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Airbus A380 - The Final Countdown.  
User currently offlineWINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 68
Posted (7 years 4 days ago) and read 24525 times:

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FIRST DELIVERY: 28 Days to go.
ENTRY INTO SERVICE: 38 Days to go.


I have been following the A380 (A3XX) program since 1996, and all that I can say is that its about time that it enters commercial service. It has been a looooooong wait, but I'm sure that it will be worth it.  Smile

www.airbus.com (Navigator)

1 February 1992
MARKET CONFIRMS NEED FOR "ULTRA" AIRCRAFT


Major airlines confirm their need for a new generation aircraft with between 50-100 per cent more seats than a 747 requiring only minimal changes to airports.

The findings, revealed in an Airbus survey of 10 major airlines in Asia, Europe and North America, support Airbus' decision to explore developing an ultra high capacity aircraft.

As more seating means substantial changes to traditional internal layouts, Airbus discusses several possible fuselage cross-section designs with airlines, even some kind of double deck arrangement.

Airbus and its partners agree a comprehensive development plan to create a firm technological foundation for the new generation aircraft.


19 December 2000
A380 PROGRAMME OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED


At a Supervisory Board meeting in Toulouse, the Airbus shareholders -- EADS and BAE SYSTEMS -- officially approved the launch of the A380, formerly known as the A3XX. This decision heralds a new era in the history of flight, with the introduction into service of the world's 21st century jetliner in 2006.

With 50 orders and 42 purchase options from six customers on five continents (Air France, Emirates, International Lease Finance Corporation, Qantas, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Atlantic), the A380 has already met the criteria set by the company's shareholders at the commercial launch of the programme.


27 April 2005
A380 SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES ITS FIRST FLIGHT


The first A380 to take to the air landed at Blagnac international airport in Toulouse, France at 14.23 local time (12.23h GMT) after successfully completing a first flight that lasted three hours and 54 minutes.

The A380's first flight was jointly captained by Claude Lelaie, Senior Vice President Flight Division, and by Chief Test pilot and Vice President Jacques Rosay. The other crew members were Fernando Alonso, Vice President Flight Division, Flight Test Engineering who led a team of two other flight test engineers, Jacky Joye and Manfred Birnfeld, and test flight engineer Gérard Desbois. Carrying the registration F-WWOW, the aircraft is powered by four Rolls Royce Trent 900 engines.




12 December 2006
AIRBUS A380 RECEIVES JOINT EASA and FAA TYPE CERTIFICATION


Double seal of approval for the A380 with the first joint EASA/FAA certification

The world's largest commercial airliner, the 555-seat Airbus A380, has received joint European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Type Certification on 12th December 2006. The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines.


Regards,
Wings


Aviation Is A Passion.
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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6808 posts, RR: 77
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 days ago) and read 24520 times:

Quoting WINGS (Thread starter):
FIRST DELIVERY: 28 Days to go.
ENTRY INTO SERVICE: 38 Days to go.

Hopefully...


PH



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30992 posts, RR: 86
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 days ago) and read 24465 times:
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I look forward to seeing the pictures and reports of her first in-service flights.

User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 days ago) and read 24381 times:

Quoting WINGS (Thread starter):
The Final Countdown.

Considering that this is a song by the band "Europe", quite an appropriate title, Wings!  Smile


User currently offlineWINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 68
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 23971 times:



FIRST DELIVERY: 27 Days to go.
ENTRY INTO SERVICE: 37 Days to go.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
Hopefully...

Don't get me worried.  Sad

Quoting Stitch (Reply 2):
I look forward to seeing the pictures and reports of her first in-service flights.

I too look forward to the comments from the general flying public.

Quoting Breiz (Reply 3):
Considering that this is a song by the band "Europe", quite an appropriate title, Wings!

Well I have to admit that it did cross my mind  Smile

For those who don't even know who the band Europe are you can catch their video below.  Wink



Regards,
Wings



Aviation Is A Passion.
User currently offlineMetroliner From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 1067 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 23958 times:

Quoting WINGS (Reply 4):
For those who don't even know who the band Europe are you can catch their video below.

There are people out there who don't know Europe?!

Seen them live... they were FANTASTIC Big grin

Toni



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User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 23725 times:

Quoting WINGS (Thread starter):
It has been a looooooong wait, but I'm sure that it will be worth it.

Don't start holding your breath yet Wings.  Smile Where are the other ones? What have they been doing since the SQ one was ready, so long ago I have now forgotten but some months ago I do remember?


