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SQ Takes Delivery Of 5th A380  
User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12380 posts, RR: 47
Posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 18448 times:
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Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of its 5th A380.  champagne 

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5i6pU5REy1DbTVrq_TjhOFFEY-BQQ

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The A380 will be the second deployed for the London service after the world's biggest plane made its debut at Heathrow Airport on a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight from the city-state in March.

However, one of the planes will be temporarily redeployed to SIA's Beijing route to cater for increased demand ahead of the Olympic Games from August 2 for a week, the carrier said in a statement late Saturday.




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User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 18293 times:

9V-SKE departed TLS at 08:45 on the 28th and arrived SIN on the 29th in the wee hours. 9V-SKF is now at XFW and is expected to be delivered in September.

User currently offlineSwallow From Uganda, joined Jul 2007, 554 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 18214 times:

I suppose that makes it two aircraft for SIN-LHR, two for SIN-SYD and one for SIN-NRT. Will SIN-SFO be launched when 9V-SKF is delivered?

Nice hearing that SQ is having good load factors on the SIN-LHR sector and that passengers are happy with the big bus.



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User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 18180 times:



Quoting Swallow (Reply 2):
I suppose that makes it two aircraft for SIN-LHR, two for SIN-SYD and one for SIN-NRT. Will SIN-SFO be launched when 9V-SKF is delivered?

No, LHR will get a second daily WhaleJet before SIN-HKG-SFO. SQ1/SQ2 might be upgauged when 9V-SKG and 9V-SKH join the fleet in the first half of 2009.


User currently offlineENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 17996 times:

They took delivery of a B777-300ER (9V-SWS) and an A380 within 24 hours... Pretty unique!

[Edited 2008-06-30 07:26:10]

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26845 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 17775 times:

Congrats to SQ and Airbus. Great to see the 5th one of many many more to come....

 Smile  champagne   champagne 


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19377 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 17764 times:

Quick question (and quite OT):

I assume it's SQ pilots who fly the bird from TLS to SIN, right?

How do they get them to TLS? Do they fly into CDG and then take ground transport? Or is there a way to fly them into TLS?


User currently offlineSeansasLCY From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2007, 840 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 17733 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 6):
I assume it's SQ pilots who fly the bird from TLS to SIN, right?

How do they get them to TLS? Do they fly into CDG and then take ground transport? Or is there a way to fly them into TLS?

I think they can fly as a passenger on other airlines. When i flew SQ319 the cabin crew said to me that they had flown SIN-IAH on SQ then IAH-JFK on Jetblue then JFK-LHR on VS before working the LHR-SIN SQ319. So maybe the crew just fly SIN-CDG/FRA/ZRH and then with another airline to TLS.


User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 17740 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 6):
I assume it's SQ pilots who fly the bird from TLS to SIN, right?

Yes.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 6):
How do they get them to TLS? Do they fly into CDG and then take ground transport? Or is there a way to fly them into TLS?

The SQ pilots fly as passengers on SQ to CDG and then either fly another carrier or take the TGV to TLS. They are in TLS for several days prior to the delivery flight in order to conduct acceptance flight testing (usually one flight, but 9V-SKE needed two).


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 17702 times:

Indeed, it was a great way to close the end of the month for Singapore Airlines.

What I find particularly gratifying was that Singapore Airlines has now received five Airbus A380s, as opposed to only four which was the original delivery timetable.



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User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 17639 times:



Quoting Singapore_Air (Reply 9):
What I find particularly gratifying was that Singapore Airlines has now received five Airbus A380s, as opposed to only four which was the original delivery timetable.

I think the original schedule called for SQ to get the first three before EK was to get the fourth. I think SQ would have preferred that everyone get their WhaleJets on-time than for SQ to have exclusive bragging rights a little longer than originally expected. The capacity shortfall is a big problem for SQ.


