Wednesday 09/11/2011 (10:25-21:55L)

ZIEGLER DC from the hill 09/11/2011.

Photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/a380spotter/sets/72157627969615036/

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 09 /11/2011 (10:25-21:55L)

AIRBUS PLANT

A320 family
0001 320-200 F-WWBA Airbus S.A.S. Noted at the rear of the hangar next to the A320 FAL.
4639 320-214 F-WWBN Afriqiyah Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
4833 320-214 B-6768 Juneyao Airlines, full colours. Main apron, St. Martin du Touch.
4884 320-232 ZK-OJR Air New Zealand. ‘Crazy About Rugby’/All Blacks colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
4891 320-214 F-WWIS Avianca Brasil, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear. Departed on test flight at 10:27, landing back at 11:46. Wearing PR-AVP under wing.
4894 320-214 N846VA Virgin America, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
4899 320-232 F-WWBS Jetstar Airways, full colours. St. Martin flight line.
4902 320-232 F-WWBT Spirit Airlines, full colours. Big hangar, St. Martin du Touch.
4904 320-232 F-WWBX jetBlue Airlines, full colours. St. Martin flight line.
4912 320-232 F-WWBQ China Southern Airlines, full colours. Departed at 11:42 as ‘AIB01BQ’ on ferry flight TLS-XFW.
4913 320-214 F-WWDA Avianca Brasil, full colours. St. Martin flight line. Performed RTO, on 14R, at 11:40.
4915 320-214 F-WWDC SriLankan Airlines, full colours. St. Martin flight line.
4918 320-232 F-WWDN Tiger Airways, full colours. Station Carburant.
4920 320-232 F-WWIB Shenzhen Airlines, full colours. St. Martin flight line.
4922 320-232 F-WWIK Jetstar Asia, full colours. A320 General Finishing.
4926 320-232 (F-WWIT) Air New Zealand, full colours. Big hangar, St. Martin du Touch.
4927 320-214 (F-WWBH) Full Cebu Pacific tail colours (fuselage colours could not be discerned). A320 General Finishing.
4939 320-214 (unmarked) Standard (green) primer with full Avianca tail colours. A320 FAL.
4942 320-214 (unmarked) Standard (green) primer with full Avianca (Brasil) tail colours. A320 FAL.

Additional frames which could not be read off:
1. Tail-less A320 at end of 320 FAL. Assumed to be MSN 4944, a –233 destined for TACA International.

Components:
4968 320-232 Un-mated forward and rear fuselage sections plus wing set, on transportation jigs outside Beluga unpack area. Believed to be a –232 destined for Qatar Airways.

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

1240 ACJ330-243 ‘Prestige’ TC-TUR. All off-white colours, incl. engines. Government of Turkey.

A330/340 family
[0001 340-311 F-WWAI Airbus S.A.S. Not seen.]
0360 340-642 F-WWCA Airbus S.A.S. Vendee ramp. Departed at 11:20, landing back at 11:48. Departed again at 11:59, performing a touch & go on 14R at 12:45, landing back at 12:50.

[0886 340-542 F-WWTG Full Kingfisher Airlines colours. Not seen.]
0894 340-542 F-WWTH All white colours with red engines. l’Abreuvoir terminal-side.
0925 330-200 F-WWKB Low visibility (grey) scheme. Seen, engineless, in big re-work hangar (C63) on ADER site.
1148 330-224F F-WWYL MASkargo, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear. Departed on a test flight at 15:52.
1230 330-343E SU-GDT EgyptAir, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.
1238 330-343E F-WWKI EgyptAir, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.
1246 330-343E F-WWKY EgyptAir, full colours. Vendee ramp. Engine covers on. Temporary storage?
1255 330-343E B-6539 Hainan Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
1258 330-202 VH-EBS Jetstar Airways, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side. Towed into DC hangar at 17:15.
1261 330-243 PK-GPN Garuda, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.
1262 330-243 F-WWKT China Eastern Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.
1263 330-343E F-WWYC Thai Airways International, full colours. Named ‘AMNAT CHAROEN’. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
1264 330-343E F-WWYT Aeroflot Russian Airlines, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.
1265 330-323E F-WWKZ AIR CARAÏBES Atlantique, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.
1266 330-223 F-WWKR Vietnam Airlines, full fuselage colours with unpainted tail. l’Abreuvoir plant-side.
1267 330-243 F-WWKH China Eastern Airlines, full ‘SkyTeam’ colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1268 330-302 F-WWKN EVA Air, basic colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1269 330-343E F-WWKV Thai Airways International, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1270 330-343E F-WWYG Aeroflot Russian Airlines, full colours. l’Abreuvoir plant-side.
1271 330-243 F-WWYX South African Airways, full colours. l’Abreuvoir plant-side.
1275 330-243MRTT F-WWKJ Yellow (storage) primer. l’Abreuvoir plant-side.
1280 330-243 F-WWKM Standard (green) primer with China Eastern Airlines tail colours, engineless. ‘Stations 18’.
1282 330-243 (F-WWKS) Standard (green) primer with Air China tail colours, engineless. C. ADER FAL, Poste 30A.
1284 330-343E (F-WWYA) Standard (green) primer with Aeroflot Russian Airlines tail colours, engineless. C. ADER FAL, Poste 30B.
1285 330-343E (F-WWYE) Standard (green) primer with unpainted tail Believed destined for Cathay Pacific. C. ADER FAL, Poste 30C.

Additional frames which could not be read off:

Components:
1287 330-302E (F-WWYP) Tail (on transportation jig) in full KLM colours noted in open storage shed near to Beluga unpack. First A330-300 destined for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
1290 330-343E (F-WWKU) Unmated rear fuselage section on transportation jig outside the ADER FAL, body-join Poste 35B. Believed to be destined for Swiss International Air Lines.

