Saturday 15/11/2008 (09:55 – 20:50L)

My latest log from the Airbus Theme Park, this time solo and on foot with a Mach II tour to provide access to the main Airbus plant.
 
No photos from me this trip (…poorly camera) but check out the following nice images from John Creasey http://www.flickr.com/photos/johncreasey/sets/72157609155295033/
 
Thanks are also due to John for verifying a number of sightings which I was unable to eyeball on the day.
 
 
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 15/11/2008 (09:55 – 20:50L)

AIRBUS PLANT

A300

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

655/1  300-608ST  F-GSTA  Parked-up. 
751/2  300-608ST  F-GSTB  Arrived at 16:40 and then parked-up. 
765/3  300-608ST  F-GSTC  Parked-up.   
776/4  300-608ST  F-GSTD  Parked-up.    
796/5  300-608ST  F-GSTF  Parked-up. 

A320 family
0001  320-200  F-WWBA  House.  320 apron am.  Main production apron.  
 
3596  320-214  F-WWDI  Juneyao Airlines, full colours.  Stored on main 320 apron.
3605  320-214  B-6396  Juneyao, full colours.   Stored on main 320 apron. 
3621  320-232  F-WWIK  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours but minus Kingfisher decal on tail.  ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side. 
3654  320-232  TC-JPR  Turkish Airlines, full colours.  Glimpsed in (closed) ZIEGLER DC hangar.
3662  320-214  F-WWDV  TAM Brasil, full colours.  ‘YA’ on tail.   Rear of ZIEGLER DC.  
3666  320-216  EI-DSY  Air One, full colours.  Rear of ZIEGLER DC. 
3667  320-214  XA-ZIH  Interjet, full colours.  Rear of ZIEGLER DC. 
3676  320-232  VT-INW  IndiGo, full colours.  Rear of ZIEGLER DC. 
3690  320-214  F-WWBE  Interjet, full colours.  ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.
3692  320-232  F-WWBF  China Eastern, full colours.  Rear of ZIEGLER DC. 
3695  320-216  F-WWBI  Air One, full colours.  Rear of ZIEGLER DC. 
3697  320-232  F-WWBM  British Airways, full colours.  Main 320 apron.
3701  320-216  F-WWBP  Indonesia Air Asia, full colours.  Main 320 apron.
3709  320-232  F-WWIT  Aegean Airlines, full colours.  Main 320 apron.
3711  320-214  F-WWIV  Aeroflot Russian Airlines, full colours.  Noted at Station Carburant first thing, towed to main 320 apron at 10:30 and parked.
3713  320-232  F-WWIX  Etihad Airways, full colours – minus tail logo.  Station Carburant.
3715  320-216  F-WWIZ  Indonesia Air Asia, full colours.  Station Carburant.
3716  320-232  F-WWBJ  China Eastern, full colours.  Station Carburant.
(3718)  320-232 (F-WW??)  Primer with (full) Turkish Airlines tail and engines colours.  Main 320 apron.
3729  320-216  F-WWDK  All primer, including tail – engineless.  Believed destined for Air Asia.  Main 320 apron, then towed to paint hangar? and out of sight at 15:00.
 
Bits and pieces:
1.  3743  320-232  Front and rear sections seen in Platforme Logistique storage shed.    Plus fully painted tail in open Beluga storage shed, facing the terminal.  Next on the line, presumably. 
2.  3745  320-232  Front section in Platforme Logistique storage shed.  Plus fully painted tail in open Beluga storage shed, facing the terminal.  Next on the line, presumably.
3.  Unknown rear fuselage section on Beluga transport jig, parked near Beluga parking.  Possibly 3745?
4.  Unknown set of wings on Beluga transport jig, parked near Beluga parking.  Possibly 3743?
5.  Unknown set of wings on Beluga transport jig, parked near Beluga parking.  Possibly 3745?
 
A330/340
0001  340-311  F-WWAI  House.  Not seen.
0360  340-642  F-WWCA  House. Not seen.
 
0856  340-642X  F-WWCJ  (Etihad Airways)  wreck seen near Musee.  Now minus right wing, which was seen on ground next to remains.  Engines still attached to left wing.
0886  340-542  F-WWTG  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Parked mid-field.
0894  340-542  F-WWTH  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.    Parked at l’aubrevouir (terminal-side).
0902  340-542  F-WWTJ  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  H. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.
0925  330-203  F-WWKB  Low visibility scheme.  Parked by ATR hall.  Now with cockpit windows taped over with silver foil.  Cocooned?
0956  330-202  F-WWYA  Jet Airways, full colours.  Parked at rear of ZIEGLER DC.
0967  330-243  F-WWYI  AVIANCA Columbia, full colours.  Seen in (closed) hanger opposite stored Air France Concorde F-BVFC.
0968  330-223  F-WWYN  TAM Brasil, full colours.  ‘VQ’ on tail.    Parked at l’aubrevouir, corner.
0969  330-203MRTT  F-WWYQ  (reg applied but peeling off, so unreadable)  Now in orange (storage) primer.    Parked at l’aubrevouir (terminal-side).
(0970)  330-223  (F-WWYS)  Air Comet, full colours.  Parked at l’aubrevouir (plant-side).
0971  330-243  F-WWYU  ‘XL Airways’ full colours, minus titles.    Engine covers on.  Parked at l’aubrevouir (plant-side).
0975  330-243  F-WWKS  Primer, with (full) Etihad Airways tail and engine colours.  Parked at l’aubrevouir (terminal-side).
(0976)  330-202  (F-WWKU)  Primer with full (new) QANTAS tail.  Parked at l’aubrevouir (plant-side).
0977  330-223  F-WWKV  Primer, with TAM Brasil tail and engine colours.  Parked at l’aubrevouir (terminal-side).
0980  330-203MRTT  ‘F-WWRY’ (typo for F-WWYR) All (standard, green) primer, engineless.  Parked mid-field.
0984  330-243 F-WWKE  Primer with (new) MEA tail and winglet colours.  MEA customer stickers.  Engineless.  Parked outside ADER production hall.  Fuelling pipes attached to wings for testing.
0985  330-302E  ‘F-WW’  (last 2 not yet applied).  Primer with Aer Lingus tail and winglet colours.  Aer Lingus customer stickers. Engineless.  Parked outside ADER production hall.  Fuelling pipes attached to wings for testing.
 
Bits and pieces:
(991)  330-243  Full Etihad Airways tail seen in Beluga storage shed.
A380
001  380-841  F-WWOW  Airbus House colours.  Parked 380 development flight line.
002  380-841  F-WXXL  Airbus House colours.  Engineless.  Long term, external storage.
004  380-841  F-WWDD  All white. Parked 380 development flight line.  Still in ‘Environment’ colours.  Unable to check if still missing its #3 engine.
007  380-841  F-WWJB  Airbus House colours.  Not seen.  Hangared undergoing re-work to production standard.
009  380-861  F-WWEA  Airbus House colours.  Not seen.  Hangared undergoing re-work to production standard.
 
019  380-841  F-WWSP  Standard (green) primer with full Singapore tail and engine colours.  Appreared ex-hangar while I was on the tour, and parked on Production flight line.  
021  380-841  F-WWSQ  Standard (green) primer with full Singapore tail and engine colours.  Parked on Production flight line.
026  380-842  F-WWSX  Orange (storage) primer with full (old) Qantas tail and new engine colours.  Parked on Production flight line.  Noted strobing, but remained static, at 11:10. 
034  380-841  F-WWSC  Standard (green) primer with full Singapore tail and engine colours.  Parked on Production flight line.
Bits and pieces:
None seen this visit.

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

 
691  42-500MP  F-WWLM  All white.  Parked on ATR flight line. 
695  42-500  F-WWLQ  Air Antillies Express, full colours.  Parked on ATR flight line. 
785  72-212A  F-WWED  Air Deccan, full colours.  Parked on ATR flight line. 
786  72-212A  F-WWEE  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Parked on ATR flight line. 
805  72-212A  F-WWEQ  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Parked on ATR DC stands (plant-side). 
816  72-212A  F-WWEF  Fly 540, full colours. Parked on ATR DC stands (plant-side). 
822  72-212A  F-WWEL  Aer Arran, full colours.  Parked on ATR DC stands (terminal-side).
826  72-212A  F-WWEU  Fly 540 Angola, full colours.  Parked on ATR DC stands (plant-side).
833  72-212A  F-WWEZ  Bangkok Air, Siem Reap Air, full colours.  Parked on ATR DC stands (terminal-side).
836  72-212A  F-WWEC  Fly 540, full colours.  Parked on ATR DC stands (terminal-side).  Noted performing engine runs in BIKINI early afternoon, then continuing on taxiway (near A380 development flight-line) at dusk.
 
