. Not seen.]

0081 380-841 F-WWAJ Standard (green) primer with full Malaysia Airlines tail colours. Production flight line (‘general testing’ side) at Aéroconstellation, stand A17.
0084 380-841 F-WWAD Standard (green) primer with full Malaysia Airlines and engine colours. LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30C.
0087 380-841 (unmarked) Standard (green) primer with full Thai Airways International tail colours. Engineless. LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30A.
0103 380-861 F-WWAL Standard (green) primer with full Emirates Airline tail and engine colours. Production flight line (‘general testing’ side) at Aéroconstellation, stand A19.
0105 380-861 F-WWAK Standard (green) primer with full Emirates Airline tail and engine colours. #3 & #4 engines installed. Unable to confirm if others also in place. LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30B.

Additional frames which could not be read off:

Components:

A400M
Unable to read off this visit due to the poor visibility.

ATR Plant
098 72-600 F-WWEY Full house scheme. La Raquette (ATR DC), terminal-side.
811 42-600 F-WWLY Full house scheme. La Raquette (ATR DC), terminal-side. Noted landing at 11:27.

978 72-212A OY-CJU Nordic Aviation Capital (all-white colours). La Raquette (terminal-side).
984 72-212A VQ-BMB UTair Aviation, full colours. La Raquette (terminal-side).
986 72-212A F-WWEG/OY-CJV (dual-reg’d). Nordic Aviation Capital, all-white colours. Entered BIKINI engine test cell at 10:55 for engine runs. Taxiied out at 11:05, and out of sight. Not seen again, so presumably hangared?

St. Martin du Touch, ATR flight line:
unknown full colours UTair Aviation ATR 72-212A. This had gone by 14:30, assume this was MSN 984 VQ-BMB.

Rear of St. Martin du Touch, close to hangars:
970 72-600 F-WWLU Standard (green) primer with white tail.

‘La Raquette’ (ATR DC) – plant-side:
982 72-212A TC-YAF Borajet, full colours.
985 72-212A PK-WFV Wings Abadi Air, full colours.

ATR FAL:
Closed.

ATR hangar (old A300 hall):

Latecoere Aeroservices

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

Air France Industries
[0115 320-211 F-GHQE Air France (old colours). Not seen. No longer parked outside main hangar].
4490 320-214 5A-LAJ Libyan Airlines, full colours. Parked outside the main hangar.

Paint Hangar:
Closed.

Aero Technique Espace (ATE) paint shop
320 bay
Closed

ATR bay
Closed

Selected visitors
CN-ROL 73H RAM
CN-RPF 73H JFU
D-AEBH E95 CLH
D-ASTY 319 GMI
D-ASTZ 319 GMI
F-ONOU 77W REU
G-EZAU 319 EZY
G-EZDI 319 EZY
G-EZIY 319 EZY
HB-JZW 319 EZS
I-AIRX Do3 RVL
TC-JPC 320 THY

F-GDNE TB-20

A380spotter.

Wednesday 23/11/2011 (10:15-21:40L)


17:41 Birth of an A380: descent in progress.

Photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/a380spotter/sets/72157628126072231/

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 23/11/2011 (10:15-21:40L)

AIRBUS PLANT

A320 family
[0001 320-200 F-WWBA Airbus S.A.S. Not seen].

4623 320-214 F-WWBY Nouvelair Tunisie, full colours. Main apron, St.
Martin du Touch. No longer in storage configuration, i.e. tape around door
seals & cockpit removed. Both front doors open, as was the cargo hold.
Work underway inside.
4906 320-233 F-WWDE TACA International, full colours. St. Martin flight
line.
4908 320-214 F-HBNJ Air France, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
4909 320-214 B-6851 Spring Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC hangar,
then to rear stand by 15:00.
4912 320-232 F-WWBQ China Southern Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC,
terminal-side. Taxiied out at 10:15, departing as ‘AIB03BQ’. Landed-back
at 11:40 and to original position at the DC.
4913 320-214 F-WWDA Avianca Brasil, full colours. St. Martin flight
line.
4915 320-214 F-WWDC SriLankan Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC,
terminal-side.
4918 320-232 F-WWDN Tiger Airways, full colours. St. Martin flight line.
4920 320-232 F-WWIB Shenzhen Airlines, full colours. St. Martin flight
line.
4927 320-214 F-WWBH Cebu Pacific, full colours. Main apron at St. Martin.
Departed at 13:35 as ‘AIB01BH’ on first flight and ferry to XFW.
4930 320-232 F-WWBI Qatar Airways, full colours. St. Martin flight line.
Noted in BIKINI engine test cell at 15:00 performing engine run-ups.
Taxiied out at 15:10 and back to flight line.
4934 320-232 F-WWBP Etihad Airways, full colours (but minus tail decal).
Complete, with engines installed. ‘Station Carburant’.
4936 320-214 F-WWBU Peach Air (Japan), full colours. Complete, with
engines installed. ‘Station Carburant’.
4939 320-214 F-WWBN Standard (green) primer with Avianca tail. Inside
A320 General Finishing.
4948 320-214 F-WWDH Virgin America. Inside A320 General Finishing.
4959 320-214 (unmarked) Standard (green) primer with Virgin America tail
colours. Engineless. ‘Station Carburant’.

Additional frames which could not be read off:
1. Hainan Group tail colours. Inside the A320 General Finishing hall.
Assumed to be MSN 4970, a –214 destined for Hong Kong Airlines.

Components:
4985 320-200 Un-mated forward and rear fuselage sections plus wing set, on
transportation jigs outside Beluga unpack area. Believed to be destined
for Air China.