[10:58] ..MSN 0072 first engine run [2/6].

A380
0001 380-841 F-WWOW Airbus S.A.S. Noted in part-open re-work hangar at A é roconstellation.
[0002 380-841 F-WXXL Airbus S.A.S. Not seen, believed to still be on the FAL].
0004 380-861 F-WWDD Airbus S.A.S. Production flight line (‘general testing’ side) at A é roconstellation, stand A17.

0063 380-842 F-WWSK QANTAS Airways, full colours. Production flight line (‘flight testing’ side) at A é roconstellation, stand A12. Taxiied out at 12:45, stopping at the holding-point for 14R at 12:53. Noted back on flight line at 13:25.
0072 380-841 F-WWSR Standard (green) primer with Lufthansa tail colours. ‘MI’ fin id = D-AIMI. Production flight line (‘flight testing’ side) at A é roconstellation, stand A18. Towed out to BIKINI engine test cell at 10:50. No. 2 engine first start at 10:58. No. 4 engine first start at 11:01, then performed engine run-ups. Noted back at flight line by 13:25.
0073 380-841 F-WWSP Standard (green) primer with Lufthansa tail colours. ‘MJ’ fin id = D-AIMJ. Production flight line (‘general testing’ side) at A é roconstellation, stand A19.

Additional frames which could not be read off:

Components:

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

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

849 42-500 HC-CMB TAME Ecuador, full colours. La Raquette (terminal-side). Departed at 12:47 on first leg of delivery flight, TLS-ACE.
968 72-600 9Y-TTA Caribbean Airlines, full colours. La Raquette (terminal-side).
979 72-212A F-WWEX Skywest Airlines, full Virgin Australia colours. Parked St. Martin du Touch nearby ATR flight line.

St. Martin du Touch, ATR flight line:
976 72-212A VQ-BLL UTair Aviation, full colours.

Rear of St. Martin du Touch, close to hangars :
969 72-600 (F-WWLT) Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, full pink colours.

‘La Raquette’ (ATR DC) – plant-side :
971 72-212A F-WWLV TRIP Linhas Aéreas , full colours.
977 72-212A F-WWEV All-white colours. Performed missed approach on 14R at 11:43, touch and go at 11:50, landing back at 11:57. Destined for flyBe Nordic.
980 72-212A F-WWEZ UTair Aviation, full colours.

ATR hangar (old A300 hall):

Latecoere Aeroservices

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

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

Paint Hangar :
Closed.

Aero Technique Espace (ATE) paint shop
320 bay
Closed

ATR bay
Closed

Selected visitors
D-ASTY 319 GMI
D-ASTZ 319 GMI
EC-LAC 733 SWT
F-GRPJ AT7 CCM
F-GUME Be9 TJT
F-HBAL 319 AAF
F-HBLJ E90 RAE
F-HBXE E70 RAE
F-OREU 77W REU
G-EZIG 319 EZY
G-EZPG 319 EZY
OO-JAM 734 JFU
OO-TAS 146 TAY
TC-JLZ 319 THY
TS-IEB 73W TAR

CN-TAX Beech C90
F-BRPS Cessna FR.172F

D-CLLL Citation 560XL BF Goodrich

R217 Transall C.160R (Coded 64-GQ)

A380spotter.

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

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

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

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

All frames parked-up, unless noted.

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

AIRBUS PLANT

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

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

Components:

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

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

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

Additional frames which could not be read off:

Components:

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

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

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

Additional frames which could not be read off:

Components:

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

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

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

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

St. Martin du Touch, ATR flight line:

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

‘La Raquette’ (ATR DC) – plant-side :

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

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

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

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

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

Paint Hangar :
Closed.

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

ATR bay
Closed

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

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

F-HLJP Premier
N299CX Citation X

A380spotter.

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

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

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

All frames parked-up, unless noted.

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

AIRBUS PLANT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional frames which could not be read off:

Components:

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

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

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

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

Additional frames which could not be read off:

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

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

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

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

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

St. Martin du Touch, ATR flight line:

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

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

ATR hangar (old A300 hall):

Latecoere Aeroservices

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

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

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

Paint Hangar :
Closed.

Aero Technique Espace (ATE) paint shop
320 bay
Closed

ATR bay
Closed

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

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

OE-FPS Citation CJ-2

A380spotter.

Wednesday 24 /08/2011 (09:05-21:05L)

A330-202 MSN 1251 F-WWKK JQ

A380-861 MSN 0067 F-WWSQ AF

 

 

Photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/a380spotter/sets/72157627501403884/

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 24 /08/2011 (09:05-21:05L)

AIRBUS PLANT

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

0659 320-232 F-WWDB DLR Flugbetribe. Rolled out of development flight line hangar c. 09:40 and departed 32L at 09:51. Performed a single circuit of the field and landed back at 10:01. Noted departing again at 10:25 and 12:35, again on short test flights. Seen landing back for the final time at 17:43 and back to St. Martin du Touch.
4596 320-214 F-WWIX Afriqiyah Airways, full colours. St. Martin du Touch, now in storage configuration, i.e. cockpit and engines taped-up, wheels bagged, etc.
4623 320-214 F-WWBY Nouvelair Tunisie, full – revised – colours. St. Martin du Touch, now in temporary storage configuration, i.e. wheels bagged.