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30992 posts, RR: 86
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 23643 times:
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Quoting Baroque (Reply 6):
What have they been doing since the SQ one was ready, so long ago I have now forgotten but some months ago I do remember?

Completing wiring and interior outfitting. So far, it looks like they should deliver SQ's next six, EK's first three, and QF's first two in 2008 as planned.


User currently offlineJWMD123 From Ireland, joined May 2006, 867 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 23610 times:

When will SQ get their next A380

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26997 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 23578 times:

Quoting WINGS (Thread starter):
I have been following the A380 (A3XX) program since 1996, and all that I can say is that its about time that it enters commercial service. It has been a looooooong wait, but I'm sure that it will be worth it.

Hi Wings thanks for starting this thread. Its good to follow the final preparations for the A380 EIS , something we have waited a long time for. Its hard to believe that over 10 years has passed since we dared to dream such an aircraft would be built!!! I cant wait to see the reports after the first commerical flights.

I'm sure the first flight will draw much media attention. If anyone knows of any links to TV stations and news reports that will happen, here would be a good place to post. I will be flying on this amazing plane two weeks after the 1st commercial flight and really cant wait. I guess until you actually get to the door of the A380 it will not hit you how much of an achievement this really is.


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30992 posts, RR: 86
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 23539 times:
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Quoting JWMD123 (Reply 8):
When will SQ get their next A380

Early 2008. I am not sure how Airbus is outfitting the A388s. SQ has four birds ahead of EK's in terms of frame number, so SQ might get all four or even five birds planned for 2008 before EK and QF get their first.


User currently offlineWINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 68
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 23462 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 10):
Early 2008. I am not sure how Airbus is outfitting the A388s. SQ has four birds ahead of EK's in terms of frame number, so SQ might get all four or even five birds planned for 2008 before EK and QF get their first.

I think that their lays some confusion as to who will be the second airline to receive and put the A380 into commercial service.

Some members suggest that it will be Emirates, while others say that it will be Qantas. I suspect that its Emirates as their frame is currently in Hamburg undergoing outfitting, while Qantas first frame has yet to fly. It has previously been stated by Mr Clark that Emirates will likely receive their first A380 in March 2008, so I suspect that Airbus will manage to deliver at least another 3 frames to Singapore Airlines, before Emirates receives their first frame.

(MSN 011)

Does anyone have the new delivery schedule for the next few years?

Regards,
Wings



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30992 posts, RR: 86
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 22842 times:
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Does anyone know if any other configuration other then SQ's received their production certificate yet? Assuming each SQ A388 in the initial batch was "re-built" to the same standards as MSN003, Airbus should be able to use the same production certificate for each, correct? That could accelerate SQ's deliveries since they wouldn't need to certify each follow-on frame.

And even if MSN003's production certificate is unique to MSN003 and cannot be used for the other birds, I expect they can leverage off of much of MSN003's which should make getting the rest of the certifications quicker.


User currently offlineHB88 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 816 posts, RR: 31
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 21861 times:

Quoting Baroque (Reply 6):
Where are the other ones? What have they been doing since the SQ one was ready, so long ago I have now forgotten but some months ago I do remember?

Well, there were quite a few sitting outside the 380 FAL in Toulouse the other week.

As another poster said, they're all undergoing various stages of interior outfitting etc etc.

So, don't get your hopes up, it seems things are going quite well so I hear.

I also gather the delivery date would have been earlier in Oct if Tom Enders and Chew Choon Seng had been able to find a common free date in their calendars. Funny if it's true, but that's the gossip going around work.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21531 posts, RR: 59
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 21813 times:

27 days? I thought it was supposed to be delivered in September. What happened?


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User currently offlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1884 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 21776 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 14):
27 days? I thought it was supposed to be delivered in September. What happened?

It was scheduled to be delivered in October. There was a speculation about early delivery, but apparently it turned out to be just a rumour.



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User currently offlineWINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 68
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 21529 times:

Quoting HB88 (Reply 13):
So, don't get your hopes up, it seems things are going quite well so I hear.

From a very reliable source, I too have heard the very same thing. The A380 production increase is actually exceeding initial expectations.

I also gather the delivery date would have been earlier in Oct if Tom Enders and Chew Choon Seng had been able to find a common free date in their calendars. Funny if it's true, but that's the gossip going around work.



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 14):
27 days? I thought it was supposed to be delivered in September. What happened?



Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 15):
It was scheduled to be delivered in October. There was a speculation about early delivery, but apparently it turned out to be just a rumour.

From what I have been informed, Airbus did in fact offer Singapore Airlines an earlier delivery date, but due to various issues (training, schedules) Singapore Airlines opted to maintain its original date.

I'm probably one of the very few, but I think that Airbus is more than capable of delivering an additional A380 to Singapore Airlines in 2007.

Regards,
Wings



Aviation Is A Passion.
User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21531 posts, RR: 59
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 21409 times:

Quoting WINGS (Reply 4):
For those who don't even know who the band Europe are you can catch their video below.  

At 52 seconds remaining in that video, I think that's SRB in the middle with the gold records. Was Europe on the Virgin Label?



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User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 21070 times:

With the A380 finally entering into service, the endless speculation as to its actual capabilities will finally wind down.

We will soon get the final, real life info for it.

That is a relief.


User currently offlineExpress1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 days ago) and read 21006 times:

Will this be an end for Airbus, in building large commercial aircraft?, surely you can't get any gigger than the A380!!!!

or can they?  yes  or  no 

dave


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30992 posts, RR: 86
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 days ago) and read 20980 times:
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Quoting Express1 (Reply 21):
Will this be an end for Airbus, in building large commercial aircraft?

The A380-900 is a possibility. And then comes the BWB proposals.


User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2715 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 days ago) and read 20909 times:

Quoting WINGS (Reply 18):
I'm probably one of the very few, but I think that Airbus is more than capable of delivering an additional A380 to Singapore Airlines in 2007.

Might be, but I really wonder why you cannot see any progress on the next two A380 for SQ, currently in XFW. As far as I know they are still in the hangar and they haven't even been painted.


User currently offlineWINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 68
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 20546 times:

Quoting N14AZ (Reply 22):
Might be, but I really wonder why you cannot see any progress on the next two A380 for SQ, currently in XFW. As far as I know they are still in the hangar and they haven't even been painted.

Painting the aircraft is the last task. The most important and time consuming is interior fittings.

Regards,
Wings



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User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 20464 times:

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Quoting Stitch (Reply 7):
Quoting Baroque (Reply 6):
What have they been doing since the SQ one was ready, so long ago I have now forgotten but some months ago I do remember?

Completing wiring and interior outfitting. So far, it looks like they should deliver SQ's next six, EK's first three, and QF's first two in 2008 as planned.

Thanks Stitch. Airbus stretches my memory span to breaking point.

If true, that is close to hysterically funny HB88, could not find a free date after all this waiting. I do hope first that Airbus are figuring out a way of finishing them off a bit more swiftly and then secondly that EIS provokes the orders that cause them to need to get a wiggle on.  Smile

I wonder how that guy is going who rivetted his shirt to a 32x!!


User currently offlineWINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 68
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 20146 times:



FIRST DELIVERY: 26 Days to go.
ENTRY INTO SERVICE: 36 Days to go.

Looks like Singapore Airlines are also doing a final count down for the EIS of the A380.  Wink

http://www.singaporeair.com/saa/en_UK/index.jsp (click on the link at the bottom left side of the page)

