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User currently offlineDID747 From France, joined Apr 2005, 400 posts, RR: 1
Posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 59518 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 (1 year 12 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 59564 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 (1 year 12 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 59568 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 (1 year 12 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 59580 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 (1 year 12 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 59475 times:

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


Waimanalo
User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 59434 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 (1 year 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 59242 times:

This is going to be a beautiful bird.


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User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2949 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 58915 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, 3199 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 58717 times:

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

User currently online817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2215 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 58530 times:

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


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User currently onlinefcogafa From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 774 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 58483 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 (1 year 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 58359 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 (1 year 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 57656 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 (1 year 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 57286 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, 2298 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 56354 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 (1 year 12 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 55833 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 (1 year 12 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 55683 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, 7233 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 55297 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, 3139 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 52479 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 (1 year 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 51048 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, 1378 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 50727 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, 12903 posts, RR: 100
Reply 21, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 50010 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, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 47233 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, 589 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 46769 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 (1 year 12 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 45568 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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User currently onlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3328 posts, RR: 3
Reply 25, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 46103 times:

Quoting qf002 (Reply 7):
March 2013.

That was the previous schedule. As it wasn't transfered to TLS before June 2012, delivery is likely to be June 2013 +- one month


User currently offlinesturmovik From India, joined May 2007, 509 posts, RR: 0
Reply 26, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 46390 times:

Cannot wait for September when it'll get to the TLS flightline  


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User currently offlineSemaex From Germany, joined Nov 2009, 823 posts, RR: 2
Reply 27, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 46932 times:

Quoting DID747 (Reply 2):
the registration for this first BA A380 is G-XLEA

Too bad they didn't make it G-XLRR. Would've been a nice touch  



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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4870 posts, RR: 4
Reply 28, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 45382 times:

Quoting NWADTWE16 (Reply 3):

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... Sorry couldn't help myself...

EK413



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User currently onlineSKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1671 posts, RR: 1
Reply 29, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 45381 times:

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 other A380 models.



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User currently offlinemikey72 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 1780 posts, RR: 2
Reply 30, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 45064 times:

Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 30):
This is the first A380-800 IGW version AFAIK

What does IGW mean por favor ?

Is it the same as E.R ?



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User currently offlineDano1977 From British Indian Ocean Territory, joined Jun 2008, 484 posts, RR: 0
Reply 31, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 44534 times:

Quoting mikey72 (Reply 31):
What does IGW mean por favor ?

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 and an additional 190km (100nm) range that will enable it to fly distances of 15,360km on MTOW-limited missions. Maximum landing weight and maximum zero fuel weight have also each increased by 2t, and structural payload capability rises by 1.5t on MZFW-limited missions.



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User currently onlineSKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1671 posts, RR: 1
Reply 32, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 43199 times:

Quoting Dano1977 (Reply 32):
The new version features a 4t increase in maximum take-off weight to 573t and an additional 190km (100nm) range that will enable it to fly distances of 15,360km on MTOW-limited missions. Maximum landing weight and maximum zero fuel weight have also each increased by 2t, and structural payload capability rises by 1.5t on MZFW-limited missions.

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 conditions and that it does in fact fall within these specifications.

I can't see BA using the aircraft on any routes requiring the extra range but I imagine the extra payload capacity is the main attraction here, enabling increased cargo capacity.



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User currently offlinemikey72 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 1780 posts, RR: 2
Reply 33, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 41630 times:

Quoting Dano1977 (Reply 31):
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 and an additional 190km (100nm) range that will enable it to fly distances of 15,360km on MTOW-limited missions. Maximum landing weight and maximum zero fuel weight have also each increased by 2t, and structural payload capability rises by 1.5t on MZFW-limited missions.

Thanks !



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User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3199 posts, RR: 1
Reply 34, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days ago) and read 40928 times:

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! Seeing a B744 next to the A380, I think the B744 looks tiny. It's more the A388 is massive!

User currently offlineGCPET From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2012, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 35, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 39952 times:

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



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User currently offlinejonnywishbone From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 36, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 39904 times:

Quoting Dano1977 (Reply 31):
The new version features a 4t increase in maximum take-off weight to 573t

They will need that for the New Club World Plates... Incredibly heavy for a small plate!


User currently offlinevirgincrew From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 422 posts, RR: 1
Reply 37, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 38706 times:

I agree this will be a fantastic looking bird..... in the classy BA livery.....

Quoting EK413 (Reply 28):
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... Sorry couldn't help myself...

I don't know if VS will ever get the A380... I just don't see the need for that kind of capacity... But I would love to see this livery on the A380 and flying in the skies.....




