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After Berlin, A380 Spotted At TLS With LH Markings  
User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6940 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.


http://62.189.48.33/Articles/2006/05...ed+in+Toulouse+with+Lufthansa.html

Strange tidbit?

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User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3941 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6840 times:

Don't see what is strange?


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User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6819 times:

OK, I'll rephrase: how come LH doesn't get all the bells and whistles at it's "hometown" airshow?

User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3941 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6803 times:

Maybe the aircraft was too busy to get the full livery.


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User currently offline11Bravo From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1718 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6750 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.



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User currently offlineTimboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1336 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6696 times:

Quoting Leelaw (Reply 2):

LH's livery is somewhat more complex than EKs or SQs, what with the grey etc, and so not so cheap/quick/easy to appy and take off again.

Quoting 11Bravo (Reply 4):

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.


User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6625 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.



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User currently offlineAirevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 879 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6520 times:

Or maybe a new livery will be introduced that LH does not yet want to be revealed? Just a guess....


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User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6366 times:

Quoting Leelaw (Thread starter):
Strange tidbit?

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.


User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3941 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6263 times:

Quoting Breiz (Reply 8):
I really do not understand Flight Int. journalistic approach this time.

Agreed. Although it does say in the end that the a/c flew like this at the show, this article is a rather strange.



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User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6259 times:

Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 9):
this article is a rather strange

Oh, so now it is strange?  Smile


User currently offlineTheSorcerer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 1048 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6243 times:

Sky News reported that the A380 at LHR had flown in from the Berlin Airshow, not sure if that's correct though.
Just FYI everyone  Smile

Dominic



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User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3941 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6226 times:

Quoting Leelaw (Reply 10):
Oh, so now it is strange?

The article is  Smile



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User currently offlineFeroze From India, joined Dec 2004, 794 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6226 times:

IMO, Flight International is just miffed that the aircraft didn't look like the mock-up that had been prepared oh-so carefully by its art department:
Big version: Width: 445 Height: 603 File size: 39kb


and instead looked like this:
Big version: Width: 445 Height: 297 File size: 12kb


Regards,

Feroze


User currently offlineFeroze From India, joined Dec 2004, 794 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6222 times:

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.
Just FYI everyone

The A380 involved flew from the Berlin Air Show to LHR via Broughton and Filton. When it left LHR the following day to return to Berlin, it seems the LH titles were added. I think I've got that right  Wink


User currently offlineStarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6179 times:

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.
Just FYI everyone

Yes.. it flew from Berlin to Broughton, Filton and into LHR.
Next morning it left LHR at 6am for Berlin.



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User currently offlineSpringbok295 From South Africa, joined Feb 2006, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6170 times:

Maybe we'll see the A380 at Farnborough in full VS colours?!


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User currently offlineGBOAF From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 156 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5810 times:

Does anyone know where and when the LH titles were added? must have been sometime on the 19th after F-WWDD left LHR

In addition, she looked messy when on stand at LHR,

It was still clearly visable where the 'A380 First To Fly' SQ titles had been near the front, as the paint had faded quite considerably around the decals and had made 'ghost' titles.

Dont get me wrong I know i'm being picky, but airbus could have cleaned her up a little better regardless of cost, espessially as she was star of the show at Berlin!!

I wonder which ship will be at Farnborough this July... anyone know??

Rgds, G-BOAF



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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4882 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4643 times:

I know how random this sounds but the old CX colours, the green and white stripes, would have looked amazing on the 380. Does anyone know of a modified photo of that? I would love to see it.

YOWza



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User currently offlineHMUcfm56 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4189 times:

Quoting GBOAF (Reply 17):
Does anyone know where and when the LH titles were added? must have been sometime on the 19th after F-WWDD left LHR

the titles were added in SXF on the 19th around 5pm.

http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/6914/img2998k6zb.jpg

[Edited 2006-05-23 09:02:20]

User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4097 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.


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User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4063 times:

Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 20):
LH is No. 4 in the row I think.

Actually, LH is No. 2 with a firm order for 15, as well as 10 options.


User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4020 times:

Quoting Leelaw (Reply 21):

Actually, LH is No. 2 with a firm order for 15, as well as 10 options.

Thanks for the info, in another thread LH was called No. 4 but according to
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A380
you must be right.

Georg


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