Airbus Corporate Jet Centre
4319 ACJ319-132(X) P4-RLA System Capital Management. Parked outside the
main Airbus Corporate Jet hangar.
4470 ACJ319-115(X) 9H-ALX Comlux Malta. Parked outside the main Airbus
Corporate Jet hangar.
4768 ACJ319-115(X) VP-CMJ (All-white colours). Parked outside the main
Airbus Corporate Jet hangar.
4822 ACJ319-115(X) F-WHUL All-white colours with small Emirates Airline
decal near forward pax door. Delivery registration ‘A6-CJE’ visible under
tape. Parked outside the main Airbus Corporate Jet hangar.

1240 ACJ330-243 ‘Prestige’ TC-TUR. All off-white colours, incl. engines.
Government of Turkey. Parked outside the main Airbus Corporate Jet hangar.

A330/340 family
[0001 340-311 F-WWAI Airbus S.A.S. Not seen.]
[0360 340-642 F-WWCA Airbus S.A.S. Not seen.]

[0886 340-542 F-WWTG Full Kingfisher Airlines colours. Not seen.]
[0894 340-542 F-WWTH All white colours with red engines. Not seen.]
0902 340-542 TS-KRT Government of Tunisia. Performed a missed-approach
on 32L at 14:44, as ‘AIB25RT’. Did not land.
0925 330-200 F-WWKB Low visibility (grey) scheme. Seen, engineless, in
big re-work hangar (C63) on ADER site.
1230 330-343E SU-GDT EgyptAir, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
1238 330-343E SU-GDU EgyptAir, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.
1246 330-343E F-WWKY EgyptAir, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
1255 330-343E B-6539 Hainan Airlines, full colours. ‘Stations 18’.
Engines covers on. Temporary storage?
1265 330-323E F-HPTP AIR CARAÏBES Atlantique, full colours. ZIEGLER DC,
wash station/compass bay.

1266 330-223 F-WWKR Vietnam Airlines, full colours (i.e. tail now
painted). Noted in BIKINI engine test cell at 10:15 performing engine
run-ups. Left BIKINI and back to ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side at 10:35.
1267 330-243 F-WWKH China Eastern Airlines, full ‘SkyTeam’ colours.
l’Abreuvoir, plant-side.
1268 330-302 F-WWKN EVA Air, basic colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.
1269 330-343E F-WWKV Thai Airways International, full colours.
l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1270 330-343E F-WWYG Aeroflot Russian Airlines, full colours.
l’Abreuvoir terminal-side. Departed at 16:03 as ‘AIB02YG’ on a test flight.
1272 330-302E F-WWKD China Airlines, full colours. l’Abreuvoir,
terminal-side.
1274 330-302E F-WWKE EVA Air, basic colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1275 330-243MRTT F-WWKJ Yellow (storage) primer. l’Abreuvoir, plant-side.
1276 330-343E F-WWYI Swiss International Air Lines, full colours. l’Abreuvoir,
terminal-side.
1284 330-343E F-WWYA Standard (green) primer with Aeroflot Russian
Airlines tail colours, engineless. ‘Stations 18’.

Additional frames which could not be read off:
1287 330-302E (F-WWYP) Standard (green) primer with full KLM Royal Dutch
Airlines tail colours. C. ADER FAL, Poste 30B.
1288 330-243 (F-WWKL) Standard (green) primer with full Garuda Airlines
tail colours. C. ADER FAL, Poste 30D.
1289 330-343E (F-WWKP) Standard (green) primer with tail attached.
Scheme could not be seen due to position in hangar. Believed to be for Thai
Airways International. C. ADER FAL, Poste 35A (body-join).

Components:

A380
0001 380-841 F-WWOW Airbus S.A.S. Airbus Development flight line, St.
Martin du Touch.
0002 380-841 F-WXXL Airbus S.A.S. LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30C. Now with an
engine (No. 3 engine installed). Another engine seen on trolley alongside
the aircraft.
0004 380-861 F-WWDD Airbus S.A.S. Airbus Development flight line, St.
Martin du Touch.

0063 380-842 F-WWSK QANTAS Airways, full colours. ZIEGLER DC hangar.
Rolled out to, terminal-side, stand by 15:30. Seen departing at 19:21 as
‘AIB07SK’.
0073 380-841 F-WWSP Standard (green) primer with Lufthansa tail colours.
‘MJ’ fin id = D-AIMJ. Production flight line (‘flight testing’ side) at
Aéroconstellation, stand A16. Towed out, and entered BIKINI engine test cell
at 12:00. See again at 12:30 undergoing engine first-starts. Performed
engine run-ups until 15:15 before taxiing out to the (St. Martin) compass
bay for further engine run-ups. Finally taxiied back to original parking
position at the LAGARDERE flight line at 16:45.
0075 380-861 F-WWSS Korean Air, full colours. ZIEGLER DC hangar.
0085 380-841 F-WWAH Standard (green) primer with full Singapore Airlines
tail colours. Production flight line (‘general testing’ side) at
Aéroconstellation, stand A17.
0092 380-841 (unmarked) Standard (green) primer with full Singapore
Airlines tail colours. Final A380 for SIA. LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30B.
0103 380-861 F-WWAL Standard (green) primer with full Emirates Airline
tail and engine colours. LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30A. Rolled out at 18:10 and
towed to Production flight line (‘general testing’ side) at
Aéroconstellation, stand A19.

Additional frames which could not be read off:

Components:

A400M
[0001 F-WWMT Airbus Military. Not seen.]
[0002 EC-402 Airbus Military. Not seen.]
0003 F-WWMS Airbus Military. Airbus Development flight line.
[0004 EC-404 Airbus Military. Not seen.]