Regards,
Wings



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25 OA260 : When can we expect to see the interiors??? Will they allow press and media onboard on the day of delivery ???
26 RedFlyer : Who were the North America Airlines that were a part of this study and supported Airbus' decision to explore an UHC aircraft? NW? UA?
27 Stitch : Pretty sure it was them. Also airlines like IB. It's kind of ironic that three airlines that didn't participate in the study - SQ, QF, and EK - becam
28 Post contains images WINGS : FIRST DELIVERY: 25 Days to go. ENTRY INTO SERVICE: 35 Days to go. Regards, Wings
29 Post contains links and images Ants : It feels like a looooong wait for me too and I've only been following the A380 program closely since 2003 - it must have seemed an eternity WINGS if
30 Scouseflyer : When this one's wiring was finished they released a press statement that mentioned that the next 3 planes were being rewired and then cabin-fitted an
31 Ncelhr : You know, it's funny all this hype about the A380. Clearly, anything particularly new attracts interest. I draw the parallel with the Channel Tunnel,
32 Stitch : I am sure the A380 will "fade into the background" soon enough, just as will happen with the 787. But just as some engineers no doubt continue to be i
33 KL911 : I've replayed it three times. It is SRB. First time I've noticed it, so funny. But also logical, he's always everywhere..
34 Post contains links OA260 : Design your dream A380 cabin !!! http://www.a380.singaporeair.com:80/content/buildyourcabin/index.html
35 Post contains images Stitch : Pretty neat, but the lack of a bowling alley means I can't max out the "Entertainment" bar.
36 B747forever : Really cool
37 Post contains images Philzh : Mmhh... I have to admit I'm mildly envious: flying the A380, and (apparently) living in such a nice place (Wellington), too. I wonder how the 747 wil
38 Carls : Always a pessimistic point of view. BTW, no news good news.
39 Rj777 : Someone should make an A380 music video with the song.
40 OA260 : Yes maybe with the EU national anthem in the background LOL....
41 Post contains images N14AZ : Hey Scouseflyer, you are OK? Your post sounds as if you have fallen from the chair? But the hint regarding the press release was a good idea. I tried
42 Carls : And how many of them have ordered the 7late7 ???? AFAIK per Boeing, AA, UAL, DL, were taken in consideration during the planing stage, but only CO an
43 Post contains images SOBHI51 : That brought back great memories,used the music at my wedding and that was a looooooooooong time ago.Nice
44 Rj777 : I meant with "The Final Countdown"
45 Ikramerica : What's weird is I didn't look for him, I was just watching that video and he is such a distinctive face, that I saw him in that split second he was o
46 MadameConcorde : My first flight? Sydney-Singapore 26 October 2007 This is my birthday! I have been on board the Big Bus on the ground. I have seen it flying a countle
47 Post contains images WINGS : FIRST DELIVERY: 24 Days to go. ENTRY INTO SERVICE: 34 Days to go. Regards, Wings
48 Post contains images Lightsaber : I still believe the A389 will be the primary A380 that airbus sells. The "possibility" is when will then get the A380F going again? The two year dela
49 Ikramerica : He's writing his posts from inside the "Castle Aaaagghhhhhh...."
50 AeroplaneFreak : I can't wait for it to enter service.
51 B747forever : When is the take off?? Which time??
52 Legoguy : Here is a quick A380 Tribute video I made. Not the best video but enjoy anyway.
53 Post contains images WINGS : FIRST DELIVERY: 23 Days to go. ENTRY INTO SERVICE: 33 Days to go. Regards, Wings
54 OA260 : Nice pics, like the 4 A380's flying together best .
55 B747forever : Which time is the A380 going to take off???? is it in the morning
56 NoUFO : In the early 90s I met a fellow student who wrote his diploma thesis (or his doctorate) on requirements airports would have to meet in order to accomo
57 Scorpio : Just exactly what is the point of this post? RedFlyer wrote absolutely nothing in his post you quoted from to warrant such a poisonous, hostile respo
58 B747forever : Can anyone tell me when the scheduled take off is from SYD for the A380.
59 Post contains links OA260 : I think its 0850am. -------------------------------------------- Just seen this video on A380 J class. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=8MSUnxtLiYQ Is t
60 Post contains images N908AW : On what basis are you, obviously an Airbus supporter, logically able to call the 787 that, with an aircraft like the A380 in Airbus's history?
61 Post contains images Glideslope : Let's not spoil the moment. This is a big event. Let's wait and see how the numbers look in April 08.
62 N908AW : Yes, I'm sorry. The A380 is a big moment in history. I know that so many people have waited to see it and fly on it--this is huge!
63 B747forever : Okey thank you.
