A380-85T3 : 2009 - FFC Type3 Delivery 1St AIR FRANCE A380 + Paris-NY 1St Flight


N°A380-85T3 : FFC Germany - France - USA

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

Type 3
Postal Stationary C6 Envelope Germany "70c Post Tower Bonn"  postmarked Hamburg 30.10.2009
+ Personalized Stamp France Worldwide 20g blue “1909-2009 Century of Progress - Bleriot - Concorde - Airbus A380"
Postmarked Roissy Ppal “Ch. de Gaulle Airport“ 30.10.2009

Carried on board the Maiden Flight AF 0380 Paris CDG - New York JFK on 20.11.2009

First Flight authentication stamp (blue) on the front
+ JFK International Airport arrival stamp Nov. 20, 2009 on the back
+ Flight certificate

Limited edition of 65 copies, bearing N ° 51, 236 to 250 and 252 to 300

Very rare

FFC (First Flight Cover)

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.

Inaugural flights AF 0380 Paris-New York / AF 0380 New York-Paris 20-21.11.09

- First Flight Covers carried aboard the Airbus A380 F-HPJA, the largest aircraft ever to fly between France and the USA -

Air France, the first European company to operate on an Airbus A380, has embarked its first 538 passengers for two inaugural flights aboard the largest aircraft ever to fly between France and the United States.

The inaugural flight AF 0380 Paris-New York took off from Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport on November 20 to land at New York JFK after a 7:30 am transatlantic flight. The inaugural return flight AF 0380 New York-Paris left the United States the next day to reach France on D + 1.

The first commercial flights AF 006/007 were inaugurated on November 23.
To commemorate these historic flights, I personally took the four inaugural transatlantic flights to carry exceptional Aerophilatelic First Flight Covers, borrowed from all my passion. Jean-Luc Staedel
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