ATR Plant
098 72-600 F-WWEY Full house scheme. La Raquette (ATR DC),
terminal-side.
811 42-600 F-WWLY Full house scheme. La Raquette (ATR DC),
terminal-side.

979 72-212A F-WWEX Skywest Airlines, full Virgin Australia colours. La
Raquette (terminal-side). Departed on test flight at 11:25.
981 72-212A F-WWEB UTair Aviation, full colours. La Raquette
(terminal-side).

St. Martin du Touch, ATR flight line:
971 72-600 PR-TKJ TRIP Linhas Aéreas , full colours.

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

‘La Raquette’ (ATR DC) – plant-side:
969 72-600 F-WWLT Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, full pink colours.
980 72-212A VQ-BLM UTair Aviation, full colours.

ATR FAL:
984 72-212A Primer with all-white tail. Believed to be destined for
UTair Aviation.
987 72-600 Primer with all-white tail. Believed to be destined for Air
Lease Corp.
989 72-600 Primer with all-white tail. Believed to be destined for
Caribbean Airlines.

??? F-WWLU Primer with all-white tail. Possibly not MSN 970 which
recently carried this registration as this airframe was unfinished and did
not have props.

ATR hangar (old A300 hall):

Latecoere Aeroservices

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).

Paint Hangar:
Closed.

Aero Technique Espace (ATE) paint shop
320 bay
Closed

ATR bay
Closed

Selected visitors
D-AEBA E95 CLH
D-AOLG 100 OLT
D-ASTY 319 GMI
D-ASTZ 319 GMI
EC-HTS EM2 SWT
F-GIXE 733 FPO
F-GIXI 733 FPO
F-GIXL 733 FPO
F-GRPK AT7 CCM
F-GVZB AT5 RLA
F-HBLA E90 RAE
F-HBXA E70 RAE
F-HBXE E70 RAE
F-OREU 77W REU

G-EZBE 319 EZY
G-EZBR 319 EZY
G-EZEP 319 EZY
G-EZTC 320 EZY
G-EZTW 320 EZY
OO-JAM 734 JFU

OY-SRP 762 SRR
PH-EZF E95 KLC

F-GCAG Robin R.1180T
F-GJFC B200
F-HDAP DA.42

F-HLJP Premier 1

R218 Transall C.160R (Coded 61-ZX)

A380spotter.

Wednesday 12/10/2011 (09:05-21:55L)

[18:19] ..C. ADER General Finishing: Poste 20D.

Photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/a380spotter/sets/72157627759260429/

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 12 /10/2011 (09:05-21:55L)

AIRBUS PLANT

A320 family
[0001 320-200 F-WWBA Airbus S.A.S. Not seen.]
4596 320-214 F-WWIX Afriqiyah Airways, full colours. ‘Last Two’ (i.e. ‘NN’) on tail now taped over. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
4623 320-214 F-WWBY Nouvelair Tunisie, full – revised – colours. St. Martin du Touch in storage configuration, i.e. wheels bagged, cockpit & doors taped up, etc.
4833 320-214 B-6768 Juneyao Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
4853 320-232 F-WWBE Royal Jordanian, full colours. ZIEGLER DC hangar.
4858 320-232 F-WWBJ Qatar Airways, full colours. A320 flight line, St. Martin du Touch. Seen after dark at the ZIEGLER DC.
4860 320-214 F-WWDF Gulf Air, full colours. A320 flight line.
4862 320-214 F-WWBR Avianca, full colours. DC, rear. Taxied off DC to BIKINI at 15:55, returning to original position at 17:25.
4864 320-232 F-WWDG Standard (green) primer with full China Southern Airlines tail colours. A320 flight line. Towed to ATE at dusk (to enter paint shop vacated by 4894).
4867 320-214 F-WWDM Virgin America, full colours. A320 flight line.
4872 320-232 F-WWDQ Jetstar Asia, full colours. Arrived ex. XFW after dark as ‘AIB02DQ’.
4879 320-232 F-WWIN Tiger Airways, full colours. A320 flight line. Departed at 11:50 as ‘AIB01IN’ on first flight, landing back at 12:05. Departed again at 16:18 as ‘AIB02IN’, performing a missed approach at 18:09 and on to XFW.
4882 320-216 F-WWIO AirAsia, full colours. A320 flight line. Departed to XFW at 11:40 as ‘AIB01IO’.
4884 320-232 F-WWIP Air New Zealand, full ‘CRAZY ABOUT RUGBY’ colours. St. Martin du Touch.
4887 320-214 F-WWIQ Peach Air (Japan), full colours. Station Carburant. Noted on A320 flight line by 17:50.
4889 320-216 F-WWIR AirAsia, full colours. Station Carburant.
4891 320-214 F-WWIS Avianca Brasil, full colours. A320 General Finishing (M15).
4904 320-232 F-WWBX Standard (green) primer with full JetBlue tail colours. Station Carburant.
4908 320-214 F-WWDK Standard (green) primer with full Air France tail colours. A320 General Finishing (M15).
4918 320-232 (unmarked) Tailless on A320 FAL. Believed to be destined for Tiger Airways.

Additional frames which could not be read off:
1. Tail-less A320 at end of 320 FAL (next aircraft to roll out).
2. Tail-less A320 behind the above on the FAL.
3. Spring Airlines A320 seen after dark in open hall next to A320 FAL. Believed to be a series –214, F-WWBG MSN 4909.

