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A380 Production And Delivery Thread #3  
User currently offlineSpeedyGonzales From Norway, joined Sep 2007, 735 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 74322 times:

Starting a new thread since the previous one has readched more than 250 replies.

Thread #1:
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/3790239/

Thread #2:
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/3915920/

Summary of production delivery so far:

Already delivered: (MSN, Date, Airline, Reg., Test Reg.)
003 15.10.2007 SQ 9V-SKA F-WWSA
005 11.01.2008 SQ 9V-SKB F-WWSB
006 11.03.2008 SQ 9V-SKC F-WWSC
008 26.04.2008 SQ 9V-SKD F-WWSE
010 28.06.2008 SQ 9V-SKE F-WWSG
011 28.07.2008 EK A6-EDA F-WWSH/D-AXAA
012 18.09.2008 SQ 9V-SKE F-WWSI
013 24.10.2008 EK A6-EDB F-WWSJ/D-AXAB
014 19.09.2008 QF VH-OQA F-WWSK

In Hamburg: (MSN, Arrival XFW, Planned Delivery, Airline, Future Reg., Test Reg.)
015 25.06.2008 12.12.2008 QF VH-OQB F-WWSL
016 30.05.2008 15.11.2008 EK A6-EDC F-WWSM/D-AXAC
017 07.10.2008 03.2009 EK A6-EDE F-WWSN/D-AXAE
020 16.07.2008 20.12.2008 EK A6-EDD F-WWSS/D-AXAD
022 04.08.2008 27.12.2008 QF VH-OQC F-WWSR

On flightline in Toulouse: (MSN, Planned Delivery, Airline, Future Reg., Test Reg.)
019 03.2009 SQ 9V-SKG F-WWSP
021 04.2009 SQ 9V-SKH F-WWSQ
026 Q1 2009 QF VH-OQD F-WWSX

More information:
http://plane.spottingworld.com/A380_production_list and http://www.pic-upload.de/25.10.08/22mj8i.JPG (from Oldfly-1 on http://www.aviation-community.de/forum-nord/)

Recent spottings:
MSN 021 made its appearance on the flightline in Toulouse no later than last friday:
http://www.pictaero.com/en/pictures/picture,24948
MSN 019 was seen taxiing in Toulouse yesterday:
http://www.pictaero.com/en/pictures/picture,25027
MSN 016 was seen taxiing in Hamburg today:
http://www.aviation-community.de/for...m-nord/viewtopic.php?p=46918#46918


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User currently offlineOa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27163 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 74263 times:



Quoting SpeedyGonzales (Thread starter):
013 24.10.2008 EK A6-EDB F-WWSJ/D-AXAB

Didnt realise this . It was pretty low key .

Emirates gets 2nd late A380, expects 2 more in '08

Dubai airline Emirates said Sunday it remains on schedule to get two more Airbus A380s by the end of the year following the delayed delivery of its second of the double-decker planes.

An Emirates representative, who declined to be named in line with company policy, said Sunday the airline still expects to receive a plane each in November and December. Another of the ‘superjumbo’ planes is expected by the end of March 2009, the representative said.

http://www.gulfinthemedia.com/index....D=3ca4369c146d93842612960613918a18


User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13301 posts, RR: 100
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 74018 times:
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Quoting SpeedyGonzales (Thread starter):
015 25.06.2008 12.12.2008 QF VH-OQB F-WWSL
016 30.05.2008 15.11.2008 EK A6-EDC F-WWSM/D-AXAC
********************************************************************
020 16.07.2008 20.12.2008 EK A6-EDD F-WWSS/D-AXAD
022 04.08.2008 27.12.2008 QF VH-OQC F-WWSR

These are the four 2008 deliveries remaining.  hyper  (I edited with **** through the 2009 delivery.)

At the end of 2008, the airlines will have (but may not be in service):

SQ: 6
EK: 4
QF: 3

Only thirteen.  Sad Hopefully airbus can accelerate production a bit more than the current plan.  hyper  (I know... won't happen.) While I'm happy my home airport, LAX, sees the QF flights... it would be a little more estabilished service once four or five A380's/day go through the airport. It seems like that won't happen until 2010.

So we'll have fun with new A380 routes through 2009!

Lightsaber



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User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17084 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 73980 times:



Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 2):
once four or five A380's/day go through the airport.

I think it will be even more when carriers such as BA/LH/AF will get the A380. I expect that they will start A380 service to LAX. I think that EK will deploy the A380 to LAX to, among with SQ and maybe TG when they get their A380s. LAX will see alot of A380s in the future.



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User currently offlineAeroplaneFreak From Australia, joined Sep 2006, 541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 73926 times:
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My friend David Barrie keeps me up to date with the A380 production and have just posted an big update about the A380 on my blog. MSN026 has had engine and rudder testing this week. It should be flying by Nov 5th. This is also the first Wave 2 aircraft. MSN033 (AF) and MSN027 (QF) are currently in the hangers and should be coming out soon. Test aircraft MSN004 has had one of its engines removed and is all white now.

Read more here

http://globalaviationexpress.blogspot.com/

[Edited 2008-10-28 19:38:35]

User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 days ago) and read 73633 times:



Quoting AeroplaneFreak (Reply 4):
MSN026 has had engine and rudder testing this week. It should be flying by Nov 5th. This is also the first Wave 2 aircraft.

Good news...its going smoothly.


User currently offlineSpeedyGonzales From Norway, joined Sep 2007, 735 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 73220 times:

Somewhat off-topic, but here's a great picture comparing the size of an A380 and a CRJ-900:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21575281@N08/2979756395/



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User currently offlineR2rho From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2698 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 72981 times:



Quoting Oa260 (Reply 1):
Didnt realise this . It was pretty low key .

