Thursday 1615 21/03/2013-Friday 1645 22/03/2013

Here is my latest log of frames seen from a southern France which was bathed in warm sunshine tempered by a cool southerly breeze. All aircraft seen on both dates unless otherwise stated. Usual notes apply:

fcs full colour scheme

aws all white scheme

to tail only painted, fuselage in primer

prm primer

dc delivery centre

( ) info in brackets not seen or read off but garnered from other sources

320s

5455 B-6963 Juneyao Airlines fcs on Air France site

5491 B-6962 Juneyao Airlines fcs on Air France site

5517 N619NK Spirit Airlines fcs dc

5530 EC-LUO Vueling Airlines fcs dc

5532 F-WWBV (B-KJA) Jetstar Hong Kong fcs

5544 B-LPK Hong Kong Airlines fcs dc

5547 JA04AJ AirAsia Japan fcs dc

5553 F-WWID (HS-TXF) Thai Smile fcs

5556 F-WWDX (PK-GLS) Garuda Citilink fcs moved to dc on 22nd

5576 F-WWIZ (A6-***) Air Arabia fcs

5578 F-WWBN (VP-***) Aeroflot fcs

5581 F-WW** (G-ZBAB) Monarch fcs

5585 F-WWBQ (VP-***) Aeroflot fcs

(5587?) (F-WW**) EC-LVP) Vueling to (could be 5590?) seen on fuel test centre on 21st only

5591 F-WWDC (PR-MYY) TAM to

(5597?) (F-WW**) (PK-GLW) Garuda Citilink to seen through production hangar doors but not read off

5604 F-WW** (******) Wizz to

330s

925 (F-WWKB) (PH-AON) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines fcs test flying on 22nd

1380 N331QT Tampa Cargo fcs dc

1397 F-WWKL (B-5923) Sichuan Airlines fcs moved to dc on 22nd

1398 B-LNP Hong Kong Airlines fcs dc

1399 F-WWKT (N391HA) Hawaiian Airlines fcs

1400 N280AV Avianca aws dc

1401 (F-WWKZ) (9V-STU) Singapore Airlines fcs

1402 F-WWYF (B-5921) China Eastern prm

1403 F-WWYI (HB-JHN) Swiss International fcs

1404 F-WWYM (N392HA) Hawaiian Airlines fcs

1405 F-WWTO (EC-***) Iberia aws

1407 F-WWTU (VH-XFG) Virgin Australia fcs test flying on 21st

1410 F-WWTC (PK-***) Garuda Indonesia to

1411 F-WW(CM?) (9M-***) AirAsia X fcs

1418 F-WWCB (TC-***) Turkish Airlines Cargo to

1419 F-WWTN (EC-338) Royal Air Force prm

1420 F-WWTR (RP-C****) Cebu Pacific to

380s

0122 HS-TUD Thai Airways fcs dc (delivered later on 22nd)

0124 F-WWSC (G-XLEC) British Airways to

0127 F-WWAZ (A6-EEJ) Emirates Airline to

0131 F-WWSU (HS-TUF) Thai Airways International to seen on 22nd only

0133 F-WWSH (A6-EEL) Emirates Airline to

ATR42

1002 F-WWLL (VQ-B**) Nordstar fcs dc

ATR72s

(1064) (VT-JCY) JetKonnect fcs dc

1071 F-WWEH (RDPL-34***) Lao Airlines fcs seen 22nd only dc and test flying

(1075) (F-WWEL) (VT-JC*) JetKonnect fcs

1077 F-WWEN (VT-J**) JetKonnect fcs dc

1079 F-WWEP (PK-WG*) Wings Abadi Air fcs dc seen on 22nd only

1081 F-WWER (PK-WG*) Wings Abadi Air prm

Then back home to 3ft snow drifts in Staffordshire. Nice!

Bob Smith

Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero – Horace

(roughly translated as ‘grab the opportunity whilst you can, tomorrow may be too late’)

Saturday 23-02-2013 (00:00 – 14:00)

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A320s
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5446 B-9928 A320-214 CQH (Spring) outside AFI
5455 WWDO/B-6963 A320-214 DKH (Juneyao) at DC
5482 WWBX/9V-JST A320-232 JSA (Jetstar Asia) on DC
5486 EC-LUL A320-216 IBE on DC delivered about 11:00
5494 WWBO/5A-LAQ A320-214 LAA
5499 WWBP/JA09JJ A320-232 JJP (Jetstar Japan) moved from plant to Dc hanger at 10:00 with 5511
5505 WWBU/9M-AQU A320-216/W AXM on DC
5508 WWDI/B-9901 A320-232 CES on DC
5511 WWDJ/PK-GLP A320-214 GIA (Citilink) towed to DC hanger at 10:00
5530 WWDG/EC- A320-232 VLG primer with winglets flew to XFW at 13:00
(5536) (WWDM/VP-) A320-214 AFL
5539 (WWDS/HA-LWR) A320-232 WZZ with winglets
5541 WWDT/PK-GLQ A320-214 GIA (Citilink)
5544 WWDV/B-LPK A320-214 CRK
(5547) (WWBF/9M-) A320-216 AXM painted but waiting winglets?
5565 WWIE/VQ- A320-214 AFL into ATE for painting at midnight!