Components:

Airbus Corporate Jet
3260 ACJ319-115(X) UR-ABA Ukrainia, full colours. Parked outside the main Airbus Corporate Jet hangar.
4228 ACJ319-115(X) VQ-BSF (All-white colours) Parked outside the main Airbus Corporate Jet hangar.
4768 ACJ319-115(X) VP-CMJ (All-white colours). Parked outside the main Airbus Corporate Jet hangar, now in storage configuration.

A330/340 family
[0001 340-311 F-WWAI Airbus S.A.S. Not seen.]
0360 340-642 F-WWCA Airbus S.A.S. Vendee ramp.

0886 340-542 F-WWTG Full Kingfisher Airlines colours. l’Abreuvoir terminal-side.
0894 340-542 F-WWTH All white colours with red engines. General finishing, Poste 20G.
0925 330-200 F-WWKB Low visibility (grey) scheme. Seen, engineless, in big re-work hangar (C63) on ADER site.
1148 330-224F F-WWYL MASKargo, full colours. l’Abreuvoir plant-side. Taxied to BIKINI at 14:20 to perform engine run-ups. Left BIKINI at 17:25 and back to original position.
1230 330-343E F-WWYR EgyptAir, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side. Re-positioned to rear stand at 17:30.
1238 330-343E SU-GDU EgyptAir, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
1240 330-243 ‘Prestige’ TC-TUR. All off-white colours, incl. engines. Government of Turkey. Vendee ramp.
1246 330-343E F-WWKY EgyptAir, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.
1254 330-302 F-WWYF EVA Air, basic colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side. Moved to ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side c. 15:50.
1255 330-343E F-WWYM Hainan Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC hangar.
1256 330-223 F-WWYO Vietnam Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC hangar.
1258 330-202 F-WWYS Jetstar Airways, full colours. Seen in open paint hall ‘C33’ after dark.
1260 330-243 F-WWYY Air China, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1261 330-243 F-WWKF Garuda, full colours. l’Abreuvoir plant-side.
1262 330-243 F-WWKT China Eastern Airlines, full colours. l’Abreuvoir plant-side.
1263 330-343E F-WWYC Thai Airways International, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side. Noted in compass bay c. 09:35. Performed RTO at 17:45, then back to original position.
1265 330-323E F-WWKZ Air Caraibes Atlantique, full colours. l’Abreuvoir terminal-side.
1270 330-343E F-WWYG Standard (green) primer, with full-colours Aeroflot tail. General Finishing, Poste 20E.
1272 330-302 ‘F-WWKYD’ (typo for F-WWKD) Standard (green) primer with all-white tail. General Finishing, Poste 20F.
1274 330-302 F-WWKE Standard (green) primer with full EVA Air tail colours. General Finishing, Poste 20D.
1275 330-243MRTT F-WWKJ Standard (green) primer, unpainted tail, engineless. ‘Stations 18’. Believed to be destined for the RAF.
1276 330-343E F-WWYI Standard (green) primer with full Swiss International Air Lines tail colours. ‘Stations 18’.
1277 330-243 F-WWYJ Standard (green) primer with full Hainan Group tail colours. ‘Stations 18’ c. 09:30, then moved onto ADER FAL, Poste 30B by 10:30.
1278 330-302E (F-WWYK) Standard (green) primer with all-white tail colours. ADER FAL, Poste 35A (body-join).
1279 330-243 (F-WWYN) Standard (green) primer with full Avianca tail colours. ADER FAL, Poste 30A.
1283 330-202 (F-WWKA) Standard (green) primer with full Alitalia tail colours. ADER FAL, Poste 30C.

Additional frames which could not be read off:

Components:

A380
[0001 380-841 F-WWOW Airbus S.A.S. Not seen].

0002 380-841 F-WXXL Airbus S.A.S. Over painted with basic Airbus house colours (i.e. solid blue band on tail and rear fuselage). Also features an ugly dark blue lozenge on forward fuselage covering the previous ‘Airbus A380’ titles. Pylons attached but still engineless. Two (bagged) engines noted on trolleys alongside. LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30C.
0004 380-861 F-WWDD Airbus S.A.S. Airbus development flight line. Departed at 10:25, performing a missed approach at 11:35 and landed back at 11:45. Departed again at 14:45.

0031 380-841 B-6136 China Southern Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
0072 380-841 F-WWSR Standard (green) primer with Lufthansa tail colours. ‘MI’ fin id = D-AIMI. Hall ‘L35’, rolled out and onto Production flight line (‘general testing’ side) at 17:30.
0073 380-841 F-WWSP Standard (green) primer with Lufthansa tail colours, now with ‘number 3’ engine installed.. ‘MJ’ fin id = D-AIMJ. LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30B.
0078 380-841 F-WWSU Standard (green) primer with full Malaysia Airlines tail. Production flight line (‘flight testing’ side) at A é roconstellation, stand A14.
0085 380-841 (unmarked) Standard (green) primer with full Singapore Airlines tail colours, engineless. LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30A.
0099 380-861 F-WWAF Standard (green) primer with Air France tail and engine colours. Production flight line (‘flight testing’ side) at A é roconstellation, stand A12.
0101 380-861 F-WWAG Standard (green) primer with full Emirates Airline tail and engine colours. Production flight line (‘general testing’ side), stand A19. Positioned into Hall ‘L35’ by 18:20.

Additional frames which could not be read off:

Components:

A400M
0001 F-WWMT Airbus Military. Airbus Development flight line.
0002 EC-402 Airbus Military. Departed at 10:10 as ‘AIB27MS’ and again at 15:20 as ‘AIB28MS’.
[0003 F-WWMS Airbus Military. Not seen.]
[0004 EC-404 Airbus Military. Not seen.]

