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User currently offlineDID747 From France, joined Apr 2005, 400 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 59761 times:

British airways first A380, can't wait to see this new bird in the air.




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User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 59807 times:

I already love it! Can't wait to see it in full colors, however! When is it gonna be painted?

User currently offlineDID747 From France, joined Apr 2005, 400 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 59811 times:

the registration for this first BA A380 is G-XLEA


Waimanalo
User currently offlineNWADTWE16 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 59823 times:

Quoting DID747 (Thread starter):

I think this bird will really restore the elegance BA used to carry..even though im a VS fan, bravo BA..wish you had your older scheme on it though..someone should do a renduring of an A380 in the BA circa 1996 scheme   


User currently offlineDID747 From France, joined Apr 2005, 400 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 59718 times:

She is currently in final assembly and is likely to completed in September.


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User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 59677 times:

This has probably been answered ten times over, but when is the estimated EIS?

User currently offlinesq_ek_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1633 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 59485 times:

This is going to be a beautiful bird.


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User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2987 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 59158 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 5):
This has probably been answered ten times over, but when is the estimated EIS?

March 2013.

Can't wait to see her fully painted in a few months  


User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 58960 times:

So we're going for last three on the fin? AAARRRGH Would consistency kill anyone?

User currently offline817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 58773 times:

Nice to see her coming together   Cant wait to see it fully painted!


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User currently offlinefcogafa From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 799 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 58726 times:

Quoting qf002 (Reply 7):
March 2013.

Word on the street suggests mid 2013 due to the ongoing problems.


User currently offlineraffik From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 1716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 58602 times:

Fantastic picture- can't wait to see the finished article, and getting my first ride on a BA 380!


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User currently offlinewellies From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 57899 times:

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 8):

Joy, a fellow pedant!     It's so messy, isn't it?! They may as well spray them different shades of red, white and blue, and use comic sans on a few  


User currently offlineOllieJolly From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2012, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 57529 times:

I literally choked on my fizzy vimto when I saw this, I am so excited to see it in full.
Really really excited.
Can't even contain my excitement, that's how excited I am.
So excited.
Too much of a tease though, this, must be honest.


User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2348 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 56597 times:

Quoting OllieJolly (Reply 13):
I literally choked on my fizzy vimto when I saw this, I am so excited to see it in full.
Really really excited.
Can't even contain my excitement, that's how excited I am.
So excited.
Too much of a tease though, this, must be honest.

So how are you going to feel when its in the full BA colors?  

This is going to be one good looking plane! I do however agree with the fellow member who wishes to see the Landor livery on it. The 777 really rocked it though!

Out of curiosity when was the last time BA introduced a new a/c type to its fleet ( I am NOT talking about another variant )



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User currently offlineaamd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1059 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 56076 times:

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 14):
Out of curiosity when was the last time BA introduced a new a/c type to its fleet ( I am NOT talking about another variant )

E-Jets in 2009 maybe?

If you're looking for mainline (not CityFlyer), presumably that would have been the 777s around sixteen years ago.


User currently offlinejetblast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 55926 times:

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 8):

Glad I'm not the only one thinking this 



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7560 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 55540 times:

That is amazing! I love the tail of the A380 even more now with the BA livery  


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User currently offlinemotorhussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3203 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 52722 times:

Looking forward to seeing what BA does with the interiors. Presumably will be four class but what will the configuration be? And what new innovations, quirks, differences are to be introduced?

So just the VS jets to come (from Europe) after this?

Regards
MH



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User currently offlineIBOAviator From Canada, joined Sep 2010, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 51291 times:

Quoting NWADTWE16 (Reply 3):
I think this bird will really restore the elegance BA used to carry

Hmmm... not that BA isn't already carrying the elegance it serves but yes, I agree... BA's 380 will revive their existing livery due to the shear size of the aircraft-- sometimes things are appreciated in their bigger form.



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User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1384 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 50970 times:

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 14):
This is going to be one good looking plane! I do however agree with the fellow member who wishes to see the Landor livery on it. The 777 really rocked it though!

The Tristar -1/200's really really rocked that scheme, it would look good on the 380 as well!



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User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13110 posts, RR: 100
Reply 21, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 50253 times:
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Quoting sq_ek_freak (Reply 6):
This is going to be a beautiful bird.

She shall be. I think BA's livery will look excellent on the A380.

Do we have a list of aircraft names?

Quoting qf002 (Reply 7):
March 2013.