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A330s
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(1350) (F-WXAD) 330-243F QTR Over by Corp Jets
1380 N331QT 330-243F TPA (Tampa Cargo) on DC
1381 WWYL/PH-AKE 330-303E KLM in DC hanger
1382 9V-STT 330-343E SIA on DC
1386 WWYR/A7-AFY 330-243F QTR
1387 B-LAZ 330-343E CPA on DC then move to wash stand
1389 N390HA 330-243 HAL on DC
(1390) (WWYV/G-VYGH) 330-243 FST
1391 WWxx/VT-JWU 330-302E JAI on DC
1392 WWYY/B-5917 330-323E CSN
1393 WWxx/HL8276 330-223 KAL parked on old DC wit ATRs
1394 WWKD/DQ-FJT 330-243 FJI (Air Pacific)
1395 WWKH/9M-MTL 330-323E MAS parked on old DC wit ATRs
1398 WWKR/B-LNP 330-343 CRK parked outside 330 prod hall
1399 WWYI/N391HA? 330-243 HAL primer (both this and 1403 were carrying YI – see log from 28th for rereg)
(1400) WW??/N???AV 330-243 AVA – all white c/s with part of Colombian frag on rudder
1402 WWYF/B-5921 330-243 CES all prime inc tail (only seen after 11am on Sat)
1403 WWYI/HB-JHN 330-343E SWR primer (YI on 1399 as well)
1404 WWYM/N392HA 330-243 HAL primer
1410 WWTZ/PK-GPQ? 330-243 GIA primer outside prod hall until about 11am (swapped with 1402?)
1411 WWCM/9M- 330-343E XAX primer

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A380s
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115 WWSL/F-HPJJ A380-861 AFR
120 WWSB/B-6140 A380-841 CSN on DC flew 14:00 on test flight
128 WWAB/HL7622 A380-861 KAL
124 WWxx/G-XLEC A380-841(HGW) BAW
125 WWxx/HS-TUE A380-841 THA Poste 30A engines on ground soon to be attached
133 WWxx/A6-EEL A380-861 UAE Poste 30B engines attached
Poste 30C empty

ATRs
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VT-JCY ATR 72-600 1064 JAI Jetconnect – parked mid with house ATRs, not on old DC
F-WWLL ATR 42-600 1002 TYA parked on old DC
F-WWEJ ATR 72-600 1073 OZW Vigrin Australia colours parked on old DC
F-WWEK ATR 72-600 1074 WON parked rear side of old DC
F-WWEL ATR 72-600 1075 JAI Jetconnect – parked rear side of old DC

Friday 01-02-2013 (10:00 – 22:00)

MSN124 Airbus A380-841 British Airways G-XLEC

A320s

B-9928 (5446) A320-214 CQH outside AFI
F-WWDO 5455 A320-422 DKH at DC terminal side
(HS-BBC)(5468) A320-216W AIQ at DC seen on landing departed on delivery during the morning
9V-JSS (5472) A320-232W JSA on DC am then moved into DC hanger
TS-IMU (5474) A320-214 TAR – silhouette finally identified in DC hanger early evening
F-WWDL 5489 A320-232 JST full colours – to be VH-VFL
F-WWBP 5499 A320-232 JJP full colours – on fuel test corner – to be JA09JJ
F-WWBR 5502 A320-224W ABY full colours – taxi test at 16:00
(F-WWBU) (5505) A320-216W AXM – full colours on fuel test corner
(F-WWDI) (5508) A320-232 CES – full colours on fuel test corner
F-WWDJ 5511 A320-214 GIA Citilink colours – noted inside ATE paint facility at 18:30
(F-WWIS) 5524 Airbus A320-232 CES tail
F-WWBZ 5526 Airbus A320-214 MON tail – looks like it may get winglets
(F-WWDM) 5536 Airbus A320-214 AFL tail – off prod line at 10:45

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A330s

F-WXAD 1350 Airbus A330-243F QTR full colours emerged from SSTS paint hall near A380s at20:00 and towed to corp jet area with KFR A345
F-WWYG 1377 Airbus A330-302E IBE all white in DC hanger all day
(F-WWYK) (1380) Airbus A320-243F TPA Cargo – full colours – plant side -to be N331QT
F-WWYL 1381 Airbus A330-303E KLM full colours – test flight late afternoon
F-WWYN 1382 Airbus A330-343E SIA full colours – plant side
F-WWYO 1383 Aurbus A330-343E CCA full colours – engine runs at Bikini at 10:00 and flew in the afternoon
B-LNO (1384) Airbus A330-343E CRK at DC
(F-WWYQ) (1385) Airbus A330-302E IBE all white on plant side at 10:00 vanished during the morning
F-WWYR 1386 Airbus A330-243F Primer parked on old DC with QR logo on engines. Towed at 20:00 to SSTS paint hall.
F-WWYT 1388 Airbus A330-323E MAS full colours terminal side – hangered late afternoon
F-WWYO 1390 Airbus A330-243 MRTT RAF – yellow primer – terminal side
F-WWYX 1391 Airbus A330-302E JET full colours
F-WWYY 1392 Airbus A330-323E CSN tail + primer parked terminal side
F-WWYZ 1393 Airbus A330-223 KAL full colours at old DC/ATR ramp on plant side
F-WW.. 1396 Airbus A330-343? CCA full colours in hanger
F-WWKR? 1398 Airbus A330-343 CRK tail and winglets + primer. In hanger
F-WWYF 1402 Airbus A330-243 CSN all primer inc tail
F-WWYI 1403 Airbus A330-343E SWR tail and winglets + primer
F-WWYM 1404 Airbus A330-243 HAL tail + primer

F-WWAV / 9M-MNE Airbus A380-841 MSN094 Malaysia Airlines

A380s
F-WWAV 094 Airbus A380-841 MAS full c/s – engine runs at bikini in the morning
F-WWSF 132 Airbus A380-861 on flight line EK tail
F-WWAY 121 Airbus A380-841  on flight line BA tail
Msn 124 Airbus A380-841 BA tail in FAL
Msn 128 Airbus A380-861 KE tail in FAL

ATRs
F-WWLL 1002 ATR 42-600 all primer – old DC terminal side
F-WWLZ 1004 ATR 42-600 white VIP scheme with stripes – old DC terminal side
8Q-VAS (1069) FlyMe c/s  – old DC terminal side
VT-JCY (1064) JetKonnect c/s – old DC plant side
F-WKVJ (1068) Air KBZ c/s – old DC plant side

Wednesday 12-12-2012 (10:00 – 17:30)

VP-BDE Airbus A330-343X msn 1371 Aeroflot - Russian Airlines

Raw basic log for the day!