ATR Plant
098 72-600 F-WWEY Full house scheme. La Raquette (ATR DC), terminal-side. Departed at 13:45.
811 42-600 F-WWLY Full house scheme. La Raquette, terminal-side.

849 42-500 F-WWLH Standard (green) primer with white tail. For TAME Ecuador. La Raquette (terminal-side). Taxied-out at c. 14:40 to BIKINI for engine run-ups.
966 72-600 F-WWLQ Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras , full (standard) colours. La Raquette, terminal-side.
968 72-600 F-WWLS Caribbean Airways, full colours. St. Martin apron, near hangars.
970 72-600 F-WWLU Standard (green) primer with white tail, complete with props but minus tail cone. ATR flight line, St. Martin du Touch.
973 72-600 (unmarked, except for large white sicker carrying the MSN and Caribbean Airways customer logo on right-hand side only). Green primer with all-white tail colours. Complete with props. Rolled out of Hall ‘M62’ at 18:00.
974 72-212A VH-FYL Skywest Airlines, full Virgin Australia colours. La Raquette, plant-side.
978 72- (unmarked, except for large white sicker carrying the MSN on right-hand side only). Green primer with all-white tail colours. Engine nacelles installed, but no props. Hall ‘M62’. Customer unknown.
983 72-212A (unmarked, except for large white sicker carrying the MSN and UTair Aviation customer logo on right-hand side only). Green primer with all-white tail colours. Engine nacelles installed, but no props. Rolled out of Hall ‘M62’ at 17:58.
984 72-212A (unmarked, except for large white sicker carrying the MSN and UTair Aviation customer logo on right-hand side only). Green primer with all-white tail colours. Complete with props. Noted outside Hall ‘M62’ at 18:00.
985 72-212A (unmarked, except for large white sicker carrying the MSN and Wings Abadi Air customer logo on right-hand side only). Green primer with all-white tail colours. Engine nacelles installed, but no props. Noted outside Hall ‘M62’ at 18:55.

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

St. Martin du Touch, ATR flight line:

Rear of St. Martin du Touch, close to hangars :
An ATR 72 (un-marked). Structurally complete, green primer minus tail and props. Appeared outside by 17:50.

‘La Raquette’ (ATR DC) – plant-side :

ATR hangar (old A300 hall):
1. ATR 72-212A TRIP Linhas Aéreas, full colours. Possibly MSN 967.
2. ATR 72-212A UTair Aviation, full colours. Possibly MSN 975 or 976.
3. ATR 72 All-white colours. Possibly MSN 977.

ATR FAL, hall ‘M62’ :
1. ATR 72-600 in full Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras (pink) colours. Possibly MSN 972.

Latecoere Aeroservices
0342 320-211 N342DK Compaigne Africaine de Aviation. Rear of main hangar.
29336/3102 737-33V(QC) F-GZTB Europe Air Post, full colours. Main hangar.

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).

Paint Hangar :
Closed.

Aero Technique Espace (ATE) paint shop
320 bay
4894 320-214 F-WWIU Virgin America, full colours. Rolled out at dusk (and replaced by 4864 F-WWDG).

ATR bay
Closed

Selected visitors
EC-FVY 146 PNR
EC-HCF EM2 SWT
EC-JEE CR2 ANE
EC-JTT CR9 ANE
EC-JXJ 319 VLG
EC-LAC 733 SWT
EC-LJR CRX ANE
EI-RNA E90 AZA AZ0366 FCO-TLS
F-GIXB 733 FPO
F-GIXJ 733 FPO
F-GLNH Be9 TJT
F-GYAP 321 BIE
F-HAPL AT7 CCM
F-HBLJ E90 RAE
F-HBXF E70 RAE
F-ONOU 77W REU
G-EZEV 319 EZY
G-EZEW 319 EZY
G-EZFX 319 EZY
G-EZIK 319 EZY
G-EZMH 319 EZY
G-EZTM 320 EZY
G-EZUJ 320 EZY
OO-TAS 146 TAY
TC-JNB 332 THY

D-CEEE Citation XLS
N850GM TBM 850
‘80’ TBM 700 (F-MABY) French Army

F-HLJP Premier
N299CX Citation X

A380spotter.

Wednesday 28 /09/2011 (09:10-21:55L)

A320-214 MSN 4823 F-WWII SV
Photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/a380spotter/sets/72157627657455401/

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 28 /09/2011 (09:10-21:55L)

AIRBUS PLANT

A320 family
0001 320-200 F-WWBA Airbus S.A.S. Noted at the rear of the hangar next to the A320 FAL.

4596 320-214 F-WWIX Afriqiyah Airways, full colours. Flight line, St. Martin du Touch, now out of storage.