User currently offlineSpeedmarque From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 684 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 17593 times:

Hope the have ironed out the gremlins I experienced (and the crew talked about) on SKB. EXIT signs on all flight illuminating darkness, and cabin lighting in general switching itself on and off!

Great plane though, I forgive it!


User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 17478 times:



Quoting Zvezda (Reply 10):
I think the original schedule called for SQ to get the first three before EK was to get the fourth. I think SQ would have preferred that everyone get their WhaleJets on-time than for SQ to have exclusive bragging rights a little longer than originally expected. The capacity shortfall is a big problem for SQ.

In turn for experiencing all child deceases and learning by doing I think SQ indeed gets rewarded by having th eopportunity to introduce the A380 in key markets & exclusively use it in their media campaigns..

http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/customshouse/images/singapore7.jpg


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10875 posts, RR: 37
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 17438 times:

Welcome 9V-SKE!!  airplane 
May you have a long and successful career!  cheerful   angel 

Singapore Girl You Are a Great Way to Fly!!  cloudnine 



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineN104UA From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 902 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 17396 times:

So is EK the next to get one and when does QF get the first does anyone know


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User currently offlineHomaDreaming From United States of America, joined May 2008, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 17361 times:

Congrats to SQ, now can we see the A380 in different colors for a change...We already know what Qantas will look like, inside and out  Yeah sure...but I cant wait for EK A380 product...I assume they will try to top SQ...

User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 17345 times:



Quoting N104UA (Reply 14):
So is EK the next to get one and when does QF get the first does anyone know

Yes, EK should get their first WhaleJet in about a month and QF about a month after that.


User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5607 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 14014 times:



Quoting Swallow (Reply 2):
I suppose that makes it two aircraft for SIN-LHR, two for SIN-SYD and one for SIN-NRT

Actually SIN-SYD only needs one. SYD-SIN-LHR & vv needs three. With four they can probably run once daily SYD-SIN-LHR & vv and once daily SIN-LHR-SIN and the fifth on SIN-NRT.

Gemuser



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User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13547 times:



Quoting Gemuser (Reply 17):
With four they can probably run once daily SYD-SIN-LHR & vv and once daily SIN-LHR-SIN and the fifth on SIN-NRT.

Not quite. With five, SQ's actual schedule is daily SYD-SIN-LHR & vv plus daily SIN-NRT & vv plus 3x weekly SIN-LHR & vv.


User currently onlineMarcoPoloWorld From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 633 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13444 times:



Quoting Zvezda (Reply 3):
LHR will get a second daily WhaleJet before SIN-HKG-SFO. SQ1/SQ2 might be upgauged when 9V-SKG and 9V-SKH join the fleet in the first half of 2009.

Still interesting that SQ flip-flopped about the SQ1/2 route upgrade (for now). One would think that the opportunity (theoretically) to be the first to deploy it to North America would have been an invaluable marketing treasure. Not to mention the ability for SQ to show off its feathers in Cathay territory.

I guess they must be really hurting for capacity to LON.


User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13403 times:



Quoting MarcoPoloWorld (Reply 19):
I guess they must be really hurting for capacity to LON.

SQ are really hurting for capacity to Europe -- especially in J class.


User currently offlineDiscoverCSG From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 826 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 13198 times:



Quoting SeansasLCY (Reply 7):
I think they can fly as a passenger on other airlines. When i flew SQ319 the cabin crew said to me that they had flown SIN-IAH on SQ then IAH-JFK on Jetblue then JFK-LHR on VS before working the LHR-SIN SQ319. So maybe the crew just fly SIN-CDG/FRA/ZRH and then with another airline to TLS.

Small point of correction on an illuminating post: B6 flies HOU-JFK, not IAH-JFK.


User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8195 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 13007 times:



Quoting MarcoPoloWorld (Reply 19):
Still interesting that SQ flip-flopped about the SQ1/2 route upgrade (for now). One would think that the opportunity (theoretically) to be the first to deploy it to North America would have been an invaluable marketing treasure.

