FJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 970 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 10307 times:
First flight: January 05! And I know one thing: I'll be flying to Toulouse to see the giant make its first flight!!
And another thing I know: that I want to be on the first SQ flight .
BTW: which route will that be? SIN - ***?
FlightS in the next 3 months: MSP, PHX, MEM, NCE, TFS, BCN. All round trips from AMS
McGoose From Sweden, joined Aug 2004, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 10150 times:
But seriously, it's a long time until entry into service. What's with not being able to handle it? They have plenty of time if they really need to get ready.
Maybe I have missed something but didn't Virgin defer their A380:s because of the terminal at LAX not being ready for the A380? And hey, it's only about 1½ year until SQ are getting their first, not that long time after all.
Bill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8486 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 9968 times:
nahhh it will be to SYD.. although according to one of my teachers SYD and MEL are fighting over who will be able to accept it. I would have thought both would be up grading to handle it.
Also she thinks its being built by Boeing........ and the entry into service is 2008 and BA, CX and a whole list of other airlines who haven't ordered it have apparently ordered three each... I gave up on correcting her..
JoFMO From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9252 times:
SQ's first A380 will neither be to LHR nor to SYD. They will test the plane and train the crews for 1 to 3 months on shorter Asian routes before they will bring it to its designated route. So HKG, BKK, KUL and CGK have a good change to see the first A380 flying; and SIN for sure.
Btblue From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 629 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7517 times:
I emailed Airbus customer services regarding the first flight and dates last Sunday and had a response - a standard response. Basically we have to keep checking the Airbus website for updates.
I was really cheeky and asked if there was any chance of participating in their flight trials (where they operate passenger trials) but no response - which I was expecting as I think this is only for Airbus staff. Worth asking I thought.
I too want to visit Airbus when this aircraft flies. Everybody has their opinions and we're all talking about the A380. It's going to be another chapter in aviation history!
Knoxibus From France, joined Aug 2007, 260 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7416 times:
Ok latest news on the Airbus intranet, as my fellow colleague Jonathan-l said, is going to be a roll-out on 18th January 2005. Actually, he might know more than me, but so far it is called a "public reveal".
18th January will be for the general public (airlines executives???) and 19th January will be for us employees out of a draw.
Concerning flight testing, what is usually done is that they invite the family of the employees to try out the on-board accommodations.
Usually after that, some of the employees are invited to do the first round-the-world trips, prior to first deliveries.
Officially, they do not want to give a "first flight" date yet as it is very difficult to have an accurate idea whereas the preliminary testing are not yet finished...
No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
ACES320 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 393 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7317 times:
One simple question and please take it easy. Will the inaugural flight take place from Tollouse to Tollouse? I do not know how long these maiden flights last as I have never been on one myself. May be they can fly to another Airbus's site as Broughton or Filton in UK or Getafe in Spain.
LHR, BHX, EDI, BKK, USM, CNX, PHU, GRU,PEI, BOG, CTG, CPH, AMS, DOH, DXB, FRA, MAD and always PEI
Jfkaua From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1000 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3775 times:
The world will be watching the worlds biggest airliner take-off. Robert NWDC10
Just curious what everyone thinks... if all the worlds media are covering the take off and something goes wrong (kind of like that airbus fly by wire demonstration) what do you think the result would be?
: Not sure what the rest of the world's new's agencies are like for aviation, but I'm pretty sure here in the USA, the news will report it and show a la
: I hope Airbus fix their exploding hydraulic lines on the A380 before it flies. This is a rumor that I heard from one of the staff of a big A380 custom
: I hope Airbus fix their exploding hydraulic lines on the A380 before it flies. Complete BS, it worked as planned and behaved as required also. I did n
: Just curious what everyone thinks... if all the worlds media are covering the take off and something goes wrong (kind of like that airbus fly by wire
: As there seem to be some Airbus employee's here... Any updates on the weight issues? Particularly OEW? Last info I saw still showed OEW projected to b
: "SQ's first A380 will neither be to LHR nor to SYD. They will test the plane and train the crews for 1 to 3 months on shorter Asian routes before they
: Aussie747, Given the fact that the SQ 001/002 route (SIN to SFO via HKG) is one of Singapore Airlines' most lucrative routes, I think SQ may try to st