The aircraft seems to have left XFW without anybody noticing. I guess this will become more and more the norm as A380 deliveries become normal events. Except for the 1st aircraft delivered to each airline, which will get it's delivery ceremony, don't expect many more announcements or press releases.


User currently offlinePetera380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 353 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 72493 times:
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Quoting R2rho (Reply 7):
The aircraft seems to have left XFW without anybody noticing.

The aircraft left XFW before day break, hence no pictures!


User currently offlineHaan From South Africa, joined Aug 2004, 289 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (5 years 12 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 71825 times:

Emirates 3rd A380 MSN 016 A6-EDC will be delivered on the 15th November.

Rgds
Haan


User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (5 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 71553 times:



Quoting SpeedyGonzales (Reply 6):
Somewhat off-topic, but here's a great picture comparing the size of an A380 and a CRJ-900:

Here is the caparison of A380 and ATR.
http://img227.imageshack.us/my.php?image=296411770852a37eeec3ofs2.jpg

Full credits to the photographer.
This picture was taken at HYD during "India Aviation 2008" air show.


User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (5 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 71271 times:

many suppliers made 20 shipsets for the A380 line and then stopped to reduce costs during the long delay. I guess they are ramping up again.

What are the scheduled deliveries for 2009?


User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 12, posted (5 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 71245 times:



Quoting SpeedyGonzales (Thread starter):
Starting a new thread since the previous one has readched more than 250 replies.



Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 2):
Hopefully airbus can accelerate production a bit more than the current plan.

I always like threads about A380 production rates started by someone with the username SpeedyGonzales.  yes 


User currently offlineMWHCVT From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 720 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 71198 times:



Quoting SpeedyGonzales (Thread starter):
Starting a new thread since the previous one has readched more than 250 replies

Fantastic idea, I'm sure that this thread will see us into the Q1 of deliveries hopefully next year we will have to have more that 3 threads relating to deliveries, because they will be every 2 weeks or so on average  bouncy   hyper   highfive 

Hopefully we will not have to wait too long for the opening of a sister thread relating to B787 deliveries, 2009 is going to be a fun year Big grin



Must think up a new one soon, slow moving brain trying to get into gear ;)
User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (5 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 71160 times:



Quoting MWHCVT (Reply 13):
Hopefully we will not have to wait too long for the opening of a sister thread relating to B787 deliveries, 2009 is going to be a fun year

 worried  don't push it..


User currently offlineMWHCVT From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 720 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 12 months 18 hours ago) and read 71042 times:



Quoting Keesje (Reply 14):
don't push it..

I mean not to push it  Smile as much as I love a good old A vs B bust up on A.net my comment was not to insinuate or for that matter initiate a battle with our transatlantic cousins, not for today anyway  Wink

In saying

Quoting MWHCVT (Reply 13):
Hopefully we will not have to wait too long for the opening of a sister thread relating to B787 deliveries

I was looking to 2009, not at the possibility of deliveries this year as we are all aware that is not going to happen, much to the delight of some on these boards and to the disappointment of the many.



Must think up a new one soon, slow moving brain trying to get into gear ;)
User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2762 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (5 years 12 months 18 hours ago) and read 71054 times:



Quoting Keesje (Reply 11):
What are the scheduled deliveries for 2009?

1 MSN 017 - EK - A6-EDD - 2009-03
2 MSN 019 - SQ - 9V-SKG - 2009-03
3 MSN 021 - SQ - 9V-SKH - 2009-04
4 MSN 023 - EK - A6-EDF - 2009-Q2
5 MSN 025 - EK (ILFC) - A6-EDG - 2009-Q3
6 MSN 026 - QF - VH-OQD - 2009-Q1
7 MSN 027 - QF - VH-OQE - 2009-Q2
8 MSN 028 - EK (ILFC) - A6-EDH - 2009-Q3
9 MSN 029 - QF - VH-OQF - 2009-Q3
10 MSN 030 - EK - A6-EDI - 2009-Q4
11 MSN 031 - CZ - B??? - 2009-Q4
12 MSN 033 - AF - F-HPJA - 2009-08
13 MSN 034 - SQ - 9V-SKI - 2009-Q2
14 MSN 038 - LH - D-AIMA - 2009-Q3
15 MSN 040 - AF - F-HPJB - 2009-Q4
16 MSN 041 - LH - D-AIMB - 2009-Q4
17 MSN 042 - EK - A6-EDJ - 2009-Q4
18 MSN 043 - AF - F-HPJC - 2009-Q4
19 MSN 044 - LH - D-AIMC - 2009-Q4
20 MSN 045 - SQ - 9V-SKJ - 2009-Q3
21 MSN 047 - QF - VH-OQG - 2009-Q4

Source: http://plane.spottingworld.com/A380_production_list

As you can see the ramping up will "become apparent" in Q3 and Q2 of 2009. Beginning of 2009 we will even see something like a small break - no deliveries in January and February 2009 (which is human, as all Airbus workers will be laying under the Christmas tree, completly burnt out due to the 2008-deliveries  Wink


User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2517 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (5 years 12 months 17 hours ago) and read 70970 times:

What is interesting in above numbers is that 2009 will only see 5 more Wave 1 deliveries, the rest [16] will be Wave 2 standard. That should stop travelled work.
Wave 1:
2009 Q1: 2
2009 Q2: 2
2009 Q3: 1