A320s

5393 JA08MC SFJ dc
5395 WWBJ QTR dc (hangered am flew pm)
5398 N538AV AVA dc
5401 WWBQ KZR
5408 WWDC LAN dc
5417 WWDQ JBU
???? WW?? JST full colours (? 5433 ?)
5436 WWIJ THA Smile full c/s
5440 WWxx APJ full c/s
5442 WWIK? CEB full c/s no engines
(5449) (WWIO) tiger tail + primer
5461  WWxx CES tail + primer body

Unknown Air Arabia towed to the 5 general finishing hangers.

D-AVWC 319

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A330/340

1350 WwCP YZR dc
1351 VT-JWR JET dc VT reg but too much haze to read off
1361 VT-JWS JET dc haze
1368 WwKQ TPA DC
1371 VP-BDE AFL dc

1370 WWKU JET
1372 WWYA CES
1373 WWYB CCA
1375 WWYD CES
1376 WWYE CRL
1379 WWYJ RSF

1383 WWxx CCA moved to old DC pm from hanger

1389 WWYU HAL tail + primer body
1390 WWYV RAF? All primer
1395  no-reg MAS

A380
116, 119, 123 EK outside

121 BA (LEB on tail)
127 EK engines about to be added

ATR
1058 WWES
1062 WWEM
1063 WWEX
1065 WWEB ANZ tail
1038 WWEZ Primer with white tail
(1066) WWE? Azul

Wednesday 10/10/2012 (09:00-18:00L)

F-WWSK / G-XLEA A380-841 MSN095 British Airways

Lots of the following was seen with the help of the Taxiway Panoramic & A380 tours.

A320

Delivery Centre:
5255 F-WWDO A320-232X Qatar flight – white VIP colour scheme. Parked
5318 G-EZWG A320-214 Easyjet – parked at delivery centre

Flightline:
(5320) F-WWDH A320-214 Cebu Pacific – full colours. Parked flight line, St. Martin du Touch and towed late afternoon to the delivery centre and into hangar.
5323 F-WWIN A320-232 Jetstar Asia – full colours. Parked flight line, St. Martin du Touch.
5325 F-WWBP A320-216 AirAsia Japan – full colours. Parked flight line, St. Martin du Touch.
(5329) (F-WWDI) A320-214 Juneyao full colours. Hangered with one of the 2 House A320s in hanger previously used by ATR.
5335 (F-WWDJ) A320-232 Tiger Airways tail with Mandala billboard titles. Parked flight line, St. Martin du Touch.
5339 (F-WWIS) A320-214 Juneyao full colours. Parked flight line, St. Martin du Touch.
5341 F-WWBR A320-214 Hong Kong Airlines full colours. Parked Station Carburant.
(5344?) F-WWDL A320-214 Thai AirAsia full colours. Parked Station Carburant.

General finishing hangers:
5363 F-WWDS A320-232 China Eastern – painted tail with primer body in general finishing hangar bay closest to Auch dual carriageway.
(5182?) (F-WWBG) A320-232/W – Qatar Airways colours with Sharklets on wings?. Misread at the time as F-WWIG. In bay next to China Eastern 5363
(5370) (F-WWDV) A320-232 Spirit tail noted. Parked in middle bay.
(????) (Unknown) A320 – dark tail with not distinguishing logo
(5365) F-WWDT A320-232 Indigo tail with primer body. Towed out of general finishing hanger at about 3pm and replaced by 5371

5371 F-WW__ A320-214 Phillipine Airlines – painted tail and primer body. Towed at 14:45 into one of the 5 general finishing hangers, was not visible earlier in the morning.

Production line:
(5375) F-WW__ A320-232 Tiger Airways – noted at front of the A320 production line tailless – but with a Tiger Airways tail positioned next to the aircraft on a trolley.
Unknown tailless A320 in second position.
(5379) F-WW__ A320-214 Garuda Citilink – noted in third position on production line with a painted tail.
Unknown tailed A320 in 4th position nearest Auch dual carriage way. Last digit of msn believed to be 4

Unknown fully painted Air Asia A320 noted at the same time as 5325 and 5344 in the hanger also used for ATR production.

Toulouse Flightline 10th October 2012 - Part 1

A330/340

1354 F-WWCT 330-202 Alitalia full colours l’Abreuvoir terminal side JP on tail. To be EI-EJP
1349 F-WWCO 330-343E Cathay Pacific full colours l’Abreuvoir terminal side. To be B-LAQ
1348 F-WWCN 330-343E Thai Airways full colours l’Abreuvoir terminal side. To be HS-TBE
894 F-WWTH 340-542 All white with red engines

1351 F-WWCQ 330-302E Jet Airway Full colours l’Abreuvoir plant side. To be VT-JWR
1350 F-WWCP 330-243F Yangtze River Express full colours l’Abreuvoir plant side

1355 F-WWCU 330-343E Swiss full colours, on old delivery centre terminal side. To be HB-JHM
House 346 terminal side
1358 F-WWCY 330-343E Hong Kong Airlines tail + primer body. On old delivery centre plant side. flew xxxx
1356 F-WWCV 330-343E Aeroflot full colours. On old delivery centre plant side

Outside production hall:

1363 F-WWKI A330-243 Primer with mainly primer tail. Engines attached
Poste 18A
1370 F-WWxx / VT-JWx A330-302E Jet Airways tail with primer body. Poste 18B
1368 F-WWxx / N330QT A330-243F Tampa Cargo tail with primer body. Poste 18C
1369 F-WWxx / B-LNx A330-343E Hong Kong Airlines tail with primer body. Poste 18D

Inside production hall:

1373 F-WWxx / B- A330-343E Air China – painted tail Poste 30D
1371 F-WWxx / VQ-Bxx A330-343E Aeroflot – Tail painted – Primer. Poste 30C
???? primer tail Poste 30B
(1372?) Skyteam tail Poste 30A (1372 was seen a few days later with a SkyTeam tail – due for China Eastern)
(1375?) China Eastern tail Poste 35A – (assumed as 1372 has a Skyteam tail)

1357 F-WWCX 330-343E Believed to be destined for Transasia.
1360 F-WWKA / F-Hxxx A330-343E XL Airways tail

925 F-WWKB 330-2xx Yellow long term primer in hanger H62
F-WWAI 340-3xx Airbus house

A380

095 F-WWSK A380-841HGW British Airways – tail painted with LEA primer body
122 F-WWSE A380-841 Thai Aiways
114 F-WWSG A380-841 Malaysia Airlines

115 No reg A380-861 Air France – no engines visible on right hand side, one engine on ground ready to be attached
113 F-WWSJ A380-861 Emirates to be A6-EEF. Two engines visible on right hand wing

126? A380-861 Korean Airlines – seen in body join (Poste 32A)
HZ-A10 ATR-42-600 Alpha Star
ATRs

Old Delivery Center
1021 ATR-72-600 F-WWLO / F-WKVE full Caribbean Airways colours (NTU?) – Both french regs worn with F-WKVE looking like a sticker over delivery reg. Parked terminal side.
(1030) ATR-72-600 F-WWEO / F-WKVF all white (Caribbean Airways NTU?) – Both french regs worn with F-WKVE looking like a sticker over delivery reg. Parked terminal side.
1047 ATR-72-600 PR-ATZ Azul – full colours. Parked terminal side.
1050 ATR-72-600 F-WWEV FlyBe Nordic – full colours – with ‘ATP’ on nose wheel door.Parked terminal side.

1049 ATR-72-600 F-WWEN Lao Airlines – full colours – parked plant side
1048 ATR-72-600 PK-WFY Wings – full colours – parked plant side

859 ATR-42-600 HZ-A10 Alpha Star. Noted carrying delivery registration and msn sticker but not F-WWLJ. Parked midfield with House ATR-72-600 and ATR-42-600

1068 Fuselage parked outside having arrived between 11:00 and 14:00

Right handside production hanger.

1061 ATR-72-600 primer with wings and wheels but no engines – believed destined for Uniair
1067 ATR-72-600 fuslage section with wheels but no wings.

Left handside prodution hanger
1051 F-WWEJ ATR-72-600 Air New Zealand Express All Blacks colour scheme. ‘VA’ written above cockpit windows
1058 F-WW__ ATR-72-600 primer – believed destined for Skywest/Virgin Austrailia
(1053) F-WW__ ATR-72-600 Virgin Australia colours
(1052) F-WW__ ATR-72-600 Azul full colours
1001 F-WW__ ATR-42-600 Precision Air

Air France Industries

TU-TSB Airbus A319-100 Air Cote d’Ivoire

Selected Visitors

D-COBI Cessna 560XL
EC-LPN Canadair CRJ-1000 Air Nostrum / Iberia Regional
EI-STB Boeing 737-476 Air Contractors
F-GIUA Boeing 747-400F Air France Cargo
F-GIUC Boeing 747-400F Air France Cargo
F-HBPP Cessna 525B
G-EZWC Airbus A320-214 Easyjet
G-MAJW Jetstream 41 Eastern Airways
OO-JBG Boeing 737-8K5(WL) JetairFly
TC-KZC Airbus A300B4-103F ULS Cargo Airlines
N166WC Bombardier Challenger 300

Wednesday 27/06/2012 (09:05-22:10L)

A380-841 MSN 0094 F-WWAV MH

ZIEGLER DC apron [18:36] 27/06/2012.

J.L. LAGARDERE flight line 27/06/2012.

Photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/a380spotter/sets/72157629013912379/

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 27/06/2012 (09:05-22:10L)

AIRBUS PLANT

A320 family
0001 320-211 F-WWBA Airbus S.A.S. Now with ‘Sharklets’ re-installed. St. Martin du Touch apron.
[0659 320-232 F-WWDB DLR – Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt. Not seen.]

5098 320-214/W F-WWIQ House colours. St. Martin du Touch apron. Departed on a test flight at 09:30, landing back at 12:16.
5175 320-214 A9C-AQ Gulf Air, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
5182 320-232 F-WWBG Qatar Airways, full colours. Complete, with engines installed. Station Carburant’. No wing fences, and orange test drogue housing installed on tip of tail fin. Believed to be the lead IAE V2500 Sharklets validation airframe.
5185 320-232 B-6898 Beijing Capital Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
5189 320-214 B-LPD Hong Kong Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
5190 320-232 VT-IEX IndiGo Air, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
5194 320-232 F-WWIG Basic Tiger Airways colours (i.e. all-white fuselage, no titles and standard Tiger Airways tail). Rolled out of DC hangar by 10:40. Seen again during the afternoon on the rear DC ramp, now with delivery registration: RP-C6320. Believed destined for SEAir.
5196 320-232 F-WWIP Wizz Air, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side. Moved off the DC stand at 10:40, to BIKINI for engine run-ups? and back to original DC stand by 12:20. Noted later in the afternoon now wearing delivery registration: HA-LWQ.
5202 320-232 F-WWIY China Southern Airlines, full colours. Arrived ex-XFW at 22:05 as ‘AIB02IY.
5211 320-232 F-WWBN Jetstar Airways, full colours. A320 flight line, St. Martin du Touch.
5215 320-216 F-WWBC Indonesia AirAsia, full colours. A320 flight line, St. Martin du Touch.
5218 320-232 F-WWBD Tiger Airways Australia, full colours. Complete, with engines installed. Station Carburant’.
5220 320-214 F-WWBK Lucky Air, full (new) colours. Complete, with engines installed. Station Carburant’.
5225 320-232 F-WWBO China Southern Airlines, full colours. A320 General Finishing.
5240 320-214 F-WWBT Standard (green) primer with full TAM Airlines tail colours, engineless. Main apron at St. Martin du Touch.
5245 320-232 F-WWBY Jetstar Japan, full colours. A320 General Finishing.