4623 320-214 F-WWBY Nouvelair Tunisie, full – revised – colours. St. Martin du Touch, now in temporary storage configuration, i.e. wheels bagged.
4814 320-214 N843VA Virgin America, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.
4821 320-214 N821AV Avianca Colombia, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
4823 320-214 F-WWII Saudi Arabian Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear. Departed at 11:32, as ‘AIB04II’, landing back at 12:17. Noted again during the afternoon, now wearing HZ-AS45.
4828 320-233 F-WWIJ Volaris, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
4829 320-214 B-6793 Air China, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side. Departed at 10:20, as’ CA0052’ TLS-CEK-PEK on delivery.
4833 320-214 ‘F-WWI’ (F-WWIV) Juneyao Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
4848 320-214 F-WWIY Air Arabia, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side. Departed circa 09:30 as ‘AIB03IY’. Landed back at 10:48, and to original parking position.
4851 320-214 F-WWBB Virgin America, full colours. Landed at 11:30 as ‘AIB03BB’ and parked at the rear of the ZIEGLER DC. Noted again during the afternoon, now wearing N844VA.
4853 320-232 F-WWBE Royal Jordanian, full colours. St. Martin flight line, towed into big hangar next to A320 FAL at 14:50.
4855 320-214 F-WWBF Vueling Airlines, full colours. ‘LOC’ on nosewheel door = EC-LOC. St. Martin flight line.
4864 320-232 F-WWBG Standard (green) primer with full China Southern Airlines tail colours. St. Martin flight line. Performed RTO on 14R at 12:00 and back to St. Martin. Departed at 17:40 on first flight as ‘AIB01BG’ which was also its ferry to XFW.
4867 320-214 F-WWDM Virgin America, full colours. Flight line, St. Martin du Touch. Entered BIKINI test cell and performed engine first run at 09:49, followed by engine run-ups. Noted back on flight line c. 14;50.
4869 320-214 F-WWDO Sri Lankan Airlines, full colours. Station Carburant. Noted again at 19:00 now on St. Martin flight line.
4872 320-232 F-WWDQ Jetstar Asia, full colours. Station Carburant.
4874 320-232 (F-WWDY) Tiger Airways, full colours. Inside A320 General Finishing.
4877 320-214 F-WWDZ China Eastern Airlines, full colours. Noted in part-open paint hangar, then rolled out onto St. Martin du Touch apron by 19:00.
4882 320-216 F-WWIO Standard (green) primer, with full AirAsia tail colours. Inside A320 General Finishing.
4887 320-214 F-WWIQ Standard (green) primer with full Peach Air (Japan) tail colours, engineless. Apron, St. Martin du Touch.
4891 320-214 (F-WWIS) Avianca Brasil, full colours. Noted on the A320 FAL at 09:10, then seen again during the afternoon in A320 General Finishing.

Additional frames which could not be read off:
1. Tail-less A320 at end of 320 FAL (next aircraft to roll out). A full-colours LAN Airlines tail noted alongside on trolley. Understood to be MSN 4896, a –232 destined for LAN.
2. Tail-less A320 behind the above on the FAL.

Components:
2 wing sets, on transportation jigs outside Beluga unpack area.

Airbus Corporate Jet
4228 ACJ319-115(X) VQ-BSF (All-white colours) Parked outside the main Airbus Corporate Jet hangar.
4768 ACJ319-115(X) VP-CMJ (All-white colours). Parked outside the main Airbus Corporate Jet hangar.

A330/340 family
0001 340-311 F-WWAI Airbus S.A.S. Vendee ramp. Noted landing at 15:51.
0360 340-642 F-WWCA Airbus S.A.S. Big re-work hangar (C63) on ADER site. Then Vendee ramp by 16:00.

[0886 340-542 F-WWTG Full Kingfisher Airlines colours. Not seen.]
0894 340-542 F-WWTH All white colours with red engines. l’Abreuvoir terminal-side.
0925 330-200 F-WWKB Low visibility (grey) scheme. Seen, engineless, in big re-work hangar (C63) on ADER site.
1230 330-343E F-WWYR EgyptAir, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.
1238 330-343E SU-GDU EgyptAir, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side. Noted again at the rear of the ZIEGLER DC.
1240 330-243 ‘Prestige’ TC-TUR. All off-white colours, incl. engines. Government of Turkey. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
1246 330-343E F-WWKY EgyptAir, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, plant-side.
1251 330-202 VH-EBR Jetstar Airways, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.
1254 330-302 F-WWYF EVA Air, basic colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1255 330-343E F-WWYM Hong Kong Airlines, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, plant-side.
1256 330-223 F-WWYO Vietnam Airlines, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1259 330-243 F-WWYV Hawaiian Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC hangar. Noted outside, on, terminal-side, DC stand by 17:10.
1260 330-243 Air China, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1261 330-243 F-WWKF Garuda, full colours Noted in open A330 General Finishing hangar.
1264 330-343E F-WWYT Standard (green) primer, unpainted tail. l’Abreuvoir, plant-side.
1270 330-343E F-WWYG Standard (green) primer, with full-colours Aeroflot tail, engineless. ‘Stations 18’.
1271 330-243 F-WWYX Standard (green) primer, with full South African Airways tail, engineless. ‘Stations 18’.
1272 330-302 ‘F-WWKYD’ (typo for F-WWKD) Standard (green) primer with all-white tail and standard China Airlines winglet colours, engineless. ‘Stations 18’.
1275 330-243MRTT F-WWKJ Standard (green) primer, unpainted tail, engineless. Rolled out of body-join (Poste 35B) at 09:55 and re-positioned onto A330 FAL, Poste 30A, B, C or D. Believed to be destined for the RAF.

Additional frames which could not be read off:

Components:

J.L. LAGARDERE flight line 28/09/2011.

A380
0001 380-841 F-WWOW Airbus S.A.S. Noted in part-open re-work hangar at A é roconstellation. Undergoing preparations for Rolls-Royce ‘Trent XWB’ flight testing.
0002 380-841 F-WXXL Airbus S.A.S. Appears to have been over painted with basic Airbus house colours (i.e. solid blue band on tail and rear fuselage). Also features an ugly dark blue lozenge on forward fuselage covering the previous ‘Airbus A380’ titles. Pylons attached but still engineless. Two engines noted on trolleys alongside. LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30C.
[0004 380-861 F-WWDD Airbus S.A.S. Not seen.]

0031 380-841 F-WWSF China Southern Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear.