Wave 2:
2009 Q1: 1
2009 Q2: 2
2009 Q3: 6
2009 Q4: 8


A380 delivery ramp up, quarterly [planned] deliveries:
2007 Q4: 1
2008 Q1: 2
2008 Q2: 2
2008 Q3: 3

2008 Q4: 5
2009 Q1: 3
2009 Q2: 5
2009 Q3: 7
2009 Q4: 7
2010 Q1: 7
2010 Q2: 9
2010 Q3: 8
2010 Q4: 10

Accumulated deliveries:
2007 Q4: 1
2008 Q1: 3
2008 Q2: 5
2008 Q3: 8

2008 Q4: 13
2009 Q1: 15
2009 Q2: 21
2009 Q3: 28
2009 Q4: 35
2010 Q1: 42
2010 Q2: 51
2010 Q3: 59
2010 Q4: 69


Regards,
PW100



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User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2762 posts, RR: 25
Reply 18, posted (5 years 12 months 17 hours ago) and read 71007 times:



Quoting N14AZ (Reply 16):
As you can see the ramping up will "become apparent" in Q3 and Q2 of 2009. Beginning of 2009 we will even see something like a small break

as can be seen here:

Big version: Width: 500 Height: 300 File size: 25kb


User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (5 years 12 months 17 hours ago) and read 70976 times:



Quoting N14AZ (Reply 16):
1 MSN 017 - EK - A6-EDD - 2009-03
2 MSN 019 - SQ - 9V-SKG - 2009-03
...
21 MSN 047 - QF - VH-OQG - 2009-Q4

Source: http://plane.spottingworld.com/A380_..._list

Thnx. So existing operators expand their fleets, while LH and AF get their first 3 aircraft each and CZ will their first at the end of the yr. Seems a logic planning.

End '09 SQ will have 10 A380s showing off around the world. A deserved reward for the risk they took by agreeing to become launch customer.



User currently offlineMWHCVT From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 720 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 70740 times:

Hey folk's I've just opened a new can of worms onto the forum's with regard to future A380 models please take a look see if there is anything you can put towards the topic

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4203271/

MWHCVT Big grin



Must think up a new one soon, slow moving brain trying to get into gear ;)
User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31130 posts, RR: 85
Reply 21, posted (5 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 70701 times:
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It is good to see that, even if they aren't hitting the revised targets, they are continuing to make real progress at getting birds into customer's fleets.

User currently offlineHaan From South Africa, joined Aug 2004, 289 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 70168 times:

Hi again

Emirates 4th A380 MSN 020 A6-EDD will be delivered on the 31st December at 01H00.

Rgds
Haan


User currently offlineMartynS From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 69893 times:



Quoting Haan (Reply 22):
Emirates 4th A380 MSN 020 A6-EDD will be delivered on the 31st December at 01H00.

Does this mean Qantas' 3rd delivery [MSN022] (mooted for 27-12-08) has slipped into 2009,
as MSN020 was due before it?

Isn't MSN020 A6-EDE, or have EK changed the registrations?

Thanks for the info,
Martyn



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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4344 posts, RR: 35
Reply 24, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 69892 times:

Noone mentioned the plans with frames 002, 004, 007 and 009, will none of them be delivered yet to airlines or VIPs in the next two years then?


nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
25 N14AZ : I didn't list them as they are not considered in the 2009-deliveries acc. above mentioned production list (link in reply no 16): MSN002 Prince Al-Wal
26 Post contains links Sralfalo : D-AXAC (A6-EDC) had it's 5 hours F-flight today. Delivery date is now the 17th regarding to rumours. http://flugzeugbilder.de/show.php?id=786758
27 Haan : A6-EDC MSN 016 will now be re-scheduled for delivered on the 15th November. ETD Ham 15 Nov 2008: 1400 hours local time ETA Dxb 15 Nov 2008: 2330 hrs
28 WingedMigrator : Out of curiosity, what is an F flight? Do you mean first flight, or is F some letter code with a particular meaning?
29 Ceph : Typo here. MSN 012 Is 9V-SKF not SKE
30 Aviationbuff : Any update on the first flight of MSN026 (the first Wave 2 aircraft) which was supposed to fly on Nov 5th.
31 Haan : Ok they have brought Emirates 4th A380 MSN 020 A6-EDD delivery foreword one day to December 30th, 2008.
32 Trex8 : when are ILFCs planes due for delivery or are they waiting for a taker before getting actual slots.
33 Post contains links Heavierthanair : G'day It flew today http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...th-production-standard-wiring.html Cheers Peter
34 Astuteman : " target=_blank>http://www.flightglobal.com/articles....html Great news! Seems like things are finally starting to gather momentum.. Rgds
35 Post contains links N14AZ : Another good news for QF and Airbus is that the second A380 for QF, MSN 015, has left the hangars in XFW and has been spotted at the flightline for t
36 Art : Excuse my ignorance but what is "the flightline"? Does being moved from the hangars indicate that all assembly work has been completed? If that is th
37 Scouseflyer : Two of them are going to EK next year but I think that the other 8 have yet to find a home.
38 Post contains links N14AZ : Ooops. At least he didn't comment on the 2008 delivieres, which could be seen as a good sign. Link to the full story (in German): http://www.faz.net/d
39 Post contains links and images N14AZ : Has left XFW for DXB today at about 9 am as announced by Haan . View Large View MediumPhoto © Alejandro Espinoza This is EKs third A380 and the
40 Airvan00 : And this aircraft takes over the record for the shortest number of days between first flight and delivery - 171days. Previously held by MSN 10 (SQ -
41 Scouseflyer : I'd guess by the time that they get to doing it the 20th tiem for EK that time should of shrunk some more.
42 Post contains links SpeedyGonzales : MSN 026 arrived in Hamburg today: http://www.aviation-community.de/for...m-nord/viewtopic.php?p=48046#48046
43 474218 : Interesting choice of words "showing off". I thought an airline bought an aircraft to fly passengers and make money, not just show them off?
44 Astuteman : True indeed. But if you can get 2 for the price of 1..... Rgds
45 Scouseflyer : and an A330 for free into the bargin
46 Post contains links SpeedyGonzales : MSN 019 arrived today in Hamburg today> http://www.aviation-community.de/for...m-nord/viewtopic.php?p=48102#48102 This makes two TLS/XFW ferry flights
47 AirbusA346 : How come they didn't allocate another airline for MSN018 seen as MH aren't having their first A380 till 2011? Tom.
48 Stitch : Best I can tell work was stopped on MSN018 very early. I am not sure there were even partial fuselage sections built up and I think only part of a wi
49 YULWinterSkies : Why not Apr-2009 anymore? Too many 77Ws to be delivered this spring?
50 Astuteman : Mind you, as a check for understanding I meant to make money AND show off Rgds
51 Post contains links Pilot21 : From an update on Thursday here: http://globalaviationexpress.blogspot.com/ MSN 19 and MSN 26 (the first Wave 2 plane) have arrived at XFW. With MSN 2
52 QFFlyer : Does anyone have any information on dates for forthcoming A380 section convoys? I am looking at going to TLS in January and would like to coincide wit
53 Post contains links Scouseflyer : Got you http://www.igg.fr/ has the next convoy (in this case 1/12/08) but I'm not sure of the schedule after that - wingedmigrator on here usually is
54 QFFlyer : Thanks, I did see that, but as you note, there isn't much after that.... Cheers
55 Post contains links N14AZ : No real news but simply amazing pictures of a test flight of future VH-OQB with a lot of snow: http://www.hamburg-airport-friends-f...read.php?tid=157
56 EPA001 : Those pictures are amazing! Thanks for the link N14AZ. It is nothing new, but the A380 in QF's colors is the best looking so far! Now we wait for AF,
57 Aircellist : Vielen Danke!!! Very nice pictures! So, are we still supposed to witness three deliveries in a matter of weeks?
58 Post contains links Art : According to http://plane.spottingworld.com/A380_production_list the only delivery scheduled for 2009 Q1 is the first wave 2 aircraft (MSN026), follow
59 Scipio : I count 7 H1 deliveries in that list. It is a bit confusing because sometimes the delivery month is indicated (with a simple number) and sometimes th
60 Art : You're right. Thanks for pointing that out. Corrected version: 2009 Q1 MSN017 Feb MSN019 Mar MSN026 (month unspecified) 2009 Q2 MSN021 Apr MSN023 (mo
61 Thorben : All to existing customers..... That is a bit boring, I'm looking forward to seeing new liveries, AF, LH, CZ.
62 MWHCVT : Well its 8 days into December, Leaving 21 days for the remainder of the 2008 deliveries, so when and what can we expect? Thanks Folks
63 Haan : Emirates A380-800 A6-EDD Arrival at Dubai December 30, 2008
64 Petera380 : From another web site the anticipated delivery dates are: VH-OQB MSN15 12/12/2008 - already back in TLS VH-OQC MSN22 20-24/12/2008 - still in XFW A6-E
65 R2rho : We can expect Airbus to keep its promise of delivering 12 a/c in 2008, or at least do everything possible, to the point that the A380 delivery center
66 Post contains links SpeedyGonzales : Some engineer-porn while we are waiting for the deliveries, a nude Trent 900: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fogonazos/3093025849/sizes/o/
67 Claudewilks : LOOOOL So Back to the A380!! As you can see I am German and I'm wishing LH gets their A380's before AF does! But according to everything I've read, w