Additional frames which could not be read off due to position were:

1.  72-212A  Primer with all-white tail, Parked on ATR DC stands (terminal-side).  Obscured by widebodies at l’aubrevouir. 

Latecoere
Nothing visible outside.
 
 
Air France Industries
3524  320-232  VT-DNU  Air Deccan/ Kingfisher  (no titles). Parked outside, engine covers on – part of engine cowlings missing.
3543  320-232  F-WWIQ  Air Deccan/ kingfisher.  Parked outside, engine covers on – part of engine cowlings missing.
3538  319-132  B-6178  Deer Air.  Parked outside, engine covers on.  Parked outside – part of engine cowlings missing.
 
1038  CL-215-1A10  EC-HEU  CEGISA.  Parked outside, departing mid-afternoon.
 
Unknown cocooned (in semi-transparent sleeve) Fouga CM-170 Magister outside.  Possibly MSN457 ‘312-AA’ which was seen at Blagnac 11/09/2008.
 
Selected Visitors
 
CN-RND  734  BMM
CN-RPE  73H  JFU
CS-TPJ  ER4  PGA
D-ALIA  E70  RUS
EC-IMX  EM2 SWT
EC-IXL  SWM  OVA
F-GIXC  733  FPO
F-GIXR  733  FPO
F-GJVF  320  AAF
F-GNLG  100 BLE
F-GRPK  AT7  CCM
F-GRYL  Be9 TJT
F-GYPE  ER3  PEA
G-EZAJ  319  EZY
G-EZBK  319  EZY
G-EZDL  319  EZY
G-EZIR  319  EZY
G-EZIS  319  EZY
OO-TNE  733  TAY
PH-KZA  F70  KLC
TC-ONN  M88  OHY
TC-SGG  73H  SGX opf DAH
TS-ISA  CR9  SEN
 
A380spotter

Saturday 18/10/2008 (10:20 – 22:00L)

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

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

 
H. ZIEGLER DC from car park 18/10/08
  
Reference shot: H. ZIEGLER DC
 
 
DSC_020110117
  
Reference shot: l’aubrevouir
 
 
DSC_010510039
  
Air Deccan x2 at Air France Industries
 

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

All frames parked-up all day, unless noted.

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

AIRBUS PLANT

A300

 

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

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

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

       

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

Bits and pieces:

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

Bits and pieces:
None noted this trip.

A380

001  380-841  F-WWOW  Airbus House colours.  Arrived at 18:09 and to development flight line.
002  380-841  F-WXXL  Airbus House colours.  Long term, external storage.
004  380-841  F-WWDD  All white. Parked 380 development flight line.  Number 3 engine removed.
007  380-841  F-WWJB  Airbus House colours.  Not seen.  Hangared undergoing re-work to production standard.
009  380-861  F-WWEA  Airbus House colours.  Not seen.  Hangared undergoing re-work to production standard.

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

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

Selected Visitors

 
7T-VJO  738  DAH
CN-RNA  734  BMM
CN-RNG  735  RAM
CN-RPB  734  JFU
CS-TPN  ER4  PGA
D-ACKG  CR9  CLH
D-ALIE  E70  RUS
EC-JNX  CR2  ANE
F-GDLR  Da10
F-GIXE  733  FPO
F-GRPI  AT7  CCM
G-CDKA  S20  EZE
G-CELF  733  EXS
G-EZBF  319  EZY
G-EZIY  319  EZY
G-EZNC  319  EZY
OO-TNI  733F  TAY
PH-MJL  100  KLC
SU-BPH  73H  AMV
TC-OAS  321  OHY
TS-ISA  CR9  TUI
 
A380spotter

 

Monday 13/10/2008 (11:00 – 22:15L)

My latest log this time with chum and car so everything that could be seen was seen.

Shots at:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/a380spotter/sets/72157608009027577/  and http://www.flickr.com/photos/digitalairliners/sets/72157608113219752/

 
H. ZIEGLER DC from car park 13/10/08
 
Reference shot: H. ZIEGLER DC
 
 
View of l'aubrevouir from car park: Closer 13/10/08
 
Reference shot: l’aubrevouir
 
 
A320-214 MSN3690 'F-WW30' 4O
 
A320-214 MSN3690 enters the ATE paintshop
 
 
A340-542 MSN0912 F-WWTL IT
 
A340-542 MSN0912 F-WWTL
 
 
The remains of the Airbus A340-600 (msn 856) written off before delivery to Etihad
 
The sad remains of MSN0856 F-WWCJ await their fate in the scrapping area 😦 
 

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 – Monday 13/10/2008 (11:00 – 22:15L)

AIRBUS PLANT

A300

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

655/1  300-608ST  F-GSTA  Not seen.
751/2  300-608ST  F-GSTB Departed at 13:32. 
765/3  300-608ST  F-GSTC  Departed at 16:31

776/4  300-608ST  F-GSTD  Not seen.
796/5  300-608ST  F-GSTF  

 

A320 family
0001  320-211  F-WWBA  House.  320 apron am.  Flying in the afternoon. Landed back 17:57.
 
3596  320-214  F-WWDI  Juneyao Airlines, full colours.  Parked main apron, stored? 
3598  320-216  (EI-DSV)  Air One, full colours.  Parked old DC stands, next to MSN3609.
3605  320-214  B-6396  Juneyao Airlines, full colours.  Parked main apron, stored?
3609  320-216  (EI-DSW)  Air One, full colours.  Parked by old DC stands, next to MSN3598.
3621  320-232  F-WWIK  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours EXCEPT for tail logo.  Parked old DC stands, terminal-side.
3628  320-216  9M-AHQ  AirAsia, full ‘Bank Rakyat’ colours.  Rear of H. ZIEGLER DC.
3630  320-214  PR-MHW  TAM Brasil, full colours.  Rear of DC.
3640  320-214  F-WWBR  Aeroflot, full colours.  DC, terminal-side.
3643  320-216  F-WWBT  Air One, full colours.  Rear of DC.  Pushed back at 16:08, taxied to BIKINI? and back to original position at DC at 17:17.
3644  320-214  (F-WWBU)  Aeroflot, full colours.  Main apron.  Taxied out from main apron at 21:45 and then back to main apron by 21:50.
3646  320-214  F-WWBX  Cebu Pacific, full colours.  Noted main apron, then towed to rear of DC at 14:50.
3648  320-216  F-WWBZ  Indonesia AirAsia, full colours.  Parked at rear of DC.  Pushed-back at 14:05, departing at 14:19.
3649  320-232  F-WWDO  British Airways, full colours.  Appeared on main apron at 18:30.  Ex-hangar or arrived?
3664  320-214  F-WWDX  Avianca Colombia, full colours.  Departed at 11:35.  Performed missed approaches at 12:43 and 12:57 then to XFW.
3666  320-216  (F-WWDY)  Air One, full colours.  Parked main apron. 
3667  320-214  F-WWDZ  Interjet, full colours.  Noted taxiing back to main apron at 11:15.  Performed rejected take-off on r/w 14R at 18:26, then back to main apron.
3668  320-232  F-WWID  JetStar, full colours.  Station Carburant.
3670  320-214  (F-WWIF)  Jazeera Airways, full colours.  Station Carburant.
3674  320-232  F-WWIO  Tiger Airways Australia, full colours.  Towed out to Station Carburant at 18:00.
3676  320-232  F-WWBB  IndiGo, full colours.  Rolled out of Aero Technique Espace at 17:20 to main apron.  ‘NM’ on nosewheel door, however expected to become VT-INW on delivery.
3690  320-214  ‘F-WW3O’  Primer with full Interjet tail.  Main apron, then towed into Aero Technique Espace paint hangar at 17:30.
3692  320-232  F-WW (last 2 not applied)  Primer with China Eastern tail.  Appeared on main apron late afternoon.
3697  320-232  F-WW (last 2 not applied)  Primer with British Airways tail.  Fresh off production line, hangared by late afternoon.
Additional frames which could not be read off due to position were:
1.  Mostly silver Elite/ ACJ pulled out of (SOGERMA) Airbus Corporate Jet hangar, early evening.

