First Air France A380 moves to the flightline

FlightBlogger is reporting, Airbus brought MSN033, the first A380 for Air France, it’s European launch customer, out to the flight line in Toulouse yesterday.

Image courtesy FlightBlogger. Copyright David Barrie

F-WWSB, which will eventually be registered as F-HPJA. As the photo shows, the airframe has its four GP7200 engines installed, and we can expect it to take its maiden flight within the next two to three weeks.

Snecma Image

Air France was originally expecting to put its new A380 in to service in April 2009 between Paris and Montreal, but expect some delays.

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