A320-232 MSN 5185 B-6898 JD

Additional frames which could not be read off:
5223 320-214 [F-WWBM] Saudi Arabian Airlines Appeared on St. Martin du Touch ramp after dusk. Had full (including decal) tail colours but with an all-white rudder. Fuselage could not be seen from the terminal area.
5248 320-232 [F-WWDC] Thai Smile, full colours. A320 General Finishing.
5250 320-214 [F-WWDK] Standard primer with full Cebu Pacific Airlines tail colours. A320 FAL.
..a further two aircraft were seen on the A320 FAL but neither had their tail attached.

Components:
5260 320-214 Front and rear sections near the A320 FAL. Believed to be destined for Hong Hong Airlines.
5264 320-214 Rear section, on transportation jigs outside Beluga unpack area. Believed to be destined for Hong Hong Airlines.
5270 320-232 Front section, on transportation jigs outside Beluga unpack area. Believed to be destined for Jetstar Airways.
..a further two front sections were also present, but could not be identified.

Airbus Corporate Jet Centre

A330/340 family
0001 340-311 F-WWAI Airbus S.A.S. Vendee apron.
0360 340-642 F-WWCA Airbus S.A.S. C63 hangar.

0886 340-542 F-WWTG Full Kingfisher Airlines colours. Towed ex-C63 hangar at 09:50 to l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side, and parked.
0894 340-542 F-WWTH All white colours with red engines. C63 hangar.
0925 330-203 F-WWKB Low visibility (grey) scheme. Belly fairing removed. C63 hangar.
1315 330-343E F-WWKE Virgin Atlantic Airways, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side. Noted again at dusk, now wearing delivery registration: G-VNYC.
1321 330-202 F-WWKM All-white colours. l’Abreuvoir, plant-side. Departed at 16:45 on a test flight.
1322 330-243 F-WWTI Hong Kong Airlines, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1323 330-343E F-WWTJ Aeroflot, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1324 330-243 B-5902 China Eastern Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side. Departed on delivery at 15:50 as ‘MU0789’ TLS-PVG.
1325 330-343E F-WWTL Hainan Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
1326 330-323E F-WWTM Asiana Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.
1328 330-343E F-WWTO Aeroflot, full colours. Named ‘V. BRUMEL’ l’Abreuvoir, plant-side.
1329 330-343E F-WWTP Standard (green) primer with all-white tail. A330 General Finishing, Poste 20F. Believed to be destined for Virgin Atlantic Airways.
1330 330-243 F-WWTQ Air China, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, plant-side. Departed on a test flight at 14:31, landing back at 17:16.
1331 330-243 F-WWTR China Eastern Airlines, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, plant-side.
1332 330-243F F-WWTS Standard (green) primer with full MNG Airlines tail and engine colours. ‘Stations 18’. Re-positioned to l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side by 18:00.
1334 330-243 MRTT F-WWTV (Orange) storage primer. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side. Believed to be destined for the Royal Air Force.
1335 330-223 ‘F-WW’ Standard (green) primer with full China Southern tail colours. Engineless, ‘Stations 18’.
1340 330-323E F-WWCE Standard (green) primer with full Asiana Airlines tail and engine colours. A330 General Finishing, Poste 20E.
1344 330-243F F-WWCJ Standard (green) primer with full Turkish Airlines tail. Rolled out of ADER FAL, swapping places with on ‘Stations 18’ with MSN 1348.
1345 330-343E ‘F-WW’ Standard (green) primer with full Aeroflot tail colours. Engineless, ‘Stations 18’.
1347 330-323E [F-WW??] Standard (green) primer with (old, ‘new’) Malaysia Airlines tail colours. ADER FAL, Poste 30C.
1348 330-343E ‘F-WW’ Standard (green) primer with unpainted tail. Engineless, ‘Stations 18’. Very unfinished, i.e. no radome or winglets. Had gone by early afternoon, presumably swapping places on the ADER FAL with MSN 1344 into Poste ‘30A’. Believed to be destined for Thai Airways International.

Additional frames which could not be read off:
1327 330-202 [F-WWTN] Alitalia, full colours. Hangared.
1338 330-343E [F-WWCB] Standard (green) primer with unpainted tail. Believed to be destined for Thai Airways International. General Finishing, Poste ‘20D’.
1342 330-243 [F-WW??] Standard (green) primer, tail could not be seen. Believed to be destined for Avianca. ADER FAL, Poste 30D.
1346 330-302 [F-WW??] Standard (green) primer with unpainted tail. Beleived to be destined for China Airlines. ADER FAL, Poste 30B.

Components:

[13:49] MSN 0096 back on stand after making her first flight [11:40-12:10].

