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Qantas A380 MSN026 - New And Old Livery  
User currently offlineAeroplaneFreak From Australia, joined Sep 2006, 541 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6539 times:
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A new photo shown on Global Aviation Express shows QF A380 MSN026 has a mix of the new and old Qantas livery

http://www.globalaviationexpress.com/

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User currently offlineWingedMigrator From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2213 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6534 times:

In case you're wondering, it's not a mistake. The tail was painted years ago and will be fixed shortly when the aircraft is painted in Hamburg.

User currently offlineAeroplaneFreak From Australia, joined Sep 2006, 541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6469 times:
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I am not wondering of course I know that. I write articals about the production of the A380. I just think thats a photo to share.

User currently offlineTullamarine From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1569 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5593 times:

Be interesing to see if QF decide to paint one of its early A380s in a flagship scheme like Wunala Dreaming.


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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5478 times:



Quoting Tullamarine (Reply 3):
Be interesing to see if QF decide to paint one of its early A380s in a flagship scheme like Wunala Dreaming.

Didn't VH-VQB go into the paint shop at XFW with a white tail? Any speculation?



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User currently offlineAeroplaneFreak From Australia, joined Sep 2006, 541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4610 times:
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Quoting Tullamarine (Reply 3):
Be interesing to see if QF decide to paint one of its early A380s in a flagship scheme like Wunala Dreaming.

Qantas have said they will do this to one of their A380s as Nalanji Dreaming is no longer part of their fleet. I think it wont be for at least a year or so.

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 4):
Didn't VH-VQB go into the paint shop at XFW with a white tail? Any speculation?

One of the EK ones went in with a white tail as well. QFs I think were going to have the old tail but when they changed to the new livery they said that they will wait to full paint.


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4919 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4339 times:



Quoting Tullamarine (Reply 3):
Be interesing to see if QF decide to paint one of its early A380s in a flagship scheme like Wunala Dreaming.

Believe me Qantas have an A380 allocated to have "a" special scheme applied...  Wink
Also adding a spanners to the works, QF being the founder of the OneWorld Alliance I assuming a number of the aircraft in their fleet will sport the OneWorld Alliance scheme...

Slightly off topic,

MSN026 (F-WWSX) for Qantas and the first Wave 2 aircraft has got the Qantas old tail and the new livery on the engines.

What's Wave 2 aircraft mean???

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User currently offlineAirvan00 From Australia, joined Oct 2008, 758 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4240 times:



Quoting EK413 (Reply 6):
What's Wave 2 aircraft mean???

Wave 2 are the ones with the "standard" wiring.

Wave 1 aircraft were "hand wired" because of the problems with the wiring looms


User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3300 times:



Quoting Airvan00 (Reply 7):
Wave 1 aircraft were "hand wired" because of the problems with the wiring looms

Correct, these fuse sections were delivered without much of the wiring installed which then had to be done in the already mated together empty shells.

From some info posted in the delivery thread, we're looking at 8 more wave one aircraft and then MSN026 will kick-off the wave 2 ones which should start coming through quicker.


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