FCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4 Posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 15214 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.
Jean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 14623 times:
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?)
Nsfguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 14507 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.
Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22223 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 13830 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.
7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
Thrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2691 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 11394 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.
BrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1291 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 11113 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.
YVRtoYYZ From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 673 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 9943 times:
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.
FCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 8233 times:
"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.
Wdleiser From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 962 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 8141 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!
ViveLeYHZ From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 194 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6478 times:
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.
Nsfguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4628 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!