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German PRESS: Airbus Delays A380 Delivery  
User currently onlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 9200 times:

I wonder whats with the hold up? Anyone know?

"GERMAN PRESS: Airbus Delays A380 Delivery

Monday May 2, 2005, 12:12 pm

DJ GERMAN PRESS: Airbus Delays A380 Delivery

BERLIN (Dow Jones)--Airbus (ABI.YY) will postpone the delivery of the world's biggest airliner, the A380, until late 2006, reports Financial Times Deutschland. The airline maker said it negotiated a new agreement with its first customer, Singapore Airlines (S55.SG), for the plane.

Newspaper Web site: http://www.ftd.de
-Dow Jones Newswires; dennis.baker@dowjones.com "

http://au.biz.yahoo.com/050502/18/49nr.html


"Up the Irons!"
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User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 9186 times:

Dang, now I'll have to wait even longer. Oh well, such is the way of new aircraft types.


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User currently offlineA380900 From France, joined Dec 2003, 1101 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 9177 times:

Well, first flight was late. I think that since everyone is in awe of the first flight, it was the right time to announce this. Not a good news...

I remember that Airbus was really behind with cabin fittings. Maybe that's part of it.


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17322 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 9062 times:

Was this an issue with Airbus or SQ? Could it have been airport modifications?


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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8954 times:

Well, that's a bummer. But I can't think of any Boeing projects that ran on time, either... except maybe derivatives. The 777 was late to United, that's for sure.

User currently offlineTheredbaron From Mexico, joined Mar 2005, 2189 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8939 times:

I guess itt has to do with cabbin furnishing IFE and crew software programing...remember the 747-400?

Dang I really wanted to see it summer 2006 flying in Europe...



The best seat in a Plane is the Jumpseat.
User currently offlineTrevD From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 327 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8939 times:

Very troubling so soon after the 1st flight. Any word on damage or unusual findings afterwards? Little known fact but during the Spruce Goose's 1st flight (that little jaunt Howard Hughes took during high-speed taxi tests) the aircraft sustained so much damage that it took more than a year to fix.

User currently offlineNAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9909 posts, RR: 36
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8884 times:

Not really a surprise, given the delay in getting it flying. The test programme was originally reckoned to require four prototypes over 15 months - and I don't suppose that that can be speeded up much.

Hardly fatal news - bad news for the airlines, though, the Christmas period is high season (summer and annual holidays) down here, and most of the first batch of A380s are expected to be deployed on the Kangaroo Route. With bookings often having to be up to two months ahead at that time of year, the airlines might miss a complete season.



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User currently offline764 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 623 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8863 times:

"Ladies and Gentlemen, flight 11 to Singapore has been delayed due to unforeseen aircraft delivery problems. We are currently expecting to depart at approximately 10:30pm, on the first day of the second month after Mars comes closest to Earth again"........ (Sorry, couldn't resist)

User currently offlineLHB727230Adv From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 255 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8835 times:

Oh no, I was so looking forward to flying on it in June 2006.  banghead   cry   hissyfit  Oh well, maybe I'll fly to Europe in December instead.

Cheers,
Alex  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 8690 times:

Funny, the original FTD reports does NOT talk about a "late 2006" delivery, but only about delivery in the second half of 2006. The yahoo guys should better take some more German lessons before producing false summaries.  knockout 

Btw, hardly any news. Third or fourth quarter 2006 delivery has been mentioned several times already.


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24904 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 8664 times:

Quoting A380900 (Reply 2):
Well, first flight was late. I think that since everyone is in awe of the first flight

Why is everyone in awe? Its not as if the 380 is the biggest a/c around...



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User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 8653 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 11):
Why is everyone in awe? Its not as if the 380 is the biggest a/c around...

