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A380 Production Thread Part 14  
User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2646 posts, RR: 4
Posted (11 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 79423 times:
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The previous thread had become quite long so a new part is being created so the thread loads easier for all members. The previous thread can be found here A380 Production Thread Part 13 (by SA7700 Nov 18 2012 in Civil Aviation)
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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 8719 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (11 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 79499 times:

MSN095 CFF canceled for today due to a technical issue.


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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 8719 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 79095 times:

MSN142 EK #46 has been spotted around Bordeaux and will be the next MSN carried on convoy 2013/15.


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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 8719 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 78645 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 1):
MSN095 CFF canceled for today due to a technical issue.

A fuel line broke during the RTO test but the issue has been addressed. MSN095 flew yesterday (CFF), here is some nice footage:

> Picture 1
> Picture 2
> Video 1
> Video 2



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User currently offlineEPA001 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 4593 posts, RR: 38
Reply 4, posted (11 months 2 days ago) and read 78057 times:
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Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 3):
here is some nice footage:

Thanks for posting. You really keep us very well informed here.  .


User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3173 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 77344 times:

MSN123, EK #35, had its RTO today, and CFF and eventual delivery shouldn't be too far away. Yesterday MSN135, EK #40, was transfered to XFW for outfitting

User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 8719 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 76877 times:

The EASA finally released the AD for the permanent wing fix:

http://ad.easa.europa.eu/ad/2013-0108



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User currently offlineEPA001 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 4593 posts, RR: 38
Reply 7, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 76345 times:
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Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 6):
The EASA finally released the AD for the permanent wing fix:

Is there an overview available which A380's are already flying with the wing fixe installed? And which are still to be done? Just had an A380 of LH overtake me on the Autobahn A3 last weekend. That was an awesome view where the wings just looked glorious.  .


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 8719 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 76042 times:

Air France 9th A380 (F-HPJI) completed cabin outfitting and painting at XFW.


(picture by XFW-Spotter)



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 8719 posts, RR: 29
Reply 9, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 75976 times:

Quoting EPA001 (Reply 7):
Is there an overview available which A380's are already flying with the wing fixe installed?

It's hard to track the wing repair, this is what I currently have:

> MSN031 CZ #1: wings currently being repaired in Beijing
> MSN041 LH #2: wings repaired, back in service
> MSN044 LH #3: wings currently being repaired at Lufthansa Technik
> MSN080 EK #17: wings currently being repaired in Beijing
> MSN090 EK #19: wings currently being repaired in Dresden
> MSN095 BA #1: wings repaired during outfitting in XFW, awaiting delivery
> MSN115 AF #9: wings repaired after assembly in TLS, in XFW awaiting delivery
> MSN121 BA #2: wings repaired during outfitting in XFW, awaiting delivery
> MSN125 TG #5: wings repaired after assembly in TLS, now in XFW for outfitting
> MSN127 EK #38: wings repaired after assembly in TLS, now in XFW for outfitting



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User currently offlineEPA001 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 4593 posts, RR: 38
Reply 10, posted (10 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 75827 times:
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Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 9):
It's hard to track the wing repair, this is what I currently have:

Great. Thanks for posting this info.  .


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 8719 posts, RR: 29
Reply 11, posted (10 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 75238 times:

BA's second A380 (G-XLEB) performed a RTO today.

> Picture
> Video



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 8719 posts, RR: 29
Reply 12, posted (10 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 74688 times:

Construction of Skymark Airlines' first A380 (MSN162) has started.


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User currently offlineRuscoe From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1516 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 74454 times:

How can you have "permanent repairs" completed before the AD is issued.

I presume these must be "alternative" and "substantiated" or perhaps the airlines involved took the gamble that the repair they were doing would in fact be the final AD.

One presumes that the changes Airbus has incorporated in frames under construction, will be compliant.

I don't have a problem with this but it is a little risky. I'm sure the same applied to 787 battery mods otherwise Boeing could not have got them out the door so quickly!

Ruscoe


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6940 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 74095 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 12):
Construction of Skymark Airlines' first A380 (MSN162) has started.

I still can't believe those guys are doing this. At NRT they use remote gates typically, and the A380 can't fit at HND, so this will be fun to see how they employ this.



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User currently offlinegemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5551 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (10 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 74024 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 14):
the A380 can't fit at HND, so this will be fun to see how they employ this.

What part of HND doesn't the A380 fit?

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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6940 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (10 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 73847 times:

Quoting gemuser (Reply 15):
What part of HND doesn't the A380 fit?

Hm Maybe I'm mistaken, but I dont think there's any A380 gates



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 8719 posts, RR: 29
Reply 17, posted (10 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 73846 times:

BA's 5th A380 (MSN148) is currently on its way to TLS.

Quoting Ruscoe (Reply 13):
How can you have "permanent repairs" completed before the AD is issued.