4800 320-214 F-WWIK Air France, full colours. Seen again at 15:30, now wearing delivery registration F-HBNH. ZIEGLER DC, rear.
4802 320-232 F-WWBC Qatar Airways, full colours. ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side. Taxied off the DC into BIKINI for engine run-ups at 17:40. Noted still there at 18:55, and back at original position on the DC by 19:25.
4807 320-216 F-WWBM Thai AirAsia, full colours. ‘ABU’ on nose wheel doors = HS-ABU. Flight line, St. Martin du Touch. Towed to rear of the ZIEGLER DC by 10:45, and then re-positioned to the DC Wash Station by 15:30.
4810 320-232 F-WWDI Qatar Airways, full colours. Noted in hangar next to the A320 FAL.
4812 320-232 F-WWDL Tiger Airways, full colours. Station Carburant. Re-positioned to the flight line, St. Martin du Touch by 14:30.
4814 320-214 F-WWDR Virgin America, full colours. Station Carburant.
4816 320-214 F-WWDX Standard (green) primer with full Spring Airlines tail. Inside A320 General Finishing. (Identified by MSN sticker/registration).
4828 320-233 F-WWIJ Standard (green) primer with full Volaris tail colours. Appeared on the apron, St. Martin du Touch before 14:30.
4833 320-214 F-WWIV Juneyao tail colours. Inside A320 General Finishing. (Identified by MSN sticker/registration).
4848 320-214 (F-WWIY) Standard (green) primer with full Air Arabia tail colours. A320 FAL, next aircraft to roll out.

Additional frames which could not be read off:
1. A further 3 examples were noted inside the open General Finishing hangar but these could not be read off and tails were in shadow.
2. A further 2 examples were noted behind MSN on the A320 FAL. These were tailless and impossible to read off.

Components:
4864 Un-mated rear section, and wing set, on transportation jigs outside Beluga unpack area. Believed to be destined for China Southern as a series -214.
4853 Basic (i.e. minus decal) Royal Jordanian colours tail seen in tail paint shed.

Airbus Corporate Jet
4228 ACJ319-115(X) VP-CMJ (All-white colours). Parked outside the main Airbus Corporate Jet hangar.
A second aircraft – with white tail featuring a red slash? – was glimpsed in partially open hangar but could not be positively identified.

'Stations 18' 24/08/2011 [2].

A330/340 family
0001 340-311 F-WWAI Airbus S.A.S. Vendee ramp.
0360 340-642 F-WWCA Airbus S.A.S. Big re-work hangar (C63) on ADER site.

[0886 340-542 F-WWTG Full Kingfisher Airlines colours. Not seen.]
0894 340-542 F-WWTH All white colours with red engines. Noted at l’Abreuvoir upon arrival but towed off into General Finishing hangar c. 09:30.
0925 330-200 F-WWKB Low visibility (grey) scheme. Seen, engineless, in big re-work hangar (C63) on ADER site.
1136 330-224F F-WWYZ MASKargo, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side. Taxied out c. 15:00, to BIKINI for engine run-ups. Noted early evening back at original parking stand.
1148 330-224F Standard (green) primer with full Malaysia Airlines tail colours. For MASKargo. ADER FAL, Poste 30A.
1230 330-343(X) F-WWYR EgyptAir, full colours. Short-term? storage. ZIEGLER DC, plant-side.
1238 330-343E F-WWKI EgyptAir, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, plant-side.
1240 330-243 ‘Prestige’ F-WWKQ All off-white colours, incl. engines. For the Government of Turkey. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1244 330-223 F-WWYU China Southern Airlines, full colours. DC, terminal-side. Taxied out at 10:00, to BIKINI for engine run-ups. Returned to original stand on DC at 11:25.
1246 330-343E F-WWKY EgyptAir, full colours. General Finishing hangar.
1247 330-343E F-WWYQ Aeroflot Russian Airlines, full colours. Named ‘M. SHOLOKHOV. Note was wearing incorrect test reg. ‘F-WWQY’ on the right-hand side. l’Abreuvoir, plant-side.
1248 330-243MRTT EC-331 All yellow (storage) primer, including tail, with grey engines. DC, terminal-side.
1249 330-243 F-WWYH South African Airways, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1250 330-243MRTT F-WWYD All yellow (storage) primer, including tail, with grey radome and engines. ‘Vendee’ stands, midfield.
1251 330-202 F-WWKK Jetstar Airways, full colours. Rolled out of paint hangar at 09:50 and towed to l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side. First Jetstar Airways A330 with new monochrome titles.
1252 330-202 F-WWKP Alitalia, full colours. ‘JK’ fin i.d. = EI-EJK. l’Abreuvoir, plant-side.
1255 330-343E F-WWYM Standard (green) primer with full Hainan Group tail colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1259 330-243 F-WWYV Hawaiian Airlines, full colours. ‘384’ on nosewheel doors = N384HA. l’Abreuvoir, plant-side.
1261 330-243 F-WWKF Standard (green) primer with full Garuda tail and winglet colours Engineless, ‘Stations 18’.
1262 330-243 F-WWKT Standard (green) primer with full China Eastern tail colours Engineless, ‘Stations 18’.
1263 330-343E F-WWYC Standard (green) primer with full Thai Airways International tail colours Engineless, ‘Stations 18’.
1264 330-343E F-WWYT Standard (green) primer, tail colours could not be seen. For EgyptAir. ADER FAL, Poste 30B.
1265 330-323E Registration, if carried, could not be seen. To become F-WWKZ. Standard (green) primer with full Air Caraibes Atlantique tail colours. ADER FAL, Poste 30C
1266 330-223 Registration, if carried, could not be seen. To become F-WWKR. Standard (green) primer with unpainted tail. ADER FAL, Poste 35A (body-join).