But except for you and some aviation fans only few know that. And no matter whether it's only "second", "third" or "tenth" in size, it was still an amazing sight.
We know you'd have preferred the world's first flying sheep...  hot 


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24904 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 8590 times:

Quoting Udo (Reply 12):
We know you'd have preferred the world's first flying sheep... hot

And you would have preferred a gay porn star wearing lederhosen.

What Im saying is that why does A380900 think that EVERYONE was in awe.Sure it was an impressive sight, but I bet some people think of it as just another plane



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 8569 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 13):
And you would have preferred a gay porn star wearing lederhosen.

Sorry, your taste is not mine. I prefer my girlfriend WITHOUT wearing Lederhosen... Big grin

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 13):
What Im saying is that why does A380900 think that EVERYONE was in awe.Sure it was an impressive sight, but I bet some people think of it as just another plane

I'm quite sure he didn't mean any individual around the world...


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24904 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 8564 times:

Indeed, he was just trying to start another A vs B war like he has been doing recently.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 8540 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 15):
Indeed, he was just trying to start another A vs B war like he has been doing recently.

You call that an attempt to start a war? Just because he said "everyone is in awe"?  scratchchin 


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineRuscoe From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1541 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 8511 times:

Could this have anything to do with the legal problems surrounding the flight software.

Does anyone know anymore about that problem?

Ruscoe


User currently offlineSWISSER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8270 times:

My bet?

Landing gear (little)problems!
I heard some rumours at Belairbus...
but that's all I say!


User currently offlineNorCal From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2459 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 8020 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 17):
Either that, or seeing as he is French, it was just a weird way of saying "I surrender"

LOL, classic

Seriously though, this is a huge undertaking, delays are inevitable. Don't worry about it


User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2911 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7840 times:

Airbus already let it known that delays in the programme were to be expected


short summary of every jewish holiday: they tried to kill us ,we won , lets eat !
User currently offlineArt From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 3379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7794 times:

Quoting Udo (Reply 14):
Quoting Gkirk (Reply 13):
And you would have preferred a gay porn star wearing lederhosen.

Sorry, your taste is not mine. I prefer my girlfriend WITHOUT wearing Lederhosen...

I prefer my girlfriend when I am wearing zilch!


User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7791 times:

You would have thought the delays would be down to how long it Takes to get the certificate of airworthiness and I heard it needs 1500 hrs to receive it so if they get it over and done with quickly wont the delay be reduced to say mid 2006 just a guess but who knows


You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineEmmenezMoi From France, joined Apr 2005, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7718 times:

Gkirk, since you seem to be a France joke specialist, could you next time try one that's actually funny, i.e. that we haven't heard a google times already?


PNC aux portes!
User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7709 times:

Quoting Art (Reply 22):
Quoting Udo (Reply 14):
Quoting Gkirk (Reply 13):
And you would have preferred a gay porn star wearing lederhosen.

Sorry, your taste is not mine. I prefer my girlfriend WITHOUT wearing Lederhosen...

I prefer my girlfriend when I am wearing zilch!

But she's wearing Lederhosen?...or Udo wearing Lederhosen?  yuck 


25 Art : No. We have this deviation where we just imagine that we're wearing lederhosen. Much more practical... We are not too concerned what Udo is wearing.
26 Revelation : It's the largest a/c that has the economics, range and reliability required of an airliner. I for one do not see lawn chairs on the deck of an AN-225
27 Starlionblue : What a surprise that you should think so... NOT! It's sooo not "troubling". This happens all the time. I'm amazed large projects like this ever even
28 Cyclonic : Not surprising - brand new plane, new type, new everything. Of course there's going to problems, delays and hiccups, but better to sort it all out now
29 Post contains images Jacobin777 : i'm still curious what the "problem" is.....any airbus insiders who know what the delay? as stated, it might not even be with airbus, but the interiou
30 GothamSpotter : Are there any plans for a second flight anytime soon?
31 Burnsie28 : Well did you guys see how hard that thing landed? I thought airbuses were supposed to land nicely, but if everyone of the A380's landings are like th
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