Yes, but they also didn't expect it to be 2 years late. I think at this stage in the game, getting it to work where it can generate higher yields, trumps any pontetial marketing exposure in the US, especially with our economy the way it is right now.


User currently offlineAirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 12996 times:



Quoting Zvezda (Reply 16):
Yes, EK should get their first WhaleJet in about a month and QF about a month after that.

Out of pure curiosity, could you enlighten me as to why it is seeming mentally impossible for you to say A380?


User currently offlineIkarus2006 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 12887 times:

I tried to spot SKE at SIN yesterday waiting for my SQ flight to HKG, but all I could see was SKB parked at T3.
Does anyone know where SKE is at present? Will they put it directly on its long definitive route or use it for a couple of days on short ones?


25 Ikramerica : Then they should have made the entire upper deck of the A380 J instead of having a small Y section in the back. I don't understand why SQ need 399Y s
26 SPR773 : I think SQ does some training runs to KL and then they bring the big "buses" online..... Heartiest COngrats to SQ on their 5th Big Bus I do hope to f
27 Halophila : Having flown in that rear 380 cabin, I think it might be for 2 reasons; 1) that area of the a/c does get quite a bit of noise from the engines, which
28 Jupiter2 : 9V-SKE is in SYD today doing the SQ 222 service to SIN shortly. RL
29 RayChuang : I still think once the Summer Olympics this year are over, SQ may start the A380-800 on the SQ 001/SQ 002 route, with a 747-400 flying on alternate da
30 Warren747sp : Hopefully they will be able to make money with this new type of plane. They have obviously failed with the A343 and A345. I don't think the excitement
31 Zvezda : That would be 12R88J311Y instead of the current 12R60J399Y with four rather than five lavs on the upper deck. SQ are considering adding more J seats
32 Workhorse : I am right thinking that SFO was the first US airport to make upgrades necessary to handle A380? If so, it would be very disappointing if it was not
33 MarcoPoloWorld : Let's hope you're right - it only makes sense. Didn't SFO also just upgrade gate A9 to triple-jetways?
34 Babybus : No one calls it the Whalejet, and it doesn't seem to be catching on. Well done to SQ. It's really great that LHR, once again, has a show-stopper grac
35 Ikramerica : I figured they could fit 90J upstairs with an extra pair of middle seats. Yes people do. It's used in newspapers, magazines, websites and fan sites.
36 Zvezda : 88J is based on 5 outer rows and 6 inner rows between the 2nd and 3rd doors.
37 AirNZ : Hmm! are you trying to suggest that SQ isn't normally in the habit of making money? If so, I'd surely hate to see what you'd say about your US carrie
38 Worldrider : Superjumbo is simply the most efficient plane available! simply best.. Superjumbo is making many many with SQ Superjumbo is the new KING of the skies
39 CHRISBA777ER : Yawn. Yet another boring anti-Airbus post. If you are a CEO of a company I am Mickey Mouse.
40 Hb88 : I was about to ask the same thing. Regardless of what people think of the merits of the nickname, "Whalejet" simply hasn't caught on. Anywhere. In an
41 CHRISBA777ER : He only does it because it winds us up - thats the only reason. Still, if all he has is bluster and namecalling, well, thats no bad thing.
42 JakTrax : I like to call it the 'big-bus', or even the 'mega-bus' - makes sense since I call the A318 the 'baby-bus'. Karl
43 Airbazar : Don't forgot they've also been making money with the A320 flying for Silkair. People often forget that Silkair is SQ's regional subsidiary.
44 MadameConcorde : No aircraft will ever be as gracious and beautiful as Concorde. She will always be Queen of the Skies and super model of the air. I know the A380 very
45 CHRISBA777ER : Ah but they made MORE money when they were using the 737 (probably lol) Tiger Airways is part-SQ owned as well I think. They use A320s as well.
