Re: A340/Lufthansa ad

From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works
Date:         16 Dec 93 01:50:34 PST
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>Why a French new aircraft number on a German bird?

Except for the A321 and soon the A319, Airbus final assembly takes
place at Toulouse.  The aircraft are ferried to Hamburg (site of the
A321/A319 final assembly) for interior outfitting, then fly back to
Toulouse for flight testing.  Since Toulouse is in France, new Airbus
aircraft wear French registration until they're ready for delivery.

You'll similarly see decidedly Boeing and McDonnell Douglas planes
for decidedly non-US carriers wearing US "N" numbers on their tails
early in their life.

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