A380
[0001 380-841 F-WWOW Airbus S.A.S. Not seen.]
0002 380-841 F-WXXL Airbus S.A.S. LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30C. No. 1 removed, No. 2 could not be seen, No. 3 was complete and No. 4 had nacelle removed.
0004 380-861 F-WWDD Airbus S.A.S. Airbus development flight line.

0078 380-841 9M-MNA Malaysia Airlines, full A380 ‘Celebration’ colours. Production flight line (‘general testing’ side) at Aéroconstellation, stand A13. Moved to ZIEGLER DC wash station at c. 14:50. Noted at 15:10 with a film crew in attendance (on a scissor-lift) taking close-up footage. Moved to the ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side, c. 16:00.
0094 380-841 F-WWAV Standard (green) primer with full (A380 ‘Celebration’) Malaysia Airlines tail and (white) engine colours. All four engines installed. LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30B.
0096 380-861 F-WWAP Standard (green) primer with full Korean Air tail and engine colours. Production flight line (‘flight testing’ side) at Aéroconstellation, stand A12. Departed on (first?) test flight at 11:40, landing back at 12:15. Noted later back on A12, undergoing engine inspections.
0100 380-841 F-WWAT Standard (green) primer with full Thai Airways International tail and engine colours. Production flight line (‘general testing’ side) at Aéroconstellation, stand A17.
0101 380-861 F-WWAG Emirates Airline, full colours. Production flight line (‘flight testing’ side) at Aéroconstellation, stand A16.
0110 380-861 F-WWAE Standard (green) primer with full Emirates Airline tail and engine colours. Production flight line (‘flight testing’ side) at Aéroconstellation, stand A14.
0111 380-861 F-WWAQ Standard (green) primer with full Emirates Airline tail and engine colours. Production flight line (‘general testing’ side) at Aéroconstellation, stand A19.
0112 380-861 F-WWAU Standard (green) primer with full Emirates Airline tail and engine colours. Production flight line (‘flight testing’ side) at Aéroconstellation, stand A18.

Additional frames which could not be read off:
0081 380-841 [F-WWAJ] Malaysia Airlines, basic ‘new’/A380 colours, i.e. without decals. LAGARDERE FAL, non-tour side.

MSN 0078 at the DC Wash Station for filming [1/3].

Components:

A400M

ATR Plant

‘La Raquette’ (ATR DC), terminal-side:
89 72-600 F-WWEY Full house scheme.
1030 72-600 F-WWEO All-white colours (was Air Jamaica full colours)
1031 72-600 F-WWEP Primer with all-white tail colours. Customer unknown.
..a 72-600 in full Royal Air Maroc colours was noted here by 20:50. Believed to be MSN 1034 F-WWES.

La Raquette’ (ATR DC), plant-side:
1033 72-600 F-WWER Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, full colours.

St. Martin du Touch, ATR flight line:
1021 72-600 F-WWLO Caribbean Airlines, full colours.
1027 72-600 PR-ATQ Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, full colours.

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

ATR FAL:
1037 72-212A [F-WW??] UTAir (Ukraine?) (tail was not visible) full colours.
1049 72-600 Fuselage barrel, no wings or tail attached.
..a further 3-5 fuselage barrels were noted on jigs awaiting tail and wings.
..two complete airframes were also noted in primer with all-white tails.

ATR hangar (old A300 hall):
989 72-600 [F-WWLP] Caribbean Airlines, full colours.
993 72-600 [F-WWLS] Caribbean Airlines, full colours.
997 72-600 [F-WWLV] Caribbean Airlines, full colours.
1025 72-600 [F-WWLR] Virgin Australia, full colours.
1034 72-600 [F-WWES] Royal Air Maroc, full colours.
1035 72-600 [F-WWET] Royal Air Maroc, full colours.
1036 72-212A [F-WW??] UTAir Ukraine, full colours.

[Blagnac] GA ramp:

1032 72-600 F-WWEQ Air Nostrum/IBERIAregional, full colours. Landed at 18:02

Latecoere Aeroservices
396 ATR 72-202 PR-AZV ‘La Ville Rose’ Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, full ‘Femama’ (cancer awareness) colours. Intact, gate area.
520 ATR 42-500 F-GPYM Air France by Airlinair, full colours. Storage ramp, receiving attention.
562 ATR 72-212A EC-HJI Air Nostrum/IBERIAregional full colours. Storage ramp, receiving attention.

1068 319-112 F-GYFM All-white, ex CCM Airlines. Front apron, now ‘cocooned’.
1145 319-112 F-GYJM All-white, ex CCM Airlines. Front apron, towed to rear storage apron late morning.

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

Air Formation
036 ATR 42-320 OY-JRJ Danish Air Transport, full colours. Hangared.
145 ATR 72-201 F-GVZG All-white colours. Hangared, then rolled out at 15:35 and towed to Blagnac GA terminal late afternoon.
369 ATR 72-212A N369AT American Eagle Airlines Inc., full colours. Hangared.
494 ATR 72-212A N494AE American Eagle Airlines Inc., full colours. Hangared.

Air France Industries
2213 319-115LR F-GRXG Air Côte d’Ivoire, full colours. Main ramp.
2228 319-115LR F-GRXH all-white colours, main apron. Main ramp, then into AFI paint hall during the morning.

Paint Hangar:
Closed.

Aero Technique Espace (ATE) paint shop
320 bay:
5228 320-232 F-WWBQ (left-hand side)/RP-C5319 (right-hand side). All-white colours, engineless. Rolled out at 18:30 and towed to St. Martin du Touch. Believed to be destined for Tiger Airways/SEAir.

ATR bay:
Closed.

