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Old November 19th 06, 12:00 PM posted to rec.travel.air,rec.aviation.misc
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Spotted on Interstate 10 about 75 miles east of Tucscon, Arizona, on
the afternoon of 11/17:

A large convoy of trucks guiding an oversized load. The oversized
load appeared to be a fuselage section about 75 feet long, and
significantly larger in diameter than a 747. And the whole package
was labeled "Airbus A380". (Sorry I don't have more detail. It was
my brother who saw this. Briefly. From the opposite lanes of
traffic. And since I work in the commercial aircraft industry he
called me to see if I knew what it was.)

Any idea what this could have been? I thought all the big parts of
the 380 were being manufactured in Europe and Great Britain.


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Old November 19th 06, 12:44 PM posted to rec.travel.air,rec.aviation.misc
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User writes:

Spotted on Interstate 10 about 75 miles east of Tucscon, Arizona, on
the afternoon of 11/17:

A large convoy of trucks guiding an oversized load. The oversized
load appeared to be a fuselage section about 75 feet long, and
significantly larger in diameter than a 747. And the whole package
was labeled "Airbus A380". (Sorry I don't have more detail. It was
my brother who saw this. Briefly. From the opposite lanes of
traffic. And since I work in the commercial aircraft industry he
called me to see if I knew what it was.)

Any idea what this could have been?


Maybe the A380s are being mothballed at Davis-Monthan.

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Old November 20th 06, 05:07 PM posted to rec.travel.air,rec.aviation.misc
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Default Airbus A380 in Arizona

On Sun, 19 Nov 2006 13:44:55 +0100, Mxsmanic
wrote:

User writes:

Spotted on Interstate 10 about 75 miles east of Tucscon, Arizona, on
the afternoon of 11/17:

A large convoy of trucks guiding an oversized load. The oversized
load appeared to be a fuselage section about 75 feet long, and
significantly larger in diameter than a 747. And the whole package
was labeled "Airbus A380". (Sorry I don't have more detail. It was
my brother who saw this. Briefly. From the opposite lanes of
traffic. And since I work in the commercial aircraft industry he
called me to see if I knew what it was.)

Any idea what this could have been?


Maybe the A380s are being mothballed at Davis-Monthan.


Only if theuy're military. But some commercial jets are
mohtballed at Marana, northwest of Tucson (note spelling of
"Tucson"; we hate "Tuscon").

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* Tucson Arizona, out where the cacti grow *
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Old November 19th 06, 01:46 PM posted to rec.travel.air,rec.aviation.misc
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User wrote:
Spotted on Interstate 10 about 75 miles east of Tucscon, Arizona, on
the afternoon of 11/17:

A large convoy of trucks guiding an oversized load. The oversized
load appeared to be a fuselage section about 75 feet long, and
significantly larger in diameter than a 747. And the whole package
was labeled "Airbus A380". (Sorry I don't have more detail. It was
my brother who saw this. Briefly. From the opposite lanes of
traffic. And since I work in the commercial aircraft industry he
called me to see if I knew what it was.)

Any idea what this could have been? I thought all the big parts of
the 380 were being manufactured in Europe and Great Britain.


In France.

An Airbus A380 had a test flight (with a crew of 78) that landed in
Kowloon (Hong Kong) HKG yesterday. It was front page news
here in Hong Kong. :=)

-- Reef Fish Bob.

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Old November 19th 06, 02:05 PM posted to rec.travel.air,rec.aviation.misc
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Reef Fish wrote:
User wrote:
Spotted on Interstate 10 about 75 miles east of Tucscon, Arizona, on
the afternoon of 11/17:

A large convoy of trucks guiding an oversized load. The oversized
load appeared to be a fuselage section about 75 feet long, and
significantly larger in diameter than a 747. And the whole package
was labeled "Airbus A380". (Sorry I don't have more detail. It was
my brother who saw this. Briefly. From the opposite lanes of
traffic. And since I work in the commercial aircraft industry he
called me to see if I knew what it was.)

Any idea what this could have been? I thought all the big parts of
the 380 were being manufactured in Europe and Great Britain.


In France.

An Airbus A380 had a test flight (with a crew of 78) that landed in
Kowloon (Hong Kong) HKG yesterday. It was front page news
here in Hong Kong. :=)

It was front page headline "RUNWAY MONSTER World's biggest
passenger jet lands at Chek Lap Kok" but page 3 news in Sunday
Morning Post (South China publication).

"The aircraft - the third unit to roll off the production line in
Toulouse,
France -- flew to Hong Kong on a stringent flight testing routing that
will see five of the planes circle the world three times in 18 days
before the A380's expected certification for commercial use next
month."

-- Reef Fish Bob.

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Old November 19th 06, 04:35 PM posted to rec.travel.air,rec.aviation.misc
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Reef,

Any idea what this could have been? I thought all the big parts of
the 380 were being manufactured in Europe and Great Britain.


In France.


No. In Europe (Hamburg, Germany, for example).

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Old November 20th 06, 06:06 AM posted to rec.travel.air,rec.aviation.misc
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Thomas Borchert wrote:
Reef,

Any idea what this could have been? I thought all the big parts of
the 380 were being manufactured in Europe and Great Britain.


In France.


No. In Europe (Hamburg, Germany, for example).

--
Thomas Borchert (EDDH)


You must have a slow newsfeed. I posted two hours before your
present post, quoted from the Sunday news:

NEWS"The aircraft - the third unit to roll off the production line in
NEWS Toulouse, France -- flew to Hong Kong on a stringent flight
NEWS testing routing ..."

What was YOUR source. about Hamburg?

It's unlikely to be in production in only one country. i know of THAT
one. The newspaper also reported that the manufacturer is not
expecting to "break even" until 420 of these GIANTS are completed.

-- Reef Fish Bob.

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Old November 20th 06, 08:22 AM posted to rec.travel.air,rec.aviation.misc
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Reef,

Someone stated the A380 is produced in Europe. You tried to correct
that and said it was produced in France. I corrected that, because it's
wrong. That's all.


--
Thomas Borchert (EDDH)

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Old November 20th 06, 12:44 PM posted to rec.travel.air,rec.aviation.misc
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In article ,
Thomas Borchert wrote:

Someone stated the A380 is produced in Europe. You tried to correct
that and said it was produced in France. I corrected that, because it's
wrong. That's all.


Perhaps you are both right depending on what you mean by
"produced". The final assembly is done only in France, but
components and assemblies are produced across Europe.

-john-

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Old November 20th 06, 03:19 PM posted to rec.travel.air,rec.aviation.misc
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Reef Fish schrieb:

Any idea what this could have been? I thought all the big parts of
the 380 were being manufactured in Europe and Great Britain.



In France.


No.

Regards, ULF
 




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