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Boeing 787 at Paris

Boeing’s brand new 787 is expected to be the star of the Paris Air Show which gets under way Monday 20 June. Details have still to be released of Le Bourget happenings which will probably include a fully configured ready for service passenger aircraft. Boeing, together with launch customer ANA, unveiled plans last week for a series of route proving flights from 4 July with the aircraft based at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport.

Using the second flight test aircraft, known as ZA002, they will simulate in-service operations across several airports in Japan in a service ready operational validation. Anticipated city pairs include trips between Haneda and airports in Osaka (Itami and Kansai), Okayama and Hiroshima.

First rolled out in August 2007 the 787 was initially planned for introduction during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In spite of production delays the aircraft has still set pre-certification records with 835 firm orders to date and options taking it well past the 1,000 mark.

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New Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental and Freighter to Debut at 2011 Paris Air Show
- Five Boeing commercial jetliners to be on display
- 787 Dreamliner to be featured
- Air Berlin 737-700 to showcase innovative Sky Interior
- Qatar Airways to present 777-200LR, world's longest-range jetliner
- C-17, F-15 and Chinook on static display


Boeing's two new 747-8 airplane models – the Intercontinental passenger version and the Freighter version – will make their international debuts at the Paris Air Show, joining the innovative 787 Dreamliner as highlights of the company's presence during the show. Also on display at the biennial aerospace exhibition, which begins June 20 at Le Bourget, will be an Air Berlin 737-700 with the new Boeing Sky Interior, a Qatar Airways Boeing 777-200LR – the longest-range passenger jetliner in the world – the C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter, the F-15E Strike Eagle multi-role fighter jet, and the CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopter.

"We are excited to bring to the Paris Air Show the world's newest and most innovative family of commercial airplanes," said Tom Downey, senior vice president, Boeing Communications. "We also are proud to highlight the capabilities of our defense business. We are looking forward to meeting with customers, partners, and others in the aerospace community as the industry recovery continues."

The 747-8 Intercontinental passenger jet, sporting its distinctive "Sunrise" livery, will arrive June 19, just three months after its first flight, and be on static display until the evening of June 21. The 747-8 Freighter will arrive June 20 and be on display for the following two days.

Boeing will deliver the first 747-8 freighter to Cargolux later this summer. The first 747-8 Intercontinental will be delivered in the fourth quarter to a VIP customer, and Lufthansa will be the first airline to receive an Intercontinental in early 2012.

The 787 flight-test airplane ZA001 featuring the full Dreamliner livery will be on static display June 22-23. Launch customer ANA will receive its first 787 in August or September.

Together these five Boeing commercial airplane models embody the technology and innovation that Boeing is bringing to market to reduce operating costs for airlines while revolutionizing the travel experience for passengers around the world.

The Boeing military aircraft will be part of the U.S. Department of Defense display throughout the show.

Boeing will hold a series of media briefings and activities during the show, as listed below. Media at the show should check the briefing schedule daily at the Media Centre and the Boeing media chalet, situated in chalet row A 328, for updates.

The company will highlight its air show activities through www.boeing.com/paris2011 starting June 16, and through its Twitter feeds: @Boeing, @BoeingAirplanes and @BoeingDefense. The site will be updated regularly with briefings and videos from the show and about Boeing programs.

Note: All times listed below are local to Paris

Sunday, June 19

Approximately at 9.00 am, the 747-8 Intercontinental will land in Le Bourget*. Media will be given access to the Le Bourget site to witness the arrival. The airplane will be on static display and also available for media viewing from approximately 11.00 to 13.30.

*See separate 747-8 Intercontinental media advisory for further details.

Monday, June 20

10.00 Boeing Commercial Airplanes Update – Auditorium (Media Centre)

Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Jim Albaugh will assess current industry and market conditions and provide an update on Boeing commercial airplane products and services, development programs and product investments. This update will be followed by a product strategy overview (see details below).

11.00 747-8 Intercontinental available for media viewing from 11.00 to 12.00

11.15 Product Strategy Overview – Auditorium (Media Centre)

Nicole Piasecki, vice president of Business Development and Strategic Integration for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and Mike Bair, vice president of Advanced 737 Product Development, will provide an update of BCA's product strategy.

12.00 737 Media Opportunity – On board Air Berlin 737-700 with new Boeing Sky Interior

Beverly Wyse, vice president and general manager, 737 Program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, will introduce the advanced features of the Sky Interior and review improvements past, present and future, that have and will continue to preserve the 737 as the single-aisle market leader..

