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Airbus Factory Tour

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Address: Rue Franz Joseph Strauss, Toulouse, France
Phone Number: (0)534394200

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Well, I would start by saying that a year ago we visited the Boeing factory in Seattle. Compared to it, the Airbus tour is very laim. This is an assembly line so no manufacturing... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well, I would start by saying that a year ago we visited the Boeing factory in Seattle. Compared to it, the Airbus tour is very laim. This is an assembly line so no manufacturing at all. But the worse thing is that you don't get to see much. Just the talking of the guide and 2 videos. Not as we... More 

1 Thank einatgs
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the A380 tour hoping to get up close to an A380. No. They took us in a bus to an office building. Showed us a picture. Then went up a lift and behind glass from about 50meters we saw an A380. Watched a presentation on the tv screens. Then went to a balcony to see more A380 on... More 

1 Thank Charlie L
Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I found the tour wanting. It wasn't free either. We had to book using passport details couple of days in advance as they said they have to do security check on us. So I thought we're going to see something special. We joined an English speaking group. The tour was basically 4 parts. First where all the 380 parts were... More 

1 Thank HC1969
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

We went on the English speaking tour and then did the aeroscopia museum afterwards. The tour was really good and the guide quite knowledgeable about the Airbus assembly. A few people have mentioned that the factory floor itself isn't busy and there were only a few people moving around - people need to understand that planes do not get assembled... More 

2 Thank Robyn31
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

A great experience. Saw four A380's ( all Emirates ) being assembled. Also there were a couple of A350's ( Ethiopian airways ) being assembled.

1 Thank Julian A
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

MY ADVANCE WARNING : DONT GO ! This was my worst experience of ANY visit to any establishment let alone something supposedly so scientific and "advanced" technological manufacturing. Absolutely nothing good about this tour whatsoever particularly when you factor in the high cost and time wasting particularly the advanced booking etc. The only lucky thing in our case was we... More 

2 Thank Gardesh76
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Sadly this tour is a missed opportunity for Airbus. You take a coach to see a couple of airplanes parked in the distance, spend half an hour looking at a map of the airport and Airbus locations, followed by a visit to a viewing platform overlooking semi finished A380s in the distance. Honestly it was very poor and came away... More 

3 Thank PallMallRaider
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

It is hard to call this a tour as you don't really see anything. Yes, you get on a bus and ride over the assembly plant but once there you don't see them assembling anything. Unpainted planes are sitting there. The workers are inside, you see nobody moving, hear no sounds. The part where they assembly the plane together is... More 

4 Thank monicaj66
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The tour was very interesting and the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. Would have been nice to go inside the retired A380.

1 Thank Katen007
Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

If you are a fan, you should go though you may not get access to as much places as you would like to be. Certainly worth visiting just getting a feel of how a company may affect the development of a city! In Toulouse, either you are a student or you work for/with Airbus.

2 Thank Alice Man Kwan C

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