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User currently offlineeugegall From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 38, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 38437 times:

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?

Thanks


User currently offlineSemaex From Germany, joined Nov 2009, 823 posts, RR: 2
Reply 39, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 38176 times:

Quoting virgincrew (Reply 37):

Wow, I love the shade of red on this bird! It's not the one they use right now, is it? Looks more... bordeaux.

Quoting eugegall (Reply 38):
1) Why are all tails painted on new aircraft prior to the full paint job?

As far as I know that's because the flight testing of every airframe is done much earlier than painting, but the mass of the paint on the tailfin gives better performance characteristics, due to shift of CG or so.
For what it's worth: My personal believe is that it has a lot to do with the "look at me, I own an A380" -factor. How would any not-nutter know what airline the bird belongs to if it weren't for the unmistakable logo on the tail..



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User currently offlineIdeekay From Switzerland, joined Jun 2012, 206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 40, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 37994 times:

Quoting eugegall (Reply 38):
1) Why are all tails painted on new aircraft prior to the full paint job?

The rudder needs to balanced before it's installed, to be balanced correctly it needs to be painted first.


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4870 posts, RR: 4
Reply 41, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 38074 times:

Quoting eugegall (Reply 38):
1) Why are all tails painted on new aircraft prior to the full paint job?

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.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=856204&page=134 can't believe I didn't share it...

EK413



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User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3199 posts, RR: 1
Reply 42, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 37991 times:

Quoting eugegall (Reply 38):

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?

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 fly, there's a dozen or so threads on that very subject. I remember they did announce JFK which surprised a lot on here.


User currently offlineeljonno From Australia, joined Sep 2008, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 43, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 37073 times:

Quoting viscount630 (Reply 22):
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   

Have to disagree strongly. Do a google search for the landor a380: it looks FIT!

[Edited 2012-08-01 06:21:45]

User currently onlinecipango From Ireland, joined Jul 2009, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 44, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 35535 times:

What are the likely first destinations?


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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5645 posts, RR: 32
Reply 45, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 32763 times:

Quoting viscount630 (Reply 22):
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

  

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 is very smart and their best one so far, IMHO.


User currently offlineNWADTWE16 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 46, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 31222 times:

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...


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User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3199 posts, RR: 1
Reply 47, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 30873 times:

Quoting NWADTWE16 (Reply 46):
.i miss the royal crown and the respect it commanded...

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.


User currently offlineNWADTWE16 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 48, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 30804 times:

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 47):

well thats good news..its the United KINGDOM, i just feel it deserves the crown


User currently offlinemikey72 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 1780 posts, RR: 2
Reply 49, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 30601 times:

Quoting NWADTWE16 (Reply 46):
. Landor is VERY much of it's time and a less than shiny aeroplane looked awful.

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 easily after the Utopia fiasco.

Even I shudder and wonder what the hell they were thinking with Utopia.

(well i know what they were thinking and it was naive by even my standards)



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User currently offlineOllieJolly From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2012, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 50, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 30032 times:

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 14):

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 of them.


User currently offlinemixalakhs From Cyprus, joined Jan 2006, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 51, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 25324 times:

Quoting NWADTWE16 (Reply 46):

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.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24906 posts, RR: 22
Reply 52, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 25350 times:

Quoting mikey72 (Reply 49):
Quoting NWADTWE16 (Reply 46):
. Landor is VERY much of it's time and a less than shiny aeroplane looked awful.

Yes it would appear dated now.

The pre-Landor livery would still look good today.


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User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 53, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 24813 times:

Quoting NWADTWE16 (Reply 3):
wish you had your older scheme on it though

Like BOAC?

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 14):
I do however agree with the fellow member who wishes to see the Landor livery on it.

Yuck

Someone please render the A380 in BOAC colors. Thanks



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User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3199 posts, RR: 1
Reply 54, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 24738 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 52):

The pre-Landor livery would still look good today.

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 colour and tone the 1997 scheme is to the 1973 scheme.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26854 posts, RR: 58
Reply 55, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 24662 times:

Quoting NWADTWE16 (Reply 46):
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...

Classic I loved that livery was one of the best in the world.


User currently offlineSemaex From Germany, joined Nov 2009, 823 posts, RR: 2
Reply 56, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 24024 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 52):
The pre-Landor livery would still look good today.

That's a livery?



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User currently onlineSKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1671 posts, RR: 1
Reply 57, posted (1 year 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 23965 times:

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 the current livery and how it will be applied to the A380. Maybe there will be some changes?


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User currently offlineDID747 From France, joined Apr 2005, 400 posts, RR: 1
Reply 58, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 23305 times:

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 Airways A380.