The AD is just paperwork, everyone already knew for a long time what the permanent would be.



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User currently offlineflood From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 73802 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 16):
Hm Maybe I'm mistaken, but I dont think there's any A380 gates

The A380 visited HND in 2010 for compatibility checks:
http://www.jas-fbo.co.jp/english/new...-new-chitose-intl-airportrjcc.html


User currently offlineairbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 7871 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (10 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 73782 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 16):
Hm Maybe I'm mistaken, but I dont think there's any A380 gates

HND has been A380 ready for nearly 3 years.
http://blog.seattlepi.com/aerospace/...-gets-its-first-airbus-a380-visit/


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 8719 posts, RR: 29
Reply 20, posted (10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 73443 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 17):
BA's 5th A380 (MSN148) is currently on its way to TLS.

And it seems like LH #11 (MSN146) will be on the next convoy.



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User currently offlineAviaponcho From France, joined Aug 2011, 580 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 73145 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 12):

Great news... for this "strange" order


User currently offliner2rho From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2497 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (10 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 72816 times:

Quoting Ruscoe (Reply 13):
How can you have "permanent repairs" completed before the AD is issued.

I presume these must be "alternative" and "substantiated" or perhaps the airlines involved took the gamble that the repair they were doing would in fact be the final AD.

One presumes that the changes Airbus has incorporated in frames under construction, will be compliant.

I don't have a problem with this but it is a little risky. I'm sure the same applied to 787 battery mods otherwise Boeing could not have got them out the door so quickly!

That's likely exactly what happened, both for the A380 and the 787. Once the content of the AD is known, work was started to be compliant with it so that by the time the AD is formally released, only the paperwork remains.


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 6940 posts, RR: 18
Reply 23, posted (10 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 72806 times:

Quoting airbazar (Reply 19):
HND has been A380 ready for nearly 3 years.
Quoting flood (Reply 18):
The A380 visited HND in 2010 for compatibility checks:

Ah, nice! Forgot about those.

Then again, I've been here for about 3 months now   

Either way though BC is going to be operating the 380 out of NRT, not HND.



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User currently onlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2325 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (10 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 72542 times:

Quoting Aviaponcho (Reply 21):
Great news... for this "strange" order

Indeed. This order has now proceeded (much) further than other "strange" orders like Kingfisher, Virgin, Vietnam, Air Austral, Vietnam Airlines . . .

Wonder when this is no longer considered a strange order . . . !
Also wonder if this would put pressure on ANA and/or JAL to order the beast.