64 Post contains images WINGS : FIRST DELIVERY: 21 Days to go. ENTRY INTO SERVICE: 31Days to go. Regards, Wings
65 Post contains images Scouseflyer : Bit like that - pc crashed whilst posting and has taken several days to be sorted - need to ask the boss (sorry wife!) about a new laptop
66 OA260 : LOL...try PC world!! They have a sale on £299 !!!!
67 B747forever : Hopes everything will go well for the A380 now.
68 Post contains images WINGS : FIRST DELIVERY: 20 Days to go. ENTRY INTO SERVICE: 30 Days to go. Regards, Wings
69 SingaporeBoy : First flight Charity SQ380 25th Oct Dep SIN 0800 Arr SYD 1825 Return Flight also charity SQ380 26thOct Dep SYD 1600 Arr SIN 2225. Total number of cabi
70 OA260 : Love the flight number!!! I presume either in the evening or the next morning SQ will host VIP's in SYD . Maybe even the Prime Minister .
71 VbeltraJJ : I would love to see this giant bird here in Brazil, but as far as we know, I think it won´t come down here so soon. Well, I am willing to travel to E
72 Post contains images WINGS : FIRST DELIVERY: 19 Days to go. ENTRY INTO SERVICE: 29 Days to go. Regards, Wings
73 Post contains images Thorben : I can't wait to see it I can't wait to see it I can't wait to see it You lucky person, post some pictures about it, yes? Considering how Brazil is dev
74 VbeltraJJ : Let´s pray the lord!!!! Regards.
75 Post contains images Baroque : I just have to ask Wings, when are you going to move to hours?
76 N14AZ : And does he have enough pictures? Would be nice to see some new pictures, maybe of MSN 005 and 006...
77 Post contains images WINGS : When I find out the hour for the delivery ceremony. Plenty of pictures in the database. Regards, Wings
78 Post contains images Asiaflyer : I can't wait until I can stand on Changi Beach and see the beast approaching from north and sweap less than 100 meters above my head before touching d
79 Philzh : Same here. With a twist: though: as nice as the A380 looks with the SIA livery, what I'm really looking forward to is to see the big girl in EK's ver
80 Post contains images Baroque : I will send an Email out to Airbus and SQ asking them to keep the minutes secret otherwise you might overheat your keyboard Wings!! Seriously, great
81 Scouseflyer : Well with the news that has come out this week about the BA order and the Flying Palace order seemingly confirmed. The current position for this year
82 Post contains images Oldeuropean : Is there a possibility that we can soon find Air India in this list (with an order, up to 10 aircrafts)? Axel
83 OA260 : WOW I hope you can get some photos and video footage and post it here .
84 Gemuser : You won't see it in Europe in December (not in regular service anyway). Best guess for SIN-LHR is aftewr the third airframe is delivered in ?March? U
85 Post contains images WINGS : FIRST DELIVERY: 18 Days to go. ENTRY INTO SERVICE: 28 Days to go. Regards, Wings
86 Post contains images Emirates2005 : Yes, this is the new EK marketing strategy. If you go over a few pics on the database, they have a number of 77Ws and A332s, etc. with the belly logo
87 Lehpron : Personally, we may advance to a slightly bigger size, but to keep the costs down for airports to take a new airplane, soon we'll have to try another
88 Dellatorre : Well, I guess that after the latest developments is quite safe to say that CX will order the A380. If they wnat to be competitive in Asia there is no
89 Post contains images WINGS : FIRST DELIVERY: 17 Days to go. ENTRY INTO SERVICE: 27 Days to go. Regards, Wings
90 Scouseflyer : Is that before or after we were expecting it wasn't their 1st bird not promised before August 08? IIRC the first one for EK will be the 5th plane del
91 Post contains links N14AZ : Pictures of the first EK A380 arriving in XFW from TLS can be seen here: http://xfw-spotter.de.tl/07-.-09-.-2...D=efb43253fe22a5610003603b5e3ebac3
92 B747forever : Thank you for the link. The A380 will look awsome in EKs color.
93 YOWza : You lucky bastard!! I am planning a YYZ-DXB-DOH run early next year. I wonder how many 380s will be kicking about in DXB by that time. YOWza
94 B747forever : Which month is early??? It will not be many A380s but you will see some.
95 Post contains images Philzh : Awesome, thanks for the link. Look at that tail... amazing. This bird will look nice. No wonder EK (or maybe HRH Sheikh Al Maktoum) would like to hav
96 Abba : I am sure that you are right on this one. And expect a few more to China as well in the near future. Abba
97 Post contains images WINGS : FIRST DELIVERY: 16 Days to go. ENTRY INTO SERVICE: 26 Days to go. Regards, Wings
98 OyKIE : As Wings I am also eager to see the A380 fly. However, it troubles me that I have not heard that the A380 has received production certificate. Will th
99 Gemuser : A production certificate is not required, it makes life easier for the manufacturer, but they can certify compliance to a type certificate without it
100 SpeedyGonzales : Does anyone know which MSN the plane in next week's convoy is?
