Saturday 5 September 2009 - A380 flypast!!

The Airbus A380 has visited BHX!!
Airbus A380 F-WWOW carried out two approaches and flypasts
to BHX's Runway 33 as part of a flying UK tour - see below for the
full Airbus release....
.... after an ILS approach the aircraft flew along Runway 33....
.... before climbing away into the murk of an English summers day!
The aircraft wears "Greener. Cleaner. Quieter. Smarter." titles
After a circuit the A380 then carried out a second approach and
flypast passing the new International Pier that is being officially
opened on Wednesday 9 September 2009 when an Emirates A380 is
planned to operate their lunchtime scheduled service from Dubai -
Thanks to the team from BHX for organising a fantastic event
at the start of a historic week for the airport....
.... the Ops team for getting us in the perfect position....
.... and BHX's Operations Director who was on the tower balcony
to make sure the Airbus A380 did a second flypast!
Airbus A380 returning for a UK visit 5 September 2009
The world’s largest commercial airliner, the 525-seat Airbus A380, is returning to the UK

for a brief flying visit on September 5. The iconic aircraft will make its first-ever visits to
Scotland and Northern Ireland, and brief appearances over England and Wales, during its
time here.
The A380 is scheduled to first perform approach-and-go fly-throughs at the airports in the

capital city of Edinburgh and Prestwick, Scotland; followed by a flying display at the
Northern Ireland International Airshow at Portrush,and a fly-through at Belfast City

Airport in Northern Ireland. It will also flyover Airbus’ facility in Broughton, North Wales,
where Airbus employees will be celebrating the company’s founding 40 years ago, and over
Birmingham International Airport in England.
Tom Willliams, Airbus Executive Vice President of Programmes said: “We are proud to

welcome the A380 back to the UK, and that it will be visiting Scotland and Northern Ireland
for the first time. This visit demonstrates what Airbus and its UK partners do together
—design and build great aircraft.”
Birmingham-born Jeremy Cieslik, Vice President and Plant Manager for Airbus in the UK

Industrial Operations, is proud to welcome the A380 to his hometown:“I hope the people of
Birmingham are as proud as I am of the A380. It is the flagship of the 21st century and sets

new standards in eco-efficient aviation. And every one of them is flying with wings designed
and manufactured in the UK.”
The aircraft will also be visiting Edinburgh (1340), Prestwick (1400), Port Rush for the

Northern Ireland International Air Show (1420), Belfast City (1440) and Broughton (1508)
before returing via Birmingham (1540)


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