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SQ’s A380 Number 10 Almost Ready For Delivery  
User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2676 posts, RR: 25
Posted (4 years 11 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6621 times:

Today, Airbus presented the 10th A380 for SQ in Finkenwerder. Cabin outfitting has been almost completed and delivery shall be in September 2009:
http://newsticker.welt.de/index.php?action=image&file=dpa_22117738

http://www.finanznachrichten.de/nach...apore-airlines-fast-fertig-016.htm

SQ will be the first airline to operate ten A380s. In January 2010, A380 number 11 will follow.

If there will be no more postponements Emirates will become the biggest A380-operator next year.

Best regards
N14AZ

PS.: would be great to see all or almost all SQ A380s somewhere parked next to each other. Maybe a little strike at Signapore Airlines would be helpful  Wink

[Edited 2009-08-17 05:44:43]

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User currently offlineHawaiian763 From Canada, joined May 2009, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6531 times:

It would be nice to see all SQ A380's at once. Do they have anymore A380's left to be delivered after number 11?

User currently offlineNicholaschee From Australia, joined Oct 2005, 661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6378 times:



Quoting Hawaiian763 (Reply 1):
It would be nice to see all SQ A380's at once. Do they have anymore A380's left to be delivered after number 11?

SQ ordered 19 A380s in total - 10 for the first tranche and 9 for the second tranche. They also have 6 options.


User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2676 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 5470 times:

Just shortly before this thread goes into the archive - here is a little slide show of the presentation held yesterday in Hamburg Finkenwerder:
http://www.abendblatt.de/wirtschaft/...rticle1143109/Der-Airbus-A380.html

Note: the photographer could not resist to turn around and to take a shot of MSN 043 for AF, which is still parked outside due to the limited number of positions inside the hangars (deep in our heart we are all planespotters  airplane  )


User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3371 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 11 hours ago) and read 5398 times:



Quoting N14AZ (Thread starter):
If there will be no more postponements Emirates will become the biggest A380-operator next year.

I was wondering when that was going to happen, so that will mean that EK will be the largest operator of A380s and 777s in the world.

This set me wondering about who's the largest operator of other types, my gueses would be:

747 - BA
737 - Southwest (?)
DC9 - AA (?)

as for A320 and A330 I haven't got a clue!


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21457 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 11 hours ago) and read 5255 times:



Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 4):
A320/A330 I haven't got a clue

Delta= 32 x A330
Cathay= 32 x A330

Northwest were the largest, but Cathay caught up and have 8 on order and will become the largest.

USAirways = 200+ x A320 family



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21457 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 10 hours ago) and read 5233 times:



Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 4):
747 - BA
737 - Southwest (?)
DC9 - AA (?)

757 = Delta
767 = Delta



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User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6849 posts, RR: 63
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 10 hours ago) and read 5202 times:



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 5):
Cathay= 32 x A330

Strictly speaking, since Cathay now own Dragonair they certainly have the largest fleet.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21457 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 10 hours ago) and read 5157 times:



Quoting PM (Reply 7):
Strictly speaking, since Cathay now own Dragonair they certainly have the largest fleet.

I guess, but they are two different airlines not being merged into 1.

Otherwise, do we count 49% of VS in SQ's fleet totals, etc.? Gets complicated.

Whether you want to say NW or DL, either way, only one of them has all the A330s right now.

BTW - CX has 32 in service but only 28 delivered. Are the other 4 leased or second hand?



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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 10 hours ago) and read 5098 times:



Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 4):
747 - BA

IIRC BA is the largest 744 operator, but JL was the largest 747 operator overall. This has changed due to recent retirements of aircraft though. According to Airfleets BA now has 55 744's and JL 44 747's.



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User currently offlineSU27COBRA From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2009, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 11 months 10 hours ago) and read 5074 times:



Quoting N14AZ (Reply 3):
Just shortly before this thread goes into the archive - here is a little slide show of the presentation held yesterday in Hamburg Finkenwerder:
http://www.abendblatt.de/wirtschaft/....html

Thanks for the link, I note however (with regret) that the Rolls-Royce badge on the Engines has been painted over by their own logo. I then took a quick look at previous pictures and it appears the earlier deliveries had no Rolls-Royce Badge.

Does anyone know if this is a new trend of excluding the Rolls-Royce badge?

I do enjoy seeing the Rolls-Royce badge on the engine before I board and aircraft, ( something to do with the fact that we don't make much in Britain any more, but we do make good Engines...  Smile )


User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2676 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (4 years 11 months 10 hours ago) and read 5037 times:

Flugrevue has also a little report about that presentation yesterday. It includes some numbers which I find interesting (but I hope they are wrong   :

Quote:
Bei mehr als 4000 Linienflügen reisten bisher rund 1,4 Millionen Fluggäste mit dem neuen Flaggschiff.


In English: 1.4 Mio. passengers travelled with the new flagship during 4,000 scheduled flights.

http://www.flugrevue.de/de/zivilluft...s-kurz-vor-der-uebergabe.13138.htm

This would be 350 passengers per flight in average compared to 471 seats (74%).
These numbers do not fit to the numbers reported when they celebrated the 1,000,000 th passenger. At that time they had accomplished 2,400 scheduled flights => 417 passengers per flight in average.

[Edited 2009-08-18 01:50:48]

User currently offlineEbbUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (4 years 11 months 8 hours ago) and read 4711 times:

What a visionary airline SQ is. Congrats on 10 A380s already. Just hope that they have deep pockets to keep them flying through the global downturn.

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10864 posts, RR: 38
Reply 13, posted (4 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 3539 times:

Congratulations to Singapore Airlines on their 10th A380.

We were the pioneers flying on board the SQ380 Inaugurals on 25 and 26 October 2007 on the very first frame 9V-SKA for the very first flights!

Two years later they will celebrate the second anniversary with 10 frames in the sky!!

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Singapore Girl You Are a Great Way to Fly!



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User currently offlineArt From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 3378 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 11 months 1 hour ago) and read 3333 times:

Quoting N14AZ (Thread starter):
Today, Airbus presented the 10th A380 for SQ in Finkenwerder. Cabin outfitting has been almost completed and delivery shall be in September 2009

Madame, c'est une bonne nouvelle pour Singapore Airways... but even if it is good news for Singapore Airways, it's not such good news for the program (<25 deliveries Oct 07 - Oct 09).

However, what is very good news for Singapore Airways is the load factors.

Quoting N14AZ (Reply 11):
Quote:
Bei mehr als 4000 Linienflügen reisten bisher rund 1,4 Millionen Fluggäste mit dem neuen Flaggschiff.

In English: 1.4 Mio. passengers travelled with the new flagship during 4,000 scheduled flights.

http://www.flugrevue.de/de/zivilluft...s-kurz-vor-der-uebergabe.13138.htm

This would be 350 passengers per flight in average compared to 471 seats (74%).

Well, the German does say more than 4000 flights and it also says around 1.4 million pax, so it might be a bit less/a bit more than 74% load factor.

Is SQ grabbing extra market share from other airlines with the A380 or just grabbing it from their other types? It's good news for the A380 either way.

[Edited 2009-08-18 10:29:35]

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