Can't wait to see her fully painted in a few months

Exciting. Isn't this the first with the 'twisted wing?' (I'm just verifying.)

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User currently offlineviscount630 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 47476 times:
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Quoting SXDFC (Reply 14):
I do however agree with the fellow member who wishes to see the Landor livery on it. The 777 really rocked it though!

WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYY???? The dirty grey colour scheme was VILE. I was just as unimpressed with the UA "Camouflage Colours". I simply don't get the attraction. The current BA livery is SO much better   



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User currently offlineFCAFLYBOY From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 595 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 47012 times:

The BA A380 is gonna be a special ride, I don't think it will be anything outlandish or gawdy interior-wise, but I reckon there will definately be some exciting differences too.

BA will keep it toned-down and understated as always, it'll be a very classy ride.

Can't wait!!!


User currently offlinemikey72 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 1780 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 45811 times:

Wowzer !!!

Quoting IBOAviator (Reply 19):
I agree... BA's 380 will revive their existing livery due to the shear size of the aircraft-- sometimes things are appreciated in their bigger form.

It's weird but on occasion from the departure lounge I have seen an A380 trundle past Terminal 5 and compared to a 747-400 there doesn't seem to be alot in it.

However, I am sure this is just illusionary and due to the A380's stocky nature.



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25 Someone83 : That was the previous schedule. As it wasn't transfered to TLS before June 2012, delivery is likely to be June 2013 +- one month
26 Post contains images sturmovik : Cannot wait for September when it'll get to the TLS flightline
27 Post contains images Semaex : Too bad they didn't make it G-XLRR. Would've been a nice touch
28 EK413 : What's amusing about your comments is the fact VS was the 1st UK carrier to order the A380 but appears they'll never accept delivery of the A380 lol.
29 SKAirbus : Bloody hell. The assembly is going fast!!! This is the first A380-800 IGW version AFAIK. I wonder if this will require some extra testing compared to
30 mikey72 : What does IGW mean por favor ? Is it the same as E.R ?
31 Dano1977 : IGW = Increased Gross Weight BA is the launch customer for this version. The new version features a 4t increase in maximum take-off weight to 573t an
32 SKAirbus : Couldn't have said it better myself! I imagine some extra testing will be need to ensure that the aircraft can handle well under these increased cond
33 mikey72 : Thanks !
34 skipness1E : They also took the first B777-200IGW (G-VIIA) as well, Boeing was NOT calling it the ' ER but old habits don't die and that's exactly what it became!
35 GCPET : Looks magnificent! Will be great to see this at T5! However, I still think the 747's are just a bit better looking in the BA livery :P GCPET
36 jonnywishbone : They will need that for the New Club World Plates... Incredibly heavy for a small plate!
37 Post contains images virgincrew : I agree this will be a fantastic looking bird..... in the classy BA livery..... I don't know if VS will ever get the A380... I just don't see the need
38 eugegall : Hi All, Couple of questions. 1) Why are all tails painted on new aircraft prior to the full paint job? 2) What routes do we expect this beauty to fly?
39 Semaex : Wow, I love the shade of red on this bird! It's not the one they use right now, is it? Looks more... bordeaux. As far as I know that's because the fl
40 Ideekay : The rudder needs to balanced before it's installed, to be balanced correctly it needs to be painted first.
41 Post contains links EK413 : From my understanding they need to balance the rudder, therefore the tail is painted first... Here is the original link to the photo http://www.skysc
42 skipness1E : They need to check the rudder is properly in balance and this must be done with the weight of the paint already in play. As to where they're going to
43 eljonno : Have to disagree strongly. Do a google search for the landor a380: it looks FIT![Edited 2012-08-01 06:21:45]
44 cipango : What are the likely first destinations?
45 Post contains images Braybuddy : Have to agree. I never liked that Landor scheme, which was basically a warmed-over version of the '70's Negus & Negus one. The current BA livery
46 Post contains links and images NWADTWE16 : This is a treat! Compliments to Jack Baldwin for taking the time to put this vision to reality..i miss the royal crown and the respect it commanded...
47 skipness1E : They're painting it back on abeam the titles as we speak. Landor is VERY much of it's time and a less than shiny aeroplane looked awful.
48 NWADTWE16 : well thats good news..its the United KINGDOM, i just feel it deserves the crown