0065 380-841 9V-SKM Singapore Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.
0067 380-861 F-WWSQ Standard (green) primer with Air France tail and engine colours. Production flight line (‘flight testing’ side) stand A12, A é roconstellation, Departed (14R) at 11:20 as ‘AIB02SQ’ on ferry flight to XFW.
0072 380-841 (unmarked) Standard (green) primer with Lufthansa tail colours. ‘MI’ fin id = D-AIMI. LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30A.
0073 380-841 (unmarked) Standard (green) primer with Lufthansa tail colours. ‘MJ’ fin id = D-AIMJ. LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30B.
0078 380-841 F-WWSU Standard (green) primer with full Malaysia Airlines tail. Production flight line (‘general testing’ side) at A é roconstellation, stand A17.
0079 380-841 F-WWST Standard (green) primer with full Singapore Airlines tail and engine colours. Production flight line (‘flight testing’ side) at A é roconstellation, stand A14.
0099 380-861 F-WWAF Standard (green) primer with Air France tail and engine colours. Production flight line (‘general testing’ side) at A é roconstellation, stand A19 until mid-afternoon when re-positioned to ‘flight testing’ side, stand A12.
0101 380-861 F-WWAG Standard (green) primer with full Emirates Airline tail and engine colours. Open re-work hangar at A é roconstellation

Additional frames which could not be read off:

Components:
Unknown wing-set in the open at A é roconstellation Nord. Believed to be MSN 0105 destined for Emirates Airline.

A400M
0001 F-WWMT Airbus Military. Airbus Development flight line. Departed at 09:48 as ‘AIB31MT’, performing several single-circuit test flights throughout the morning.
0002 EC-402 Airbus Military. Departed at 09:55.
[0003 F-WWMS Airbus Military. Not seen.]
[0004 EC-404 Airbus Military. Not seen.]

ATR Plant
098 72-600 F-WWEY Full house scheme. La Raquette (ATR DC), terminal-side. Departed at 15:00.
[811 42-600 F-WWLY Full house scheme. Not seen. ]

844 42-500 F-WWLG TAME Ecuador, full colours. La Raquette (terminal-side). Noted at 09:12 in BIKINI performing engine run-ups. Had departed by 09:35 on test flight, landing back at 12:27.
948 72-212A F-WWEZ Firefly, full colours. La Raquette (terminal-side). Noted in BIKINI at 09:12 performing engine run-ups. Then back to Raquette at 09:25.

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

St. Martin du Touch, ATR flight line:

Rear of St. Martin du Touch, close to hangars :
Two (green) primer, white-tailed aircraft were noted on landing at 09:10:
1. An ATR 72 un-marked. Structurally complete, green primer with white-tail, and props.
2. An ATR 72 marked as ‘F-WW’. Structurally complete, with props installed, but minus tail-cone.

‘La Raquette’ (ATR DC) – plant-side :
947 72-212A 9M-FYK Firefly, full colours.
974 72-212A F-WWES Skywest Airlines, Virgin Australia, full colours. Noted at 09:12 at compass bay, then to BIKINI at 09:55 performing engine run-ups. Then back at Raquette by early afternoon.

ATR hangar (old A300 hall):

Latecoere Aeroservices

0446 A320-212 LX-STA Strategic Airlines, full colours. In main hangar.
29333/3084 737-33V(QC) F-GZTA Europe Air Post, full colours. In side hangar.

Additional frames which could not read-off/tied-up:
Unknown (old) full CSA colours ATR 72 at rear of main 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).

Paint Hangar :
Closed.

Aero Technique Espace (ATE) paint shop
320 bay
Closed

ATR bay
Closed

Selected visitors
EC-JXJ 319 VLG
EC-KLR 733 SWT
EC-LJS CRX ANE
F-GIXJ 733 FPO
F-GRPZ AT7 CCM
F-HBNG 320 AFR
F-HBXH E70 RAE
F-OLRA 77L REU
G-EZBG 319 EZY
G-EZGL 319 EZY
G-EZGR 319 EZY
G-EZMS 319 EZY
G-EZSM 319 EZY
G-EZTD 320 EZY
G-EZUJ 320 EZY
G-EZUK 320 EZY
OO-TAE 146 TAY
OY-SRK 762 SRR
TC-JPB 320 THY

F-GFQU TB-10 [Overflight]
N100FR S-22

OE-FPS Citation CJ-2

A380spotter.

Toulouse Blagnac Saturday 27/11/2010 (09:30-17:05L)

H. ZIEGLER DC 27/11/2010

'Stations 18': a.m. [2] 27/11/2010

More photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/a380spotter/sets/72157625354662919/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/digitalairliners/sets/72157625355125551/

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.

Saturday 27/11/2010 (09:30-17:05L)
AIRBUS PLANT

A320 family
0001 320-200 F-WWBA Airbus. Not seen.

4417 320-214 F-WWDM Uzbekistan Airways, full colours. Rear of the ZIEGLER DC.
4484 320-214 HZ-AS22 Saudi Arabian Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC hangar.
4493 320-232 9V-TAS Tiger Airways, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear apron.
4496 320-232 A7-AHF Qatar Airways, full colours. ZIEGLER DC hangar.
4501 320-214 F-WWIM Saudi Arabian Airlines, full colours. Flight line, St. Martin du Touch. Then into hangar at ADER.
4505 320-232 B-6726 Capital Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC hangar.
4526 320-214 F-WWDO Libyan Airlines, full colours. Station Carburant.
4531 320-232 F-WWDQ Shenzhen Airlines, full colours. Station Carburant.