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25 Someone83 : MSN135, EK's 41st, has been transfered to XFW for outfitting
26 KarelXWB : Vietnam Airlines never firmed their MoU.
27 KarelXWB : Emirates #34 (MSN119 / A6-EEH) was delivered yesterday.
28 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : The next A380 for Korean Air (MSN126 / HL7621) completed painting and cabin outfitting at XFW. (picture taken and uploaded by XFW-Spotter)
29 Post contains images EPA001 : Still my favourite colours on an A380!
30 Post contains links desediez : Interesting.... This page http://www.planespotters.net/Production_List/Airbus/A380/index.php?p=2 shows MSN146 to become part of Qatar fleet. and MSNs
31 KarelXWB : That page is not up-to-date. MSN118 was LH #11 but this MSN has been canceled. Now MSN146 will become LH #11 and MSN149 will be LH #12. MSN148 is BA #
32 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Today BA #2 (MSN121) was transferred to TLS. Picture taken and uploaded by A380_TLS.
33 Post contains images thunderboltdrgn : Thank you KarelXWB for that picture, prettiest A380 ever.
34 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Here is another picture of MSN137 being on the move to another station.
35 N14AZ : Great picture! But why was it transferred to TLS? Final wing fix? I guess all airframes for European customers will be still delivered ex XFW?
36 KarelXWB : BA requested a delivery from TLS.
37 Aircellist : For the first one only?
38 Post contains images francoflier : BA's Airbus chief pilot needed to go on a wine shopping trip?
39 Post contains links KarelXWB : The Qatar A380 will feature 517 seats: > 8 First class located at the front of the lower deck > 52 Business seats on the upper deck > 457 Eco
40 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Emirates number 44 (MSN140) finished final assembly. To be A6-EER. (picture by A380_TLS)[Edited 2013-06-15 06:54:33]
41 jumpjets : More likely the Prime Minister will be on holiday in France so he can hop over to witness the hand over and serve the drinks on the flight home.
42 Semaex : Looks a lot like the LH config. Without wanting to go into too much detal, but is QR really hoping to counter EK with this high density seating?
43 KarelXWB : Emirates #35 A6-EEI (MSN123) has been delivered today.[Edited 2013-06-17 00:56:44]
44 Post contains links JerseyFlyer : RR are now offering an upgraded Trent 900 for EIS mid next year: "The Trent 900EP2 further optimises turbine case cooling using technology from the Tr
45 r2rho : Great to see XWB technologies trickle down to the other models. Already the A380's from BA onwards will have the new wing twist and higher MTOW, and
46 Post contains images EPA001 : Well, that was always expected of course. It shows that like every airplane, the A380 is steadily improving. And that whilst she is still in its firs
47 francoflier : Probably not the best thread for it, but Airbus' press release about the DORIC order indicated that the A380 fleet is nearing 1,000,000 flight hours (
48 KarelXWB : I haven't heard or seen anything about such an event.
49 VV701 : When the configuration of the BA 380s was announced the F Class cabin was described as being "Enhanced First". It was stated that the enhancements rel
50 Post contains links bycac : Yesterday afternoon BA #1 (MSN095) was transferred to TLS after presentation at Paris Air Show. To be delivered soon . http://www.flickr.com/photos/by
51 Post contains images EPA001 : After which we can add another new airline who is flying the A380. And there are more to come. And a wider customer base is always a good thing.
52 KarelXWB : The convoy with MSN143 QR #2 is on its way to TLS.
53 Post contains images lightsaber : What is the delivery timeline now? And mine. Pepsi Light airways! Very pretty, but KE's livery seems to work best on the big plane. Not the prettiest
54 KarelXWB : Q4 2014.
55 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN146 is now is now in body join, the tailfin arrived today in TLS. Picture by http://www.flickr.com/photos/aircrafts/9100812917/
56 Post contains images EPA001 : An impressive picture. It shows how large the individual components of large airliners are, especially those of the A380.
57 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN137 (QR #1) was seen outside today with at least 1 engine attached. MSN148 (BA #5) finished body join and was moved to the next stage of assembly.
58 N14AZ : Very nice, even with one engine only. I think this will become a beautiful if not the most beautiful A 380 (before A 389-launch). Thanks for keeping
59 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN095 had its customer acceptance flight today. Picture by http://www.flickr.com/photos/aircrafts/9135930311/
60 N14AZ : For a moment I was wondering "what are all these A 330s doing in XFW?". But then it came to mind again that this A 380 will be delivered ex TLS. Is t
61 KarelXWB : It's not an exception, MSN121 BA #2 has also been transferred to TLS.
62 A380900 : Why would BA demand delivery from TLS? Why would they care either way?
63 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : British Airways has taken delivery of G-XLEA (MSN095). The jet is parked at the delivery center in TLS and the test registration has been removed. Pic
64 sassiciai : What a great picture of the BA 380 and the AF Concorde together! Just look at the difference in size. It really brings home the size of the 380, and t
65 Tristarsteve : Probably because they are accepting A320s at the same time, and would like them delivered from the same place.
66 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Parts for MSN151 BA #6 have been spotted in Saint-Nazaire. Delivery is slated for the first half of 2014. Thanks Olivier Cabaret for this picture. htt
67 N14AZ : What is that part covered completely in red? Obviously just the upper part of a fuselage section. Is this eventually a part for the A 350 production?
68 thegeek : Hang on, according to wiki only 6 A380s have been delivered Jan-May 2013. Is that right? How come it's so low, and will they increase the rate shortly
