The Toulouse Aeroscopy Museum received 5 aircraft, including an Airbus A380
Starting with this month, the Aéroscopia Museum aircraft exhibition has been enriched with 5 models, including Airbus A380. Along with the super jumbo, the first ever Airbus A320 ever built, the A340-600 (MSN 360 - F-WWCA) and the 2 ATR aircraft, were joined.
The aircraft were transported to the aerospace museum, but visitors have to wait until November to visit them. Airbus A380 (MSN 002 - F-WXXL) can be visited starting with the first quarter of 2020.
Airbus A380 at the Aeroscopy Museum
The A380 aircraft will be specially configured to receive visitors. The curious will be able to admire its hydraulic, electrical and electronic systems. Ballast tanks, which were used during test flights, will also be installed. There will be images missing with the manufacturing process of an A380.
Related to Airbus A320 (MSN 001 - F-WWAI), this is the first built and the one that operated the first 1987 flight. It is the plane inaugurated in the presence of Prince Charles and Lady Di.
All aircraft were donated by Airbus. Including the 2 ATR aircraft, an ATR 42-300 (MSN 003 - F-WEGC) and an ATR 72-600 (MSN 098 - F-WWEY), were sold by Toulouse's second largest aircraft manufacturer.
At the Aéroscopia Museum you can also admire 2 Concorde aircraft (one is exposed outside, the other is ready to receive you inside) and the A400M multi-role military aircraft. The museum annually attracts 190 000 visitors. And their number will definitely increase with 2020, once the Airbus A380 aircraft is opened for viewing.