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User currently offlineAstuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 9977 posts, RR: 96
Posted (6 years 6 months 12 hours ago) and read 4059 times:
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This weeks hard-copy FI contains a 2 page article regarding the first 3 months of commercial A380 operations with SQ, entitled

"Failure Never an Option".

This OP is really a placemark for the electronic copy when it downloads into Flightglobal.com.
But just a couple of extracts:-

"The aircraft has accumulated 1 100 flying hours in 150 flights"

"The aircraft's only technical delay to date was on 4th January, when departure from SIN was held up for 29 minutes due to a spurious failure warning. "There was a standby static probe heating failure message. This was not a true failure, but required a reset of the system to clear the warning" "

"SIA's senior vice president engineering, Mervyn Sirisena, says "Frankly, I've never seen such a good introduction"


This note was incorporated at the end..

"Meanwhile, efforts to reduce the A380's weight will briing it to within 0.5% of target by 2012, says Carcaillet (A380 director of Product Marketing, Airbus). "At service entry, the first few aircraft's empty weight was within guarantees, but 2%, or 5t above target".
The weight is reducing as production increases and weight savings are incorporated into the build standard.
"From 2012 the manufacturers empty weight will be 1.2t above target" he says


I will keep an eye out for the E-version.
Some good initial feedback on A380 operations, I thought.

Regards

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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26848 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 11 hours ago) and read 4008 times:

Nice to hear. It has been a very smooth introduction. Hopefully the QF and EK deliveries will be the same.

User currently offlineAutoThrust From Switzerland, joined Jun 2006, 1591 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 11 hours ago) and read 3960 times:

Interesting and good remarks, thanks for sharing. What was the A.net mantra of Airbus products? overpromising-underdelivering, right?  scratchchin   footinmouth 

Of course the delay did help them to eliminate bugs, but its still an achievement.



“Faliure is not an option.”
User currently offlineAstuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 9977 posts, RR: 96
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3055 times:
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Article now linked. Enjoy the full story

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...for-airbus-a380-service-entry.html

Regards


User currently offlineChiad From Norway, joined May 2006, 1131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2854 times:



Quoting Astuteman (Reply 3):
Article now linked. Enjoy the full story

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...for-airbus-a380-service-entry.html

Regards

Thank you sooo much Astuteman!
 angel 

For me the A380 is biggest event in commercial aviation ever.
I am very happy that EIS is running so smooth.


User currently offlineRedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4315 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2328 times:

From the article:

Quote:
SIA's second A380 has taken over the Sydney services to enable MSN003 to be grounded to undergo modifications to the crew rest area for the longer-distance London flights.



Anyone know why these mods to the crew rest would not have been done prior to delivery? Or was SQ's decision to put this fram on the LHR route made afterwards? Also, will all future SQ A380s incorporate the upgraded crew rest?



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