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Second A380 For SIA Rolls Out Without Tail Livery  
User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8821 times:

Picture: Second Airbus A380 for SIA rolls out without tail livery, prompting 'special edition' colour scheme rumours

flightglobal.com has obtained images of the second Airbus A380 for Singapore Airlines (SIA), which has recently been handed over to the flight test team in Toulouse, which shows the aircraft without the carrier's tail art (pictured below).

http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles...prompting+'special+edition'.html

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User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8668 times:

Interesting to see what the test results will show for actual performance. Has anyone seen anything on the actual numbers yer for CASM/fuel burn etc?


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User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3000 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 8450 times:

What happened to the one with the gold tail? Or is this the same MSN? I thought that one was expected to appear in some sort of SQ special scheme.


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User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 8430 times:

A change of livery? Updating its brand finally?


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User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 8283 times:

I thought the tail has to be painted before it goes to the test flight team to balance the weight of the tail when inflight? What is going on here???


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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13744 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7975 times:

So what is it now?

We have tails with an SIA Birdy that is too high.

We have tails with an SIA Birdy at 'normal' positioning.

And one tail without an SIA Birdy.

Maybe it's a mystery. Oooooooooooh



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User currently offlineAtnight From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 606 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7820 times:

I have a question about the last statement at the end of the article, which says the following:

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SIA has celebrated its fleet choices previously, giving monikers to its aircraft such as Megatop for its Boeing 747-400s, Jubilee for its 777s and the now-defunct Leadership for its A340-500s. Each of these aircraft types has been accompanied by a one-off paint scheme.

Why does it say the "now-defunct Leadership for its A340-500"? Weren't all the names taken out? or just from the A340-500? or are the A340-500s defunct? Anyways... and can someone place the picture? because for some reason I can't seem to download it in flightinternational.com



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31097 posts, RR: 85
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7803 times:
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Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 6):
I thought the tail has to be painted before it goes to the test flight team to balance the weight of the tail when inflight? What is going on here?

They have to paint the rudder (for balancing issues) before they add it to the vertical stabilizer, but they do not have to paint the entire vertical stabilizer.

So if the rudder is white, then SQ's new paint scheme will be at least partially white in the vertical stabilizer area.

[Edited 2006-07-14 21:34:29]

User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8457 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6827 times:

Quoting Atnight (Reply 6):
Why does it say the "now-defunct Leadership for its A340-500"? Weren't all the names taken out? or just from the A340-500? or are the A340-500s defunct? Anyways... and can someone place the picture? because for some reason I can't seem to download it in flightinternational.com

I believe mega top and Jubilee have also been dropped.


User currently offlineAirtropolis From Singapore, joined Apr 2000, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3690 times:

Bear in mind that next year, SQ will celebrate their 60th anniversary, so there's always the possibility of a special livery for the occasion as they did in 1997 for their 50th anniversary. That is - if they've gotten over their "superstition" about Special liveries after the Taipei crash.

I do not think that it will be a special livery for the A380 launch though as the first aircraft already has a tail fin with the normal logo on it.


User currently offlineHiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2175 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3530 times:

Not been keeping out that much with the test program but could the first two still be in the test program when service starts and number 3 be the first one in revenue? Have they announced the sked out that far? just a thought.

User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5037 posts, RR: 44
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3478 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 7):
They have to paint the rudder (for balancing issues) before they add it to the vertical stabilizer,

Popular belief here on a.net, but disputed by the facts. Boeing indeed paints the rudder and then attaches it to an unpainted vertical stabilizer, but Airbus routinely don't. They either paint the entire tail:


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31097 posts, RR: 85
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3323 times:
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Quoting Scorpio (Reply 11):
Popular belief here on a.net, but disputed by the facts. Boeing indeed paints the rudder and then attaches it to an unpainted vertical stabilizer, but Airbus routinely don't.

Well I only worked for Boeing, not Airbus, so I admit I am only familiar with Boeing's operations.  Smile


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