Additional frames which could not be read off:

3974 320-214 (F-WWIT) Air Blue, full colours. Parked on the apron at St. Martin du Touch in storage configuration.
4513 320-232 (F-WWBM) Capital Airlines, full colours. Flight line, St. Martin du Touch.
4524 320-214 (F-WWDK) Air Arabia, full colours. Apron, St. Martin du Touch.
4532 320-232 (F-WW??) Tiger Airways, full colours. Engineless. Apron, St. Martin du Touch.
4535 320-232 (F-WW??) IndiGo Air, full colours. Station Carburant.

A320-232 MSN 4493 9V-TAS TR

Bits and pieces:
1. Un-mated front and rear fuselage sections on trolleys, in the open outside Beluga unpack. MSN 45xx.
2. Rear fuselage section on trolley, in the open outside Beluga unpack. MSN 45xx.
3. Rear fuselage section on trolley, in the open outside Beluga unpack. MSN 45xx.

A330/340 family
0001 340-311 F-WWAI Airbus. Parked mid-field.
0360 340-642 F-WWCA Airbus. Parked mid-field.

0925 330-203MRTT/KC-45A F-WWKB Not seen. Has this frame re-entered the production cycle at last?

1102 340-542 F-WWTZ State of Kuwait, full colours (incl. tail). L’abrevouir, terminal-side.
1168 330-343 B-6520 Hainan Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear apron.
1170 330-343E F-WWKZ Turkish Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC hangar.
1172 330-343E F-WWYK Turkish Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.
1178 330-343X B-6527 Hainan Airlines, full colours. Stations 18.
1183 330-203MRTT F-WWKN Primer with brown primer tail. Glimpsed in big re-worker hangar at C. ADER.
1184 330-243 F-WWKT Garuda Indonesia, full colours. L’abrevouir, terminal-side. Noted being towed into hangar at ADER site circa 15:10.
1186 330-243MRTT F-WWYL Orange (storage) primer, incl. tail. L’abrevouir, plant-side.
1196 330-343X F-WWYD Standard (green) primer, incl. tail. For Cathay Pacific. Stations 18.
1199 330-343 F-WWYU Standard (green) primer with full Air China tail and winglet colours. Stations 18.
1202 330-223 “F-WWBY” on left side and “F-WWDY” on right! Standard (green) primer with full SkyTeam colours tail. For China Southern Airlines. Stations 18.

A330-343(X) MSN 1196 F-WWYD CX

Additional frames which could not be read off:
1174 330-202 (F-WWKS) QANTAS Airways, full colours. Glimpsed in big re-worker hangar at C. ADER.
1181 330-343E (F-WWKM) Swiss International Air Lines, full colours. Glimpsed in big re-worker hangar at C. ADER.

Bits and pieces:

A380
001 380-841 F-WWOW Airbus. Not seen.
002 380-841 F-WXXL Airbus. Not seen.
004 380-861 F-WWDD Airbus. Not seen.

Additional frames which could not be read off:
047 380-842 F-WWAD/VH-OQG QANTAS Airways, full colours. ZIEGLER DC hangar.

Bits and pieces:

A400M
0001 F-WWMT Airbus Military. Not seen.
0002 EC-402 Airbus Military. Not seen.
0003 F-WWMS Airbus Military. Not seen.

ATR Plant
098 72-600 F-WWEY Full house scheme. Not seen.

811 42-600 F-WWLY Full house scheme. ATR DC, terminal-side.

921 72-212A F-WWET Air Mauritius, full colours. ATR flight-line.
931 72-212A F-WWEG All-white colours. ATR Delivery centre, plant-side.
932 72-212A F-WWEH Jet Airways, full colours. ATR Delivery centre, terminal-side.
933 72-212A F-WWEI Jet Airways, full colours. ATR Delivery centre, plant-side.
934 72-212A F-WWEJ Firefly, full colours. ATR Delivery centre, terminal-side.

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

St. Martin du Touch, flight line:
826 72-212A F-WWEU Fly540, full colours.
916 72-212A F-WWEN Finncomm, full colours.

Rear of St. Martin du Touch, close to hangars:
2 x ATRs in primer with white tails.

ATR DC – plant-side:

ATR hangar next to A320 FAL:

Original A300 hall:

Latecoere Aeroservices
579 42-500 F-OIJB All-white colours.

Additional frames which could not read-off/tied-up:
An all-white ATR was noted taxiing from the GA ramp to Latecoere circa 15:30. Possibly ATR72-202 MSN 455 F-WKVH.

Air France Industries
EZ-A009 73W TUA

2279 319-115(LR) (CJ) F-GRXI All-white colours.

1059 330-223 F-WJKF Hong Kong Airlines, full colours. ‘LNF’ on nosewheel door = B-LNF. Appeared outside AFI hangar, late afternoon.

F-WJKF / B-LNF A330-223 MSN 1059 Hong Kong Airlines

Paint Hangar:
Closed.

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

ATR bay
Closed.

Selected visitors
7T-VJQ 736 DAH
C-FDAT 313 TSC
D-AOLG 100 OLT
EI-FXB AT4 ABR
F-GRPZ AT7 CCM
F-HBII 320 AAF
F-HBXE E70 RAE
F-HBXH E70 RAE
F-HMTO AT4 Safaire
F-ORUN 772 REU
G-EZAO 319 EZY
G-EZBA 319 EZY
G-EZDC 319 EZY
G-EZEB 319 EZY
G-EZIT 319 EZY
PH-EZH E90 KLC
PH-KZB F70 KLC
TS-ISA CR9 SEN

F-GJOB C551
G-HFAA 390 Premier

513 C. 310Q French Air Force (Coded BE)

A380spotter.