Tuesday, June 21

12.30 Air Berlin 737-700 available for media viewing from 12.30 to 13.30

12.30 747-8 Intercontinental available for media viewing from 12.30 to 13.30

Wednesday, June 22

10.00 2011 Pilot and Technician Outlook and Flight Services briefing – Salle 2 (Media Centre)

Sherry Carbary, vice-president, Boeing Flight Services, will detail the projected exponential growth in demand for qualified aviation personnel over the next 20 years and assess challenges and opportunities in supporting the surge in airplane deliveries via advanced training, improved airspace capacity and greater airline efficiency to optimize global aviation.

11.00 787 Dreamliner available for media viewing from 11.00 to 12.00. Launch customer ANA, which will receive its first 787 in August or September, will make a special announcement at the 787 display.

12.00 Air Berlin 737-700 available for media viewing from 12.00 to 13.00

12.00 747-8 Freighter available for media viewing from 12.00 to 13.00

Thursday, June 23

10.30 Air Berlin 737-700 available for media viewing from 10.30 to 11.30

10.30 787 Dreamliner available for media viewing from 10.30 to 11.30

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. The company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 90 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training. Boeing employs more than 159,000 people across the United States and in 70 countries. The company's leadership is strengthened further by hundreds of thousands of people who work for Boeing suppliers worldwide.

SOURCE News Release Issued: June 6, 2011 8:45 AM EDT Boeing
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Airbus Leads way towards sustainable aviation at Paris Air Show

Shares vision for the future of air travel

Airbus, a market leader in commercial and military transport aircraft is showcasing ideas for a sustainable aviation at the Le Bourget Air Show between June 20th– 26th. Visitors will be able to see revolutionary ideas and concepts as well as daily flying displays from the world’s most modern passenger and military transport aircraft.

Walk through domes at the EADS Stand (Hall 2A-253) will give an insight into the ‘Future by Airbus’ – a free thinking vision for the future of aviation. Visitors can immerse themselves in this vision by watching it in a spectacular wrap-around film for free at the Le Bourget “Musee de L’air” Planetarium.

Media are welcome to visit the EADS Press Chalet at Row A (366-368) for covering commercial announcements and media events throughout the week. Alerts to upcoming press events will be posted in the Media Centre as well as the EADS Press Chalet. Airbus will hold its sum-up press conference on Thursday, June 23rd, starting at 11:00 in the Air Show Conference Centre (Hall 2C - Auditorium).

Aircraft on static display will include the A380, an Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ), the Airbus Military A400M and C295. The Airbus A380 and A400M will be on flying displays every day. Some customer aircraft will also be on display - depending on the day. Aircraft visits can be organised for media each day, 09:00-10:00 am. On Tuesday June 21st, Airbus Military will hold an event at the C295, to which media are invited.

The VIP hospitality tent at the aircraft static display will showcase several cut-away models (A350 XWB, A320neo, A330, A380 commercial aircraft, and the A400M military aircraft) and a life size Airbus A320 Family fuel saving Sharklet’ wingtip device.

Throughout the week, Airbus will hold a series of career workshops with an opportunity to meet industry experts as part of its drive to recruit more than 3,000 talents in 2011.

On Thursday June 23rd at 10:00, the winners of Airbus’ second worldwide student challenge “Fly Your Ideas” will be announced. The five finalists this year are teams from Chile, China, India, Malaysia and Sweden.

8 June 2011 Airbus Press Release
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Bombardier Aerospace at International Paris Air Show 2011

This year, Bombardier Aerospace returns to the International Paris Air Show with five of its industry-leading aircraft. At this important aerospace event, Bombardier will showcase its broad spectrum of innovative products, technical expertise, and superior customer support and aircraft maintenance services. It is also an occasion to celebrate Bombardier’s 25th year in the aerospace industry.

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Featured on static display will be five airplanes from Bombardier’s portfolio of business and commercial aircraft, including the midsize Learjet 60 XR aircraft, super midsize Challenger 300 jet, ultra long-range Global 6000 jet, Q400 NextGen turboprop airliner and CRJ1000 NextGen regional jet. As well, guests can enter the next-generation world of air travel in Bombardier’s unique CSeries pavilion, where they will experience Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft in an interactive environment.

In the twenty-five years that have passed since Bombardier entered the aerospace industry, we have grown to become the world’s third largest civil aircraft manufacturer,” said Guy C. Hachey, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Aerospace. “We reached this position of leadership by paying strict attention to our customers’ needs and challenges, and through our ability to think outside of the box. This approach allowed us to invent the first regional jet – the CRJ regional jet, to redefine the business jet market with our exceptional family of Global jets, and develop our all-new CSeries commercial aircraft, which is specifically designed to meet the requirements of the 100- to 149-seat market segment. Our innovative products, which bring significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, fuel consumption and noise footprint, are also paving the way for a more sustainable future for aviation.”