101 Zeke : Some background on the process SQ/Airbus are using to get the aircraft in service
102 B747forever : Cant wait 26more days. I will go crazy.
103 Post contains images Baroque : There was a competition to win a ticket on THE flight in Sat's Sydney Morning Herald - you only had to search through all 200 pages or whatever of the
104 Caminito : Gemuser is right by stating that a PRODUCTION certificate (the "PRODUCTION") is not obligatory, but makes life easier for the manufacturer. But it is
105 WingedMigrator : I don't know the MSN (and one convoy does not necessarily map to one MSN), but after this week's convoy, enough parts will have entered the Toulouse
106 B727 : Although I am an Boeing Fan, I must give a big hats off and thumbs up to Airbus, this is a long time coming. I look forward to seeing her in the sky,
107 Moo : You wont find any because its useless information to the general public - SQ and other airlines will be kept informed of whats going on, but Airbus h
108 Caminito : Moo Before answering your post, please clarify that your remark "insignificant" does not refer to the Production Certificate or its substitute Individ
109 Emirates773ER : Cool! I am planning a run to DXB in May next year as well, hopefully the new terminal will be open by then as Emirates2005 said.
110 Caminito : I do not know about the terminal, but regrettably, no A380, at least not from EK, if Tim Clark complies with what he said that they will initiate the
111 Emirates773ER : Why not?
112 Airbusted : Surely with growing congestion at major airports i.e. available landing slots a high capacity aircraft would be a logical fit on high demand routes. W
113 Caminito : An excellent question where the answers are very doubtful From my own knowledge and by surfing past threads:: The President of EK, Tim Clark, when Ai
114 Moo : My remark about 'insignificance' is precisely as read - whether a production certificate exists or not is insignificant to everyone other than Airbus
115 N14AZ : MSN 005, the next A380 for SQ, is currently in the paint shop at XFW.
116 Post contains images Emirates2005 : Hi Caminito, welcome to A.net. You've raised a few very good points. The whole A380 delivery deal with Emirates seems like a black hole as am sure yo
117 WINGS : This basically confirms my previous belief that if both SQ and Airbus wanted, they could deliver a second frame in 2007. Regards, Wings
118 Post contains images WINGS : FIRST DELIVERY: 14 Days to go. ENTRY INTO SERVICE: 24 Days to go. Regards, Wings
119 B747forever : Only 14day. Wow. Soon the A380 will fly with SQ. 24days to go. When will next A380 begin to operate.
120 Post contains images Babybus : Watching that thing take-off is like watching a cathedral take to the sky! It's soooo huge! (Maybe I should change the cathedral reference for Emirate
121 Baroque : So new frames are now well into the "bog standard" part of the production sequence. Will all the "hand" wired ones be delivered before the standard p
122 Caminito : I would like to read opinions by A-netters with specific knowledge regarding the certification issue discussed below So you are factually stating here
123 Post contains images Moo : Are you intentionally misinterpreting me or what? I shall type it nice and slow The. Production. Certificate. Means. Little. To. People. Outside. Air
124 Post contains images Caminito : I am certainly not misinterpreting you, your above post confirms tha "nice and slow"! But you now say that they are proceeding as they do by Fact is
125 Moo : Well, unless I am missing a large part of the website, I cannot see any production certificates on that website at all, for any airframe or manufactu
126 Post contains images WINGS : FIRST DELIVERY: 13 Days to go. ENTRY INTO SERVICE: 23 Days to go. Regards, Wings
127 Burkhard : Does anybody know the scheduled departure time of the SYD flight?
128 Gemuser : Which is all well and good, but irrevelant to SQ, EK & QF & anybody else taking delivery of an airframe up to & including MSN 25. What is relevent to
129 Post contains images Baroque : Dear Wings Please post recent photos of your good self, so we can check you are not turning blue from holding breath!
130 Post contains images WINGS : FIRST DELIVERY: 11 Days to go. Smile ENTRY INTO SERVICE: 21 Days to go. Regards, Wings
131 Post contains images WINGS : FIRST DELIVERY: 9 Days to go. Smile ENTRY INTO SERVICE: 19 Days to go. Regards, Wings
132 UAEflyer : is the entry into service date the same date the charity flight will take-off ? and what it would be doing 10 days ahead of the service, would they p
133 Post contains images GBan : It may be of high interest for Aminobwana, TKV and you, but thats not really a lot of people
134 Post contains images Thorben : FIRST DELIVERY: 2,085 Days to go ENTRY INTO SERVICE:: 2,095 Days to go (I took July 1st 2013 as EIS, and probably didn't count the days correctly.)
135 B747forever : That was a cool countdown. So many days´.
