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February 06, 2006

Airbus to Test A380 in Iqaluit

I though this article about Airbus doing cold-weather testing of the A380 was interesting. Iqaluit (which is the capital of the Canadian territory of Nunavut, situated on Baffin Island a few hundred miles south of the Arctic Circle) has been chosen as the cold-weather test site for the new A380. It seems Iqaluit has a nice dry cold and they can depend on the weather being between -25 and -30 celsius (gak). A quick check of the current Iqaluit forecast shows it is a balmy -15, which I think is actually unseasonably warm for this time of year (the highs on this date the last 5 years have been -25, -9, -18, -20, and -25, and the lows...well, they've been lower than that).

Posted by AdamBa at February 6, 2006 04:31 PM

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