going out of a hangar wouldn't be a roll out.......
But when is it a complete aircraft to roll out?? On this board an A380 is considered rolled out when the engines are attached. But the interior is still an empty shell, the outside in various shades of green and brown. At the same time we see the A350 only as rolled out when painted, engines attached, interior fitted at the very same production site ??
That's the wonder of the English language ! Roll out can mean many things. You can roll out a new product eg software or shampoo.
But the meaning goes back to rolling something out on wheels, a new cart (without horse), a new car design (no engine), you rolled it out.
It all depends on the industrial process implemented by the manufacturer. The only reason we consider A380s as 'rolled out' when they are nothing more than empty shells is that they have to fly away to XFW to be fitted out and painted. Should all this be done in TLS, we would wait for completion to call a roll-out, as is the case with A350s.
Last Edit: Jan 24, 2016 13:56:46 GMT 1 by philidor