Leelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 7452 times:
An Airbus A380 arrived in Toulouse yesterday with Lufthansa titles on the side of its nose, after returning from the ILA Berlin air show (pictured below).
The aircraft, manufacturer's serial number 004, had been expected by some to be displayed at the show in full Lufthansa livery, following the precedent set at both the Dubai and Singapore's Asian Aerospace show, when the manufacturer applied Emirates and Singapore Airlines foils respectively.
11Bravo From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7262 times:
Quoting Leelaw (Reply 2): OK, I'll rephrase: how come LH doesn't get all the bells and whistles at it's "hometown" airshow?
..., and why weren't there VS titles on the aircraft when it visited LHR? On the visits to Asia, Airbus was diligent to have at least the small titles on the aircraft. I understand that doing a whole livery with the stick-ons maybe wasn't practical, but it does seem odd that they didn't do that at LHR considering VS is the only customer in the UK so far.
VS aren't getting their a/c for a while - they are not considered a 'launch customer' like EK or SQ, and so are much less important. Also, the trip to LHR, while well publicised, was quick and purely to check compatibility. the Asian Aerospace Show was more for showing-off than anything else.
Johnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7137 times:
Quoting Timboflier215 (Reply 5): Also, the trip to LHR, while well publicised, was quick and purely to check compatibility. the Asian Aerospace Show was more for showing-off than anything else.
agreed. when the A380 first visited FRA for the same reason, it did not bear any titles. No LH titles although it was their home base.
also, SQ and EK are putting themselves into the spotlight at every occasion. LH has a more down-to-earth approach when it comes to marketing and PR. i don't think this issue was high on LH's agenda at all.
If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
Actually, what looks strange to me is the way this article is phrased.
The title is about the A380 spotted at TLS with LH markings, why TLS? Why not SXF as the text of the article reports?
There is plenty of pictures showing the A380 spotted at SXF with LH markings.
It looks like that the writer wants us to believe that these marking were applied "After Berlin air show", on the way to TLS!!
As we all know, LH is very closely involved, providing crews for two major events in the program so far: the full scale evacuation test and the virtual first commercial flight.
I really do not understand Flight Int. journalistic approach this time.
Jorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3151 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4609 times:
Quoting Johnnybgoode (Reply 6): agreed. when the A380 first visited FRA for the same reason, it did not bear any titles. No LH titles although it was their home base.
They changed the plane shortly due to technical problems before the FRA visit....but even the other didn't had LH colors.
As I had posted 100 times I post it again (I seem to be the only one who didn't expected the A-380 LH or VS colors here in the forums). Why should they paint the 380 in LH or VS colors as they both aren't such big/important customers like EK or SQ. EK has ordered more 380's than all the others, LH is No. 4 in the row I think. And SQ is the launch customer.
But the most impressive thing is that most here in the forum post again and again how boring/old and ugly the LH colors are and that the same people now bitch and moan that we don't have the 380 in these boring/old and ugly colors.
Quoting TheSorcerer (Reply 11): Sky News reported that the A380 at LHR had flown in from the Berlin Airshow, not sure if that's correct though.
Correct and another reason not to paint the 380 in the colors of one of those carriers....imagine what would've happen here if the 380 had visited LHR in LH cls or SXF in VS colors.
I for myself hoped to see it in house colors because in few years we have the VS/EK/LH/SQ/.... colors all around the world and then the house colors will be a rare sight.