Bits and pieces:
3715  320-216  Front section seen in Plat-forme Logistique storage shed.  Believed destined for AirAsia.

3718  320-232  Front section seen in Plat-forme Logistique storage shed.  Believed destined for Turkish Airlines.
  
A330/340
0001  340-311  F-WWAI  House.  Not seen.
0360  340-642  F-WWCA  House.  Development flight line.  Performed rejected take-off on r/w 14R at 17:05, then back to original position
 
0856  340-642(X)  F-WWCJ  Etihad Airways, full colours and titles.  Missing front section and tail.  Horizontal stabilisers and both wings still attached, one with both engines still attached.  Standing on lifters by the Musee!  Still wearing F-WWCJ. 
0886  340-542  F-WWTG  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Parked l’aubrevouir, terminal-side.
0902  340-542  F-WWTJ  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Parked mid-field.
0912  340-542  F-WWTL  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Parked rear of H. ZIEGLER DC.  ‘WTL’ sticker on nosewheel doors to cover painted ‘VJE’.  Taxied out at 18:10, departing r/w 14R at 18:20, bound for ORY.
0924  340-642(X)  F-WJKG  Basic Royal Jordanian colours (no titles or tail logo).  Parked DC, terminal-side.
0925  330-203  F-WWKB  Low visibility scheme.  Parked midfield, facing the terminal.
0929  340-642(X)  F-WWCB  Etihad Airways, full colours.  Parked l’aubrevouir, terminal-side.
0952  330-343E  F-WWKR  AirAsia X, full colours.  Now with red engines (were white).  Parked l’aubrevouir, terminal-side.
0953  340-642  F-WWCM  Thai International, full colours.  Parked l’aubrevouir, terminal-side.
0955  340-313E  M-ABUS  Private.  DC, terminal-side.
0956  330-202  F-WWYA  Jet Airways, full colours.  DC, terminal-side.
0957  330-243  F-WWYC  Air China, full colours.  DC, terminal-side.  Departed at 11:40, performed missed-approached at 13:07 and landed-back at 13:22.  Back to DC and parked.    
0958  330-343E  (F-WWYD)  China Southern, full colours.  Parked l’aubrevouir, plant-side.
0959  330-342  F-WWYE  Cathay Pacific, full colours.  Parked at corner of l’aubrevouir.
0961  330-223  (F-WWYF)  TAM Brasil, full colours.  ‘VP’ fin i.d.  Parked l’aubrevouir, plant-side.    
0962  330-223  (F-WWYK)  Air Comet, full colours.  Parked l’aubrevouir, plant-side.
0967  330-243  F-WWYI  Primer with Avianca Colombia tail.  Parked l’aubrevouir, plant-side.
0968  330-223  F-WWYN  Primer with TAM Brasil tail and engine colours.  Parked mid-field.
0974  330-343E  (no reg carried)  All primer, including tail, with AirAsia X winglet colours.  Parked outside C. ADER production hall, engineless.
0976  330-202  (no reg carried)  Primer with Qantas tail.  Parked outside C. ADER production hall, engineless. 
0979  330-223  (reg. position could not be seen)  Primer fuselage (tail not seen) in C. ADER production hall, position C. 
Additional frames which could not be read off due to position were:
1.  330-343E  Primer with (full) Singapore Airlines tail, in C. ADER production hall: Poste 36/37.  Believed to be MSN0978.
2.  3×0-xxx  Primer front section only seen in C. ADER production hall, position ‘D’.

Bits and pieces:
None noted this trip.

A380

001  380-841  F-WWOW  Airbus House colours.  Parked 380 development flight line.  Noted performing engine runs in BIKINI at 15:00.
002  380-841  F-WXXL  Airbus House colours.  Long term, external storage.
004  380-841  F-WWDD  All white. Parked 380 development flight line.
007  380-841  F-WWJB  Airbus House colours.  Not seen.  Hangared undergoing re-work to production standard.
009  380-861  F-WWEA  Airbus House colours.  Not seen.  Hangared undergoing re-work to production standard.

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

026  380-842  F-WWSX  Orange primer with (old) Qantas Airways tail and new Qantas Airways engine colours.  Parked on production flight line.
ATR Plant
098  72-212A  F-WWEY  House.  Not seen.
 
695  42-500  F-WWLQ  Air Antilles Express, full colours.  Parked old DC stands, plant-side.
786  72-212A  F-WWEE  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Parked old DC stands, plant-side.
792?  72-212A  (F-WWEJ)  Fincomm, full colours.    Parked on ATR plant ‘storage’ ramp.
805  72-212A  F-WWEQ  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.    Parked on ATR plant ‘storage’ ramp.
816  72-212A  F-WWEF  Fly 540: Angola, full colours.    Parked old DC stands, plant-side.
822  72-212A  F-WWEL  Aer Arran, full colours.    Parked old DC stands, plant-side.
824?  72-212A  EC-KVI  Swift Air, full colours.  Parked old DC stands, terminal-side.
825  72-212A  F-WWEN  Jet Airways, full colours.  Arrived at 11:25, then parked old DC stands, terminal-side.
830  72-212A  F-WWEE  Firefly, full colours.    Parked old DC stands, terminal-side.
832  72-212A  F-WWEI  TRIP, all white – no titles.  Parked production apron, near production hall. 
833  72-212A  (F-WWE?)  Bangkok Airways, full colours.  Parked production apron, near production hall.
Additional frames which could not be read off due to position were:
1.  72-212A  Fly 540, full colours, complete frame with tail and props – seen at front of open production hall.  Believed to be MSN826/F-WWEU.
2.  72-212A  Cebu Pacific, full colours, complete frame with tail and props – seen at front of open production hall.  Believed to be MSN828/F-WWEV.
3.  72-212A  Precisionair?  Glimpsed in partially open Aero Techinque Espace paint hangar, surrounded by gantries.  Believed to be MSN834/F-WWEB.

Latecoere

019  42-300  F-WKVB  Atlantique Air Assistance, full colours.  Noted outside, then into hangar.
785  72-212A  F-WWED  Simplifly Deccan, full colours.  ‘DKL’ on nosewheel door, parked on Latecoere front apron.  Stored?

Air France Industries
 
3524  320-232  VT-DNU  Air Deccan/ Kingfisher (no titles). Parked outside, flaps and part of engine cowlings missing.
3538  319-132  B-6178  Deer Air.  Parked outside, engine covers on.
3543  320-232  F-WWIQ  Air Deccan/ Kingfisher (no titles). Parked outside, part of engine cowlings missing

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

655/1  300-608ST  F-GSTA  Not seen.
751/2  300-608ST  F-GSTB Departed at 13:32. 
765/3  300-608ST  F-GSTC  Departed at 16:31

776/4  300-608ST  F-GSTD  Not seen.
796/5  300-608ST  F-GSTF  

 

A320 family
0001  320-211  F-WWBA  House.  320 apron am.  Flying in the afternoon. Landed back 17:57.
 