Selected visitors
D-AEBK E95 DLH
D-ASTZ 319 GMI
EC-JTS CR9 ANE
EC-LRS 319 VLG
EI-DRJ CR9 ADH
F-GIXS 733 FPO
F-GPYD AT5 RLA
F-HBXJ E70 RAE
G-CELR 733 EXS
G-EZFU 319 EZY
G-EZFV 319 EZY
G-EZII 319 EZY
G-EZIK 319 EZY
G-EZTD 320 EZY
G-EZUC 320 EZY
OO-JAA 73H JAF
OO-TAJ 146 TAY
OY-SRG 76F SRR
TC-JPO 320 THY
5N-BCO Be9D OLA

EC-INJ Citation 501
F-GJOB Citation 551
F-GNCP Citation 550
F-GNSC Beech 58
F-GPLA SN600
F-GPLK Beech C90B
F-HADH Da5
F-HBRU Beech 200
F-HEXP SR22

N770TK PA-46-350P
N797CX Citation 750
OO-GOA Rockwell 690A
VP-CSM Jetstar

158 (Coded 62-IR) Cn235 Armee de l’Air

A380spotter.

Wednesday 23/05/2012 (08:55-17:30L)

J.L. LAGARDERE flight line 23/05/2012.

[09:45] ..MSN 5166 first engine run [4/5].

Photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/a380spotter/sets/72157629013900187/

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.

A320-232 MSN 5132 N614NK NK

Wednesday 23/05/2012 (08:55-17:30L)

AIRBUS PLANT

A320 family
0001 320-211 F-WWBA Airbus S.A.S. Now minus ‘Sharklets’ with standard ‘CEO’ wing fences re-installed. St. Martin du Touch apron. Departed at 09:34 as ‘AIB32BA’ TLS-TLS, landing back at 14:20.
[0659 320-232 F-WWDB DLR – Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt. Not seen.]

5098 320-214/W F-WWIQ All-white colours. St. Martin du Touch apron. Towed to ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side, stand at 11:25. Noted back at St. Martin du Touch by 14:30.
5132 320-232 N614NK Spirit Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
5145 320-232 JA02JJ Jetstar Japan, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.
5147 320-214 F-WWBR Air Hong Kong, full colours. Inside open hangar ‘M96’.
5149 320-216 9M-AQM AirAsia, full colours. 100th AirAsia A320. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
5163 320-214 F-WWDI Interjet, full colours. Flight line, St. Martin du Touch.
5166 320-214 F-WWDJ Peach Aviation, full colours. Apron, St. Martin du Touch. Towed into BIKINI engine test cell at 09:30 for first engine run ups. No. 2 engine started at 09:44, No. 1 at 09:46.
5167 320-214 F-WWBV S7 Airlines, full colours. Flight line, St. Martin du Touch.
5168 320-232 F-WWDM China Southern Airlines, full colours. Station Carburant, then to flight line St. Martin du Touch by 14:20.
5172 320-214 F-WWDP Lucky Air, full (new) colours. ‘6943’ on nosewheel doors = B-6943. ‘Complete, with engines installed. Station Carburant’.

Additional frames which could not be read off:
5182 320-232 [F-WWBG?] Glimpsed in part-open General Finishing hangar.
5184? 320-214 [F-WW??] Standard (green) primer with full TAM Airlines tail colours. Noted under tow at St. Martin du Touch c. 14:20 and out of sight.
5190 320-232 [F-WW??] Glimpsed in part-open General Finishing hangar.

3 airframes were seen on the open A320 FAL, one had a full colours Wizz Air tail [5196?] the others were tailless.

Components:
5215 320-216 Front and rear sections, on transportation jigs outside Beluga unpack area. Believed to be destined for Indonesia AirAsia.
..a further set (front and rear sections were also present, but could not be identified.

A320-232 MSN 5145 JA02JJ GK

Airbus Corporate Jet Centre
4768 319-111 VP-CMJ All-white colours. Noted in open hangar.

A330/340 family
0001 340-311 F-WWAI Airbus S.A.S. C63 hangar.
0360 340-642 F-WWCA Airbus S.A.S. Vendee apron.

0886 340-542 F-WWTG Full Kingfisher Airlines colours. Towed ex-GF area at 09:50 to l’Abreuvoir and parked.
[0894 340-542 F-WWTH All white colours with red engines. Not seen.]
[0925 330-203 (MRTT) F-WWKB Low visibility (grey) scheme. Not seen.]
1175 330-243F F-WWKT Yangtze River Express, full colours. Engine covers on. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side. Temporary storage?
1313 330-202 F-WWYM Alitalia, full colours. Named ‘IL TINTORETTO’. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side. Left DC and taxiied to compass bay (near Airbus Development Flight Line), returning to original position at the DC at 11:35.
1314 330-343E F-WWKD Lufthansa, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side. Taxiied off the DC and entered BIKINI engine test cell at 09:35 for engine runs. Arrived back at original position at the DC at 10:50.
1316 330-243 F-WWKJ Hawaiian Airlines, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side. Noted in BIKINI performing engine run-ups at 14:45.
1317 330-342E F-WWKR Cathay Pacific, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side. Departed at 15:30 on test flight, landing back at 16:43.
1318 330-323E F-WWYI Full (old, ‘new’) Malaysia Airlines colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1319 330-243 F-WWTE Virgin Australia, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1320 330-243F F-WWTG Air Hong Kong full (revised) colours. ‘LNW’ on nosewheel doors = B-LNW. l’Abreuvoir, plant-side.
1325 330-343E F-WWTL Standard (green) primer with full Hainan Group tail and engine colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side. Believed to be destined for Hainan Airlines.
1329 330-343E F-WWTP Standard (green) primer with all-white tail colours. Engineless, ‘Stations 18’. Believed to be destined for Virgin Atlantic.
1331 330-243 [test reg. yet to be applied] Standard (green) primer with full China Eastern tail and winglet colours. Engineless, ‘Stations 18’.
1332 330-243F [test reg. yet to be applied] Standard (green) primer with full MNG Airlines tail colours. Engineless, ‘Stations 18’.
1333 330-243 [F-WW??] Standard (green) primer, tail could not be seen. ADER FAL, Poste 30D. Believed to be destined for Air China.
1337 330-323E F-WWTZ Primer with (old, ‘new’) Malaysia Airlines tail colours. Rolled-out of FAL (Poste 30A) during the morning, no winglets, radome or belly fairing. Engineless, ‘Stations 18’.