136 Post contains images WINGS : That's correct. Further testing with crew, maintenance etc.... Good one Thorben Regards, Wings
137 SpeedyGonzales : Assuming that the production list on planespotters.net is correct, that Airbus will stick to 13 deliveries in 2008 and 25 in 2009, and that planes are
138 B747forever : So no more deliveries of A380s this year. I though that EK would get some and SQ more A380s
139 Post contains images Philzh : Hmm... so Emirates will have 10 out of what, 50-something ordered A380s in slightly over 2 years from now? That's slo-o-ow... by when could they have
140 Ikramerica : What? The certification of a new aircraft is always publicized, at least as far as I can remember. This plane will be no different. Expect to hear ne
141 Post contains images Baroque : Indeed, I was under the impression they had specially requested this thread. I would really like to see a sheet explaining what the heck they have be
142 B747forever : No more!!!! Are they just crazy, the have 2more months to go. In that months they could at least make 2 more A380s for SQ or EK. What a hell are they
143 Baroque : We can rule out a holiday, cos it is the wrong time of the year in the N Hemi - other than that blessed if I know B747. Maybe they are all coming dow
144 Post contains images WINGS : FIRST DELIVERY: 7 Days to go. ENTRY INTO SERVICE: 17 Days to go. Regards, Wings
145 OA260 : Cant wait until this time next week!!!!
146 Post contains images KL911 : Will the ceremony be live on Airbus.com? I hope so. Please do. KL911
147 Sabenapilot : Well, the very first A380-800 for Singapore Airlines has been moved the the newly constructed Airbus Delivery Centre (a spectacular concave glass ter
148 Post contains images Philzh : Not true at all - it is the perfect time for holidays here, with lousy weather coming this way, and endless sunshine on its way to SYD... where one c
149 Post contains images Baroque : And arriving in batches of, say, 485 at a guess. I presume they will be easily recognizable apart from the skin pallor, by the callouses on their thu
150 Post contains links Ants : Sure looks like it: "Share the magic of the first delivery of the A380. Singapore Airlines is the first of 14 customers that will take delivery of th
151 Post contains links Scorpio : Production certificate. Not type certificate. A380 received its type certificate many moons ago, in December 2006 to be exact. http://www.flightgloba
152 Post contains images Lightsaber : This is exciting. Soon it will be in service! Now let's get the GP7200's going. I'm a fan of the plane but am very disappointed in the delivery rate.
153 Nimish : Is there a A380 parked at DXB this morning - I think I saw one in the distance...
154 Post contains images WINGS : FIRST DELIVERY: 6 Days to go. ENTRY INTO SERVICE: 16 Days to go. Regards, Wings
155 Helvknight : Wish I had a pic of that. I'm really looking forward to it.
156 Post contains images WINGS : FIRST DELIVERY: 5 Days to go. ENTRY INTO SERVICE: 15 Days to go. Regards, Wings
157 Post contains images EIDAA : When I was in TLS for a delivery at the end of September, the aircraft was already over at the delivery centre. I flew out on the 27th, off Runway 32
158 Post contains links Atnight : Guys, check the new A380 exclusive delivery site made by Airbus.com, really nice with cool photos and more information. Also, they will show the deliv
159 United787 : Where is Wings? I am waiting for the 5 days to go post!
160 Post contains images Ikramerica : Maybe he was so excited about the 787 news that he forgot all about the A380?
161 Baroque : Nah, the new site has defeated him. I tried for about 2 hours to find this thread a couple of nights ago - nary a sign of it. He'll be back! Gotta ke
162 Post contains images Ikramerica : Nah, he just got sidetracked. Posted 3 times in the 787 thread. Musta plum fo'got 'bout the poor ol' A380...
163 Baroque : Wings forget the A380? Not never - NO NEVER Not never - NO NEVER Not never - well hardly ever. (Apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan, well Gilbert mostl
164 N14AZ : I think it has been deleted, I saw it yesterday shortly with a picture of the tests they made in iceland but then it disappeared again. By the way MS
165 Post contains images WINGS : It was posted and mysteriously disappeared. I take no joy in seeing the 787 program going through trouble. That is correct N14AZ. Regards, Wings
166 Post contains images WINGS : FIRST DELIVERY: 4 Days to go. ENTRY INTO SERVICE: 14 Days to go. Regards, Wings
167 Scouseflyer : That's the second customer one due for delivery very early next year isn't it?
168 N14AZ : Correct! MSN 003 was painted in May 2007 and transferred to TLS in July 2007. But I could imagine that this time they will transfer MSN 005 to TLS ea
169 Scouseflyer : Thanks, this is gettign exciting - things finally seem to be on track - let's see MSN03 go tech on the delivery flight now I've said that!