3596  320-214  F-WWDI  Juneyao Airlines, full colours.  Parked main apron, stored? 
3598  320-216  (EI-DSV)  Air One, full colours.  Parked old DC stands, next to MSN3609.
3605  320-214  B-6396  Juneyao Airlines, full colours.  Parked main apron, stored?
3609  320-216  (EI-DSW)  Air One, full colours.  Parked by old DC stands, next to MSN3598.
3621  320-232  F-WWIK  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours EXCEPT for tail logo.  Parked old DC stands, terminal-side.
3628  320-216  9M-AHQ  AirAsia, full ‘Bank Rakyat’ colours.  Rear of H. ZIEGLER DC.
3630  320-214  PR-MHW  TAM Brasil, full colours.  Rear of DC.
3640  320-214  F-WWBR  Aeroflot, full colours.  DC, terminal-side.
3643  320-216  F-WWBT  Air One, full colours.  Rear of DC.  Pushed back at 16:08, taxied to BIKINI? and back to original position at DC at 17:17.
3644  320-214  (F-WWBU)  Aeroflot, full colours.  Main apron.  Taxied out from main apron at 21:45 and then back to main apron by 21:50.
3646  320-214  F-WWBX  Cebu Pacific, full colours.  Noted main apron, then towed to rear of DC at 14:50.
3648  320-216  F-WWBZ  Indonesia AirAsia, full colours.  Parked at rear of DC.  Pushed-back at 14:05, departing at 14:19.
3649  320-232  F-WWDO  British Airways, full colours.  Appeared on main apron at 18:30.  Ex-hangar or arrived?
3664  320-214  F-WWDX  Avianca Colombia, full colours.  Departed at 11:35.  Performed missed approaches at 12:43 and 12:57 then to XFW.
3666  320-216  (F-WWDY)  Air One, full colours.  Parked main apron. 
3667  320-214  F-WWDZ  Interjet, full colours.  Noted taxiing back to main apron at 11:15.  Performed rejected take-off on r/w 14R at 18:26, then back to main apron.
3668  320-232  F-WWID  JetStar, full colours.  Station Carburant.
3670  320-214  (F-WWIF)  Jazeera Airways, full colours.  Station Carburant.
3674  320-232  F-WWIO  Tiger Airways Australia, full colours.  Towed out to Station Carburant at 18:00.
3676  320-232  F-WWBB  IndiGo, full colours.  Rolled out of Aero Technique Espace at 17:20 to main apron.  ‘NM’ on nosewheel door, however expected to become VT-INW on delivery.
3690  320-214  ‘F-WW3O’  Primer with full Interjet tail.  Main apron, then towed into Aero Technique Espace paint hangar at 17:30.
3692  320-232  F-WW (last 2 not applied)  Primer with China Eastern tail.  Appeared on main apron late afternoon.
3697  320-232  F-WW (last 2 not applied)  Primer with British Airways tail.  Fresh off production line, hangared by late afternoon.
Additional frames which could not be read off due to position were:
1.  Mostly silver Elite/ ACJ pulled out of (SOGERMA) Airbus Corporate Jet hangar, early evening.

Bits and pieces:
3715  320-216  Front section seen in Plat-forme Logistique storage shed.  Believed destined for AirAsia.

3718  320-232  Front section seen in Plat-forme Logistique storage shed.  Believed destined for Turkish Airlines.
  
A330/340
0001  340-311  F-WWAI  House.  Not seen.
0360  340-642  F-WWCA  House.  Development flight line.  Performed rejected take-off on r/w 14R at 17:05, then back to original position
 
0856  340-642(X)  F-WWCJ  Etihad Airways, full colours and titles.  Missing front section and tail.  Horizontal stabilisers and both wings still attached, one with both engines still attached.  Standing on lifters by the Musee!  Still wearing F-WWCJ. 
0886  340-542  F-WWTG  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Parked l’aubrevouir, terminal-side.
0902  340-542  F-WWTJ  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Parked mid-field.
0912  340-542  F-WWTL  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Parked rear of H. ZIEGLER DC.  ‘WTL’ sticker on nosewheel doors to cover painted ‘VJE’.  Taxied out at 18:10, departing r/w 14R at 18:20, bound for ORY.
0924  340-642(X)  F-WJKG  Basic Royal Jordanian colours (no titles or tail logo).  Parked DC, terminal-side.
0925  330-203  F-WWKB  Low visibility scheme.  Parked midfield, facing the terminal.
0929  340-642(X)  F-WWCB  Etihad Airways, full colours.  Parked l’aubrevouir, terminal-side.
0952  330-343E  F-WWKR  AirAsia X, full colours.  Now with red engines (were white).  Parked l’aubrevouir, terminal-side.
0953  340-642  F-WWCM  Thai International, full colours.  Parked l’aubrevouir, terminal-side.
0955  340-313E  M-ABUS  Private.  DC, terminal-side.
0956  330-202  F-WWYA  Jet Airways, full colours.  DC, terminal-side.
0957  330-243  F-WWYC  Air China, full colours.  DC, terminal-side.  Departed at 11:40, performed missed-approached at 13:07 and landed-back at 13:22.  Back to DC and parked.    
0958  330-343E  (F-WWYD)  China Southern, full colours.  Parked l’aubrevouir, plant-side.
0959  330-342  F-WWYE  Cathay Pacific, full colours.  Parked at corner of l’aubrevouir.
0961  330-223  (F-WWYF)  TAM Brasil, full colours.  ‘VP’ fin i.d.  Parked l’aubrevouir, plant-side.    
0962  330-223  (F-WWYK)  Air Comet, full colours.  Parked l’aubrevouir, plant-side.
0967  330-243  F-WWYI  Primer with Avianca Colombia tail.  Parked l’aubrevouir, plant-side.
0968  330-223  F-WWYN  Primer with TAM Brasil tail and engine colours.  Parked mid-field.
0974  330-343E  (no reg carried)  All primer, including tail, with AirAsia X winglet colours.  Parked outside C. ADER production hall, engineless.
0976  330-202  (no reg carried)  Primer with Qantas tail.  Parked outside C. ADER production hall, engineless. 
0979  330-223  (reg. position could not be seen)  Primer fuselage (tail not seen) in C. ADER production hall, position C. 
Additional frames which could not be read off due to position were:
1.  330-343E  Primer with (full) Singapore Airlines tail, in C. ADER production hall: Poste 36/37.  Believed to be MSN0978.
2.  3×0-xxx  Primer front section only seen in C. ADER production hall, position ‘D’.

Bits and pieces:
None noted this trip.

A380

001  380-841  F-WWOW  Airbus House colours.  Parked 380 development flight line.  Noted performing engine runs in BIKINI at 15:00.
002  380-841  F-WXXL  Airbus House colours.  Long term, external storage.
004  380-841  F-WWDD  All white. Parked 380 development flight line.
007  380-841  F-WWJB  Airbus House colours.  Not seen.  Hangared undergoing re-work to production standard.
009  380-861  F-WWEA  Airbus House colours.  Not seen.  Hangared undergoing re-work to production standard.

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

026  380-842  F-WWSX  Orange primer with (old) Qantas Airways tail and new Qantas Airways engine colours.  Parked on production flight line.
ATR Plant
098  72-212A  F-WWEY  House.  Not seen.
 
695  42-500  F-WWLQ  Air Antilles Express, full colours.  Parked old DC stands, plant-side.
786  72-212A  F-WWEE  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Parked old DC stands, plant-side.
792?  72-212A  (F-WWEJ)  Fincomm, full colours.    Parked on ATR plant ‘storage’ ramp.
805  72-212A  F-WWEQ  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.    Parked on ATR plant ‘storage’ ramp.
816  72-212A  F-WWEF  Fly 540: Angola, full colours.    Parked old DC stands, plant-side.
822  72-212A  F-WWEL  Aer Arran, full colours.    Parked old DC stands, plant-side.
824?  72-212A  EC-KVI  Swift Air, full colours.  Parked old DC stands, terminal-side.
825  72-212A  F-WWEN  Jet Airways, full colours.  Arrived at 11:25, then parked old DC stands, terminal-side.
830  72-212A  F-WWEE  Firefly, full colours.    Parked old DC stands, terminal-side.
832  72-212A  F-WWEI  TRIP, all white – no titles.  Parked production apron, near production hall. 
833  72-212A  (F-WWE?)  Bangkok Airways, full colours.  Parked production apron, near production hall.
Additional frames which could not be read off due to position were:
1.  72-212A  Fly 540, full colours, complete frame with tail and props – seen at front of open production hall.  Believed to be MSN826/F-WWEU.
2.  72-212A  Cebu Pacific, full colours, complete frame with tail and props – seen at front of open production hall.  Believed to be MSN828/F-WWEV.
3.  72-212A  Precisionair?  Glimpsed in partially open Aero Techinque Espace paint hangar, surrounded by gantries.  Believed to be MSN834/F-WWEB.

Latecoere

019  42-300  F-WKVB  Atlantique Air Assistance, full colours.  Noted outside, then into hangar.
785  72-212A  F-WWED  Simplifly Deccan, full colours.  ‘DKL’ on nosewheel door, parked on Latecoere front apron.  Stored?

