NAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9080 posts, RR: 37 Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 13776 times:
Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 1): they must but very, very, very sure that there will be no more delays
You never know with publicity/advertising types. It's equally possible that they're trying to put over the idea that it's going to be so GOOD when (if?) it finally arrives that a further 'minor' delay won't matter.
"Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards.." - Leonardo da Vinci
Slz396 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 13656 times:
From an Air France press release, today:
Today, Wednesday February 7, three managers from Air France's Cabin Crew division will join the crew on board an A380 flight organized by Airbus for the press.
Air France is the first European airline to operate the Airbus A380 and has placed a firm order on 10 aircraft, with another 4 on option. It will take delivery of the first three aircraft during 2009 IATA summer season.
Air France has chosen the GP7200 engine, specially developed by Engine Alliance (a joint venture between General Electric and Pratt & Whitney), to power this four-engined, new-generation aircraft, and a cabin configuration of 538 seats in three classes. The A380 will operate on flights to Asia and North America.
Toulouse From Ireland, joined Apr 2005, 2718 posts, RR: 58 Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 13467 times:
Yeah I was wondering about this. I was at Toulouse airport at around 10am this morning and saw a stand set up in arrivals saying "A380 MEDIA FLIGHT". I also noticed one of the 380's parked at the new Airbus Delivery Centre with an airbridge connected to it, so they'll also be showing off their new delivery centre.
Leelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 13118 times:
Quote: Around 200 journalists boarded the fourth of five dedicated Airbus A380 test aircraft earlier today for the programme's first public flight. It comes as launch customer Singapore Airlines (SIA) confirms it Singapore-Sydney will be the first route to use the ultralarge airliner in revenue service, to be followed by Singapore-London.
At around 13:00 manufacturer's serial number 007 took off from Toulouse with journalists from several countries and media for a 2h flight over the Atlantic Ocean. The aircraft (thought to have been given the registration F-WWJB in reference to its 007 serial number and nicknamed "James Bond" in Airbus circles) had previously been used for the April 2006 Hamburg evacuation trials, when it was kitted out with a high-density cabin incorporating 853 passenger seats...
Slz396 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 12281 times:
Quoting Astuteman (Reply 14): 9-abreast economy on the main-deck, according to the article, in a 519 seat layout.....
If one were to install an equal number of identical F and C class seats on a 748i and fill the rest of the cabin with economy seats of similar width as those on the A380, what would be the seat count????
RedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4175 posts, RR: 30 Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 12218 times:
Quoting Slz396 (Reply 18): If one were to install an equal number of identical F and C class seats on a 748i and fill the rest of the cabin with economy seats of similar width as those on the A380, what would be the seat count????
You just asked this same question in another thread here.
What is the point you're trying to make?