Jacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 61 Posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 7967 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; email@example.com "
TrevD From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 327 posts, RR: 3 Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 7706 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.
NAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9076 posts, RR: 37 Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 7651 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.
"Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards.." - Leonardo da Vinci
764 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 608 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 7630 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)
Udo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7457 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.
Btw, hardly any news. Third or fourth quarter 2006 delivery has been mentioned several times already.
Udo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7420 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...
Jamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 5 Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6558 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!!!