Air France Industries
 
3524  320-232  VT-DNU  Air Deccan/ Kingfisher (no titles). Parked outside, flaps and part of engine cowlings missing.
3538  319-132  B-6178  Deer Air.  Parked outside, engine covers on.
3543  320-232  F-WWIQ  Air Deccan/ Kingfisher (no titles). Parked outside, part of engine cowlings missing

Selected Visitors
 
9A-CDB  M83  DBK
CS-TPM  ER4  PGA
D-AKNI  319  GWI
EC-HHI  CR2  ANE
EC-IMX  EM2  SWT
EC-JCM  CR2  ANE
EC-JYA  CR9  ANE
F-ASFA  Beech E90
F-BRNO  Beech 90
F-GGNU  TB-20 Trinidad
F-GHOC  Beech 200
F-GIZB  Beech C90
F-GLND  Be9  TJT 
F-GNCP  Citation II
F-GRPK  AT7  CCM 
F-GVZL  AT7  RLA
F-HBAD  320  AAF
F-OPAR  772  REU
G-EZIR  319  EZY
G-EZIX  319  EZY
G-EZNC  319  EZY
OO-TAY  142  TAY
OO-TNJ  733F  TAY
OY-SRG  762  SRR
PH-MJL  100 KLC
TC-ONS  321  OHY
TC-SUO  73H  SXS

A380spotter

 

Wednesday 24/09/2008 (11:15 – 20:15L)

My latest log from the Airbus Theme Park, this time solo and on foot with views limited to approach/ departure, the terminal area and covert visits to the car park.
The ‘Mach II’ tour option was taken to gain covert access to the main plant in-lieu of the much-missed Clement Ader (A330/40) tour.  To round things off the A380 tour was also taken.
View of l'aubrevouir from car park: Panoramic 24/09/08
L’aubrevouir reference shot.
H. ZIEGLER DC from car park 24/09/08
ZIEGLER DC reference shot.

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 24/09/2008 (11:15 – 20:15L)

AIRBUS PLANT

A300

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

655/1  300-608ST  F-GSTA  Not seen.
751/2  300-608ST  F-GSTB  Not seen.
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.  320 apron am.  Main production apron.  Production standard wing-fences still in place.
(3596) 320-214  (F-WWDI)  Juneyao, full colours.  At rear of ZIEGLER DC.
3598  320-216  EI-DSV  Air One, full colours.  At rear of DC.
(3605)  320-214  (F-WWDN)  Juneyao, full colours.  At rear of DC.
3609  320-216  F-WWIE  Air One, full colours.  At rear of DC, next to 3598.
3621  320-232  F-WWIK  Kingfisher, full colours but minus decal on tail.
3622  320-232  N746JB  JetBlue, full colours.  At DC, terminal-side.
(3643)  320-216  (F-WWBT)  Air One, full colours.  Main production apron.
3644  320-214  F-WWBU  Aeroflot, full colours.  ‘ZS’ on nosewheel door.  Main production apron.
(3646)  320-214  (F-WWBX)  Cebu Pacific, full colours.    Station Carburant.
3648  320-216  F-WWBZ  Air Asia, full colours.  Main 320 apron.  Towed to BIKINI at 18:45 and engines first-run (smoky) at 19:00.  Still there when I departed at 20:05.
3649  320-232  F-WWID  British Airways, full colours.  ‘UZ’ on tail.  Station Carburant.
3650  320-232  F-WWDP  China Eastern, full colours.    Station Carburant.
(3654)  320-232  (F-WWDR)  Turkish Airlines, full colours – engineless.  Parked main apron.
(3668)  320-232  (F-WWxx)  Primer with JetStar tail.  Rolled out of production hall at 17:45 and positioned to rear of production apron.
Additional frames which could not be read off due to position were:
1. 318 Elite or 319ACJ, all white.  Seen in part-open (smallest) SOGERMA/ Airbus Corporate Jet hangar.

Bits and pieces:

1.  (3676)  320-232  Full IndiGo colours (no MSN sticker) being towed on trolley ex-paint shop area.
2.  3679  320-216  All-primer tail being towed on trolley into paint-shop vacated by (3676).
3.  36xx  320-2xx  Centre section in Platforme Logistique storage shed.  Next on the line?
4.  36xx  320-2xx  Centre section in Platforme Logistique storage shed.  Next on the line?
5.  36xx  320-2xx  Rear section seen at Auch-flyover end of Production line.
6.  36xx  320-2xx  Rear section seen at Auch-flyover end of Production line.
A330/340
0001  340-311  F-WWAI  House.  Parked on l’aubrevouir flight line.
0360  340-642  F-WWCA  House. Parked on l’aubrevouir flight line.
0886  340-542  VT-VJA  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  L’aubrevouir, terminal-side.
0894  340-542  F-WWTH  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Stored mid-field.  Engine ‘socks’ on.
0902  340-542  F-WWTJ  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  L’aubrevouir (terminal-side) and performing engine runs in BIKINI early afternoon.
0910  340-542  F-WWTK  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  ZIEGLER DC, rear.
0912  340-542  F-WWTL  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  L’aubrevouir, terminal side.
0924  340-642  F-WWCP  Jordanian Government, basic colours – no titles or tail logo.  Was airborne when I arrived and performed missed approach at 12:13.  Landed back and positioned to rear of DC.
0925  330-203  F-WWKB  Low visibility scheme.  Parked mid-field.
0929  340-642X  F-WWCB  Etihad Airways, full colours.  L’aubrevouir, terminal side.
0947  330-202  VT-JWP  Jet Airways, full colours.  DC, terminal-side.  Departed on delivery at 18:50.
0948  330-243  N948AC  AVIANCA Columbia, full colours.  DC, terminal-side.
0949  330-223  PT-MVO  TAM Brasil, full colours.  DC, rear.
0952  330-343E  F-WWKR  Air Asia X, full colours.  L’aubrevouir, plant-side (AM) moved terminal-side during the afternoon.  Towed to BIKINI at 18:35 for engine runs. Still there when I departed at 20:05.
0954  330-343E  B-6500  China Southern, full colours.  DC, terminal-side.
0955  340-313(X)  F-WWJM  Pvt, full colours.  L’aubrevouir, plant-side (AM) moved terminal-side during the afternoon.
0957  330-243  F-WWYC  Air China, full colours.  L’aubrevouir, plant-side.  Departed on test flight at 14:45, returned while I was on the tour and back to original position.
(0958)  330-343E  (F-WWYD)  Primer with China Southern tail.  Corner of l’aubrevouir.
0961  330-223  F-WWYF  TAM Brasil, full colours.  ‘VP’ on fin.  L’aubrevouir (plant-side) during the morning.  Temporarily moved to hangar and pulled back to original position early afternoon.
0962  330-223  F-WWYG  Primer with partially white tail.  Top with green Air Comet stripe.  Blue engines.  Parked mid-field.
0965  330-323E  F-WWYL  Air Caraibes, full colours – engineless.  Parked on general testing ramp outside the ADER production hall.
0966  330-243  F-WWYP  XL Airways, full colours – engineless.  Apron outside general finishing hangars, ADER plant.
0969  330-203  F-WWY?  (reg applied but last character peeling off and unreadable)  Primer (including tail) – engineless.  Royal Australian Air Force customer stickers. Parked on general testing ramp outside the ADER production hall.
0970  330-223  F-WWYS  Primer with (full) Air Comet tail – engineless.  Air Comet customer stickers.  Parked on general testing ramp outside the ADER production hall.

A380

001  380-841  F-WWOW  Airbus House colours.  Noted inside part-open hanger at ADER plant.
002  380-841  F-WXXL  Airbus House colours.  Long term, external storage.
004  380-841  F-WWDD  All white. Parked 380 development flight line.
007  380-841  F-WWJB  Airbus House colours.  Not seen.  Hangared undergoing re-work to production standard.
009  380-861  F-WWEA  Airbus House colours.  Not seen.  Hangared undergoing re-work to production standard.
017  380-841  F-WWSN  Standard (green) primer with full Emirates tail and engine colours.  Parked on Production flight line.
019  380-841  F-WWSP  Standard (green) primer with full Singapore tail and engine colours.  Parked on Production flight line.  Was noted engineless on finishing line (A380 tour balcony) without engines on 27/08/2008.
021  380-841  F-WWSQ  Standard (green) primer with full Singapore tail (pylons attached, but no engines).  At Poste 30A (A380 tour balcony).
026  380-842  F-WWSX  Orange (storage) primer with full (old) Qantas tail and new engine colours.  Parked on Production flight line.
033  380-861  (no reg)  Standard (green) primer with full Air France tail (pylons attached, but no engines).  At Poste 30C (A380 tour balcony).
034  380-841  (no reg)  Standard (green) primer with full Singapore tail (pylons attached, but no engines).  At Poste 30B (A380 tour balcony).
Bits and pieces:
030. 040 or 046?  Full colours Emirates tail, on transport jig by Beluga unpack (ADER complex).  No MSN sticker visible.

