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1st A380 In Airline Livery  
User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 14923 times:

The first A380 wearing an airline livery will not be an SQ machine.
It will be C/N 001 in Emirates color scheme and will be presented to the Dubai Air Show next December.
This plane will not go to EK.Will be painted only for the Show.

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User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 14793 times:

That would be a great PR move by Emirates - and Airbus seem to do anything for their best customer.
But what's the source?


Regards
Udo

[Edited 2005-02-05 16:05:34]

User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12515 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 14691 times:
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The Dubai Air Show is in November this year.

It would be smart of Airbus to paint the A380 in 'relevant' colours - e.g. Air France for Paris, Emirates for Dubai, etc.



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User currently offlineCheco77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 14417 times:

A question, how will the A380 will be transported to Dubai? Via ground or air already?
Thanks,
Adam



Czech Boeing lover living in Lima
User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 14332 times:

Adam,

First flight is just about 2 months away, so the A380 should certainly be ready to fly to Dubai in November or December. In fact, she is expected to be flying to the Paris airshow in June (or it July?)

Jean Leloup



Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlineNsfguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 14216 times:

The 747 was in operation only a few months before the first one was blown away by an act of terror. This was a stunning and gut wrenching event shortly after the plane went into full service. I pray the aviation community remembers this and closes ranks to secure this craft, and not allow the ignorant primitive terrorists of the world to draw attention and start blowing these giant airliners up.

User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 14153 times:

Udo

Source , issue of this week AIR&COSMOS magazine.

They say the show will take place in the first week of December.

As you say they do anything for their best customers.





User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12515 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 14113 times:
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Nsfguy, I bet your glass is always half empty.


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User currently offlineSpike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1170 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 14103 times:

Airbus should stick to their new corporate colours for Paris and DXB shows. Build the brand. Boeing is doing this.

User currently offlineAirbus A3XX From Australia, joined May 1999, 507 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 14030 times:

Would be great to see Airbus to get one A380 painted in QF colour for the Avalon Airshow in March as well

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21571 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 13539 times:

Airbus should stick to their new corporate colours for Paris and DXB shows. Build the brand. Boeing is doing this.

This is actually a pretty good point, since the traveling public is pretty much ignorant when it comes to these things, and it's just my feeling that they might associate the A380 with Boeing because of the whole "jumbo jet" thing, and think that its a bigger 747.

It's a great PR move for Emirates, but I think Airbus should probably have kept it in the (very nice) company colors.

-Mir



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User currently offlineEGFF From UK - Wales, joined Sep 2001, 2201 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 11809 times:

This is great news, im looking forward to seeing this beauty in the EK colours.

Shaun ...



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User currently offlineKa From Switzerland, joined Apr 2000, 661 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day ago) and read 11511 times:

Just curious: Will it be a new c/s for Emirates, or are they keeping the current one?? There was some talk about getting a change with the A380. Any news??

Thanks,
KA.



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User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2688 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day ago) and read 11103 times:

Why doesn't Airbus keep the A380 in their corporate livery the for its first flight? I recall reading that the prototype 747 remained in the Boeing corporate livery when it first lifted off into the sky. i think that might have helped the 747 sell better since it was in Boeing's corporate livery, it promoted Boeing, not Pan Am, the 747 launch customer. Airbus ought to paint. IMO, the A380 needs to stay in its corporate livery. I do not want to see an A380 in EK colors unless it is actually going to be delivered to EK. A corporate livery to me just seems more appropriate for the first flight of a revolutionary jumbo such as the A380.


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User currently offlineBrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1288 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 23 hours ago) and read 10822 times:

I understand Airbus. Emirates is the biggest customer for the type to date and even if some majors may one day fall for the praise of the A380, it will always be a large customer.

On the other hand, selling the brand... Yeah! The public at the air show will for sure know it's an Airbus A380, not a new Boeing type. And the rest of the world would anyway think it's a Boeing A320 or an Airbus 747, that's when they reach as far as thinking about the aircraft they fly aboard.

Will be in Dubai around Easter, too bad for the air show. I still hope to see some nice birds as a side dish to the trip.

On our American friend's comment: no comment.



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User currently offlineYVRtoYYZ From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 21 hours ago) and read 9652 times:

Nsfguy,

A victim of Georgie's propoganda scheme, aren't we?