69 388crazy : Hi, I was just wondering if there is a list of A380s like on All Things 787? Thanks
70 Post contains links art : There was for some years at http://plane.spottingworld.com/A380_production_list It stopped being updated a long time ago but the list is still there
71 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : The 8th A380 for Korean Air (MSN128 / HL7622) completed painting and cabin outfitting at XFW. Picture taken by http://www.flickr.com/photos/xfwspotter
72 bongodog1964 : It may be conencted to the wing mods, the 1st BA A380 completed outfitting a few months back, but wing mods (either the physical work or its certific
73 KarelXWB : MSN147 EK #47 has been confirmed as the new frame being carried on convoy #19. It should arrive in TLS on 3 June.
74 Post contains links KarelXWB : The small part contains the mounting points for the assembly jigs. Most of the A380s are usually delivered in the second half of the year. Including
75 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN146 LH #11 finished body join and was moved to the next stage of assembly. MSN143 QR #2 is now in body join. MSN142 EK #46 was moved to the final s
76 KarelXWB : > MSN132 EK #36 (to be A6-EEK) completed cabin outfitting and painting at XFW > MSN124 BA #3 (to be G-XLEC) completed cabin outfitting at XFW an
77 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Parts for MSN145 QR #3 have been spotted in Saint-Nazaire. Picture by Olivier Cabaret http://www.flickr.com/photos/oliviercabaret
78 Post contains images EPA001 : Fantastic work of you to keep us all up to date. I look forward to see the A380 completed in the livery of QR. Could be one of the very best looking
79 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN145 is now confirmed on convoy 20. Picture by Jonathan http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathanv190/
80 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Skymark also has a A380 simulator since last year. Not all A380 operators have one.
81 Aircellist : N14AZ, where are you?
82 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Today, MSN137 QR #1 finished final assembly and was moved to the flightline and MSN128 KE #8 was transferred from XFW to TLS. Picture by David Barrie
83 Post contains links bycac : QR is out : http://www.flickr.com/photos/bycac/9248678866/
84 KarelXWB : Nice shot. Delivery is slated for Q1 2014.
85 PHX787 : Skymark's headquarters is in HND and a lot of their crew receive training there
86 Post contains images EPA001 : I am still waiting to see it fully painted.
87 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : The middle section of MSN117 AF #10 has been spotted in Saint-Nazaire. Full credit Olivier Cabaret http://www.flickr.com/photos/oliviercabaret
88 Post contains images travelavnut : Very OT, but happy A.nut anniversary Karel! You're a great contributor to the forums and I enjoy reading your posts
89 Post contains images N14AZ : Happy a-net birthday from me as well! The first time I see Airbus using such transparent covers. I wonder if there is any advantage? Must be a slow-n
90 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Thanks guys Also today, MSN140 EK #44 had its first flight and will be ferried to XFW later this week. Soon, EK will be half through their order of 90
91 Pellegrine : Does anyone know the MSN of the first aircraft to be delivered in 2014 with the all new wing?
92 KarelXWB : Here is the premature delivery list for 2014, subject to change: - MSN117 AF #10 - MSN130 KE #9 - MSN137 QR #1 - MSN141 EK #45 - MSN142 EK #46 - MSN14
93 KarelXWB : MSN137 is the first frame with the new wing design straight out of the factory and will be delivered in Q1 2014, but almost all deliveries in the sec
94 Pellegrine : Thanks, I thought it was QATAR but I wasn't sure.
95 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Here is another picture of MSN143 QR #2 in body join on July 11: Picture taken by http://www.flickr.com/photos/digitalairliners/
96 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN142 EK #46 ready to get its engines attached. This picture was also taken by http://www.flickr.com/photos/digitalairliners/
97 Post contains links KarelXWB : First delivery set for August 2014: http://www.anna.aero/2013/07/17/skym...s-launches-three-routes-this-week/
98 Post contains images astuteman : Scary that very soon one airline will have this many of the behemoths in service, with no sign of them choking on their appetite..... amazing. They s
99 KarelXWB : In the next 18 months from now, EK will take delivery of 20 new whalejets. They now have 35 and that number should rise to 46 by the end of Q1 2014 an
100 Post contains images EPA001 : So on average a new A380 each month. And probably 1.5 B777W's per month as well.
101 Post contains images PHX787 : Just a note- Skymark's code is BC Looking forward to seeing her in BC colors
102 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN141 EK #45 finished final assembly and was towed to the flightline. Picture taken and uploaded by http://www.flickr.com/photos/aircrafts/
103 Post contains links EK413 : Virgin Atlantic Pushes Back Airbus A380 as Plan Uncertain Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. has delayed taking delivery of six A380 superjumbos ordered fro
104 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : 1) MSN144 BA #4 initial engine run today. MSN144 did a taxi test afterwards. 2) MSN147 EK #47 was moved to the next stage of assembly (engine attachme
105 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN127 EK #37 finished cabin outfitting and painting at XFW. Delivery is set for next month, together with MSN132 (EK #36) which roll out earlier this
106 LH422 : I would love to see one of N14AZ's production graphs again. Please, do us the favor!
107 Someone83 : MSN144, BA #4, is having its first flight today. Still unknown whether it will return back to TLS or be ferried to XFW today
