A380-85T1 : 2009 - FFC Type 1 Hamburg-Paris Delivery Flight 1St AIR FRANCE A380


N°A380-85T1 : FFC Germany - France 

"Delivery Ceremony and Conveying Flight Hamburg XFW - Paris CDG of the First Airbus A380 for Air France (F-HPJA) 30.10.2009"

Type 1
Postal Stationary C6 Envelope Germany "70c Post Tower Bonn"  postmarked Hamburg 30.10.2009
+ Personalized Stamp France Lettre 20g red “1909-2009 Century of Progress - Bleriot - Concorde - Airbus A380"
Postmarked Roissy Ppal “Ch. de Gaulle Airport“ 30.10.2009

Limited edition : 300 numbered copies - Rare

FFC (First Flight Cover)

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Delivery and Conveying Flight of the 1st Air France A380 F-HPJA (F-WWSB) Hamburg XFW - Paris CDG 30.10.2009

Air France took delivery of its first A380 on Friday, October 30, during a ceremony at the Airbus site in Hamburg, becoming the first European company to own the giant aircraft. The A380 constitutes "an excellent response to the economic crisis which continues to have its effects on our activity in an impressive way", declared Air France Managing Director Pierre-Henri Gourgeon, who hopes to achieve 15 million euros in savings per year for each A380 in service. According to him, this plane "arrives at the right time" and constitutes for the company a "strategic asset to pass the crisis and to cushion the effects".

The aircraft then took off from Hamburg for a conveying flight to Roissy-Charles de Gaulle where the Super Jumbo was "baptized", as it should be, by the fire hoses of the airport fire brigade.

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