The International Paris Air Show – Paris Le Bourget runs from Monday, June 20, to Thursday, June 23, for trade visitors, and Friday, June 24, to Sunday, June 26, for public visitors. In 2011, the air show expects over 2,000 exhibitors, including the top 100 companies in the industry.

The Bombardier chalet is located at A256, and will be closed on Sunday, June 26. The static display is located at D128 and will include a state-of-the-art CSeries pavilion, featuring a new cabin mock-up. It will be closed on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26.

Business Aircraft

Bombardier has over 580 business jets based in Europe, representing a market share of over 26 per cent. With the recent launch of its Global 7000 and Global 8000 jets and the ongoing development of the Learjet 85 aircraft and Global Vision flight deck, which was granted certification from Transport Canada on June 3, 2011, Bombardier is poised for further growth worldwide.

We’re very positive about the industry’s outlook moving forward, and with the launch of innovative new programs, Bombardier has taken bold actions to strengthen and grow its leadership position worldwide,” said Steve Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft.

Bombardier’s recently published financial results for the first quarter* of fiscal year 2011 show further evidence of positive momentum, reflected by 77 net orders for business aircraft and 37 deliveries between February 1 and April 30, 2011. In addition, the May 2011 General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) shipment report showed Bombardier Aerospace as the market leader in the business aircraft market categories in which it competes, in both revenues (40 per cent) and units delivered (39 per cent), during the first three months of calendar year 2011.

Commercial Aircraft

As the only company that successfully competes in the regional jet, turboprop and mainline aircraft markets, Bombardier will showcase its people, its commitment to customers and its world-leading portfolio of commercial aircraft at this year’s Paris Air Show,” said Gary R. Scott, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “In particular, we will display the CRJ1000 NextGen regional jet, which will make its air show debut after a highly successful entry into service in Europe, and the Q400 NextGen aircraft – the world’s fastest, most technologically advanced turboprop. Above all, our Paris highlight will be the debut of the newest cabin mock-up of the CSeries jetliner housed in an impressive purpose-built environment.”

Over 2,800 Dash 8/Q-Series turboprops, CRJ Series regional jets and CSeries aircraft have been ordered by operators worldwide, including over 500 that are in service or on order with more than 35 European operators.

Customer Services and Support

Bombardier Customer Services raises the bar to support its growing customer base. Its far-reaching global service network consists of 63 maintenance facilities in 27 countries, and superior aircraft parts availability is sustained by ten parts depots in five continents. Bombardier has nearly 190 field service and support staff deployed internationally, more than any other Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). Bombardier is also the only jet manufacturer providing training on its aircraft, offering nine facilities worldwide. This extensive support network is complemented by cost-per-flight-hour budget protection solutions, known as Smart Services. Business and commercial aircraft customers also benefit from Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) services in Belfast, Dallas and Wichita. Bombardier Customer Services holds itself accountable to higher standards to put its customers first.

Bombardier aircraft on static display:

Learjet 60 XR aircraft: The Learjet 60 XR aircraft is a proven model of performance, comfort, value and technology in the midsize jet market segment. It delivers a high cruise speed of Mach 0.81 (861 km/hr), superior climb capabilities, proven fuel efficiency and low direct operating costs per nautical mile**. The jet’s higher operating altitudes – certified to 51,000 ft (15,545 m) – translate to time savings due to better winds, less traffic and less turbulence.

Challenger 300 aircraft: This first true super midsize aircraft offers transcontinental range and superior long-range cruise speed, with eight passengers. It can fly Paris-Dubai non-stop with a full payload and its superior airfield performance allows it to operate out of 5,000-foot (1,524-m) runways with ease**. The Challenger 300 jet offers the best performance and value in its class combined with dispatch reliability consistently over 99.7 per cent – this aircraft has exceeded customer expectations since its entry-into-service in 2004.

Global 6000 aircraft: The Global 6000 business jet, formerly the Global Express XRS, features the recently certified Global Vision flight deck and the largest cabin of any purpose-built corporate aircraft – offering more cabin volume and more floor space than its closest competitor. No other business jet in the ultra long-range segment matches the high-speed range capability delivered by this aircraft. Offering the ultimate in cabin comfort, this impressive jet can link Paris-Los Angeles and Paris-Tokyo non-stop with eight passengers and three-to-four crew**.