108 jetsetter1969 : have qantas and singapore recieved their full orders or have they deferred some aircraft?
109 Someone83 : Qantas have defered som aircrafts to 2016 and onwards, while Singapore have received the all aircarfts from their two first orders/batches, but they
110 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : It's the ferry flight, MSN144 is crossing the Swiss border now. http://www.flightradar24.com/AIB1AK
111 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : The center fuselage section of MSN150 EK #48 has been spotted in Saint-Nazaire. Copyright Olivier Cabaret http://www.flickr.com/photos/oliviercabaret/
112 gemuser : QF have received all aircraft from their first order (12). Delivery of the second order (8) has been deferred to the 2016-2018 time frame. According
113 KarelXWB : Indeed, Qantas had to save money. As part of that plan, they deferred their last 8 A380s on order and refurbished some 747s to keep them a bit longer
114 Post contains links r2rho : EFW has finished wing rework on its 1st of 9 EK A380's. It took 10 weeks and the a/c was returned to EK on Wednesday. The next EK A380 will arrive in
115 Post contains links KarelXWB : Two EK A380s have been fixed: > MSN080 A6-EDQ > MSN090 A6-EDT Four more are currently undergoing wing repair: > MSN023 A6-EDG (in PEK) > M
116 KarelXWB : Airbus started construction of the first structural parts for MSN166. This will be the first A380 for Etihad and is scheduled for a delivery at the en
117 Post contains images EPA001 : Great. Another livery on an A380.
118 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN148 BA #5 with MSN146 LH #11 in the background. Source http://instagram.com/p/ccWYSnPl5V/
119 gemuser : Actually the plan to keep the 3 1999 B744 & the 6 B744ERs predates the decision to defer the second order of A380s. The refurbishments were also
120 cedarjet : Fantastic thread! BA's first whale, G-XLEA, went into revenue service this morning on BA 902 / BA 903 to FRA and back. So Aug 2 2013 was the date of t
121 KarelXWB : MSN124 BA #3 finished cabin outfitting and painting at XFW.
122 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : More activity at XFW today. 1) MSN126 KE #7 had its first cabin test flight. To be HL7621. 2) Also MSN132 EK #36 had its first cabin test flight today
123 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN149 LH #12 will be transported on the next convoy, the tailfin has been spotted in Hamburg today. To be D-AIML. Picture here: MSN115 was airborne t
124 Someone83 : MSN126, KE #7, is being ferried back to TLS, most likely for a delivery within some weeks. Unless it will first have it's wings fixed
125 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Here's a nice picture of the flightline in Hamburg on August 15: A380 Flightline Airbus / Hamburg by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr From left to right: > B
126 Post contains images lightsaber : I love that registration #. Someone needs to paint a mouse on the nose of the aircraft. Which is the first EK airframe with the higher MTOW/wing twis
127 KarelXWB : All A380s convoyed after MSN095 should have the increased wing twist, unless they build multiple wing versions in Broughton (which I doubt). For Emira
128 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : KE MSN126 customer acceptance flight today, will be HL7621. Acceptance Flight msn126 F-WWSZ 21/8/2013 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
129 Post contains links and images lightsaber : I theorize that EK could just upgauge their massive 77W fleet from circa say ~2008 to the A380. Didn't EK have about 60 77Ws back then? That would be
130 KarelXWB : It should be on offer but we haven't heard about it because nobody needs it for the moment. EK doesn't need the 575t A380 until December this year, w
131 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : The tailfin of MSN149 LH #12 was transported to TLS today. A380 fin loding in Beluga by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr
132 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : The aft fuselage section of Asiana Airlines first A380 (MSN152) finished construction in Hamburg. More picture can be found here http://slide.sky.news
133 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Korean Air MSN126 / HL7621 delivered. Final Registration msn126 HL7621 27/8/2013 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
134 KarelXWB : MSN150 is currently on its way to TLS on Convoy #22.
135 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : And here is the delivery flight: http://fr24.com/KAL904D
136 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : The takeoff picture. Take-off msn126 HL7621 28/8/2013 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr There are more here http://www.flickr.com/photos/aircrafts/
137 Post contains links KarelXWB : Transaero Airlines selects the GP7200 engine to power its A380s. The planned passenger capacity of the aircraft will be 640-650 seats, including 12 se
138 airbazar : Awesome. Will this be the first airline operating a high density A380?
139 francoflier : Most likely, since Air Austral is unlikely to ever take delivery of the 840 seats A380 they ordered.
140 Post contains links KarelXWB : Emirates A6-EEK (MSN132) has been delivered too. http://www.flightradar24.com/UAE7380
141 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : The second Qatar A380 (MSN143) was moved to the next phase of assembly. Change of station msn143 28/8/2013 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
142 ZKCIF : When looking through the MSN lists I only see MSN160 for Qatar in addition to the three frames under construction. Considering that most operators tri
143 KarelXWB : I'm not sure if I understand your question correctly, but everything to MSN166 is under construction.
144 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : The second BA A380 (MSN121) is being prepared for its customer flight. Engine Run msn121 F-WWAY 30/8/2013 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr Taxiing msn121 F