68 Post contains images Art : It is 1215 Toulouse time now but I have not heard of the aircraft leaving Toulouse. Anyone know when it is scheduled to take off (assuming there is n
69 Thorben : I've seen days where it increased by 50% or even 100%.
70 Rivet42 : ... not wishing to gloat ( ), within the last 7 days I've seen all three EK A.380's (id's confirmed) on approach to LHR over west London. As they arri
71 Haan : This seems to be the likely delivery months for Emirates A380's for 2009 to early in 2010. Also seems like a few swops have been done with some MSN an
72 Airvan00 : Someone from QF mentioned to me yesterday that its delivery date is tomorrow (15/12/08)
73 Art : Thanks. Even more for giving the date - your tomorrow is currently my day after tomorrow.
74 Post contains links Alessandro : So 22 A380ies flying, check out http://plane.spottingworld.com/A380_production_list#A380_Types_Matrix MSN33 to AF and MSN38 to LH, pic of seminude MS
75 OldAeroGuy : Since it's now after 2100 in Toulouse, did it deliver?
76 Airvan00 : Looks likes its Thursday now and Emirates get one on Friday
77 Post contains links Cerecl : Second QF A380 (VH-OQB, christened Hudson Fysh) on its way to SYD: http://www.smh.com.au/travel/qantas-...a380-superjumbo-20081216-6ze4.html VH-OQC no
78 Claudewilks : Thanks Alessandro, How come there are no pictures of MSN 038 yet? According to the delivery schedule it should be delivered in Sep. 09 like MSN 033!
79 Post contains links Art : According to http://plane.spottingworld.com/A380_production_list both MSN033 and MSN040 Air France frames have been built, whereas MSN038 Lufthansa f
80 Post contains links Aircellist : As I'm in a total procrastinating mode for another few moments, here is a compilation of the days between each A380's first flight and its delivery da
81 AeroplaneFreak : VH-OQB (MSN015) landed in Sydney this morning. From a friend who works at Airbus MSN033 (AF) and MSN023 (EK). will be coming out of the hangers before
82 Pilot21 : In relation to MSN033 (AF) it looks close to complete from the photos posted on here and it is a post rewiring frame, so if it will be flying in Jan
83 Art : Could it be that it is better to put the built parts for an aircraft together and then to store the aircraft on the tarmac if the speed of outfitting
84 Pilot21 : On the QF 2nd aircraft delivery thread - it is being reported that MSN022 (VH-OQC) left XFW and is back in TLS. The 28th of Dec was being listed as de
85 AeroplaneFreak : Yes this sounds correct.
86 Scouseflyer : and I also beleive that the intial fitting our an aircraft for an airline - the first one of their fleet - will take longer than subsequent ones as t
87 Post contains links MartynS : http://plane.spottingworld.com/A380_production_list has both MSN022 and MSN020 in the Cabin Test Flight stage which I understand to mean post-cabin-f
88 Post contains links Thorben : Finally, a picture of it: http://www.aero.de/magazine.php?id=100
89 EPA001 : The pictures show parts of the bird alright, but not recognizable as a LH plane yet. That article is interesting. Now I know that LH is very strong in
90 Stitch : Tim Clark mentioned on more then one occasion that EK would send a large team to TLS to oversee production of their initial birds.
91 Post contains links Art : I see that MSN020 for Emirates is now scheduled for delivery sometime before 30th December according to http://plane.spottingworld.com/A380_production
92 Oldeuropean : They also always have their inspectors at the Boeing production. In a documentation about the production of a LH 747 (which btw. brought many reclama
93 Flyglobal : Typical LH, they keep all airline business in their hands and will continue understanding all parts of the airline business from flight and ground op
94 Post contains links Oldeuropean : A bilingual (German/English) article from the Lufthansa Magazin: http://www.lhm-lounge.de/downloads/s...INTER_SchrittFuerSchritt_50-59.pdf Axel[Edited
95 Hardiwv : Do you have a potential destination list for future EK operated flights with the A380? Tks,
96 Post contains links and images Thorben : Allright, it's December 27th, I hope everyone had a nice Christmas, where is the delivery of the 3rd A380 to QF?? It is scheduled for today, according
97 Art : How many A380's will be delivered in 2008 - 10 or 11 or 12? By now it should have been 12 but it is still 10. Of course it does not really matter whet
98 Post contains links Ssublyme : http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...601087&sid=anoqRFo3ol70&refer=home 12. I think the next is scheduled for Dec 29th.
99 Bongodog1964 : The bilingual LH article states 150 separate inspections are carried out on each A380; not 150 inspectors present on the production line.
100 EPA001 : I know that the A380 production takes place in many factories. I was pointing to these factories instead of one production line. Maybe I should have
101 Post contains links Thorben : French press says it will be the 31st December. http://www.leparisien.fr/economie/et...inir-l-annee-28-12-2008-355389.php
102 Bongodog1964 : EPA001, we seem to be losing something in the translation here: LH state that they carry out 150 separate inspections on each A380, spread across the
103 EPA001 : Oops, I guess you are right. I read the article too fast and missed this "slight" detail
104 Tsentsan : " target=_blank>http://www.finanznachrichten.de/nach...0.htm OQC came thru SIN yesterday on delivery, and should have already landed in SYD at this t
105 Pilot21 : Interesting that in the above thread, MSN 017 has been listed with 3 different delivery months - the work on getting Wave 1 aircraft out the door and
106 Pilot21 : Airbus delivers 12th A380 of 2008, meeting target. Airbus SAS, the world’s largest maker of commercial aircraft, handed over an A380 superjumbo to E
107 United787 : Can someone update this list summarizing 2008, I am confused...[Edited 2008-12-30 09:17:36]
108 Thorben : So congrats to Airbus. They actually did manage to deliver 12 planes in 2008. Kudos to the employees working these days to meet the target. They are n
109 Post contains links Art : I am somewhat surprised that Airbus is likely to struggle to deliver 21 A380's in 2009. It seems that 4 are currently being outfitted (MSN017, MSN019
