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First Images Of A380 Evacuation Card  
User currently offlinePetera380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 360 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 14031 times:
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Hello,

www.flightglobal.com is showing the first images of the A380 evacuation card from thier 5h dry run flight yesterday.

Peter

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User currently offlineArdian From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 13824 times:

Interesting link! Looks like those F-class seats are the new ones from Korean Air?
I would love to get that safety card  Wink

[Edited 2006-05-10 18:12:16]

User currently offlineWINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 68
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 13639 times:

Thanks Petara80, these pictures do in fact look rather good.






Regards,
Wings



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User currently offlinePolymerPlane From United States of America, joined May 2006, 991 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 13598 times:

I know this is only a virtual flight, but I noticed that the windows on A380 look very large, even larger than B787 windows. Is it the case? or it's only an illusion?

Cheers,
PP



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User currently offlineBigSky123 From Slovenia, joined Dec 2005, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 13580 times:

Why only 474 seats? I thought Airbus would install all 555 since that's suppose to be the "standard three-class" layout...

Would love to be on that "flight" though!

[Edited 2006-05-10 19:13:42]

User currently offlineARGinLON From Vatican City, joined Jun 2005, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 13580 times:

the photo of the economy cabin is in the upper decck?

User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6373 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 13554 times:

Quoting PolymerPlane (Reply 3):
even larger than B787 windows.

I think the A380 windows are large but not as big as the 787 or A350 windows but they do look rather large in that image.


User currently offlineWINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 68
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 13450 times:

Airbus has also another reason to be happy. It has reached it's 10,000 Flight Cycles Fatigue Tests.

http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre...5_10_A380_cabin_fatigue_tests.html

Another major milestone was reached in Dresden, Germany, where fatigue tests on the A380 reached 10,000 flight cycles. The test examines the A380’s structural behavior by simulating structural stresses over a very condensed period of time. The tests are performed in purpose built hangar equipped with hydraulic cylinders to simulate structural load. The tests in Dresden started in September 2005 and will continue to run to 2008 to simulate 47,500 flights in total, including short and long-haul missions.

“These two major milestones are underlining the excellent progress of our A380 test programme, “said Charles Champion, Airbus COO and Head of the A380 programme. “The result of the cabin test has shown that all systems were running smoothly. The feedback from our passengers was excellent. They enjoyed the wider seats and the unprecedented feeling of space, as well as the quietness of the cabin environment. Also the tests in Dresden are on a very good track. 10,000 flight cycles is already twice as much as we need for certification.”

The A380 is the most modern airliner in the world and is designed to carry an average of 555 passengers over distances up to 8,000 nm/ 15,000 km. To-date, 159 A380s have been ordered by 16 customers. The first A380 is due to be delivered to first operator Singapore Airlines before the end of the year.


Looks like the A380 has been gathering some good feed back.

Regards,
Wings



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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 13262 times:

Are they LH F/A's

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineBhxforever From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 13189 times:

Yep, thats LH crew working on behalf of Airbus.

User currently offlineLH121GLA From Germany, joined May 2004, 458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 13189 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 8):
Are they LH F/A's

I thought so at first but the girls don't wear hats at LH (AFAIK) - and the guy looks like he has a yellow tie on - the ties are blue (again, AFAIK)


User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 13135 times:

Whats that black thing hanging from the ceiling next to the male F/A

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineKnoxibus From France, joined Aug 2007, 260 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 12963 times:

Should I make a trip report about that flight???

 Smile



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User currently offlineA319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 12957 times:

Quoting Knoxibus (Reply 12):
Should I make a trip report about that flight???

How about on "how quiet it was".... When I read that, I just laughed! Of course it's quiet without engines running and airflow noise!


User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 12940 times:

That photo of the female LH f/a holding the instructional card isn't very flattering...she has the facial expression of a "Stepford Wife."  Smile

User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9546 posts, RR: 42
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 12883 times:

Quoting PolymerPlane (Reply 3):
I know this is only a virtual flight, but I noticed that the windows on A380 look very large, even larger than B787 windows. Is it the case? or it's only an illusion?

The exposure is set for the interior lighting so the brighter windows are overexposed. You're seeing the whole frame lit up, not just the transparent part.


User currently offlineAirlinemodeler From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10772 times:

I don't normally post messages, but I had to comment on this photo. Does the FA look like she's from the Interflug staff of the sixties?  Smile


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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 10229 times:

Quoting Leelaw (Reply 14):
That photo of the female LH f/a holding the instructional card isn't very flattering...



Quoting Airlinemodeler (Reply 16):
Does the FA look like she's from the Interflug staff of the sixties?

What do you expect her to do? Grinning? I thought that was supposed to be a safety demonstration, and a little earnestness is not a bad thing, really. And please excuse Airbus for not choosing the most attractive LH employees.  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineTbear815 From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 704 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 8537 times:

I'm really surprised they're doing a live demo! I can certainly see where there might be a cabin obstacle, but with videos, screens of all sizes and AVOD, live demos in full uniform went out about 1975. Let's get real and have video all over!

Tbear

"And I have done live demos on DC-8's and 747's; it was state-of-the-art then. And we were ready for flight - no uniform heavies."


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21590 posts, RR: 59
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 8478 times:

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 6):
I think the A380 windows are large but not as big as the 787 or A350 windows but they do look rather large in that image.

Someone explained in another thread that the interior opening is wider than the glass, so it tapers. This makes it seem bigger as light reflects off the surfaces, but the windows aren't much bigger than windows on other jets otherwise.

At least this was how it was explained.



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 8434 times:

Quoting BigSky123 (Reply 4):
Why only 474 seats? I thought Airbus would install all 555 since that's suppose to be the "standard three-class" layout...

That cabin could have been installed on either MSN002 or MSN007. AFAIK, both of those are going to EY, so perhaps EY chose a cabin with less than 555 PAX, unless this is not the cabin EY wants on their A380s.


User currently offlinePlanecrazy2 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8106 times:

Here's some more photos from the Airbus site, not quite as nice a view from the back of the bus.






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User currently offlineFuffla From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7574 times:

those F/A's in the crew quaters are not wearing their seat belts when clearly the seat belt sign is illuminated....tisk tisk

User currently offlineSkytony From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7346 times:

I was trying to get a better look at the safety card. Does one have to push a button after moving the door control lever up to open the door? It looks as though there is an extra step to open an armed door than other airbus aircraft. Does anyone have any insight to this? I was just curious.


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User currently offlineMarkHKG From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7185 times:

Quoting Skytony (Reply 24):
It looks as though there is an extra step to open an armed door than other airbus aircraft. Does anyone have any insight to this?

I was surprised to see that too. But apparently, yes....apparently there's some sort of ultracapacitor system that can be activated as the power-assist to open the door if it doesn't automatically open. Replaces the penumatic power assist.

If anyone has a clear scan, back and front, that would be awesome to see.



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25 BigSky123 : Good point, LTU932! Thanks.
26 Filton216 : These test flights that they do with real passengers, is there a way of getting on one or do we have to wait until the end of the year? Thanks filton2
27 NoUFO : I came across a LH lottery lately here in Berlin. Maybe check ot their website.
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