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User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3199 posts, RR: 1
Reply 59, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 22954 times:

Anyone know how far behind deliveries now are? Emirates have about three complete aircraft they haven't taken yet.

User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 60, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 22770 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 52):
The pre-Landor livery would still look good today.

I prefer that 70's BA livery too, i never liked the later landor livery.


User currently offlinemikey72 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 1780 posts, RR: 2
Reply 61, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 22890 times:

Quoting clydenairways (Reply 60):

This is pretty cool...




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User currently offlineviscount630 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 62, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 22065 times:
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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" and "World Tails" had a white fuselage on the "Landor" style scheme. They actually looked quite good!


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User currently offlineFCAFLYBOY From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 589 posts, RR: 0
Reply 63, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 20976 times:

I wish BA would add big billboard titles for the A380 it would look amazing

User currently offlinevirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 902 posts, RR: 0
Reply 64, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 21017 times:

Quoting Semaex (Reply 39):

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 aso the two LGW/MAN based A330's. The two A330's at LHR are in this shade and so will future deliveries. However, the colour does seem to change in different light.


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P.S. Looking forward to seeing G-XLEA fully painted!
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[Edited 2012-08-03 03:01:02]


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User currently onlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3328 posts, RR: 3
Reply 65, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 20975 times:

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


User currently onlineSKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1671 posts, RR: 1
Reply 66, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days ago) and read 20774 times:

Quoting Someone83 (Reply 65):
BA is looking to defer first delivery of he first by a few months to Q3 2013

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 can. Hopefully we won't see BA cancel any A380s.

However, Iberia is causing the most damage financially... but they are one group now so unless they can improve we may see more cuts.



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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 67, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 20416 times:

Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 66):
However, Iberia is causing the most damage financially... but they are one group now so unless they can improve we may see more cuts.

Only because Willy Walsh used all of IB's cash to fund the new aircraft! IB were loaded pre-IAG



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User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3199 posts, RR: 1
Reply 68, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 20348 times:

Quoting Semaex (Reply 56):
That's a livery?

It has the same quarter union flag that Landor lovers enjoy but with the correct colours. How can that NOT be a livery?

Quoting EZYAirbus (Reply 68):
IB were loaded pre-IAG

So was the Spanish economy, now it's hardly as if BA took over IB, if anything IB got BA.

Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 66):
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 can

I can imagine it's more along the likes of Airbus having no idea when the mods will be complete and BA refusing to take an unmodified aircraft, much as Emirates are playing hardball too. One thing BA would not push back by choice (IMHO!) is new long haul capacity. That's where the big money at LHR is to be made and those B744s are getting more complaints the older they get.


User currently offlineBA174 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 754 posts, RR: 0
Reply 69, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 19996 times:

Quoting viscount630 (Reply 62):

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" and "World Tails" had a white fuselage on the "Landor" style scheme. They actually looked quite good!


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The landor livery was white not grey like many models etc get wrong.

Quoting EZYAirbus (Reply 67):
Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 66):
However, Iberia is causing the most damage financially... but they are one group now so unless they can improve we may see more cuts.

Only because Willy Walsh used all of IB's cash to fund the new aircraft! IB were loaded pre-IAG


Before IAG IBs brand and customer product was and still is in parts a complete dated mess with a very poor customer focus track record. Walsh and IAG are putting that right slowly with the BA influence.

I'm sure IBs labour costs are higher than BAs too.


User currently offlinetonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1414 posts, RR: 2
Reply 70, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 19632 times:

BA announced today that deliveries could be delayed until the 3/4 of 2013!


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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 71, posted (1 year 12 months 17 hours ago) and read 18418 times:

Landor would look phenomenal on the A380!


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User currently offlinevirgincrew From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 422 posts, RR: 1
Reply 72, posted (1 year 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 18068 times:

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...

However, with the graceful & classic livery of BA, I think it improves it....




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User currently offlinemikey72 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 1780 posts, RR: 2
Reply 73, posted (1 year 12 months 3 hours ago) and read 17246 times:

Quoting tonystan (Reply 70):
BA announced today that deliveries could be delayed until the 3/4 of 2013!

This does not surprise me in the least.

Quoting virgincrew (Reply 72):
, I think the A380 is an ugly beast of an aircraft and certainly not graceful...

Oh I don't know...considering what demands were placed on the design spec she's not a bad compromise..



Anyway it's not really about looks is it. Like ocean going liners the bigger they get the more money they make but the less aesthetically appealing they become.



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User currently offlineAirlineCritic From Finland, joined Mar 2009, 699 posts, RR: 1
Reply 74, posted (1 year 12 months 1 hour ago) and read 16977 times:

Quoting virgincrew (Reply 72):
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...