145 Post contains links ZKCIF : No no, I just expressed a surprise that there are no more MSNs assigned to Qatar from 161 to 177, e.g. http://plane.spottingworld.com/A380_production_
146 KarelXWB : The current list goes into 2015, more allocations will follow later.
147 PHX787 : Hey Karel or the others, when is the first BC supposed to be rolled out, paint, tested, and delivered? Preparing an email for a professor of mine. Tha
148 Post contains links KarelXWB : Construction (pre-assembly) of Skymark's first A380 (MSN162) was started in June this year and it should be delivered in August 2014. Based on this in
149 Scipio : Qatar's initial order was for just 2 A380s with 2 options. They later moved to 5 firm orders, and added another 5 later. That may explain why there i
150 KarelXWB : Indeed. And while we're on the topic, Qatar's delivery schedule is as follows: > 3 frames in 2014 (MSN137, MSN143, MSN145) > 2 frames in 2015 (M
151 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Here's a nice picture showing different A380 parts in pre-assembly in Hamburg, including Etihad's first (MSN166) on the left-hand side: There are more
152 PHX787 : Ok Construction began in June, and roll out of TLS to be in January? (beginning of 2013) and paint over in May or June...so one year from constructio
153 KarelXWB : It will have 394 seats in all premium economy and business configuration. Interesting development, that's for sure. I guess they will go after ANA's
154 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Time for some updates from today's activity. 1) There was an initial engine run on MSN137, Qatar's first A380. Will be ferried to XFW later this month
155 KarelXWB : Speaking about the devil, the firing order has been updated. > MSN178: Emirates #61 > MSN179: Asiana Airlines #3 > MSN180: Etihad Airways #4
156 Post contains images EPA001 : Thanks for the updates. I am very anxious to see the A380 fully painted in the colors of QR.
157 KarelXWB : Convoy 2013 #23 carrying Asiana Airlines first A380 (MSN152) arrived in TLS yesterday. Ready for final assembly.[Edited 2013-09-05 02:35:06]
158 PW100 : #23 already? So 22 in the first eight months. Are we lining up for 30 - 32 convoys this year? Meaning 31 - 33 deliveries for 2014? That should start
159 ZKCIF : No no. One frame was convoyed in three 'moves' and another was convoyed in two 'moves'. this was frame No.20 of the year. Besides, the first convoy a
160 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Indeed, convoy 4 and 5 were split because the transport ship "Ciudad de Cadiz" was stranded on a sandbank: Here's the year planning: There should be 3
161 teme82 : How in earth that happened?! Didn't they have the proper information about the tides or were they on the wrong course?
162 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Pictures of the night convoy, carrying MSN152: Convoy 23 msn152 5/9/2013 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr Convoy 23 msn152 5/9/2013 by A380_TLS_A350, on F
163 Post contains links KarelXWB : I don't know the whole story but there is some information in here: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...cs-after-wing-ship-beached-381842/
164 teme82 : From that Flightglobal article it seems that they were taking a shortcut and it didn't payed off...
165 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : The tail fin of Asiana's first A380 (MSN152) was spotted in Hamburg today (visible behind the A320 fuselage sections). A380 Asiana Tal Fin by XFW-Spot
166 airlinebuilder : i hope Philippine Airlines seriously reconsiders and gets the A380.
167 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : There was more activity today. 1) MSN136 EK #41 finished cabin outfitting and painting at XFW. A380 Emirates Airlines A6-EEO by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr
168 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : There's a nice picture of the A380 TLS flightline in the database: View Large View MediumPhoto © Dn280
169 Post contains images scouseflyer : Oh dear, it may that this order is as dodgy as some have suggested
170 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN117, Air France 10th A380, will be carried on Convoy #24 which starts on September 11. Airbus A380-800 MSN 117 for Air France by Olivier CABARET, o
171 CHIPS : Can't wait for GA's first A380. Its unlikely gonna happen but there is a rumor saying they're going to order 5 A380s or they might go for B747-8i. I h
172 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : British Airways has taken delivery of their second A380 (G-XLEB / MSN121). Handover msn121 F-WWAY 12/9/2013 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
173 Post contains images EPA001 : Just as for EK, the huge space for the company logo on an A380 works very well for BA. Probably even better then on EK's A380's. Very nice picture bt
174 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Air France has taken delivery of their 9th A380 (F-HPJI / MSN115) today. A380 AirFrance F- von XFW-Spotter auf Flickr
175 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Delivery flight here: http://fr24.com/AFR377V [Edited 2013-09-13 06:35:24]
176 Post contains images r2rho : I still count only 13 deliveries for 2013, with 3 months remaining. Looks like we'll have (yet another) end-of-year rush to meet delivery target...
177 KarelXWB : Most deliveries always take place in the 2nd half of the year.
178 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : G-XLEB being prepared for its delivery flight. Final Registration msn121 G-XLEB 17/9/2013 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
179 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Lufthansa's next A380 (MSN146) finished final assembly and was towed to the flightline. Roll Out msn146 F-WWAO 18/9/2013 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
180 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Emirates #37 (MSN127 / A6-EEJ) was delivered today. 2 septembre 2013 - EMIRATES Airbus A 380 F-WWAZ msn 127 - LFBO - TLS by gimbellet, on Flickr
