FCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4 Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7945 times:
Of course it is October 2nd , for the European certification.Do not know for the American certification.
This certification will allow Singapore Al to put the plane in service , probably before year end.
Exciting to come to the time when we will be able to see how this plane will perform in scheduled service , and to see how passengers will react with it.
If all goes well for it as predicted , expect more orders in 2007.
We are not far , from the time when airlines still waiting to see how it will perform , before to take any decision about purchasing it or not.
Of course i am thinking at airlines such as ANA , JAL , BAW or CX.
Expect this year , "only" 2 new customers.
Gemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5460 posts, RR: 6 Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3114 times:
Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 11): Quoting FCKC (Reply 3):
This certification will allow Singapore Al to put the plane in service
Not if they plan to fly it to the US.
What rubbish! Of course they can! SQ can fly it to the US once it has ERSA AND SIN CAA(?) certification. No non US airline needs FAA certification to fly an aircraft certificed by the country of manfacture AND the country of registration to the US. Its called the CHIcargo Convention of 1944!
Of course the A380 will more than likely get FAA certification the same day, if its delayed by the FAA only, its not preclude operation to the US.
IIRC that format comes from the way newspapers write it. If you look at most British Newspapers, they have the date in the American format too, (although newspapers were around in the UK before America - so I guess that you could say the Americans use the British format, like they do with our language too ) although the month is written in full :-
Monday February 6th 2006 rather than 02/06/06.
however the usual way of writing the date for most people outside of the USofA is to write it :-
Monday 6th February 2006 or 06/02/06 or 06.02.06 - but still in the dd/mm/yy format.
Anyway back on track, will be good to see the A380 finally enter airline service.
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Look, it simply comes from American English vs. most other languages.
Here, we say "I was born on January 12th" the vast majority of the time, where in most languages around the world, and even British English, the way it is said (or translated) commonly is "I was born on the 12th of January" or "I was born on 12 January."
If we were to write the date today as 6/2/2006 in the USA, it would be confusing because it would be written out of order compared to how we would say it.
It's kind of like the French/Spanish/Italians saying "the car blue" while English speakers say "the blue car."
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