The Toulouse Aeroscopy Museum received 5 aircraft, including an Airbus A380
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Starting this month, the aircraft exhibition at the Aéroscopia Museum has been enriched with 5 models, including the Airbus A380. Along with the super jumbo, they also joined the first Airbus A320 ever built, the A340-600 (MSN 360 - F-WWCA) and 2 ATR aircraft.
The aircraft were transported to the yard of the Aeroscopy Museum, but visitors must wait until November to visit them. The Airbus A380 (MSN 002 - F-WXXL) will be open to the public from 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 the Airbus A320 aircraft (MSN 001 - F-WWAI), this is the first built and the one that operated the first flight since 1987. 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 the second largest aircraft manufacturer in Toulouse.
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.