Additional frames which could not be read off:

Components:
1. Unattached full SkyTeam colours tail noted being trolleyed onto the ADER FAL. Had MSN sticker but this could not be read off, believed to be MSN 1270, a 330-343E destined for Aeroflot Russian Airlines.
2. 340-642 Fuselage barrel (on trolley) fully painted-up in South African Airways colours, titles and tail logo. Believed to be the long-term resident section of the written-off Etihad -600(HGW) frame MSN 0856.

A380 body-join.

A380
[0001 380-841 F-WWOW Airbus S.A.S. Not seen.]
0002 380-841 F-WXXL Airbus S.A.S. Appears to have been overpainted with basic Airbus house colours (i.e. solid blue band on tail and rear fuselage). Also features an ugly dark blue lozenge on forward fuselage covering the previous ‘Airbus A380’ titles. Pylons attached but still engineless. LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30C.
0004 380-861 F-WWDD Airbus S.A.S. Airbus Development flight line.

0067 380-861 F-WWSQ Standard (green) primer with Air France tail and engine colours. Production flight line (‘general testing’ side) at A é roconstellation, A19.
0068 380-861 F-WWSJ Korean Air, full colours. Arrived back from XFW after dark, and seen parked at the DC at 20:55.
0073 380-841 (unmarked) Standard (green) primer with Lufthansa tail colours. ‘MJ’ fin id = D-AIMJ. Body-join poste.
0078 380-841 (unmarked) Standard (green) primer with full Malaysia Airlines tail. Engineless. LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30A.
0082 380-841 F-WWSH Standard (green) primer with full Singapore Airlines tail and engine colours. Production flight line (‘flight testing’ side) at A é roconstellation, stand A14.
0098 380-861 F-WWAB Standard (green) primer with full Emirates Airline tail and engine colours. Production flight line (‘flight testing’ side) at A é roconstellation, stand A12.
0099 380-861 F-WWAF Standard (green) primer with Air France tail and engine colours. LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30B.

Additional frames which could not be read off:
0079 380-841 (F-WWST) Standard (green) primer with full Singapore Airlines tail and engine colours. Re-work hangar.

Components:

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

Note: Two additional airframes were noted from the tour bus in big hangar at the centre of the main Airbus site but these could not be identified.

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

849 42-500 (MSN on sheet of paper taped below cockpit). Registration, if applied, could not be seen. Structurally complete, green primer with white-tail, plus props. Open ATR hall.
967 72-600 (MSN on sheet of paper taped below cockpit). Registration, if applied, could not be seen. Structurally complete, green primer with white-tail, plus props. Open ATR hall.
968 72-600 (MSN on sheet of paper taped below cockpit). Registration, if applied, could not be seen. Structurally complete, green primer with white-tail, plus props. Open ATR hall.

..at least 5 more white-tails were seen behind these identified aircraft.

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

St. Martin du Touch, ATR flight line:

Rear of St. Martin du Touch, close to hangars :
Two (green) primer, white-tailed aircraft were noted on landing at 09:05:
1. An ATR 72 – appeared to be -600 MSN 940 F-WWLN. Structurally complete, green primer with white-tail, and props. Had been hangared by 14:30.
2. An ATR 42 – structurally complete, with props installed, but minus tail-cone. Had been hangared by 14:30.

‘La Raquette’ (ATR DC) – plant-side :
964 72-212A PK-WFU Wings Abadi Air, full colours.

ATR hangar (old A300 hall):
Left to right as seen from the terminal:
1. 72-212A Firefly, full colours. Assumed to be either MSN 947 or 948.

Latecoere Aeroservices
542 42-500 F-GPYL Airlinair. Noted, at 17:10, performing engine run-ups on rear storage ramp.

27125/2415 737-3H6(SF) F-GIXR Europe Air Post, all-white colours. Outside main hangar.
28898/2906 737-39M(QC) F-GIXT Europe Air Post, full colours. In main hangar.

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

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

Paint Hangar :
Closed.

Aero Technique Espace (ATE) paint shop
320 bay
Closed

ATR bay
Closed

Selected visitors
EC-JXJ 319 VLG
EC-LAC 733 SWT
EI-DSG 320 AZA
F-GIXB 733 FPO
F-GRPK AT7 CCM
F-HBXG E70 RAE
F-OREU 77W REU
G-CELV 733 EXS
G-EZAC 319 EZY
G-EZAD 319 EZY
G-EZDP 319 EZY
G-EZFL 319 EZY
G-EZTL 320 EZY
G-MAJY J41 EZE
OO-TAS 146 TAY
OY-SRG 762 SRR
TC-JRL 321 THY
TS-IEB 73W TAR TU0282 TUN-TLS

F-GJXF TB-10
F-GUKM G120A EADS, departed in formation with:
F-GUKN G120A and F-GUKS G120A

A380spotter.

Wednesday 27/07/2011 (08:55-21:00L)

ATR 72-600 MSN 940 F-WWLN Alenia Aeronautica

Heavily modified civilian A330-200 airframe.
Photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/a380spotter/sets/72157626905770497/

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 /07/2011 (08:55-21:00L)