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 today. The wings do it for me. Their form is... incredible. Not straight easy-to-manufacture wings. Graceful, exactly right formed wings.

Anyway, here's a shot of the best looking aircraft, ever. G-BOA in Edinburgh:

http://www.arkko.com/temp/con55small.jpg


User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9731 posts, RR: 11
Reply 75, posted (1 year 11 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 15440 times:

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


User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3199 posts, RR: 1
Reply 76, posted (1 year 11 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 14974 times:

Quoting BA174 (Reply 69):
The landor livery was white not grey like many models etc get wrong.

It was most certainly grey, described as "pearl grey" from memory, it was certainly not white.


User currently offlinespeedmarque From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 684 posts, RR: 1
Reply 77, posted (1 year 11 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 15018 times:

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 76):

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 otherwise, just look at all the pics.

[Edited 2012-08-06 11:39:16]

User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9731 posts, RR: 11
Reply 78, posted (1 year 11 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 14929 times:

Quoting speedmarque (Reply 77):
Only a fool would say otherwise, just look at all the pics.

Yes, the Landor livery indeed was grey, not white.

A388


User currently offlinetonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1414 posts, RR: 2
Reply 79, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 14182 times:

Quoting BA174 (Reply 69):
The landor livery was white not grey like many models etc get wrong.

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 still find a handful of ground service equipment painted in the old Landor colours!



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User currently offlineBA174 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 754 posts, RR: 0
Reply 80, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 12676 times:

Quoting speedmarque (Reply 77):
Quoting skipness1E (Reply 76):

Quoting BA174 (Reply 69):
The landor livery was white not grey like many models etc get wrong.

It was most certainly grey, described as "pearl grey" from memory, it was certainly not white.


Ok I will take "pearl grey" but it was not half as grey as what many models depict.


User currently offlineby738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2266 posts, RR: 1
Reply 81, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 12470 times:

Looks pretty grey to me.


User currently offlineBrouAviation From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 985 posts, RR: 1
Reply 82, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 12440 times:

Quoting DID747 (Reply 2):
the registration for this first BA A380 is G-XLEA

XL for Extra Large  



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User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7401 posts, RR: 17
Reply 83, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 11186 times:

Quoting BA174 (Reply 69):
The landor livery was white not grey like many models etc get wrong.

Not only the model makers but also apparently British Airways! When they launched the Landor livery in December 1984 they described the colours used as "pearl grey", "midnight blue" and "brilliant red" [Source: British Airways Press Release 4 December 1984.]

And here is what it says on page 94 of "British Airways Its History, Aircraft and Liveries" by Keith Gaskell [Airlife Publishing, Shrewsbury, 1999]:

"The aircraft livery . . . was based on a deeper midnight blue for the underside and engines and pearl grey for the upper fuselage and tail."

It was not just the upper fuselage but also the British Airways Heraldic Crest on the Landor livery upper tail that was "pearl grey" (and not white). And with the latest adaptation of the current Union Flag livery the crest, again apparently painted "pearl grey" has reappeared but is now positioned aft of the main fuselage titles:


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Here it is worth noting that the fuselage and tail of aircraft painted in the current BA livery are painted "pearl white" and not white. Here is what the BA Press Release "Painting the skies" dated 10 June 1997 said - note again the use of the phrase "pearl grey" in describing the Landor livery:

"The main colour scheme for aircraft has been brightened and lightened, from pearl grey, dark red and near-black midnight blue to pearl white, and a warmer blue and red more akin toi the colours of the British Union Flag . . ."

Distinguishing between "white" and the current BA "pearl white" is virtually impossibke save only when an aircraft has been fitted with a (white) replacement nose cone or rudder as here:



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Even then most would not notice the difference unless they actually looked for it. Indeed they might put the difference down to the aircraft being dirty. But if you search the photo data base for BA aircraft with replacement nose cones or rudders you will find the same difference on each example confirming that BA aircraft are painted what BA calls "pearl white" and not "white".


User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3199 posts, RR: 1
Reply 84, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 10702 times:

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 on an all white nosecone. Incidentally the red from Landor was, I believe described as "speedwing red", alongside midnight blue and pearl grey. I must admit I like seeing the crest back on, it's actually a good comprimise having it semi invisible!

User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7233 posts, RR: 17
Reply 85, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 10680 times:

Quoting BrouAviation (Reply 82):
Quoting DID747 (Reply 2):
the registration for this first BA A380 is G-XLEA

XL for Extra Large

Why not do what Airbus did with MSN004 and make it G-xxDD    



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User currently offlineleezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 53
Reply 86, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 9385 times:

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 in the current scheme.


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