Q400 NextGen aircraft: Optimized for short-haul operations, the “comfortably greener,” 70- to 80-seat Q400 NextGen aircraft provides an ideal balance of passenger comfort and operating economics with a reduced environmental footprint. Over 350 Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft are in service with more than 30 operators worldwide.

CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft: Since its entry into service in December 2010, operators are reporting the excellent passenger appeal and very high reliability of the CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft. In addition, the CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft is achieving a mission fuel consumption rate that is four per cent better than estimated, which directly results in a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to an average reduction of nearly 700 tons of greenhouse gases per aircraft, each year. The CRJ1000 NextGen regional jet is achieving the lowest cash operating cost per mile for operators in its market segment, while delivering extra range, exceptional reliability and a greener footprint. The CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft on display is operated by Brit Air for Air France.

CSeries Pavilion: Bombardier will showcase its CSeries aircraft program in a state-of-the-art pavilion located in its static display near the company’s Chalet. Housed in a custom-made, 70-foot (21-metre) geodesic dome, the pavilion will feature the CSeries aircraft’s new cabin demonstrator, technology experience and touchscreen displays, and will facilitate customer meetings and media briefings. The new livery for the CSeries aircraft, reflecting a contemporary, fresh and elegant style, will also be on display in the pavilion.

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Bombardier Media Activities

Please visit Bombardier Aerospace’s Web site dedicated to its presence at the International Paris Air Show: www.paris.aero.bombardier.com.

Bombardier press release 10.06.2011
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It seems Boeing and Bombardier are both sending quite some "hardware" to Paris this year compared to previous years. But without doubt this will be Airbus' show (again). AirAsia may order up to 200 A320NEO's, Indigo is said to finalise its order for up to 200 A320(NEO)'s and without doubt other big/nice orders will also come.

Possibly also Air France/KLM will place a massive order, altough that's more something for July according to the rumours (comming from an inside source). AF-KL will order up to 100 aircraft to replace the A340's, B744's and MD11's (and possibly some others). It is said this order will equally be split between the B787 and the A350. It is said that both AF and KL prefer the B787 (KL previously ordered B789 trough RBS but RBS pulled back from the leasing market and AF doesn't like RR engines, the only engine choice for the A350 and AF was angry because Airbus said AF made faults in their training wich may caused the A332 crash), but of course they will not only buy Boeing (some French politicans even did a petition in the French parlement to let AF buying A350's). It stays Air FRANCE.

Boeing sending both the B748F and B748i may mean they have also something to announce, but I don't really expect that they will announce something very big. (btw, the Air China order for 5 B748i's is still not firmed as the Chinese government still has to aggree. It could be this order may be firmed in Paris) Some sources say Turkish and/or Cathay may order some B748i's. But if there will be an B748 order, I expect it to be a B748F order.

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MR_Boeing wrote: AF was angry because Airbus said AF made faults in their training wich may caused the A332 crash), but of course they will not only buy Boeing (some French politicans even did a petition in the French parlement to let AF buying A350's).
what is the source of these alligations?

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diminbru wrote:
what is the source of these alligations?
Shortly after the black boxes of the A332 were recovered there was an article in the French press wich claimed that Airbus said that Air France may have training problems (as the pilots didn't react as they should have reacted according to Airbus) wich resulted in the crash. Air France really didn't like this. I'm searching for the article, but there are SO many recent articles about the AF crash, so it's not easy to find the specific article I'm talking about.
About France pushing AF to order Airbus, there are quite some articles about French députés pushing AF to order the A350. A few of them:

http://www.latribune.fr/entreprises-fin ... oeing.html

http://www.lemoci.com/011-54629-70-depu ... irbus.html

http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-eco/2011/0 ... ilegie.php

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MR_Boeing wrote: About France pushing AF to order Airbus, there are quite some articles about French députés pushing AF to order the A350. A few of them:
And here in English:

"French parliamentarians have launched a petition calling on Air France-KLM (AIRF.PA) to place a $20-25 billion plane order with Airbus (EAD.PA) and not Boeing (BA.N) "

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/ ... 0620110612

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I can understand their reaction. If (most) of American carriers buy boeing only, why can't (some) European carriers do the same?
On the other hand it is better for every carrier to leave the option open and let competition play.