AIRBUS PLANT

A320 family
0001 320-200 F-WWBA Airbus. Noted in open shared ATR/320 hall.
4596 320-214 F-WWIX Afriqiyah Airways, full colours. St. Martin du Touch, now in storage configuration, i.e. cockpit and engines taped-up, wheels bagged, etc.
4623 320-214 F-WWBY Nouvelair Tunisie, full – revised – colours now featuring ‘billboard’ titles. St. Martin du Touch, now in temporary storage configuration, i.e. wheels bagged.
4780 320-214 A9C-AL Gulf Air, full colours. DC, plant-side.
4782 320-232 B-6786 China Southern Airlines, full colours. DC, plant-side.
4784 320-232 F-WWDT Qatar Airways, full colours. Ferried back from XFW as ‘AIB02DT’ and noted on the flight line, St. Martin du Touch by dusk.
4786 320-232 F-WWDU Jetstar Asia Airways, full colours. Flight line, St. Martin du Touch. Towed to terminal-side stand at the ZIEGLER DC at 11:00 then into DC hangar by 17:50.
4789 320-214 (F-WWDV) Avianca, full colours. Inside A320 General Finishing. (Identified by MSN sticker).
4793 320-216 F-WWID AirAsia, full colours. Flight line, St. Martin du Touch.
4795 ACJ320-214(X) ‘Prestige’ F-WWIE Royal Air Force of Oman, full colours. Flight line, St. Martin du Touch. Departed, on first flight, to XFW as ‘AIB01IE’.
4800 320-214 F-WWIK Air France, full colours. Flight line, St. Martin du Touch. Departed, on first flight, to XFW as ‘AIB01IK’, performing the standard missed approach at 17:46.
4802 320-232 F-WWBC Qatar Airways, full colours. Flight line, St. Martin du Touch.
4805 320-214 F-WWBK Virgin America, full colours. Apron, St. Martin du Touch.
4812 320-232 F-WWDL Tiger Airways, full colours – with engines. Station Carburant.
4814 320-214 ‘F-WW’ (last 2 not yet applied). To become F-WWDR. Standard (green) primer with Virgin America tail colours, engineless. Apron, St. Martin du Touch.
4817 320-232 F-WWIA Standard (green) primer with basic (i.e. minus tail decal) Royal Jordanian tail colours. Note: standard colours were applied to the left hand-side, but non-standard or incomplete? colours on right hand-side. Station Carburant.

Additional frames which could not be read off:
4816 320-214 (F-WWDX) Spring Airlines, full colours. Noted in ‘shared’ hangar with ATRs.
4820 320-214 (F-WWIC) Standard (green) primer with Air France tail. Inside A320 General Finishing.
4821 320-214 (F-WWIF) Standard (green) primer with Avianca tail. Inside A320 General Finishing.
4823 320-214 (F-WWII) Standard (green) primer with basic Saudi Arabian Airlines tail colours. A320 FAL.
4828 320-233 (F-WWIJ) Standard (green) primer without tail. Believed to be destined for Volaris as a series -233. Behind MSN 4823 on the A320 FAL.

Components:
4851 Un-mated front and rear sections on trolleys outside Beluga unpack area. Believed to be destined for Virgin America as a series -214.

Airbus Corporate Jet
4319 ACJ319-132(X) (F-WHUE) Systems Capital Noted in open Airbus Corporate Jet hangar.

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

[0886 340-542 F-WWTG Full Kingfisher Airlines colours. Not seen.]
[0894 340-542 F-WWTH All white colours with red engines. Not seen.]
[0925 330-200 F-WWKB Low visibility (grey) scheme. Not seen.]
0980 330-203MRTT ‘MRTT 010’ Royal Saudi Arabia Air Force, full ‘low vis’ colours. Parked at Aeroconstellation on stand outside STTS Paint Hall. Departed, for Getafe, at 13:28 as ‘CASA338’.
1230 330-343(X) F-WWYR EgyptAir, full colours. Engine covers and markings on tyres which indicate short-term? storage. DC, plant-side.
1239 330-342E (F-WWKL) Cathay Pacific, full colours. ZIEGLER DC hangar.
1240 330-243 ‘Prestige’ F-WWKQ All white colours, incl. engines. For the Government of Turkey. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1241 330-243 F-WWYB Sichuan Airlines, full colours. DC, terminal-side. Taxiied out at 17:40, to BIKINI for engine run-ups. Returned to original stand on DC at 19:30.
1243 330-323E F-WWYP Malaysia Airlines, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side. Departed at 11:35 as ‘AIB02YP’. Noted back on the trough by early afternoon.
1244 330-223 F-WWYU China Southern Airlines, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, plant-side.
1245 330-343E F-WWKU Etihad Airways, full colours but minus tail decal. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1246 330-343E F-WWKY EgyptAir, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1247 330-343E F-WWYQ Aeroflot Russian Airlines, full colours. l’Abreuvoir, plant-side.
1248 330-243MRTT F-WWYE All yellow (storage) primer, including tail. l’Abreuvoir, plant-side.
1258 330-202 F-WWYS Standard (green) primer with full Jetstar Airways tail and winglet colours. Engineless, ‘Stations 18’.
1260 330-243 F-WWYY Standard (green) primer with full Air China tail colours Engineless, ‘Stations 18’.
1261 330-243 F-WWKF Standard (green) primer with full Garuda tail colours Engineless, ‘Stations 18’.

Additional frames which could not be read off:
Unknown aircraft in body-join (Poste 35A) of the C. ADER FAL. Standard (green) primer tail.

Components:
340-642 Fuselage barrel (on trolley) fully painted-up in South African Airways colours, titles and tail logo. Also has ‘Airbus A340-600’ legend and even has cargo door warning/instruction decals applied! Destined for South Africa as a cabin trainer? Dents and creases still present on section would indicate that this is the long-term resident section of the written-off Etihad -600(HGW) frame MSN 0856.

A380
0001 380-841 F-WWOW Airbus. Glimpsed in re-work hangar at LAGARDERE.
[0002 380-841 F-WXXL Airbus. Not seen.]
0004 380-861 F-WWDD Airbus. Airbus Development flight line.

