WINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 69 Posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 9668 times:
I found the following news article in Flight International mentioning that Airbus will be demonstrating MSN004 in full Emirate colours, at the Dubai Airshow. This will be the first time the A380 will appear in an Airlines full colour scheme.
The most ironic part about this is that MSN004 is equipped with RR while Emirates has chosen EA.
The other ironic part about all of this is the fact that this very same aircraft is destined to go to Ethiad.
Scorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 4966 posts, RR: 46 Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 9625 times:
Love it when I'm right When I made this exact suggestion about a month ago (around the first flight of the all-white msn004), it was met by several eye-rolling posts from Hamlet69. So... how will you be having your crow, Hamlet?
TinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7516 times:
Quoting WINGS (Thread starter): I found the following news article in Flight International mentioning that Airbus will be demonstrating MSN004 in full Emirate colours, at the Dubai Airshow. This will be the first time the A380 will appear in an Airlines full colour scheme.
I hope they paint it at night and the painters confuse EK colors with KLM colors
BoeingBus From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1595 posts, RR: 18 Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3645 times:
Is it me or has 'time' made the A380 look much nicer??? It was hard to grasp such a monstrosity of a plane, at first... but now it just seems much more 'normal' and every day. It's becoming more pleasant to the eyes into something really nice looking. Love the wings and the tail... the nose still is hard to like.
SparkingWave From South Korea, joined Jun 2005, 668 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3459 times:
I remember reading that when the 747 was touring for the Paris Airshow, Pan Am, the launch customer, wanted its logo painted on the test aircraft, since it had ordered 25 747s. However, Boeing nixed the idea and flew the aircraft in its own colors.
How times have changed!
Flights to the moon and all major space stations. At Pan Am, the sky is no longer the limit!
25 Aloges: Wow! The flag looks fabulous on that tail! I bet the Emiratis will love the size of it, too.
26 Pilottim747: Yeah, it looks good in the Emirates colors. Hopefully it'll look good in full SQ and QF as well. pilottim747