110 Post contains images N14AZ : (2009 deliveries not yet updated - didn't find the time to update all the different information)
111 Thorben : I guess we will see very few deliveries in Q1, because they worked a lot on the planes they wanted to deliver in 2008 and had to neglect the others s
112 Incitatus : I looked for an answer along the thread and did not find it: Which airline is getting the A380 next? Is it Air France or Lufthansa? Or will there be s
113 Stitch : It will likely be AF, who are scheduled to get F-HPJA in August 2009 as per my last dataset. ILFC might get A6-EDG or A6-EDH prior ("Q3 2009") and th
114 Post contains links Art : MSN033 is reportedly on the flightline and should take to the air soon... but is not due for delivery until September 2009. That's ~8 months between f
115 Stitch : How big is the facility at XFW? I know TLS has plenty of assembly space, but since XFW handles the interior outfitting, they may very well be the bott
116 AirbusA370 : XFW has 4 positions for outfitting, 2 paint hangars and 2 hangars for flight preparation, afaik. But the limit here is rather the capacity of the supp
117 Thorben : 4 positions for outfitting? When they want to produce 4 per month, that would mean each plane needed to be outfitted within one month. Is that enough
118 Pilot21 : I think this is a worst case scenerio situation being mentioned by Airbus. The delivery date was put back a while ago when the original delivery sche
119 Art : If they are going to struggle to outfit 20 this year (OK, 21) from 4 stations (about 10.5 weeks per aircraft), how are they going to outfit 30 in 201
120 Stitch : Well the "serial production" birds will be pretty much "assembly line" production and once the outfitters gain experience with doing one customer's p
121 MartynS : From what I remember, there were 6 A380s at XFW for most of November and December, which I think is the most that have been there at any one time (so
122 AirbusA370 : There seem to be another 2 hangars added recently, I don't know if they will be used for outfitting, too. Why not? It shouldn't take longer than an A3
123 Post contains links Art : I notice on http://plane.spottingworld.com/A380_production_list that MSN026 for Qantas is now listed for delivery in March (was listed as Q1). MSN021
124 Post contains links N14AZ : I don't see any difference between "Q1" and March 2009. For MSN 023 (EK) Haan gave the answer in reply number 71 MSN 021, which will be the SQ A380 n
125 Art : Thanks for the info. Says which month in Q1.
126 N14AZ : Well, you know how it is in all kind of industries. If somebody promises to make it in the first quarter of 2009, I wouldn't expect to get anything b
127 Post contains links Scouseflyer : Hidden in a news story on the BBC : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7830285.stm Is the line: "Meanwhile, Airbus has cut its A380 delivery forecast
128 Post contains links N14AZ : Thank's for the information for the information. Actually, I was looking for this new number all the time. So, I think these are the 18 A380's schedu
129 Alessandro : So the MSN034 made it´s maiden flight last monday as the 23rd A380.
130 Post contains links SpeedyGonzales : I was supposed to be transferred to XFW yestreday, but had to return to TLS due to heavy fog in Hamburg. New attempt today. http://www.aviation-commu
131 Post contains links Zvezda : http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...o-use-a380-for-paris-services.html This suggests that SQ are expecting delivery of MSN021 in June and MSN019 no
132 BBD : With regards the delivery schedule for QF's fourth A380, which, to date, has been listed as being in either "2009-Q1" or "March 2009", it is interesti
133 Zvezda : With the CDG changeover now set for 1 June, it looks like MSN021 9V-SKH will be delivered late May and MSN019 9V-SKG probably in April or early May.
134 Post contains links AeroplaneFreak : Global Aviation Express has posted that they are changing to A380 Production Blog and they have posted there first update has some good info. http://a
135 Post contains links GBan : Does not seem correct as far as LH is concerned, they do no longer expext to get their A380s in 2009 anymore according to this source: http://www.avi
136 Post contains links N14AZ : Hello, not so much action right now. Some small updates from my side. MSN 038, LH A380 no 01 Yes, that’s true. Someone obviously related to the prog
137 Post contains links AeroplaneFreak : Hi Yes it is according to A380 Production and will fly in early March http://a380production.blogspot.com/
138 Thorben : It is indeed MSN 0045, registered as F-WWSG. There is a clear picture of that, but I'm not allowed to post a link.
139 IliriBDL : So you guys are saying no A380 for LH this year? (sucks )
140 Post contains links and images N14AZ : I understand But in the meantime Yvan Panas uploaded the picture into a.net’s database. Here it is: View Large View MediumPhoto © Yvan Panas T
141 Thorben : Indeed. Yes, quite a surprise to see this bird (045) already out of the assembly line by now.
142 Claudewilks : I fully agree with you! AF is going to get their first A380 on time but LH isnt, so why are there so many delays with LH's birds? Still delays in pro
143 Scouseflyer : I wonder if MSN045 has taken place of one of the China Southern birds that was due down the line about this time?
144 LifelinerOne : Some replies earlier, a probable explanation was given: Cheers!
145 Scouseflyer : I have heard something similar - some of the customers are asking for lots of bespoke work which is taking longer than expected in some cases.
146 Post contains links AeroplaneFreak : Either MSN029 or MSN027 now has its engines attached in the FAL according to A380 Production http://a380production.blogspot.com/
147 Flyglobal : Yes it seems so, that doesn't mean the plane couldn't eb finished in late 2009, but in service we will se it march/April 2010. Probably also LH prefe
148 Post contains links AeroplaneFreak : MSN033 had its first engine run yesterday Source http://a380production.blogspot.com/
149 Incitatus : LH moves from 2009 to 2010. IT moves to after 2012 or ... never. Is it fair to say that 2010 will see about 25 deliveries (9 EK, 6 LH, 4 SQ, 3-5 QF, 2