0054 380-841 F-WWAX Standard (green) primer with China Southern tail and engine colours. Rolled out of re-work hangar (alongside MSN 0001) at 17:00 and parked on stand A14 (flight test side) at Aeroconstellation.
0078 380-841 (unmarked) Standard (green) primer with full Malaysia Airlines tail. Engineless. LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30A.
0082 380-841 F-WWSH Standard (green) primer with full Singapore Airlines tail and engine colours. Production flight line (‘general testing’ side) at Aeroconstellation, stand A17.
0098 380-861 F-WWAB Standard (green) primer with full Emirates Airline tail and engine colours. Production flight line (‘general testing’ side) at Aeroconstellation, stand A19.
0099 380-861 F-WWAF Standard (green) primer with full Air France tail colours. Engineless. LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30B.

Note: LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30C was empty.

Additional frames which could not be read off:

Components:

A400M
0001 F-WWMT Airbus Military. Airbus Development flight line.
[0002 EC-402 Airbus Military. Not seen.]
0003 F-WWMS Airbus Military. Airbus Development flight line. Seen flying during the morning as ‘AIB31MS’.
[0004 EC-404 Airbus Military. Not seen.]

ATR Plant
098 72-600 F-WWEY Full house scheme. La Raquette (ATR DC), terminal-side.
811 42-600 F-WWLY Full house scheme. Open ATR hangar, visible from the road.

ATR 72-600 MSN 966 F-WW?? AD

844 42-600? (MSN on sheet of paper taped below cockpit). Registration, if applied, could not be seen. Structurally complete, white-tail, plus props. Open ATR hall.
947 72-212A F-WWEX Firefly, full colours. La Raquette, terminal-side.
948 72-212A F-WWEZ Firefly, full colours. ATR flight line.
954 72-212A F-WWEG Skywest Airlines in full (new) Virgin Australia colours. ATR flight line.
957 72-212A PK-WFS Wings Abadi Air, full colours. ATR flight line. Taxiied out at 20:05.
961 72-212A F-WWEN Wings Abadi Air, full colours. La Raquette, plant-side.
963 72-212A F-WWEP UTAir Aviation, full colours. La Raquette, plant-side. Noted performing taxi trials/engine runs (not in BIKINI) circa. 09:20.
965 72-212A F-WWER UTAir Aviation, full colours. La Raquette, terminal-side.
966 72-600 Registration, if applied, could not be seen. Structurally complete (minus radome), full AZUL colours, with props. Named ‘Azul Tango Romeo’. Open ATR hall. Noted outside the same hall circa. 17:00.
967 72-600 (MSN on sheet of paper taped below cockpit). Registration, if applied, could not be seen. Structurally complete, green primer with white-tail, plus props. Open ATR hall.
968 72-600 (MSN on sheet of paper taped below cockpit). Registration, if applied, could not be seen. Structurally complete, green primer with white-tail, plus props. Open ATR hall.
969 72-600 (MSN on sheet of paper taped below cockpit). Registration, if applied, could not be seen. Structurally complete, green primer with white-tail, plus props. Open ATR hall.
971 72-212A (MSN on sheet of paper taped below cockpit). Registration, if applied, could not be seen. Structurally complete, green primer with white-tail, plus props. Open ATR hall.
974 72-212A (MSN on sheet of paper taped below cockpit). Registration, if applied, could not be seen. Structurally complete (minus tail cone), green primer with white-tail, plus props. Open ATR hall.

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

St. Martin du Touch, flight line:

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

‘La Raquette’ (ATR DC) – plant-side :

ATR hangar (old A300 hall):
Left to right as seen from the terminal:
1. 72-600 Royal Air Maroc Express, full colours. Assumed to be either MSN 958 or 960.

Latecoere Aeroservices
112 42-300 OY-CIU Danish Air Transport, full colours. Rear ramp, engines receiving attention. Noted, at 17:00, performing engine run-ups.
192 72-202 F-WKVC AZUL, full colours. Noted departing (on delivery) circa 09:15.
29333/3084 737-33V F-GZTA Europe Air Post, full colours. In main hangar. Noted circa 17:00 performing engine run-ups on rear ramp. Seen again at dusk under tow to the cargo ramp.

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

Air France Industries
0115 320-211 F-GHQE Air France (old colours). Parked outside main hangar, minus right-hand engine (although nacelle still attached).
2456 319-115LR F-GRXJ Air France (new colours). Parked outside main hangar, complete.
??? 319-100 Stripped (bare metal) fuselage with white nacelles. Presumably Air France?
??? 320 Stripped (bare metal) fuselage with dark (blue/black?) nacelles.

Paint Hangar :
Closed.

Aero Technique Espace (ATE) paint shop
320 bay
4807 320-216 ‘F-WWMB’ (typo for F-WWBM) Thai AirAsia, full colours. ‘ABU’ on nose wheel doors = HS-ABU. Rolled-out by 18:20 and towed to St. Martin du Touch.

ATR bay
940 72-600 F-WWLN Structurally complete, green primer with white-tail, and props. Rolled out of ATE Paint Hall at 11:30, arriving back at St. Martin at 11:45.
967 72-600 (Unmarked) (MSN from small stencil on rear fuselage). No registration applied. Structurally complete, green primer with white-tail, plus props. Noted at rear of St. Martin by ATR hall am, then swapped with MSN 940 in the paint hall circa 11:45.

Selected visitors
CN-ROZ 73H RAM
EC-HTS EM2 SWT
EC-JXJ 319 VLG
EC-KVD 733 SWT
F-GIXB 733 FPO
F-GRPI AT7 CCM
F-GZTB 733 FPO
F-HBNB 320 AFR
F-ORUN 772 REU
G-CELA 733 EXS
G-EZAK 319 EZY
G-EZAM 319 EZY
G-EZDF 319 EZY
G-EZGN 319 EZY
G-MAJU J41 EZE
LZ-MDA 320 AEE
OO-TAS 146 TAY
OY-SRF 762 SRR
TC-JLU 319 THY

CS-DLT Da2T NJE
F-GPPF Da5
OY-EVO C.550
SE-LZU Rockwell 690A

A380spotter.