As for the topic, a great marketing tool being utilized by Airbus for its customers. Would make sense to paint either in Air France colours or House colours for Paris in June. And most know that this aircraft isn't a Boeing tool, therefore the lack of need to keep House colours on it. And let us not forget, it will be presented in Nov/Dec '05, not the Paris Air Show which is June. Thus, it will be displayed in both House colours and EK colours and whatever colours host countries may choose.

-YVRtoYYZ


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 20 hours ago) and read 9046 times:

Why doesn't Airbus keep the A380 in their corporate livery the for its first flight?

The first flight of the plane WILL be in Airbus colors.

N


User currently offlineLockheed1011 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 156 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 20 hours ago) and read 8972 times:

Guys!

Why Emirates and not SQ?


User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 18 hours ago) and read 7942 times:

Lockheed1011

"Why Emirates and no SQ"

Simply as EK is the largest customer and the Dubai Air Show will take place at their home base.It's a "thank you" to EK , coming from Airbus.
Also it's a kind of compensation to EK , not to have been the very first airline to put it in service , as SQ will it be.
It's not the first time Airbus says "thank you" to EK.
I remember already once , also at the Dubai Air Show , Airbus has sent one 330 or 340 (do not remember precisely) with "thank you to Emirates" titles.

Would like to point out i love your username.


User currently offlineWdleiser From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 961 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 18 hours ago) and read 7850 times:

NSFGUY why would you say something like that? And where in the hell did it come from? I mean.... you pulled that one out of your ass.... The problem with the world today is that everyone seems to be only worried about terrorism... and thats what they wanted all along.... to disrupt the normal lifestyle of civillian people.


Anyway's I am pretty sure this plane will be highly guarded, plus its much harder to get a bomb on an airplane these day's on these huge airliners, tell me the last time a Respectable European (not including russia), USA, Asian, or Large Middle eastern airline like Emirates was BLOWN OUT OF THE SKY BY A BOMB this new century.


Looking forward to seeing this ugly beaut in Emirates colors!


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 15 hours ago) and read 6826 times:

Emirates.....I like the way they spend.
Airbus would want to keep thm happy for the A380 order.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineViveLeYHZ From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 194 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 13 hours ago) and read 6187 times:

NSFGUY,

I don't know how to say this, but you need to realize that mankind have lived with terrorism for decades, if not centuries, and we humans (for the most part) seem to be alright. Ask any Englishman about terrorism, and they'd tell you it isn't the end of the world. It is just like any other criminal act, only bigger in scale, and there are ways of combating it.

I remember Bill Mahr on CNN a couple months ago, commenting on what he called the "election of fear", where people were told "if you vote for the wrong guy (Kerry), you're going to get bombed, Johnny Jihad will drive a bomb into your house."

Reality is that you cannot live in fear. You can't stop flying because of 9/11, the same way you can't stop sending you kids to school after Columbine.

I just felt I had to say something. Cheers.
ViveLeYHZ


User currently offlineSV777KiloAlpha From Saudi Arabia, joined Dec 2003, 267 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 months 12 hours ago) and read 5861 times:

ViveLeYHZ,

Your words are gold.  Big thumbs up


Back to the subject:

It would be nice to see the tail painted in EK livery and the fuselage in the liveries of all A380 customers. Just like some of the Star Alliance aircraft.

 Big grin
KiloAlpha



PPL since 2006
User currently offlineZaphod From United Arab Emirates, joined Feb 2004, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 4724 times:

Thats great!

After all EK was at all major tourism and air expos with their award winning A380 stall.


User currently offlineNsfguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 8 hours ago) and read 4337 times:

Wdleiser.... Out of my Ass? DATE: 7 Sept, 1970. N752PA 747-100, Pan Am, Location: Cairo Egypt, Circumstance: Islamic TERRORISM! 4 month old jumbo! Source Jetliner History, the Boeing 747 story, Guy Morris and Mark Wagner MBI press ISBN 0-7603-0280-4. Get off your ignorant ass and do some research!

User currently offlinePropulsion From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 294 posts, RR: 3
Reply 25, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3597 times:


Now that we have Thai's new livery they can forget bothering to paint it in Thai colours for any airshow.

The Emirates scheme is ok, but I would rather see it in Qatar or Korean colours first.



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