The A320 MSN 001 has just discovered the livery that was his on his extremely very first flight./ Image Airbus
It is a mythical aircraft that will return to the museum. The A320 MSN 001, the extremely very first ever developed and the very first to have taken off from the Toulouse-Blagnac tracks on February 22, 1987, will join the wealthy selection of aircraft of the Aeroscopia Museum in Blagnac
It was, at the time, the most modern day and effective civil aircraft in the globe. The A320 was particularly controllable many thanks to controls a hundred% electric powered and not mechanical. A revolution.
six,680 flying several hours for three,169 flights
In anticipation of his transfer to the Aeroscopia Museum, the A320 MSN 001 has just discovered the livery that was his on his extremely very first flight, 22 February 1987. The empennage of the aircraft is consequently new to Airbus primary shades blue-crimson-orange-yellow. The aircraft is aspect of the past batch of four test aircraft entrusted to Aéroscopia by Airbus. It has six 680 several hours of flight in three 169 flights.
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On February 22, 1987, Pierre Baud and Bernard Ziegler had been in command of this aircraft. It was mainly used for engine screening. A total of 29 different engines had been tested (19 from CFM and 10 from IAE). Until eventually his past flight, on July 29, 2016, he participated in many packages to produce new products (head-up exhibit, state-of-the-art navigation programs, embedded electronic documentation, Sharklets, and so on.). It was also used at the commencing of the flight exams of the NEO selection.
The A320 MSN 001 took off from the tracks of Toulouse-Blagnac, on 22 February 1987. Image DDM archives