Wednesday 22/06/2011 (09:00-23:10L)

[11:18] ..passing the hill. 

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 22/06/2011 (09:00-23:10L)

AIRBUS PLANT

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

4596  320-214  F-WWIX  Afriqiyah Airways, full colours.  St. Martin du Touch, now in storage configuration, i.e. cockpit and engines taped-up, wheels bagged, etc.
4623  320-214  F-WWBY  Nouvelair Tunisie, full – revised – colours now featuring ‘billboard’ titles.  St. Martin du Touch, now in temporary storage configuration, i.e. wheels bagged.

4733  320-214  XA-ECO  Interjet, full colours.  DC, terminal-side.  Departed at 21:37, on delivery, as 4O2201 TLS-KEF-BGR-TLC.
4741  320-232  XA-VOX  All white colours, incl. engines.  DC, plant-side.
4742  320-216  EC-LML  Vueling Airlines, full colours – named ‘Vuelinizate’.  DC, terminal-side.  Departed at 17:49, on delivery, as VY0901D TLS-BCN.
4745  320-214  F-WWIS  Frontier Airlines, full colours minus tail decal.  Flight line, St. Martin du Touch, then to DC, plant-side, by 10:50.
4747  320-214  F-WWIT  Air France, full colours.  ‘NG’ on nosewheel door = F-HBNG.  DC, plant-side, then to DC wash-station by 10:50.  Back to original position on the DC after dark.

4750  320-214  F-WWIV  Spring Airlines, full colours.  Flight line, St. Martin du Touch.
4752  320-232  F-WWBG  IndiGo Air, full colours.  Flight line, St. Martin du Touch.
4757  320-232  F-WWBI  IndiGo Air, full colours.  Flight line, St. Martin du Touch.

 

4765  320-214  F-WWBV  China Eastern, full colours.  St. Martin apron, then to flight line by 14:55.
4767  320-214  F-WWBZ  LAN Airlines, full colours.  To BIKINI for engine first starts at 18:06 and 18:07 respectively.  Performed engine runs, taxiing out of engine cell at 19:06 and to the compass bay.  Finally back to flight line at 19:28.
4770  320-214  F-WWDC  Uzbekistan Airways, full colours – with engines.  Station Carburant.
4772  320-232  (F-WWDH)  JetStar Asia, full colours.  In open A320 General Finishing bay.
4775  320-214  F-WWDJ  Air China, full colours. ‘773’ on nosewheel doors = B-6773.  Engineless, Station Carburant.
Additional frames which could not be read off:

 

1.  320-200 with blue tail, glimpsed in large hangar shared with the ATRs.  Possibly MSN 4782 for China Southern?
2.  320-200  scheme, if applied, could not be seen.  Positioned behind the above frame.

 

Components:
4805  Un-mated front and rear sections on trolleys outside Beluga unpack area.  Believed to be destined for Avianca as a series -214.

4807  Un-mated front and rear sections on trolleys outside Beluga unpack area.  Believed to be destined for Thai AirAsia as a series -216.

4812  Un-mated rear section on trolley outside Beluga unpack area.  Believed to be destined for Tiger Airways as a series -232.
Airbus Corporate Jet

[19:12] CZ0531 TLS-LBG ('delivery' flight).

A330/340 family
0001  340-311  F-WWAI  Airbus.  In big re-work hangar (C63) at ADER.
0360  340-642  F-WWCA  Airbus.  Midfield ramp.

 

0886  340-542  F-WWTG  Full Kingfisher Airlines colours.  l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
0894  340-542  F-WWTH  All white colours with red engines.  l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
0925  330-200   F-WWKB  Low visibility (grey) scheme.  Glimpsed, still engineless inside big re-work hangar at ADER.
1092  330-243F  TC-JDP  Turkish Airlines Cargo, full colours, named ‘FIRAT’. ZIELGER DC, plant-side.    Departed at 18:54, on delivery, as TK6901 TLS-SAW.
1115  330-243F  F-WWKO  Hong Kong Airlines Cargo, full colours.  ‘LNX’ on nosewheel doors = B-LNX.   l’Abreuvoir, plant-side.
1169  330-202  VH-EBO  QANTAS Airways.  Parked midfield.  Had been moved/departed by late afternoon.
1226  330-343(X)  F-WWKM  Etihad Airways, full colours.  l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.  Towed to DC wash station after dark.

 

1230  330-343(X)  F-WWYR  EgyptAir, full colours.  l’Abreuvoir, plant-side.  Noted landing back after a test flight, as AIB04YR at 17:16 and back to original parking position. Towed to General Finishing area of ADER plant, and out of sight, at 18:50.
1231  330-343E  F-WWYA  All-white colours, including engines.  ZIEGLER DC.  Towed out to a, terminal-side, position on the DC at 16:55, and parked.
1232  330-343E  VQ-BQX  Aeroflot Russian Airlines, full colours.  ZIEGLER DC, plant-side.
1233  330-223  B-6531  China Southern Airlines, full colours.  ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.  Departed at 19:12, on ‘delivery’, as CZ0531 TLS-LBG.
1234  330-323E  F-WWYN  Malaysia Airlines, full colours.  ZIEGLER DC, terminal-side.  Pushed-back at 11:55 and taxied straight back to original position (??!) at 12:07 and parked.  Noted late afternoon, on original stand, now as 9M-MTD.
1236  330-243  F-WWKA  South African Airways, full colours.    l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1237  330-243  F-WWKG  Air China, full colours.  l’Abreuvoir, plant-side.
1241  330-243  F-WWYB  Sichuan Airlines, full colours.  l’Abreuvoir, terminal-side.
1248  330-243MRTT  F-WWYE  All yellow (storage) primer, including tail.  Engineless, ‘Stations 18’.
1249  330-243  F-WWYH  Standard (green) primer with full South African Airways tail and winglet colours.  Engineless, ‘Stations 18’.  Noted again late afternoon now midfield close to General Finishing hangars.
1250  330-243MRTT  F-WWYD  Standard (green) primer, including tail.  Engineless, ‘Stations 18’.
1251  330-202  (no registration applied)  Standard (green) primer with full JetStar Airways tail and winglet colours.  Engineless, ‘Stations 18’.
1255  330-343E  F-WWYM  Standard (green) primer with full Hainan Group tail and winglet colours.  Engineless, ‘Stations 18’.