46 Zvezda : SQ are fully willing to buy from either Airbus or Boeing depending on who offers them the better deal for suitable aircraft. SQ are also fully willing
47 Airbazar : Yes, that is why they traded them all for A320/319 aircraft. They were bored with making too much money and wanted to make a little less
48 HB88 : [shrug] so what. I've never, ever heard anyone in real life conversation use it. Ever. By way of obligatory disclaimer, I work in the A company so ma
49 Ikramerica : Currently there are 60J. Adding 7 outer rows and 8 inner rows reaches 90J. That comes from easily fitting 5/6 between the doors, and then 2 rows behi
50 Zvezda : That would leave only the 2 forward lavs for 90 business class passengers. I figured 88J because I figured for 4 lavs. It may be that by removing the
51 HB88 : To me, being offended by someone being offended at someone who's offended.. oh never mind... I don't get offended by its use. I think like some other
52 SparkingWave : It's great that SQ is generating more revenue with the A380 on its flights, but I worry about the currently slow sales of these big jets to other air
53 SpeedyGonzales : There's nothing like a tender whale steak on the BBQ
54 Ikramerica : I guess you are right. I was looking at a third party seat plan, not the SQ schematic. But I think it's easier just to do 5 rows and 2 rows, and leav
55 Ikramerica : Seems like they would need at least 5 lavs anyway. Right now they have 4 for 60J. So can't see them only having 4 for 88J. So maybe you put a 3rd lav
56 Post contains images Singapore_Air : It's cheap, cheerful and quick but....
57 Zvezda : For airliner sales, these are the best of times. It would be a surprise if last year's record sales were exceeded within the next five years. Right n
58 Ikramerica : They have 4 lavs for 60J. 2 at door U2, 1 by the front stairs, 1 by door U1R. Replace the middle lavs with 2 seats, and put a single lav in the middl
59 Post contains images BuyantUkhaa : [Edited 2008-07-01 14:08:26]
60 SFOnative : I was under the same impression as you, so you heard it from the same sources as I. I know that the A380 has landed at LAX a few times now, but I did
61 Moo : The bannings, and indeed the censorship of the term from A.net for a period, happened because people *were* deliberately using the term in a derogato
62 Higgi91 : great! A380 will soon become common sights Dan.
63 Post contains images Singapore_Air : An incarnation of my interpretation of a suggestion that Zvezda shared with me:
64 AirNZ : Am afraid it doesn't wind me up in the slightest Chris, and a long way indeed to do that, lol!!! I think it's ego myself, and goodness can't lose fac
65 RayChuang : If they did that, this could allow the eventual use of QF A388's on the SYD-SFO route, since QF 747-400's now park on the Concourse A side. The SQ A3
66 VH-BZF : I've heard from some SQ ground staff down in Melbourne, that SQ plan to introduce the A380 on the late night departure replacing the 77W (& 772 over s
67 Warren747sp : re-reply 39 That's why I fly BA First class Mr. Mickey Mouse. W
68 Art : The leap from the narrow body DC8 and 707 to the Jumbo was quite dramatic. The 747 did come across as an aircraft that was utterly different in scale
69 CHRISBA777ER : Fair point and open to conjecture I guess - we all see things differently and I dont agree personally but respect your opinion - but Warren, bless hi
70 KennyK : It will be the popular press that comes up with a nickname that sticks as they did with 'Jumbo'
71 RayChuang : SFO was lucky they built the current International Terminal (Concourses A and G) right at the same time Airbus finalized the A380 design. As such, th
72 Boysteve : The A343 maybe but not the A345. It was the only aircraft available that could do the job that SQ wanted at the time of ordering. If it didn't make m
73 Ikramerica : Which was my point. That people get offended when he uses it proves that some people are looking to get upset, because he contributes more to A380 di