181 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : The center fuselage section of MSN154, Emirates 50th A380, was spotted in Saint-Nazaire. Airbus A380 - MSN 154 - 50th for Emirates by Olivier CABARET,
182 Post contains images EPA001 : Although I really like LH, their livery is very conservative imho. The comparison with BA's logo on the large A380 vertical tailplane makes that easi
183 Post contains links KarelXWB : Delivery flight to DXB here: http://www.flightradar24.com/UAE7380
184 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : The next Thai A380 (MSN125) finished painting and cabin outfitting in XFW. A380 Thai Airways by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr
185 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Also MSN133 EK #38 rolled out in XFW. A380 Emirates Airways A6-EEL by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr
186 Post contains links KarelXWB : On its way to LHR: http://fr24.com/BAW380
187 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN117 arrived in TLS and the tail fin was transported from Hamburg to TLS today. Beluga A300-600ST by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr
188 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN152 OZ #1 in final assembly. http://www.airbus.com/presscentre/pr...rst-asiana-airlines-a380-underway/
189 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Asiana Airlines first A380 (MSN152) finished body join and was moved to the next phase of assembly. Credit http://www.flickr.com/photos/openskyphotogr
190 Someone83 : MSN151, BA's #6 confirmed as being on convoy 25/2013
191 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Meanwhile MSN148 BA #5 had its first engine run. First Engine Run msn148 F-WWAS 26/9/2013 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr MSN143 QR #2 finished final asse
192 EK413 : It's probably my eye sight or angle of the photo but the QR A380 looks like a stretched -900 series (I am aware the stretched version hasn't been con
193 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : The tail fin was spotted in XFW today. A380 British Airways G-XLEF fin by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr
194 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Meanwhile in XFW: A380 Thai Airways HS-TUE by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr
195 Post contains images EPA001 : Very nice picture. Now it can not be that long before we see the first A380 of QR fully painted. I think that one will look awesome.
196 Post contains links KarelXWB : For who's interested: Sean Dewbury, a training pilot for British Airways, demonstrates how to fly an Airbus A380 using the airline's £10 million simu
197 Post contains links and images EK413 : With EK commencing their 3rd A380 AKL service via BNE thought I'll share this snap shot from EK Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...0
198 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : While we're on the subject: the convoy carrying MSN153, EK #49, arrived in TLS today. Convoy 26 msn153 6/10/2013 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
199 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN134 EK #39 finished painting and cabin outfitting in XFW. A380 Emirates by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr
200 someone83 : MSN141/EK #45 had its First Flight and transfer to XFW today
201 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN147 EK #47 finished final assembly and was moved to the flightline. msn2-147-146 10/10/2013 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
202 Someone83 : MSN146/LH #11 had its First Flight and transfer to XFW today
203 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Picture here: Airbus A380 Lufthansa F-WWAO / D-AIMK MSN 146 by Guillaume Besnard Aviation Photography, on Flickr
204 Post contains images EPA001 : Even not fully painted this still is an impressive picture of the A380 to see.
205 windian425 : She is beautiful even without makeup...
206 ba319-131 : Indeed, she looks simply stunningly - imagine what the stretched -900 will look like!
207 Post contains images EPA001 : Or an even further stretched A380-1000. . In the mean time I am still anxiously waiting to see the first QR A380 fully painted. .
208 Post contains links aviaponcho : Slightly off topic; but the "'dark green" is glare if i recall so glare in the front and rear fuse is from keel to roof ? Did anyone check with first
209 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Convoy #27 with MSN154 EK #50 is currently on its way to TLS. [Edited 2013-10-15 10:18:05]
210 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Apparently the convoy carries a 7th piece: a fuselage part for fatigue testing. Airbus A380 Transport - Kübler by true.engine., on Flickr
211 Post contains images Stitch : It is my understanding that GLARE is used for the upper section (essentially the floor of the main deck to the crown) in the sections forward and aft
212 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Here's the touchdown in XFW: Lufty A380 ( MSN146 ) landing at Hamburg Finkewerder. by nustyR AirTeamImages, on Flickr[Edited 2013-10-15 13:57:14]
213 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Time for an update. 1) TLS delivery center: BA G-XLEC (MSN124), KE HL7622 (MSN128) and TG HS-TUE (MSN125). Delivery Center msn124-125-128 17/10/2013 b
214 PHX787 : There's MSN 002 sitting there....how is she doing?
215 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Another view on the delivery center: Delivery Center 17/10/2013 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
216 Post contains images N14AZ : Well, how would you feel if you were destined to become the first VVIP A 380 but instead of this you were sitting there for years, seeing your younge
217 KarelXWB : I believe the first outfit spot will become available in 2015. Hence the storage without engines.
218 WingedMigrator : This seems unusual; I thought fatigue testing had concluded with 47,500 cycles a long while ago. What is the purpose of this new fatigue test article