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According to Bloomberg, Hong Kong Airlines will order the A380 at the Paris Air Show 2011 as it challenges Cathay Pacific Airways and adds flights in China.
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Cebu couldn't wait: they ordered 37 AB.
One of our dear members will probably be happy to see the coming years new airplanes in the Phillipines. :)

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Video footage of Boeing 747-8i landing at Paris Le Bourget for the Paris Air Show static display:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/theboeingc ... 848134920/
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airberlin Boeing 737-700 Arrives at Paris Air Show

An airberlin Boeing 737-700, with Boeing's innovative Sky Interior, was the first of five Boeing airplanes to arrive at this year's Paris Air Show. Flown from Dusseldorf to Paris by airberlin's Boeing Fleet Chief Marc Altenscheidt and the airline's Boeing Technical Pilot Tim Techt, the German carrier's airplane landed at Le Bourget just after 8 a.m. local time and will be on view at the show until Thursday June 23.

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airberlin was the first airline to take delivery and operate the new Boeing Sky Interior on a Next-Generation 737-700 model. airberlin took delivery of this airplane in March.

News Release Issued: LE BOURGET, France, June 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/
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Following the news found on lesoir.be & tf1.fr, the mighty A380 will not fly during Le bourget 2011.

"Pas de vol d’A380 au Bourget : l’avion endommagé lors d’un incident

dimanche 19 juin 2011, 19:20
Il n’y aura pas de vol de démonstration de l’Airbus A380 lors du salon du Bourget qui doit s’ouvrir lundi, l’aile de l’appareil ayant été endommagé lors d’un incident dimanche, a annoncé l’avionneur européen sur son compte twitter. C’est la deuxième déconvenue du jour pour EADS, la maison mère d’Airbus, après l’annonce que son avion de transport militaire A400M ne pourra pas faire de démonstration en vol au Bourget en raison d’un problème lié à son moteur. L’A380, un appareil aux dimensions hors du commun par rapport aux autres avions commerciaux, a heurté un bâtiment sur les voies de roulage dimanche après-midi.


Sad news ...

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Depretair wrote:Following the news found on lesoir.be & tf1.fr, the mighty A380 will not fly during Le bourget 2011.

"Pas de vol d’A380 au Bourget : l’avion endommagé lors d’un incident

dimanche 19 juin 2011, 19:20
Il n’y aura pas de vol de démonstration de l’Airbus A380 lors du salon du Bourget qui doit s’ouvrir lundi, l’aile de l’appareil ayant été endommagé lors d’un incident dimanche, a annoncé l’avionneur européen sur son compte twitter. C’est la deuxième déconvenue du jour pour EADS, la maison mère d’Airbus, après l’annonce que son avion de transport militaire A400M ne pourra pas faire de démonstration en vol au Bourget en raison d’un problème lié à son moteur. L’A380, un appareil aux dimensions hors du commun par rapport aux autres avions commerciaux, a heurté un bâtiment sur les voies de roulage dimanche après-midi.


Sad news ...

A380 will not fly at the Paris AirShow due to an incident on Sunday. Her wing has hit a building during taxi.

Well, after the A380 winglet clipped off at BKK during a test flight I think in 2007,
after having chopped the tail and tossed a CRJ at JFK 2 months ago,
and this one at LFPB,
why not folding the wings after landing like on an aircraft carrier?
;)

Going there tomorrow. Too bad I won't see this beauty flying.
And Grizzly 3 is grounded too due to an engine problem...

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Also saw a Korean Airlines A380 this afternoon. Can't believe Airbus won't send another aircraft to replace the damaged one.

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Qatar Airways' Boeing 777-200LR Arrives at Paris Air Show

Qatar Airways' Boeing 777-200LR (long range) arrived on Sunday, June 19 at Le Bourget for the 49th International Paris Air Show. The airplane, one of Qatar Airways' current fleet of 25 777s, will be on display during the show with the spotlight on its reliability, operating efficiencies, 5-star interiors, and payload and range capabilities.

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As one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, Qatar Airways currently operates 25 Boeing (NYSE: BA) airplanes: eight ultra-long range 777-200LRs, 15 777-300ERs (extended range) and two long-range 777 Freighters.

The Boeing 777 family is a complete family of jetliners that is preferred by passengers and airlines around the world. The market-leading 777 family has the ability to fly point-to-point to bypass crowded and busy hub airports.

LE BOURGET, France, June 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/
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From Airbus official Website... :cry:

During ground maneuvers with the Airbus A380 flight test aircraft MSN 004, the aircraft’s right hand wing-tip touched a structure near the taxiway ‘’Victor’’ at Le Bourget airport at 15:50 local time.

Airbus experts are currently inspecting the aircraft, but it is already confirmed that the A380 MSN04 will not perform the flying display at the Le Bourget Air Show 2011.

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Th A400M won't fly either, due to a problem with the engines :
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110619/bs ... airbusa380

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