 

Additional frames which could not be read off:
1252  330-202  Standard (green) primer with full Alitalia tail colours.  ADER FAL, Poste 30A.
1254  330-302  Standard (green) primer with full EVA Air tail colours.  ADER FAL, in body-join.
Components:

A380-861 MSN 0098 [F-WW??] EK

A380
0001  380-841  F-WWOW  Airbus.  Not seen.
0002  380-841  F-WXXL  Airbus.  Not seen, but believed to still be on LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30C.
0004  380-861  F-WWDD  Airbus.  Not seen.
0076  380-841  F-WWSC  Standard (green) primer with full Singapore Airlines tail and engine colours.  Production flight line (flight test side) at Aeroconstellation, stand A12.  Departed at 14:34, as AIB01SC, on first flight.
0082  380-841  F-WWSH  Standard (green) primer with full Singapore Airlines tail and engine colours.  Production flight line (‘general testing’ side) at Aeroconstellation, stand A17.
0086  380-861  F-WWSB  Standard (green) primer with full Emirates Airline tail and engine colours.  Production flight line (flight test side) at Aeroconstellation.  Departed at 11:24, as AIB02SB on ferry flight to XFW.
0090  380-861  F-WWSE  Standard (green) primer with full Emirates Airline tail and engine colours.  Production flight line (‘general testing’ side) at Aeroconstellation, stand A19.
0098  380-861  (F-WW??) Standard (green) primer with full Emirates Airline tail and engine colours.  At least one engine installed.  LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30B.
Additional frames which could not be read off:

380-861  (F-WW??)  Primer with Air France tail, noted on LAGARDERE FAL, Poste 30  Either MSN 0067 or 0099 which are both currently on the FAL.
380-861  (F-WW??)  Noted, tail-less, in open body-join Poste on LAGARDERE FAL.  Believed to be MSN 0101 for Emirates Airline.  An unattached Emirates tail was noted under tow ex-Beluga area to Aeroconstellation plant early evening, which I believe was destined for this airframe.

Components:
A400M
[0001  F-WWMT  Airbus Military.  Not seen.]
[0002  EC-402  Airbus Military.  Not seen.]

[0003  F-WWMS  Airbus Military.  Not seen.]

 

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

ATR Plant

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

 

811  42-600 F-WWLY  Full house scheme. La Raquette, terminal-side.

947  72-212A  F-WWEX  Firefly, full colours.  ATR flight line.

949  72-212A  F-WWEB  Fly540, full colours.  La Raquette, plant-side.

 

952  72-212A  VQ-BLG  UTAir Aviation, full colours.  ATR flight line.

 

953  72-212A  VQ-BLH  UTAir Aviation, full colours.  La Raquette, terminal-side.
954  72-212A  F-WWEG  Skywest Airlines in full (new) Virgin Australia colours.  Noted in BIKINI engine test cell c. 14:45.  Departed on test flight at 16:04.  Landed back at 18:10.

 

957  72-212A  PK-WFS  Wings Abadi Air, full colours.  ATR flight line.

 

965  72-212A  F-WWER  UTAir Aviation, full colours.  Noted at 18:45 under tow from the paint shop (ATE or AFI?) back to St. Martin du Touch.
Additional frames which could not be read off due to position were:
St. Martin du Touch, flight line:

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

 

‘La Raquette’ (ATR DC) – plant-side:

72-212A  (unmarked on right-hand side) Firefly, full colours.  Assumed to be MSN 948.

 

ATR hangar (old A300 hall):
Left to right as seen from the terminal:
1.  72-xxx  Green primer, all-white tail.  Complete with props.
2.  72-xxx  Green primer with all-white tail.  Complete with props.
3.  72-xxx  Green primer.  Minus tail.  No props.
Latecoere Aeroservices
365  72-202  F-WKVB AZUL, special colours.  Noted departing at 09:06, landed back at 20:00.  Presumably after taking part in the Paris Salon 2011 at LBG.

 

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

 

Air France Industries

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

 

Paint Hangar:
Closed.

 

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

 

Selected visitors
D-AOLG  100 OLT
D-AOLH  100 OLT
EC-JYA  CR9  ANE
EC-JYV  CR9  ANE
EC-JXJ  319  VLG
EC-JXZ  CR9  ANE
EC-JZX  CR9  ANE
EI-DVS  CR9  CYL
F-GUME  Be9  TJT
F-HAPE  Be9  PEA
F-HBLJ  E90  RAE
F-HBXG  E70  RAE
F-HEPB  320  AFR
F-OMAY  772  REU
G-CELV  733  EXS
G-EZAL  319  EZY
G-EZET  319  EZY
G-EZTA  320  EZY
G-MAJW  J41  EZE
G-TOYH  733  BMI
LZ-MDA  320  AEE
OO-TAS  146  TAY
PH-EZN  E90  KLC
PH-EZS  E90  KLC
A380spotter.