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Pictures Of LH 1st A380 Outfitted At Hamburg  
User currently offlineFlyglobal From Germany, joined Mar 2008, 591 posts, RR: 3
Posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 18155 times:

Hi for members interested in planes during manufacturing.

Here we have some for me interesting pictures from LH's first A380 (MSN-38) at Hamburg Finkenwerder while getting the interior installed.

This Thread is well known and please take the Dec. 17 edition.

HTTP://a380production.com/

Also further click the link there which leads to this page

HTTP://archiv.mopo.de/archiv/2009/20..._wird_ein_a380_schick_gemacht.html

Click then the photo gallery at the bottom of the page.
HTTP://www.mopo.de/hamburg/panorama/galerie/index.php?GID=859&key=0

(Text is german, but who cares when the pictures are amazing)

For me in automotive industry knowing cars in every manufacturing status it is always amazing to see the parts behind the cabin interior which I as a passenger usually never get to see.

Have fun and Marry Christmas

Regards

Flyglobal

[Edited 2009-12-18 03:15:33]

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User currently offlineVivekman2006 From India, joined May 2006, 541 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 18153 times:

Nice! Looking forward to the LH A380.

LH is one of the airlines that is expected to fly the A380 to India.

- Vivek


User currently offlineVivekman2006 From India, joined May 2006, 541 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 18117 times:

In the fourth and the fifth pictures, you can see the overhead luggage bins. This means that LH is installing the A330/A340 style bins as opposed to the newer 777 style bins.

Also, the J class seats in pic #9 look pretty OK - nothing special though!

- Vivek


User currently offlineLHFADUS From Germany, joined Apr 2007, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 17561 times:

nice pictures! good to see some progress on LH's A380. what was the last delivery date LH mentioned? heared something about May 2010, but was that delivery? or EIS?

User currently offlineTootallsd From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 561 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 17213 times:
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I think photo #5 in the link to the photo gallery is interesting. This is the best picture that I have seen to really portray the scale of the space on the main deck. Unadorned, no seats, the blank space looks like a living room not an airplane. The earlier picture looks like a basement than an airplane with all the exposed ductwork. Thanks for posting.

User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31119 posts, RR: 85
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 16987 times:
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So looks like their current generation of Business Class seats which would imply the current generation of Economy Class seats, as well.

Since First Class is moving to the nose on the 747-8, I'm guessing we'll be seeing a move from the current seat-style product to a pod-style suite product there and on the A380?


User currently offlineManfredj From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 16877 times:

Very interesting. I love the photos. The article states:


"The other thing to notice is that MSN038 is still not painted. Airbus is now painting there A380s later in the process of outfitting. This could be to do with how long outfitting takes and if paint is applied early then when the aircraft is delivered the paint could be four to five months old."

So when will the date of manufacture be on the 380? After the interior is completed and the paint is done, or at this stage before the interior is fitted? I only ask because it sounds like there is a 5 month difference between initial completion and outfitting.

What is the typical interior fitment time on a "regular" widebody...say a 330?



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User currently offlineLHPII From Croatia, joined May 2009, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 16548 times:



Quoting Vivekman2006 (Reply 2):
In the fourth and the fifth pictures, you can see the overhead luggage bins. This means that LH is installing the A330/A340 style bins as opposed to the newer 777 style bins



Yes, because they are more practical then the new style ones, even SQ changed on newer A380s to the standard Airbus bins.

Quoting Stitch (Reply 5):
So looks like their current generation of Business Class seats which would imply the current generation of Economy Class seats, as well

No seats will be newer generation compared to LH A330/346s and definitely newer then their current 744 seats. By the way, B744s are getting new seats with PTVs and some interior upgrades next year

Quoting Stitch (Reply 5):
Since First Class is moving to the nose on the 747-8, I'm guessing we'll be seeing a move from the current seat-style product to a pod-style suite product there and on the A380?

Yes, but not SQ or EK style fully enclosed suits........New First Class in all asspects though(cabin, toilets, seats, lights.....)


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31119 posts, RR: 85
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 16363 times:
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Quoting LHPII (Reply 7):
No seats will be newer generation compared to LH A330/346s and definitely newer then their current 744 seats.

Fair enough. That one shot looked like their current product, but good to hear I'll have something new to look forward to with the new planes.


User currently offlineDaron4000 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 712 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 15152 times:



Quoting Stitch (Reply 8):

Fair enough. That one shot looked like their current product, but good to hear I'll have something new to look forward to with the new planes

I had heard rumors that C would be the same seat but fully flat due to increased seat pitch, like what Qantas did. That would make sense given the pictures are of LH's current C seats.