49 mikey72 : Yes it would appear dated now. I tell you what though the tail was the best bit and they could have incorporated that into the new livery quite easil
50 OllieJolly : I think I'll faint. I love the Landor livery but I don't like it so much on the A380, some liveries just wouldn't work on it and I feel that is one o
51 mixalakhs : It really looks great. I prefer this livery, it is so British. I hope British airways will use the 380 on the route to any California city soon.
52 Post contains links and images Viscount724 : The pre-Landor livery would still look good today. View Large View MediumPhoto © Aris Pappas
53 rwy04lga : Like BOAC? Yuck Someone please render the A380 in BOAC colors. Thanks
54 skipness1E : Indeed, when BA had G-CPET as a retrojet in that scheme last year, you had to look carefully to pick it out. It was interesting to see how similar in
55 OA260 : Classic I loved that livery was one of the best in the world.
56 Semaex : That's a livery?
57 SKAirbus : All this discussion about how the A380 would look in the Landor livery etc is just elementary as it will never happen!! Maybe we should concentrate on
58 DID747 : totaly agree with you SKAirbus, the most important is to imagine the airliner the day she will be presented to the public, so a beautiful British Airw
59 skipness1E : Anyone know how far behind deliveries now are? Emirates have about three complete aircraft they haven't taken yet.
60 clydenairways : I prefer that 70's BA livery too, i never liked the later landor livery.
61 Post contains images mikey72 : This is pretty cool...
62 viscount630 : That "Landor" A380 is in a rather pale grey..... Not the dirty grey it invariably turned out to be. Some of the "interim" liveries, between "Landor" a
63 FCAFLYBOY : I wish BA would add big billboard titles for the A380 it would look amazing
64 Post contains links and images virginblue4 : That is the shade of red they are currently using. The only ones not using that shade are obviously the aircraft that have not yet been repainted and
65 Post contains links Someone83 : http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...liveries-to-be-pushed-back-375070/ BA is looking to defer first delivery of he first by a few months to Q3 2013
66 SKAirbus : The reality is that IAG are in financial dire straits at the moment so I imagine that they will do anything to push back deliveries as far as they ca
67 EZYAirbus : Only because Willy Walsh used all of IB's cash to fund the new aircraft! IB were loaded pre-IAG
68 skipness1E : It has the same quarter union flag that Landor lovers enjoy but with the correct colours. How can that NOT be a livery? So was the Spanish economy, n
69 BA174 : The landor livery was white not grey like many models etc get wrong. Before IAG IBs brand and customer product was and still is in parts a complete d
70 tonystan : BA announced today that deliveries could be delayed until the 3/4 of 2013!
71 FI642 : Landor would look phenomenal on the A380!
72 Post contains images virgincrew : I am not a fan of the A380, as I have mentioned on the other BA thread, I think the A380 is an ugly beast of an aircraft and certainly not graceful...
73 Post contains images mikey72 : This does not surprise me in the least. Oh I don't know...considering what demands were placed on the design spec she's not a bad compromise.. Anyway
74 Post contains links and images AirlineCritic : Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. When I first saw it, the nose looked wrong. However, right now I think she is the best looking aircraft flying
75 A388 : That BA 388 will be one of the best looking A380 liveries together with the TG A388!!! Will BA also use the A388 to MIA or not? If so, when? A388
76 skipness1E : It was most certainly grey, described as "pearl grey" from memory, it was certainly not white.
77 speedmarque : Yes, utter nonsense. As someone who has spent many turnarounds on steps looking at the back of one of ours, it was grey! Only a fool would say otherw
78 A388 : Yes, the Landor livery indeed was grey, not white. A388
79 tonystan : Are you colour blind????? Yes it was grey, and if the pics on here arent convincing enough pop down to the maintenance area of LHR, Im sure you will
80 BA174 : Ok I will take "pearl grey" but it was not half as grey as what many models depict.
81 Post contains images by738 : Looks pretty grey to me.
82 Post contains images BrouAviation : XL for Extra Large
83 Post contains links and images VV701 : Not only the model makers but also apparently British Airways! When they launched the Landor livery in December 1984 they described the colours used
84 skipness1E : Ah I disagree, BA currently is clearly off white. I suspect a pure white would look even better, however it's more noticeable when they have to slap o
85 Post contains images PHX787 : Why not do what Airbus did with MSN004 and make it G-xxDD
86 Post contains links and images leezyjet : I still think that the interim scheme between Landor and World Tails was one of the best, you had the Landor tail design but with the rest of the a/c
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