Additional frames which could not be read off:
1312 330-243 MRTT [F-WWYF] (Orange) storage primer. ZIEGLER DC, hangar.

1335 330-223 [F-WW??] Standard (green) primer with full China Southern tail colours. ADER FAL, Poste 30C?
13?? 330- [F-WW??] Standard (green) primer, tail could not be seen. ADER FAL, body-join, Poste 35A.

..plus an unknown all-white A330-200 was glimpsed in hangar ‘C63’.

Components:

A380-861 MSN 0096 F-WWAP KE

A380
0001 380-841 F-WWOW Airbus S.A.S. Production flight line (‘general testing’ side) at Aéroconstellation. Taxiied out at 10:35. Seen again departing at 15:25 as ‘AIB92OW’.
0002 380-841 F-WXXL Airbus S.A.S. Production flight line (‘flight testing’ side) at Aéroconstellation, stand A14.
0004 380-861 F-WWDD Airbus S.A.S. Vendee apron.

0093 380-841 F-WWAN Standard (green) primer with full Thai Airways International tail and engine colours. Production flight line (‘general testing’ side) at Aéroconstellation, stand A17.
0096 380-861 F-WWAP Standard (green) primer with full Korean Air tail and engine colours. Production flight line (‘flight testing’ side) at Aéroconstellation, stand A16.
0108 380-861 F-WWSI Standard (green) primer with full Emirates Airline tail and engine colours. Production flight line (‘flight testing’ side) at Aéroconstellation, stand A18.
0110 380-861 F-WWAE Standard (green) primer with full Emirates Airline tail and engine colours. Production flight line (‘general testing’ side) at Aéroconstellation, stand A19.

Additional frames which could not be read off:
0078 380-841 [F-WWSU/9M-MNA] Malaysia Airlines, basic ‘new’/A380 colours. ZIEGLER DC hangar.

Components:

A400M
[01 F-WWMT Not seen.]
003 F-WWMS Airbus Development flight line. Departed at 09:54 as ‘AIB26MS’.
[004 EC-404 Not seen.]

ATR Plant

‘La Raquette’ (ATR DC), terminal-side:
811 42-600 F-WWLY Full house scheme.
997 72-600 F-WWLV Caribbean Airlines, full colours.
1022 72-600 PR-PDA Passaredo Linhas Aéreas, full colours.
1023 72-600 F-WWLQ Air Nostrum/IBERIAregional, full colours.

La Raquette’ (ATR DC), plant-side:
1021 72-600 F-WWLO Caribbean Airlines, full colours.
1029 72-212A F-WWEL Primer with all-white tail colours. Believed to be destined for UTair Aviation.

St. Martin du Touch, ATR flight line:
989 72-600 F-WWLP Caribbean Airlines, full colours.
993 72-600 F-WWLS Caribbean Airlines, full colours. Noted being towed to the flight line ex. Raquette area at 14:35.

Rear of St. Martin du Touch, close to hangars:
1032 72-600 F-WWEQ Air Nostrum/IBERIAregional, full colours.

ATR FAL:

ATR hangar (old A300 hall):
102? 72-600 (F-WWL?) AZUL Linhas Aéreas, full colours.

[Blagnac] GA ramp:
1024 72-212A PK-WFW Wings Abadi Air, full colours. Departed on test flight at 11:25, landing back at 14:47 and back to GA ramp. Departed later that afternoon on the first-leg of its delivery flight, routing TLS-PFO.

Latecoere Aeroservices
025 ATR 42-312 5N-BCS Overland Airways, full colours. Outside Airformation hangar.
396 ATR 72-202 PR-AZV ‘La Ville Rose’ Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, full ‘Femama’ (cancer awareness) colours. Intact, gate area.

1068 319-112 F-GYFM All-white, ex CCM Airlines. Front apron.
1145 319-112 F-GYJM All-white, ex CCM Airlines. Front apron.
30684/1689 737-8Q8 F-WTAD Malév Hungarian Airlines (member of oneworld) full colours. Partially inside main hangar.

Additional frames which could not read-off/tied-up:
2 additional ATRs were noted on the rear storage ramp: an all-white ATR 72 and a mostly-white ATR 42.

Air Formation

Air France Industries
2213 319-115LR [F-GRXG] Air Côte d’Ivoire fcs (rear of AFI hangar).
3065 319-115LR F-GRXN Air France DEDICATE, full old colours, main apron.

Paint Hangar:
Closed.

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

ATR bay:
Closed.

Selected visitors
D-ASTY 319 GMI
EC-JYX 320 VLG
EC-LJR CRX ANE
EC-LJS CRX ANE
F-GZTB 733 FPO
F-HBNH 320 AFR
F-HBXC E70 RAE
F-HMLA CRX BZH
G-EZAX 319 EZY
G-EZBH 319 EZY
G-EZEV 319 EZY
G-EZIX 319 EZY
G-EZTG 320 EZY
G-EZTZ 320 EZY
OO-JBV 73H JAF
OO-TAS 146 TAY
OY-SRI 76F SRR
PH-EZR E90 KLC
S5-AAS 320 ADR
TC-JKO 73W THY

F-GGNO TB-20

A380spotter.