219 N14AZ : @ Wingedmigrator: I think this is not a new section. It's the old one they transport to TLS to become part of that PAMELA-programme (recycling). I rea
220 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Apparently this is the center fuselage section of MSN5001, the fatigue test unit in IMA (Dresden) since 2003/2004. It was demolished a few months ago
221 Post contains links and images N14AZ : Yapp, it left Dresden on Sep. 22: http://www.lausitznews.de/pressebericht_10768.html I would have to make another internet-research but I thought it i
222 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Ah yes, the recycling program. I guess it will end up like MSN5000 (the static test frame). View Large View MediumPhoto © Eurospot End of Static Tes
223 KarelXWB : > MSN130 KE #9 confirmed on Convoy #28 > MSN135 EK #40 finished painting and cabin installation in XFW > MSN139 EK #43 finished painting and
224 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : The next Korean Air (MSN128 / HL7622) was delivered today. Final Registration msn128 HL7622 22/10/2013 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
225 Post contains images EPA001 : Still my favourite livery on the A380, but a fully painted QR-A380 might change that.
226 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : XFW flightline, these will all be delivered later this year. A380 Flightline by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr
227 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Thai Airways cabin designer is currently in TLS as part of the delivery ceremony of their next A380 (MSN125). http://twitter.com/voyagesetc/status/393
228 Post contains images trent900 : Sure that isn't a photo from DXB? So when are we expecting the finished article? D.
229 Post contains images lightsaber : I would like to ask for a summary table (or a link to one) 1. A380s delivered to airlines so far. I can go to wikipedia, but sometimes the members her
230 Post contains links KL5147 : Could it be the new Aeroscopia museum which will be opened in 2014 just opposite the A380 FAL site? Although Airbus themselves does not mention it in
231 ZKCIF : there was a quote of airbus on doubledecker.boards.net that they intend to deliver 30 in 2014. seems logical as: after delivering the planes schedule
232 Post contains links Unflug : And according to this article (sorry, German only) they will make money starting 2015 based on an assumption of 30 deliveries per year: http://www.ta
233 Post contains images KarelXWB : Airbus will assemble 30 A380s next year and the plan is to deliver 28 (up from 25 this year). These deliveries will be: - MSN117 AF #10 - MSN130 KE #
234 ZKCIF : then up to 34 deliveries are possible. i could bet my bottom dollar they will exceed 28 (on condition they deliver 25 this year). with 17 frames in t
235 KarelXWB : See reply #233 for the 2014 deliveries. Furthermore I can provide the following allocations: > MSN167: Skymark > MSN168: Emirates > MSN169:
236 Post contains images lightsaber : I'm happy to see Airbus get a more predictable production rate. And thank you for the other information. Four new A380 operators in 2014. If there ar
237 art : How long would a stretch take to design and test, given that the baseline aircraft is a shrink (wing would support a heavier airframe etc)? If Airbus
238 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : The next Emirates A380 (MSN136 / A6-EEO) was delivered today. A380 Emirates by Jos Leendertse, on Flickr
239 Extra300 : No allocations for Hong Kong Airlines. Is the deal off? Defferal?
240 KarelXWB : Deferred, MSN180 was previously assigned to Hong Kong Airlines.
241 Post contains images scouseflyer : They're openly talking about taking other types of aircraft so it doesn't look good for that order
242 viasa : What will be the registrations for Qatars A380s? Some sources say A7-AKA (and up) and other sources say A7-APA (and up).
243 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Airbus just delivered the 5th Thai A380 (MSN125 / HS-TUE). Engine Run msn125 F-WWSQ 22/10/2013 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
244 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : HS-TUE is now on its way its way to BKK: http://www.flightradar24.com/THA8908 Take-off msn125 HS-TUE 29/10/2013 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr A6-EEO de
245 Post contains images EPA001 : Good for TG and Airbus! And what a beautiful picture to celebrate nr. 5 for TG.
246 KarelXWB : It was recently changed to A7-APA. Not sure why though.
247 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Today the next 2 EK frames (MSN142 and MSN147) did a RTO test, both will be ferried to XFW this month. RTO msn142 F-WWAH 4/11/2013 by A380_TLS_A350, o
248 KarelXWB : MSN155 OZ #2 is confirmed on convoy #29.
249 Post contains links Bogi : Source A350 Prototypes And Production Thread Part 14 (by iowaman Oct 13 2013 in Civil Aviation) Upgrading?
250 Post contains images Stitch : Rolls is working on a Trent 900 EP2 (Enhanced Performance 2) that will become standard on RR-powered A380 delivers beginning mid-next year... The 900
251 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : The Trent XWB (A350) engine was removed during those months; MSN1 also underwent maintenance. The Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands
252 Bogi : Which specification of Trent 900 engine has replaced the TrentXWB on the A380?
253 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Lot's of activity in the last few days. 1) MSN131 TG #6 started taxi tests in XFW and will be flown to TLS on Thursday to prepare the delivery later t
254 Post contains images EPA001 : Thanks for the great update.
255 Stitch : Most likely the 900EP unless the 900EP2 is ready for flight test.
256 Post contains links iowaman : Due to length here is part 15: A380 Production Thread Part 15 (by iowaman Nov 6 2013 in Civil Aviation)
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