150 Zvezda : I expect production to level off at 24 to 36 frames per year.
151 Post contains links N14AZ : Finally, the sections of MSN 038, the first LH A380, have left Hamburg yesterday with the vessel “City of Hamburg” and are on the way to Toulouse
152 Post contains links Airvan00 : F-WWSB the future F-HPJA MSN 033 the first A380 for AirFrance, had its first flight about 8 hrs ago http://www.pictaero.com/en/pictures/picture,33568
153 Post contains links SpeedyGonzales : MSN 033 arrived at a foggy XFW today: http://www.aviation-community.de/for...pic.php?f=16&t=4927&p=52429#p52418
154 Airvan00 : F-WWSG MSN 045 the future 9V-SKJ the 10th for SIA has just had its first flight .. No pictures as yet
155 Post contains links Art : I have always wondered why different sections of unpainted A380's are of contrasting colours. Any ideas why? I'm sure Airbus don't need colour coding
156 Teme82 : Perhaps they are using different batch of primer in the different factories where the blocks are made
157 Art : That would explain it: CATIA V5 primer in France, CATIA V4 primer in Germany.
158 Post contains links Art : I notice on http://plane.spottingworld.com/A380_production_list that there are no longer any Q1 deliveries scheduled. What is Airbus doing? For exampl
159 MarcoPoloWorld : I had exactly the same thought the other day, so any answers from others to the good questions that you are posing would be greatly appreciated.
160 PPVRA : Can't wait to see something other than EK, SQ and QF. . . LH should be nice.
161 Airvan00 : Qantas are expecting their 4th A380 in May and will put it to work from 7th June on two extra LHR flights (QF31) on Thursdays and Sundays and one extr
162 Scouseflyer : From what I understand part of the reason for the gap is that Airbus is winding down the Wave 1 production (planes that needed some or full rewiring)
163 Asiaflyer : Your question is relevant, but in current business climate I dont think airlines are complaining to much to Airbus about it. It might even be a relie
164 Post contains links AeroplaneFreak : There has been a new update posted on http://www.a380production.com very interesting
165 IliriBDL : Ok, that makes sense. Thanks for explaining Flyglobal.
166 Post contains images N14AZ : Instead of speculating about the 2009 deliveries I thought it would make sense to summarize the current status in that respect: 7 A380s are in XFW (1
167 Post contains links MartynS : Thanks for posting this. A few minor comments from items I have seen elsewhere... MSN038 has arrived in TLS ... http://www.pic-upload.de/24.02.09/r7z
168 Zvezda : You're very welcome! Thank you for the graphic. It's a much more usable list than the one at spottingworld. It seems like MSN017 might be ready for d
169 Aircellist : N14AZ (and Zvezda), thanks! This list is great! One small "coquille", as we say in French: I believe MSN20, listed in the delivered planes, should be
170 KennyK : Brilliant Graphic. So upcoming deliveries in April after the famine of January through to March look like being A6-EDE for EK, 9V-SKG and 9V-SKH for S
171 Scouseflyer : Wow - after the drought came a downpour
172 Post contains links AeroplaneFreak : MSN027 has been seen taxing http://a380production.blogspot.com/
173 Haan : The confirmed delivery date for Emirates A6-EDE MSN 17 is APRIL 24, 2009.
174 Post contains links AeroplaneFreak : MSN023 another for Emiratas has left the FAL and is now on the flightlinw http://www.a380production.com
175 Haan : Is there any photos available for MSN 17 (A6-EDE)
176 KennyK : Is there any news on the delivery dates of the next two for SQ, 9V-SKG and 9V-SKH?
177 Post contains links AeroplaneFreak : http://www.hamburg-airport-friends-forum.de/showthread.php?tid=1954
178 Zvezda : 9V-SKG and 9V-SKH are currently scheduled for delivery in April and May, respectively.
179 Haan : " target=_blank>http://www.hamburg-airport-friends-f...=1954 Thanks
180 Keesje : So, still 13 delivered right now?
181 Post contains links SpeedyGonzales : " target=_blank>http://www.hamburg-airport-friends-f...=1954 Some from 17.03.: http://www.aviation-community.de/for...pic.php?f=16&t=4830&p=53412#p53
182 Post contains links AeroplaneFreak : The next convoy has been posted and will be MSN031 fir China Southern according to A380 Production. http://a380production.blogspot.com/
183 Petera380 : Yes, 1 in 2007 and 12 in 2008, deliveries for 2009 will start in April.
184 Airvan00 : Looks like another first flight, this time MSN 027, the future VH-OQE, the 5th A380 for QF ACARS mode: 2 Aircraft reg: F-WWSY [ ] Message label: S Blo
185 Post contains links SpeedyGonzales : Someone on http://www.aviation-community.de/ wrote that 4Yxxxx is ground tests, while testføights are identified as AIBxxxx.
186 Airvan00 : Yes, it is a bit hard to follow their logic. On the last first flight, F-WWSG on the 23rd Feb, the aircraft used both AIB045A and 4Y045A on the same
187 Post contains links AeroplaneFreak : MSN027 made its first flight on March 18 Pictures are on A380 Production http://a380production.blogspot.com/
188 Airvan00 : I think the “A” in the flight ID is the important bit for determining if it is a first flight or ground test. AIBxxxA has been used in the past. B
189 Alessandro : " target=_blank>http://a380production.blogspot.com/ Yes, the 26th A380 in the air.
190 Scouseflyer : Effectively combining the transfer and the proving flight - I like the efficiency gains
191 R2rho : Which is exactly what is done with the A320s.
192 Post contains links AeroplaneFreak : MSN029 another for Qantas made its first taxi today. And MSN017 made its first post outfitting flight. Source http://www.a380production.com
193 N14AZ : The word is on German aviation forums, that the initial body and wing join of MSN 038 -the first LH A380 - is already completed and it was towed outsi
194 Desediez : I do confirm that. There are at least two pictures....
195 LHFADUS : Yes, I can also confirm! Some nice pictures! So far only 2: 1st pic shows the A380 half in and half out of the hangar. 2nd pic shows the A380 outside
196 Post contains links SpeedyGonzales : Pictures here (registration required): http://www.mucforum.de/showthread.ph...8286b0f18973fab5a93e&t=230&page=90
