Training flights for A380 pilots
Saturday 10, April 2010
New Lufthansa flagship to show the flag at a number of airports in early June. Before the first of Lufthansa’s A380s flies the German team to Johannesburg for the Football World Cup on Sunday, 6 June, 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 Airport.
Tuesday, 1 June
Full-day flight training at Leipzig Airport.
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.
The first Airbus A380 is scheduled for delivery to Lufthansa on 19 May, when it will be named ”Frankfurt am Main“.
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