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First Emirates A380 Is Airborne  
User currently offlineWingedMigrator From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2212 posts, RR: 56
Posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10150 times:

The first A380 that will be delivered to EK next year took to the air on 04 September. It is MSN011, the tenth A380 to fly. It is now in XFW for cabin outfitting. This is the real thing; all previous A380 photos with the Emirates livery were of MSN004, temporarily painted up for the Dubai air show.


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I thought this was noteworthy since EK has 55 of these beasts on order.

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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10109 times:

Was it Airbus pilots flying MSN011 BigBus or Emirates?
Maybe this is still considered testing so I don't know...  Confused



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6347 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 10093 times:

Finally, the first A380-861 takes to the air  Smile (F-WWEA is officially an A380-841, since it is to be converted to RR power prior to delivery..).


Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 10088 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 1):
Was it Airbus pilots flying MSN011 BigBus or Emirates?

Usually prior to delivery, the airline's pilots only fly the yet to be delivered aircraft during acceptance flights. At least, that's how it's done at Boeing, but I guess it should also apply for Airbus as well.


User currently offlineWingedMigrator From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2212 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 10088 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 1):
Was it Airbus pilots flying MSN011 BigBus or Emirates?

Evidently Airbus. It won't be delivered for quite a while (summer 2008)

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...rst-a380-for-emirates-airline.html


User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9717 times:

Already at XFW now.

http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=670106


User currently offlinePatroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 9677 times:

Looks like they have "recycled" the emergency slide door below the first upper deck door from an aircraft in Airbus house colours?

User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 9636 times:

Quoting Patroni (Reply 6):
Looks like they have "recycled" the emergency slide door below the first upper deck door from an aircraft in Airbus house colours?

You really notice details. But even stranger, the picture shows a plane's left side. The writing seems to be part of an A. However, the house colours have the "A" in light blue on the right side of the plane at that emergency slide. The left side normally has the "S" there.

http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=663713

http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=641555


User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8241 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9507 times:

By the same token, it looks like they have "recycled" almost every door too, as most of them are showing the loght blue color strip, at the top. In fact looking at the pictures provided above, it appears that they do that quite often. Interesting.

User currently offlineDL767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 9281 times:

Quoting Thorben (Reply 7):

You really notice details. But even stranger, the picture shows a plane's left side. The writing seems to be part of an A. However, the house colours have the "A" in light blue on the right side of the plane at that emergency slide. The left side normally has the "S" there

that is because one side says A380 Airbus and the other says Airbus A380


User currently offlineKearney From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 9260 times:

how large is the radius of the 380 engines (not sure what engines are on this plane!) compared to the GE's on AC's 777's?

User currently offlineENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 9075 times:

Quoting WingedMigrator (Thread starter):
This is the real thing; all previous A380 photos with the Emirates livery were of MSN004, temporarily painted up for the Dubai air show.

The A380 looks a bit thickset on this picture, they should stretch the fuselage!


User currently offlineRedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4315 posts, RR: 28
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8955 times:

Quoting Airbazar (Reply 8):
By the same token, it looks like they have "recycled" almost every door too, as most of them are showing the loght blue color strip, at the top. In fact looking at the pictures provided above, it appears that they do that quite often. Interesting.

Is that from "recycling" the panels or something else? Because the nose gear doors are the same blue color.



I'm not a racist...I hate Biden, too.
User currently offlineWingedMigrator From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2212 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8688 times:

Quoting ENU (Reply 11):
The A380 looks a bit thickset on this picture, they should stretch the fuselage!

It's possible EK will make it happen:

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It would sure look more graceful with the stretch.


User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8530 times:

Quoting Thorben (Reply 7):

All the Emergency Slide Doors are Identical in shape AFAIK.

Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 12):

That is the colour of all new A380 Nose Gear doors before painting.

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 offlineDZ09 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 491 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8001 times:

Quoting WingedMigrator (Reply 13):
Quoting ENU (Reply 11):
The A380 looks a bit thickset on this picture, they should stretch the fuselage!

It's possible EK will make it happen:




It would sure look more graceful with the stretch.

I was thinking the same thing. The current version looks more like a 747Sp in terms of proportions, with plenty of room to expand. Just don't know if that's feasible.


User currently offlineWingedMigrator From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2212 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 7115 times:

Quoting DZ09 (Reply 15):
The current version looks more like a 747Sp in terms of proportions, with plenty of room to expand. Just don't know if that's feasible.

The feasibility is entirely a matter of market demand. Technically it is more than feasible; the entire airplane was designed for it from the start, with countless design features to facilitate growth. Emirates has often stated a desire for the A380-900 (along with everything else under the sun Big grin)


User currently offlineEmirates2005 From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 238 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3568 times:

Since they are working so hard on the plane, am kind of hoping that it will be fully furnished and painted for the Dubai Airshow starting in mid-November (11th November to be exact).

Will keep my fingers crossed!!!

BTW, since the plane is already going for furnishings, then to the paint shop... is there a chance that delivery will happen before the planed August 2008?

Regards,

Emirates2005  wave 



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User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3481 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 3):
At least, that's how it's done at Boeing, but I guess it should also apply for Airbus as well.

Yes, it's the same at Airbus. Been there; done that.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26863 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3025 times:

I notice that the windows in the F class section are different than the SQ one . I wonder what EK has in store for us!!!

User currently offlineUAEflyer From United Arab Emirates, joined Nov 2006, 1041 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2868 times:

EK MSN11 now in XFW for interior fitting  
http://news.monstersandcritics.com/b...bus_A380_in_Hamburg_for_cabin_work

[Edited 2007-09-09 13:44:21]

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