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

691  42-500MP  F-WWLM  All white.  Parked on ATR DC stands (terminal-side).
788  72-212A  F-WWEG  Kingfisher, full colours.  Production apron.
792  72-212A  (no test reg, just con number) Finncomm, full colours.  Parked on ATR DC stands (plant-side).
816  72-212A  F-WWEF  Fly 540, full colours. ‘816’ painted on nosewheel door.  Towed from production apron into hangar vacated by A330 MSN961.  A Fly 540 was noted at dusk (wasn’t there earlier in the day) on the ATR DC stands (terminal-side).  816?
824  72-212A  F-WWEM  Swiftair, full colours.  Parked on ATR DC stands (plant-side).
(825)  72-212A  (F-WWEN) Jet Airways, full colours.  Parked on production apron.
(834)  72-212A  (F-WW??)  Precisionair Services, full colours.  Parked on production apron.
Additional frames which could not be read off due to position were:

1.  72-212A  Kingfisher, full colours.  Seen in open production hall as we took off at 20:05.

Latecoere
785  F-WWED  ATR72-212A  Simplifly Deccan, full colours.  Sole inhabitant of outside storage ramp.
Additional frames which could not be read off due to position were:
1.  SP-ED?  ATR42-500  Eurlolot in main hangar being worked on.
2.  Unknown all-white ATR in main hangar.
Air France Industries
3524  320-232  VT-DNU  Air Deccan/ Kingfisher  (no titles). Parked outside, par of engine cowlings missing.
(3543)  320-232  (VT-DNT)  Air Deccan/ kingfisher.  Seen undergoing work in part-open hangar.
3538  319-132  B-6178  Deer Air.  Parked outside, engine covers on.

Selected Visitors

D-ACKH  CR9  CLH
D-ALIB  E75  RUS
D-AOLG  100  OLT
D-AOLH  100  OLT
D-AWBA  143  WDL  Additional ‘Flying for SAS’ titles
EC-JYA  CR9  ANE
F-GFJH  AT4
F-GIXD  733  FPO
F-GIXH  733  FPO
F-GRPK  AT7  CCM
F-GZTA  733  FPO
G-CELZ  733  EXS
G-EZAP  319  EZY
G-EZEV  319  EZY
G-EZIW  319  EZY
G-EZNC  319  EZY
OY-SRN  762  SRR
VP-BZP  320  AFL.  Arrived at 17:45 and went to main production apron.
OE-GLG  Citation Bravo
A380spotter

Wednesday 23/07/2008 (10:20 – 22:00L)

My latest log from Airbus-land, this time solo and on foot with views limited to approach/ departure, the terminal area and covert visits to the car park.

Shots at: http://flickr.com/photos/a380spotter/sets/72157606378561457/

 

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.

 
View of l'aubrevouir from restaurant: Panoramic
L’aubrevouir as seen from the restaurant
 
H. ZIEGLER DC from restaurant
H. ZIEGLER DC as seen from the restaurant
 
Toulouse: Blagnac – Wednesday 23/07/2008 (10:20 – 22:00L)

AIRBUS PLANT

A300

 

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

655/1  300-608ST  F-GSTA  Arrived at 13:53.
751/2  300-608ST  F-GSTB  Not seen.
765/3  300-608ST  F-GSTC  Not seen.
776/4  300-608ST  F-GSTD  Parked by Beluga unpack shed, then departed at 16:03, returning at 19:26.
796/5  300-608ST  F-GSTF  Not seen.

A320 family
0001  320-211  F-WWBA  House.  320 apron am.  Taxied out to BIKINI at 14:55 for engine runs, leaving at 15:05.  Departed at 15:15, landing-back at 18:02.

(3461)  320-214  (B-6390)  East Star, full colours.  Parked outside the A300 hall. Temporary storage?

(3506)  320-214  (B-6391)  East Star, full colours.  Parked outside the A300 hall.  temporary storage?
(3558)  320-232  (TC-JPN)  Turkish Airlines, full colours.  Parked at rear of the ZIEGLER DC.
3559  320-214  B-6370  China Eastern, full colours.  Parked at DC, terminal-side.
3562  320-232  LZ-WZB  Wizz Air, full colours.   Parked at DC, terminal-side.
3563  320-216  F-WWBI  Air One, full colours.  Parked at rear of the DC.  Pushed-back at 14:45, and departed at 15:03.  Performed touch-and-go at 16:24.  Performed missed-approach at 16:37, landing back at 16:50, and positioned back to rear of the DC.
3565  320-214  PR-MHX  TAM, full colours.    Parked at DC, terminal-side. Taxied out at 14:35 to widebody flight line, held on taxiway and back to original position at DC at 15:17. 
3567  320-232  F-WWBP  Turkish Airlines, full colours.  Main 320 apron.  Towed out to rear of DC at 20:35.
3568  320-216  (F-WWBV)  Air Asia, full special colours.  Main 320 apron.
3581  320-233  F-WWDC  All-white. Performed a fly-by at 11:51 on its ferry out to XFW.
3582  320-216  (F-WWDE)  Air Asia, full (standard) colours.  Station Carburant.
3594  320-214  F-WWDG  TAM, full colours.  Main 320 apron.  Taxied out at 14:58 and performed RTO at 15:15.  Then positioned back to main apron, and parked. 
3596  320-214  F-WWDI  Juneyao, full colours.  Towed from main apron to BIKINI at 16:55.  Engine first run (storage oil burnt off) at 16:58.  Performed engine runs until 18:21 when it taxied back to the main 320 apron. 
3598  320-216  (F-WWDJ)  Air One, full colours, engineless.  Main 320 apron.
3599  320-214  F-WWDK  Shenzhen Airlines, full colours, no engines.  ’77’ on nosewheel door.  Towed out of Aero Technique Espace paint-shop at 17:20 and positioned on main 320 apron.
3603  320-232  (F-WWDL)  Turkish Airlines, tail only seen.  Appeared ex-hangar and positioned to rear of main 320 apron at 18:25.
3609  320-216  (‘F-WWEI’)  Primer with Air One tail.  Main 320 apron.
3610  320-216  (F-WWIG)  Primer with Air Asia tail.  Main 320 apron.
3613  320-232  (F-WWIH)  China Eastern, tail only seen.  Confirmed by MSN sticker at base of tail-fin.  Main 320 apron.
 
A330/340

0001  340-311  F-WWAI  House.  Parked at l’aubrevouir.
0360  340-642  F-WWCA  House.  Not seen, believed hangared.

0886  340-542  F-WWTG  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Parked midfield.  Engines taped-up.