197 LHboyatDTW : The pictures are quite small, but it's nice to finally see a new A380 that isn't EK, SQ or QF.
198 Post contains links AeroplaneFreak : You can see the pictures without registration here from A380 Production http://www.a380production.com
199 Claudewilks : Thx AeroplaneFreak! Nice pics! I'm really looking forward to see this bird fly! Come on Airbus, Hurry up!!!! CRW
200 AeroplaneFreak : Well keep following that blog and forum. This is going to fly around August/September.
201 Post contains links AeroplaneFreak : MSN029 has made its first flight according to A380 Production http://a380production.blogspot.com/
202 Overcast : " target=_blank>http://a380production.blogspot.com/ I believe that you are the author of this web site, so why are you ashamed to mention that fact w
203 Post contains links SpeedyGonzales : Link to MSN 029 first flight with credit to the photographer: http://www.flickr.com/photos/christophe-ramos/3398896337/ Both MSN 027 and 029 will appa
204 Aircellist : Haan said, many posts ago, that MSN 17 would be delivered on april 24th. Would anybody know the scheduled delivery dates for all the few birds expecte
205 Post contains links SpeedyGonzales : MSN 051 (#11 for SIA) on its way up Garonne: http://www.flickr.com/photos/scalino/3400888673/
206 Post contains links AeroplaneFreak : MSN040 (2nd for Air France) is out of the FAL line read about it here http://a380production.blogspot.com/
207 KennyK : Looks a bit like an April fools joke, but today is the 2nd, but are 9V-SKG, 9V-SKH for SQ and A6-EDE and A6-EDF for EK all going to get delivered this
208 Scouseflyer : As far as I know this is the case, there was a pause at the bigining of the year and now they're going hell for leather to delivery the remaining Wav
209 MartynS : I think A6-EDF is still at TLS and hasn't even been to XFW yet, so I think EK will only get one this month. They get their next couple in November I
210 PM : They plan to deliver 18 this year but have delivered none in January-March. That leaves 18 over 9 months which means two a month. Deliveries are unli
211 Post contains links SpeedyGonzales : MSN 027 has finally arrived in Hamburg after several false alerts: http://www.aviation-community.de/for...pic.php?f=16&t=5583&p=54100#p54100
212 Post contains links Astuteman : Funny, though. Perusing the list in plane spotting world, http://plane.spottingworld.com/A380_production_list I can only find 15 frames for delivery
213 Airvan00 : I would be surprised if MSN 7 gets delivered this month. Is it not still in TLS (hanger 2) ? From what I gather it has not made the trip to XFW for o
214 Alessandro : Yes, 27th A380 in the air....
215 QFFlyer : I can tell you MNS 26 VH-OQD for QF is delayed until end June, & has nothing to do to production issues. This is the first of wave 2 hulls. Cheers
216 Orlik : [[quote=Airvan00,reply=213] MSN 7 - EK's 6th - 04/09 MSN 17 - EK's 5th - 04/09 MSN 19 - SQ's 7th - 04/09 MSN 21 - SQ's 8th - 04/09 MSN 26 - QF's 4th -
217 Airvan00 : Qantas are still saying that they will be commencing the extra A380 flights from the 7th Jun. So they will need MSN 26 by then, unless they plan on d
218 QFFlyer : They won't get MSN 26 in May as planned, the delay currently is 4 weeks, so yes they will have to delay these extra flights. I understand the hull it
219 Post contains links PM : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7982658.stm Oh dear... "Turbulent times for Airbus 308" illustrated by a photo of a 777. Not what we expect from t
220 Baroque : Thanks for the CX ad followed by "Content not available". Yes it is as soon as they realise you are FOREIGN!!! Grrr. Is the 308 the long awaited succ
221 Airvan00 : It worked for me, except I got a FedEx add. Looks like the BBC is going down the same path as Google and inserting advertisements tailored to the ind
222 Post contains links AeroplaneFreak : I can tell you that there is no official release if MSN026 it is still planned for May. My contacts at Airbus still have it for me please keep checki
223 QFFlyer : I look forward to seeing what actually happens. My QF and Airbus contacts are both telling me end of June. The delay is due to this is the first of w
224 AeroplaneFreak : This is what will most likely happen for delivery in 2009. MSN007 EK MSN017 EK MSN019 SQ MSN021 SQ MSN023 EK MSN026 QF MSN027 QF MSN029 QF MSN033 AF M
225 Ikramerica : Yes, in the story, they also claim Airbus has been trying to play "catch up" and that is not what they have been doing. You can't simply "catch up" o
226 PM : Korean were (are?) due to receive #35 and #39. Have they been deferred?
227 Airvan00 : What about MSN025? It was on convey 4/2008 so it should be ahead of some of those slim chance ones
228 Astuteman : The Plane spotting world list I linked in reply 212 has these listed as Q3 2010 Put that back in the list, and you have the 15 deliveries that plane
229 PM : Hmmm. Yet another site that identifies the Qatar planes as having EA GP7200s and yet no order has been announced. Is this just several people making
230 Thorben : I hope we'll see the delivery of the first one to LH this year. If not, I hope we'll see it flying in full colours. (AF being the only carrier to get
231 Scouseflyer : As far as I know - now fusealage sections for a CZ plane have been deliverd so the chances appear to be very very low.
232 Post contains links and images Thorben : Unless they can fly without the fuselage.... CZ has a nice livery, looks great on A330 and 772. View Large View MediumPhoto © Stefan SonnenbergV
233 Post contains links AeroplaneFreak : The latest convoy has been MSN051 for Singapore Airlines http://a380production.blogspot.com/ Yes and sorry MSN025 should be in there as a 2009 deliver
234 Scouseflyer : Sorry Thorben that's a very silly typo on my part: "As far as I know - now fusealage sections for a CZ plane have been deliverd" Should say: "As far a
235 AeroplaneFreak : From another very reliable source I can tell you what is currently happening in Hamburg. There are 6 Cabin Furnishing Hangars, H241-H246 (H245 is stil
236 Thorben : No delivery in the first quarter. Can we expect another load of planes being delivered this December in order to meet the goal of 18 for the year?? It
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