74 Post contains links BestWestern : Comparing websearches for the 787 to the A380 shows the opposite http://www.google.com/trends?q=787%2...380&ctab=0&geo=all&date=mtd&sort=1 Oh, and se
75 Rivet42 : I'm astonished by the fact that people are offended enough by 'whalejet' to make such a fuss! I have been calling the A.380 'Whalejet' in an affection
76 Zvezda : Thank you for the kind words. SQ318 gets upgauged to the WhaleJet Mon, Wed, Fri, and Sun starting 19 July, except for the 2-8 August when it will be
77 Post contains links Zeke : That seems to differ from SQ has been saying before. "Singapore Airlines will commence A380 operations this week on the Singapore-Sydney route. The c
78 BestWestern : Bravo.
79 Rivet42 : Oh please. Personally I find the whole anti-Boeing or anti-Airbus thing irritating and childish, and my interest in aviation hopefully transcends suc
80 Astuteman : Which is exactly as it should be. Aircraft from the A380 down to the "C" series, E-jets etc, are a monumental achievement, not just in technical or o
81 Zvezda : Rubbish! The WhaleJet is widely acknowledged here as a beautiful engineering triumph. The aircraft doesn't get any significant scorn, abuse, or belit
82 ThaiA345 : Hey Guys, How besides EK, SQ and QF getting their whalejets this year, when will MH and TG get theirs? 2010/2011???
83 Zvezda : Before the fifth delay was announced, TG were expecting theirs in 2010 and MH in 2011. A new delivery schedule hasn't (to the best of my knowledge) b
84 Breiz : Airbus uses "Gentle Giant".
85 Breiz : I would not follow you there, Zvezda. The decision to build the A380 was based on two strategic ideas: - Not to leave Boeing alone with the cash-cow
86 Lightsaber : The capacity shortage is a big problem for quite a few of the WhaleJet customers. I'm an A380 fan... but a two year schedule slip is more than airlin
87 Astuteman : I'm clearly not the only one who believes this aircraft has come in for way more than its fair share of bashing over the years. Perhaps it has modera
88 Zvezda : It might be because SQ have stiffer competition to other markets than to the States. Competing with european, asian, and oz/nz carriers is not the sa
89 Astuteman : Indeed you didn't.. With the above stated exception falling outside that range, presumably Rgds
90 Singapore_Air : I really don't think so. I think I agree with what most airline executives and commentators are saying. Summer 2008 bookings look fine but Winter 200
91 Frigatebird : Wholeheartedly agreed. As an A-Net newbe, I rather stay of these kind of discussions, but now that I'm here.. Personally, I think the AN-225 has some
92 Zvezda : Everyone finds something preposterous. I agree. SQ already have A350-900s on order and, in an all-J configuration, they will be able to operate SIN-E
93 Lightsaber : quote=Zvezda,reply=88]Can SQ command a sufficient premium in Y for ULH service? Alternatively, might a 20R/88J/250Y configuration work better?[/quote]
94 Mariner : It surely did. I was around for the A380 War on a.net , and I was astonished at the abuse heaped on the aircraft. I can't remember if you were around
95 Zvezda : I wrote "doesn't get." I did not write "didn't get" or "didn't get years ago." No revisionism on my part, just a focus on the present.
96 Mariner : Focus on the present all you want, but, in my view, in making such a sweeping statement it is incumbent on you to acknowledge that "it did" - really
97 AirNZ : Cheers Zeke! Actually, I never regarded it as such and personally have no specific interest whether it's used or not. My question was simply one of p
98 OHLHD : Very good for SQ. I find it amazing that the A380 attracts so much attention and every aircraft delivery is documented! Way to go. As for A vs. B and
99 Zvezda : You're free to infer whatever you want, but there was no such implication. Others continue to attack me personally for writing critically about the b
100 CHRISBA777ER : Once again your lack of perspective sees your clear and irrefutable bias shine through - you mean to say you regard the A380 as the biggest blunder i
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