0894  340-542  F-WWTH  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Parked midfield.  Engines taped-up.
0910  340-542  F-WWTK  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Parked midfield.
0912  340-542  F-WWTL  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours with solid red tail. L’aubrevouir, terminal-side.
0924  340-642  F-WWCP Primer and partial (old) Royal Jordanian tail colours.  L’aubrevouir, terminal-side.
0927  330-223  F-WWKE  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours.  Parked at corner of ‘l’aubrevouir.  Towed to DC at 19:00.
0928  330-343E  B-6100  China Eastern, full colours.  ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.
(0936)  330-343E  (B-6506)  China Eastern, full colours.  Rear of DC, opposite 0928.
0938  340-313E  F-WWJL  Finnair, full colours.  Parked mid-field with MSNs 0886, 0894 and 0910.
(0939)  330-223  (F-WWKK)  Kingfisher, full colours with solid red tail.  Rear of l’aubrevouir.
0941  330-243  B-6131  Air China, full colours.  DC, terminal-side.
0942  330-343E  F-WWYK  China Eastern, full colours.  L’aubrevouir, terminal-side.
0943  330-223  F-WWYM  AirComet, full colours.  L’aubrevouir, terminal-side.
0944  330-243  F-WWYT  Air China, full colours.  Rear of l’aubrevouir.
0945  330-202  (F-WWYV)  Qantas, full colours.  Rear of l’aubrevouir. ‘BK’ fin i.d.
(0946)  330-223  (F-WWYX)  Kingfisher Airlines, full colours with solid red tail.  Corner of l’aubrevouir.
0952  330-343E  (F-WWKR)  All primer, including tail.  Engineless.  Parked outside the C. ADER production hall, nearest to the terminal.
0953  340-642  ‘F-WWCKM’  Primer with full Thai International tail and engine colours.  L’aubrevouir, terminal-side.
(0959)  330-343E  (F-WWYE)  Primer with full Cathay Pacific tail.  Engineless.  Parked outside the C. ADER production hall, farthest from the terminal.
(0961)  330-223  (F-WWYF)  Primer with full (new) TAM tail.  Engineless.  Parked outside the C. ADER production hall, between 0958 and 0959.

A380

001  380-841  F-WWOW  Airbus House colours.  Performed RTO at 11:30, then departed at 11:48. Landed back at 11:59 and then parked at the 380 development flight line.
 
A380-841 MSN001 F-WWOW
MSN001 F-WWOW departing on another test-flight
 
002  380-841  F-WXXL  Airbus House colours. Outside storage. 
004  380-841  F-WWDD  All white. Parked 380 development flight line.  Still wearing its ‘See the Bigger Picture’ scheme as featured at the Farnborough Air Show.
007  380-841  F-WWJB  Airbus House colours.  Not seen.  Hangared for re-work to production standard.
009  380-861  F-WWEA  Airbus House colours.  Not seen.  Hangared for re-work to production standard.

Additional frames which could not be read off due to position were:
1.  (Green) primer with all-white tail, noted at production flight line.

ATR Plant
098  72-212A  F-WWEY  ATR house colours.  Not seen.

787  72-212A  F-WWEF  Aer Arran, full colours.  (Old) DC stands, terminal-side.  Taxied out at 18:15.  Departed at 18:25, landing back at 18:32.  Departed again, landing back at 19:41 and back to original position.
797  72-212A  F-WWEZ  Aer Arran, full colours.  (Old) DC stands, terminal-side.
(808)  72-212A  (F-WWES) Islas Airways, full colours.  Parked outside the production hall.
813  72-212A  F-WWEC  Air Austral, full (revised) colours.  Taxied out at 17:40 and performed engine runs in ‘BIKINI’ until 19:15 when it taxied back to ATR ramp and out of sight. 
 

Additional frames which could not be read off due to position were:
1.  All-white ATR72-212A.  Parked next to Islas, outside production hall.  Believed to be 798 PT-PTM.
2.  All-white ATR42 seen at the front of the open production hall.  Complete.  Believed to be 691 F-WWLM
3.  (Green) primer with all white tail ATR42-500 (complete with props) seen outside A380 development flight line hangar for a brief spell during the afternoon.  No visible markings.  Either 693 or 695.

Latecoere
Area not seen this visit.

Selected Visitors
CN-RNB 73G  RAM
CS-TPG  ER4  PGA
D-ALIA  E70  RUS
D-AOLC S20 OLT
D-AOLG 100 OLT
D-AOLH 100 OLT
EC-HXM  CR2  ANE
EC-IRI  CR2  ANE
EC-JEN  CR2  ANE
EC-JYA  CR9  ANE
EI-DEE  320  EIN
F-GFUE  733  FPO
F-GHIA  EM2  RAE
F-GLND  Be9  TJT
F-GLNK  Be9  TJT
F-GRJQ  CR2  BZH
F-GRPZ  AT7  CCM
F-GRZC  CR7  BZH
F-GVZN  AT7  RAE
F-ORUN 772  REU
F-WQNF  AT4  all white.  Arrived at 17:02 and presumably positioned to Latecoere.
G-BIKC  752  DHK
G-CELZ  733  EXS
G-EZAD  319  EZY
G-EZBV  319  EZY
G-EZIJ  319  EZY
G-EZMH  319  EZY
G-EZNC  319  EZY
G-EZSM  319  EZY
G-FBEG  E90  BEE
OY-SRJ  762  SRR
P4-XAS  320  KZR  (parked on GA ramp).
SX-BGX  734  AEE
TC-SGB  313  SGX opf DAH

 
GA/ Military:
F-BVBI  F.172M
F-GIDF  PA44-180
F-GNSA  B58 Baron
F-HARA  DR400-140B
F-HBRU  B200
N7SJ  SJ30-2
N125TM  CL300
 
F-ZJPR/533  Robin HR.100/250TR
R218/64-GR Transall C-160R  Performing circuits on and off all day.

 
 
A380spotter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 25/06/2008 (12:35 – 22:50L)

A solo visit, to take my last tour of the Clement ADER facility (A330/A340 production).  The tour guide confirmed that the tour has been cancelled – at the instruction of Airbus – for good.  No reason given, and it was suggested that we ‘ask Airbus’!
 
No car, so views limited from the terminal area, tour bus (which didn’t take us via the 320 ramp or ATRs, unfortunately) and a quick visit to the car park.

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 25/06/2008 (12:35 – 22:50L)

AIRBUS PLANT

A300

 

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

655/1  300-608ST  F-GSTA  Not seen.  
751/2  300-608ST  F-GSTB       
765/3  300-608ST  F-GSTC      
776/4  300-608ST  F-GSTD  Arrived 12:47
796/5  300-608ST  F-GSTF  All white.   Not seen. 

A320 family
0001  320-211  F-WWBA  House.  Parked main 320 apron.

1589  319-133X (ACJ)  VP-CIE  Parked outside on (SOGERMA) Airbus Corporate Jet apron.
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.
3524  320-232  VT-DNU  Air Deccan/ Kingfisher, full KFR colours, minus titles.  Parked at front of DC.
3528  320-214  B-6360  Shenzhen Airlines, full colours. Parked DC, terminal side.
3531  320-232  (F-WWDX)  Wizz Air, full colours.  Parked at rear of DC.
3532  320-216  (F-WWDY)  Air One, full colours.  Parked at rear of DC.
3535  320-232  F-WWDZ  LAN Airlines, full colours.  Seen in open ZIEGLER DC hangar, minus rudder.  About to receive the rudder unit from all primer tail MSN3581.
3538  320-232  F-WWIF  TACA International, full colours.  Seen parked on main 320 apron.  Towed out at 19:00 and positioned to rear of the DC.
3547  320-232  F-WWIV  Jetstar, full colours.  Parked main 320 apron.  Noted in BIKINI performing engine runs at 14:50.  Left test cell while we were on the tour, and seen taxiing back for more runs there at 18:20 until 19:55 when it taxied back to its original position on the main 320 apron.
3550  320-232  F-WWDM  British Airways, full colours. Taxied into BIKINI for engine runs at 12:45. Back to original position on main apron while we were on the tour.  Taxied back out at 19:48, and performed rejected take-off on 32L at 19:55.  Then back to main apron, and parked.
3554  320-232  F-WWBB  JetBlue, full colours.Parked on the main 320 apron.  Departed to XFW early afternoon.
3556  320-232  (F-WWBC)  LAN Airlines, full colours.  Parked on main 320 apron.
3559  320-232  (F-WWBF)  China Eastern.  Parked at Station Carburant. Glimpsed on landing then no further view, so unable to confirm if in full colours.
3562  320-232  (F-WWBH)  Wizz Air, full colours.  Parked at Station Carburant.
3570  320-233  (F-WWBJ)  SilkAir.  Tail only seen.  Parked on main 320 apron. 
 
Bits and pieces:
3581  320-232  All primer tail on trolley in DC hangar, rudder about to be fitted to rudderless MSN3535 (see above).  Believed destined for TACA International.
3603  320-232  Rear section, seen in Beluga unpack hangar.  Believed destined for Turkish Airlines.
 