User currently offlineRb211tristar From United States of America, joined May 2007, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 14651 times:



Quoting Daron4000 (Reply 9):
I had heard rumors that C would be the same seat but fully flat due to increased seat pitch, like what Qantas did. That would make sense given the pictures are of LH's current C seats

I was kind of hoping for an entirely new business seat. They existing design, lie-flat or not, is pretty awkward compared to some others. It goes up before it goes out. Annoying.


User currently offlineB738FlyUIA From Kazakhstan, joined Dec 2009, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 14550 times:



Quoting Rb211tristar (Reply 10):

I wonder how they will get the large seat's in to the Aircraft? If the doors are wide enough for them ?


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19950 posts, RR: 59
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 13780 times:

Wait a minute. Are the planes delivered with even the cockpits unfinished? I'd have assumed that the cabin interior might be installed by the operator, but I'd figure that the cockpit would be fully fitted.

User currently offlineLHPII From Croatia, joined May 2009, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 13165 times:



Quoting Stitch (Reply 8):
Fair enough. That one shot looked like their current product, but good to hear I'll have something new to look forward to with the new planes.

Sorry I misunderstood you.......I thought you were talking about Y seats. As far as C seats are concerned they will unfortunately remain old generation with "some improvments"  Wink

Quoting Rb211tristar (Reply 10):
was kind of hoping for an entirely new business seat. They existing design, lie-flat or not, is pretty awkward compared to some others. It goes up before it goes out. Annoying.

LH has already developed the new generation of C-seats and they are already installed at LH product test center near FRA....(something like new swiss c-class) but it could only be deployed with aircraft no.7 due to design freeze issues and will most probably be introduced with B747-8 for PR purposes.(they must have something new on that aircraft)


User currently offlineHaggis79 From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 1096 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 12996 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 12):
Wait a minute. Are the planes delivered with even the cockpits unfinished?

why delivered?  Confused the plane is still with Airbus right now, it's just at their Hamburg factory?



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27118 posts, RR: 60
Reply 15, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 12808 times:



Quoting Tootallsd (Reply 4):
This is the best picture that I have seen to really portray the scale of the space on the main deck

Yes thats what I thought , great pics.


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31119 posts, RR: 85
Reply 16, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 12537 times:
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Quoting DocLightning (Reply 12):
Are the planes delivered with even the cockpits unfinished?



Quoting Haggis79 (Reply 14):
why delivered?  confused   the plane is still with Airbus right now, it's just at their Hamburg factory?

Well the plane has to fly to Hamburg from Toulouse, so one would expect it would have a cockpit for that event.  Silly


User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2558 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10908 times:



Quoting Tootallsd (Reply 4):
I think photo #5 in the link to the photo gallery is interesting. This is the best picture that I have seen to really portray the scale of the space on the main deck.

Exactly what I was thinking - it looks like those guys are walking into a dance hall, not an aircraft. Really get a sense of space looking at that one.


User currently offlineAY-MD11 From Finland, joined Feb 2001, 472 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10372 times:



Quoting Stitch (Reply 16):
Well the plane has to fly to Hamburg from Toulouse, so one would expect it would have a cockpit for that event.

Looks to me that there is a cockpit (photo #3) but the wall panels are missing. Maybe they fly it 'raw' and fit them in Hamburg.


User currently offlineSpeedyGonzales From Norway, joined Sep 2007, 733 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8526 times:



Quoting Manfredj (Reply 6):
"The other thing to notice is that MSN038 is still not painted. Airbus is now painting there A380s later in the process of outfitting. This could be to do with how long outfitting takes and if paint is applied early then when the aircraft is delivered the paint could be four to five months old."

I saw some rumors that this plane was giong to get painted at LHT in HAM, or possibly by LHT personnel in XFW, at aviation-community.de.



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User currently offlineCX288 From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8033 times:



Quoting LHPII (Reply 13):
LH has already developed the new generation of C-seats and they are already installed at LH product test center near FRA....(something like new swiss c-class) but it could only be deployed with aircraft no.7 due to design freeze issues and will most probably be introduced with B747-8 for PR purposes.(they must have something new on that aircraft)

Apparently, and the picture seems to substantiate that, the same Recaro C-Class seat as currently employed on the 744/340/330 is being installed on the 380, yet with a bigger pitch in order to allow recline into a fully-flat position.


User currently offlineDLDTW1962 From United States of America, joined May 2009, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 7852 times:

Thank you for the pics. I would love to see more of the finished product of the cabin once
it is done. Thanks again.


User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3154 posts, RR: 51
Reply 22, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3647 times:
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Quoting LHPII (Reply 7):
Yes, because they are more practical then the new style ones, even SQ changed on newer A380s to the standard Airbus bins.

More practical in terms of maintenance I guess, as the 777-style ones are said to malfunction frequently. But they also definitely look better and offer more space than the simple ones.



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