Before the first of Lufthansa’s A380s flies the
German team to Johannesburg for the Football World Cup on Sunday,
6 June 2010, Lufthansa pilots will carry out numerous flights with
the brand new flagship in the Lufthansa fleet.
After about a month’s training in the A380
simulator, the flights - with no passengers on board - are
required as part of the qualifications for pilots to acquire a
licence to fly this aircraft type. In addition to take-offs and
landings, the flight tuition includes line training on scheduled
routes to prepare the pilots to operate scheduled services for the
airline with the A380.
Provided the weather conditions are
good and allow the training flights to go ahead, the A380, named
Frankfurt am Main, will be seen at the following airports:
Monday, 31 May: Full-day flight training at Karlsruhe
Tuesday, 1 June: Full-day flight training at
Wednesday, 2 June: Line training on the
Frankfurt – Stuttgart – Zürich – Vienna – Dresden – Linz – Munich
– Frankfurt routes.
Thursday, 3 June: Line training on
the Frankfurt – Berlin-Tegel – Hanover – Hamburg – Bremen –
Dusseldorf – Cologne/Bonn – Frankfurt routes.
Airbus A380 is scheduled for delivery to Lufthansa on 19 May 2010.
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