 
A330/340
0001  340-311  F-WWAI  House.  Development flight line.  Departed at 17:52, performing touch and goes at 18:09 and 18:17.  Landed back at 18:25 and positioned back to development flight-line. 
0360  340-642  F-WWCA  House.  Seen in hangar at ADER plant.
 
View of l'aubrevouir from restaurant: Panoramic/12:25
A packed l’aubrevouir
 
 
H. ZIEGLER DC from restaurant
the ZIEGLER DC
 
0886  340-542  F-WWTG  Kingfisher, full colours.  Parked mid-field, facing terminal.  Engines taped-up.  Short-term? storage.
0891  330-223  VT-VJL  Kingfisher, full colours.  Parked at rear of ZIEGLER Delivery Centre.
0894  340-542  F-WWTH  Kingfisher, full colours.  Parked mid-field, facing away from terminal.  Engines taped-up 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.
0925  330-203  F-WWKB  Low visibility scheme.  Parked at rear of DC.
0928  330-343E  B-6100 China Eastern, full colours.  Parked at rear of DC.
0932  330-202  F-WWKV  Jet Airways, full colours.  Parked at l’aubrevouir, plant side.  Taxied out at 17:05, now wearing delivery registration ‘VT-JWN’, to threshold of 32L, then back to original position at DC at 17:20. 
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, terminal-side.  Departed on test flight at 16:13.  Performed missed-approach at 17:11, landing back at 17:24.
0938  340-313E  F-WWJL  Finnair, full colours.  Parked at l’aubrevouir, terminal-side.  Parked outside ADER production hall.
0941  330-243  (F-WWKO)  Air China, full colours.  Parked at l’aubrevouir, plant-side.
0945  330-202  F-WWYV  Primer with (new) Qantas tail.  No fin i.d.  Parked at l’aubrevouir, plant-side.
0946  330-223  F-WWYX  Kingfisher, fill colours – minus tail logo.  Parked, engineless by hangars, mid-field.
0952  330-343E  F-WWKR  All primer, including tail.  ‘Air Asia’ customer sticker.  ADER production line, in position ‘A’.  Towed to apron outside at 15:10, to be replaced by MSN0957 (see below).
0953  340-642  (F-WWCx)  Primer with Thai Airways tail.  ADER production line, in position ‘D’.  Registration, if applied, could not be seen for surrounding gantries.
0954  330-343E  F-WWKT  Primer with full China Southern tail.  Parked outside ADER production hall, Concorde end. 
0955  340-313E  F-WWJM  Primer with tail in similar colours to 763 P4-MES.  ‘Airbus’ customer stickers!  ADER production line, position ‘B’.
0956  330-202  (F-WWYA)  Primer, with full Jet Airways tail.  On production line, in Poste 35B.
0957  330-243  F-WWYC  Primer with (standard) Air China tail.  No winglets or belly fairing.  Parked outside ADER production hall in the morning, opposite end to Concorde.  Position back onto line, in position ‘A’ replacing MSN0952 at 15:20.  Galley units on surrounding gantries awaiting installation.
0959  330-343E  (F-WWYE)  Primer, on production line in Poste 36/37.  ‘Cathay Pacific’ customer stickers.  Full colours Cathay tail on trolley (with horizontal stabiliser) seen nearby awaiting attachment.
 
Bits and pieces:
1.  0933  340-642X  Front section seen in open wide body storage hangar.  Unmated wingbox also seen inside production hall, by wing mating jig. 
2.  0958  330-343E  Front section seen in open wide body storage hangar.  Wingbox believed to be the one seen in the wing mating jig.
3.  0961 330-223  Front section seen in open wide body storage hangar.  ‘TAM’ customer stickers. 
4.  0962  330-223  Unmated wingbox on trolley beside (occupied) wing mating jig.  Believed to be destined for Aerolineas Argentinas.
5.  0963  330-243  Primer tail seen on trolley in ADER production hall.  Another all primer 330 tail was seen behind this, but the MSN sticker was out of sight.  
+ 2 rear fuselage sections in wide body storage hangar.
A380
001  380-841  F-WWOW  Airbus House colours.  Development flight-line.  Departed at 15:55.  Landed back by 16:15, departing again at 16:20.  Landed back at 16:38, departing again at 16:47.  Landed back at 17:07, departing again at 17:20.   Landed back at 17:30, departing again at 17:45.  Landed back at 17:57, positioning back to development flight-line.  Customer crew training? 
002  380-841  F-WXXL  Airbus House colours. Outside storage. 
004  380-841  F-WWDD  All white. Development flight-line.  Departed at 14:14.  Landed back at 19:37, and back to development flight-line.
007  380-841  F-WWJB  Airbus House colours.  Seen in open (solo) hangar behind MSN002 undergoing re-work to production standard.
009  380-861  F-WWEA  Airbus House colours.  Seen in open (solo) hangar behind MSN002 undergoing re-work to production standard.
 
A380-841 MSN001 F-WWOW: missed approach
F-WWOW missed approach
 
010  380-841  F-WWSG  Singapore Airlines, full colours.  Seen at front of DC after the tour.  Landed after test flight?  Towed into DC hangar at 18:55. 
020  380-861  F-WWSS  Primer (standard green) with full Emirates tail and engine colours.  Parked production flight-line.  Next to fly?
022  380-841  F-WWSR  Primer (standard green) with all-white tail and full (i.e. including Kangaroo logo) engine colours.  Next to fly? 
029  380-841  (unmarked)  Seen in open ZIEGLER DC hangar.  White and part-primer tail colours.
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
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.
787  72-212A  (F-WWEF)  Aer Arran, full colours.  Parked ATR production ramp.
788  72-212A  F-WWEG  Kingfisher, full colours.  Parked (old) DC stands, terminal-side.
797  72-212A  F-WWEZ  Aer Arran, full colours.   Parked (old) DC stands, terminal-side.  Departed at 15:46 on test-flight, landing back at 17:17 and back to DC stand.
(798)  72-212A  (F-WWEO)  All-white colours.  Parked on old DC ramp, plant-side.
799  72-212A  F-WWEP  AZAL Azerbaijan, full colours. Parked on old DC ramp, terminal-side.  Taxied out to BIKINI at 18:40 and performed engine runs until 19:23 and back to original DC stand. Taxied out at 21:25, to taxiway (close to threshold of 32L) for more runs and was seen there still as we rotated at 22:50.
Additional frames which could not be read off due to position were:
1.  8xx  72-212A  Firefly, full colours.  Parked outside main production hall.  Presumably MSN812 F-WWEB.

Latecoere

Unidentified all white ATR outside main hangar, presumed to be MSN403 F-WQNA.

  
  
Air France Industries

A319-132 Deer Jet, full colours seen at rear of open hangar.  Believed to be MSN3548. 

 
 
Selected Visitors
CN-RNV  73W  RAM
CS-TPH  ER4  PGA
D-ALIE  E70  RUS
D-AMAJ  142  WDL
D-AOLB  S20  OLT
D-AOLG  100  OLT
D-AOLH  100  OLT
D-AOLT  S20  OLT
EC-ELT  142  PNR
EC-INF  CR2  ANE
EC-JBD  EM2  SWT
EC-JZS  CR9  ANE
EC-JZU  CR9 ANE
F-GIXH  733  FPO
F-GIXS  733  FPO
F-GLNH  Be9  TJT
F-GRPK  AT7  CCM  AF5064  TLS-NCE
F-GRZO  CR7  BZH  AF5651  NTE-TLS
F-GTSO  EM2  RAE
F-GVZL  AT7  RLA
G-EZAI  319  EZY
G-EZBE  319  EZY
G-EZBN  319  EZY
G-EZIJ  319  EZY
G-EZIP  319  EZY
G-EZIY  319  EZY
G-EZMS  391  EZY
HB-JIA  M90  JIE
OO-TNE  73F  TAY
OY-SRJ  76F  SRR
PH-AHY  763  TFL  opf REU
SX-BGQ  734  AEE
TC-SGG  73H  SGX, basic Air Algerie colours.  DAH1076 ORN-TLS
 
D-CLAT  CJ-3
D-CVHB  CXL
HB-JRA  CL6  SAZ
 
F-BOXU  PA.28R
F-GHJG  PA.28-181
F-GPAS  B200  CLG
HB-KAJ  TB-10
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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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