170 SkyguyB727 : I'm surprised SQ didn't use "380" as the flight number for their inaugural A380 flight. That would have been great PR. According to PARS, SQ380 is a n
171 Ants : My ticket for the return leg of the first flight shows the flight number as SQ380 (I'm pretty sure both legs of the trip are with the flight number S
172 SkyguyB727 : According to the SQ website and PARS, the SIN-SYD A380 flight ops as SQ221. The return flight ops as SQ220. They do not use the flight number SQ380.
173 Overcast : But they are on the Charity Flights, your looking at the day to day flights
174 Post contains links Ants : Regular scheduled services for the SIN-SYD route begin on 28 October (three days after the inaugural flight) and will have the flight numbers SQ221 a
175 Post contains links and images WINGS : SIA drops plans for logos on A380's engine nacelles. http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...ogos-on-a380s-engine-nacelles.html NOW BEFORE Singapore Ai
176 Baroque : There you go, that is close enough to: At least Wings only lost a post, I lost the whole thread for more than a day! If you came over here Wings, in
177 Post contains images WINGS : At least we know what time the ceremony will take place. 10:00 am CET. Now the real final countdown can begin. Regards, Bruno
178 Thorben : Do you think they are not putting their logo on the engine because they won't be able to do it with the 787?
179 Post contains images Astuteman : .............Have a fortnight's holiday, and fly back on SQ220.......... The perfect round-off, I'd have said. Regards
180 Post contains images WINGS : 72 HOURS TO GO FIRST DELIVERY: 3 Days to go. ENTRY INTO SERVICE: 13 Days to go. Regards, Wings
181 Post contains images Astuteman : Presumably SQ now OWN their first ever A380...... Regards
182 EIDAA : I would imagine so, unless they are using a New York bank, if so it will be another hour or two! Looking forward to seeing it depart on Monday.
183 OA260 : I think the new livery without the logos on the engines actually look better. They made the right decision. Cant believe its so close to delivery!!! C
184 Post contains links OA260 : http://www.a380delivery.com/ A good website with some nice videos on .
185 Post contains links YOWguy : I received an invite to go to the website and see the delivery live... http://www.a380delivery.com/
186 Post contains images Zeke : That is a real pitty, it looked good ! Maybe this has to do with 787 engine cowl restrictions ? Photographer : Hervé Goussé
187 Post contains images WINGS : FIRST DELIVERY: 3 Days to go. ENTRY INTO SERVICE: 13 Days to go. Its a shame that this site has been on and off, due to maintenance. This is the seco
188 Baroque : Then there is the "funds will not be available for four business days" palaver!! Just imagine SQ trying to take the plane and finding their cheque wa
189 Tdscanuck : The A380 doesn't appear to have laminar flow nacelles, which was what restricted the 787 nacelle, so don't think that's what's going on. Tom.
190 Post contains images Ikramerica : I was just funning you. I would like it if you took more joy in the 787 program, since you always link such awesome pictures of Airbus products. You
191 Post contains images KFly : Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 189): You could do the same for the 787 more often I'm sure he and others will be eager to do so IF there is a "completed" 7
192 Ikramerica : Yeah, I thought of that after I hit send. There will be a completed 787 soon enough, at least from the outside. There will be many weeks of systems t
193 Post contains images WINGS : 49.5 HOURS TO GO FIRST DELIVERY: 2 Days to go. ENTRY INTO SERVICE: 12 Days to go. Regards, Wings
194 Thorben : I have to work on Monday, can't follow the procedure. But I'll be there with my thoughts.
195 B747forever : Now we count the hours then the minutes and then seconds. Not so much time remaining!!!!
196 Baroque : Well we know that like swans, most of the action is not visible above the "water" so we will be wanting the "inside" news! How is Wings managing to g
197 Braybuddy : I've been following the A380 programme for the last ten years or so, and it's great to see it finally becoming a reality for passengers. It's had its
198 Post contains images OA260 : Wings thats one of my favourite pics so far that you have posted. Thanks
199 OA260 : Just seen this , sure looks good in TK colours!!!
200 Swallow : Does anyone know who will be on the delivery flight to Changi? I suppose Mr Chew Choon Seng will be in one of the first class suites. Have SIA resumed
201 B747forever : Great video OA260. THY colors fits the A380 perfect.
202 Post contains images Art : Time is running out for Airbus to announce any further delays in delivery.
203 Post contains links PanAm_DC10 : As this Thread is now up to 200 replies and the countdown is almost at launch please continue the discussion at the following link Airbus A380 - The F
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