The A320 MSN 001 has just identified the livery that was his on his pretty first flight./ Photograph Airbus
It is a legendary airplane that will return to the museum. The A320 MSN 001, the pretty first ever constructed and the first to have taken off from the Toulouse-Blagnac tracks on February 22, 1987, will be a part of the wealthy collection of plane of the Aeroscopia Museum in Blagnac
It was, at the time, the most modern-day and successful civil plane in the environment. The A320 was notably controllable many thanks to controls a hundred% electrical and not mechanical. A revolution.
6,680 flying several hours for 3,169 flights
In anticipation of his transfer to the Aeroscopia Museum, the A320 MSN 001 has just identified the livery that was his on his pretty first flight, 22 February 1987. The empennage of the airplane is consequently new to Airbus unique colors blue-pink-orange-yellow. The plane is section of the final batch of 4 check plane entrusted to Aéroscopia by Airbus. It has 6 680 several hours of flight in 3 169 flights.
– Airbus (@Airbus) seven September 2017
On February 22, 1987, Pierre Baud and Bernard Ziegler ended up in command of this airplane. It was largely utilised for motor tests. A complete of 29 different engines ended up examined (19 from CFM and 10 from IAE). Until eventually his final flight, on July 29, 2016, he participated in various systems to acquire new tools (head-up display, superior navigation methods, embedded digital documentation, Sharklets, and so on.). It was also utilised at the beginning of the flight tests of the NEO vary.
The A320 MSN 001 took off from the tracks of Toulouse-Blagnac, the 22 of February of 1987. Photograph DDM archives