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A380 Production Thread Part 16  
User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Posted (7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 67551 times:
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As part 15 became quite long it was locked for further discussion. Please feel free to continue your discussion in this thread. Part 15 can be found here:

A380 Production Thread Part 15 (by iowaman Nov 6 2013 in Civil Aviation)


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User currently offlineRubberJungle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 67586 times:

Qatar Airways interior on Flightglobal:

http://pro.flightglobal.com/news/art...ass-with-a380-cabin-reveal-396630/


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12245 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 67543 times:

The previous thread has been closed, I'll re-post my last message:

The second Lufthansa A380 (D-AIMB, MSN41) finished a cabin reconfiguration at HAM-LHT and now features a new in-flight entertainment system, have a look at these unique pictures:

http://v2.airplaneupload.de/display-i16565bymygx.html
http://v2.airplaneupload.de/display-i17582bbllvn.html
http://v2.airplaneupload.de/display-i17583bchqb7.html
http://v2.airplaneupload.de/display-i17584b1c6go.html

Note the radome on the roof.

Credits to A345.

Lufthansa will upgrade the remaining 9 A380s too. Their next two deliveries (MSN 146 and 149) will have the cabin upgrade straight out of the factory.

Quoting N14AZ:
Let's hope they will not become the LAA B 747's of the A 380-programme, although I very much doubt it.

I doubt it, and Transaero already announced big plans for both A380 and 747-8i.

Quoting ZKCIF:
kevin1122 at doubledecker.boards.net expects EK#46 to be delivered March 25 and EK#47 March 20 thus giving us FOUR deliveries in March and six in total this year.

MSN147 just finished cabin outfitting and painting, it seems this one might make it this month too. Both are scheduled for another test flight later today.



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User currently offlineEPA001 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 4815 posts, RR: 40
Reply 3, posted (7 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 67104 times:
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Quoting RubberJungle (Reply 1):
Qatar Airways interior on Flightglobal:

The interior looks very nice to me. I like the chosen colours. Of course, this style resembles the style introduced on the B787 very closely.


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12245 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (7 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 66953 times:

MSN156 KE #10 was ferried to XFW today.


Korean Air Lines Airbus A380-861 cn 156 F-WWAT // HL7628 by Clément Alloing - AirTeamImages, on Flickr



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User currently offlinetristarsteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4036 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (7 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 66753 times:

BA Nbr 5 LEE will be delivered tommorrow 06 Mar. The aircraft will spend the afternoon at CHR doing landing training for 5 hours en-route to LHR.

User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12245 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (7 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 66697 times:

MSN149 LH #12 finished cabin outfitting and painting in XFW.


A380 Lufthansa D-AIML by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr

> MSN 146 LH #11 will be named "Düsseldorf"
> MSN 149 LH #12 will be named "Hamburg"

http://lh-taufnamen.de/lufthansa



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User currently offlinebycac From France, joined Mar 2010, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 66618 times:

Quoting tristarsteve (Reply 5):

Do you have his departure time ?many thansk in advance !


User currently offlinetristarsteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4036 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (7 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 66542 times:

BA9157P will leave TLS at 1300 GMT (1400 local).

User currently offlinebycac From France, joined Mar 2010, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 66516 times:

Quoting tristarsteve (Reply 8):

Perfect i will be there !!


User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2762 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (7 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 66383 times:

I found some time (kind of “AOG” after removal of an ingrown wisdom tooth out of the jawbone    ) to reactivate my spreadsheet.





And finally the learning curve for the Emirates A 380:



Thanks to all from doubledecker boards net. Without them I wouldn't have been able to collect all the data after my "sabbatical year".

Best regards
N14AZ


User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2762 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (7 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 66346 times:

Oooops, something has changed since I uploaded pictures from flickr. Moderators can you please delete the previous post?
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I found some time (kind of “AOG” after removal of an ingrown wisdom tooth out of the jawbone    ) to reactivate my spreadsheet.



The average production time from arrival of the convoy at TLS to delivery is now down to about 10 months in average. The last six deliveries were even close to 9 months.



And finally the learning curve for the Emirates A 380:



Best regards
N14AZ


User currently offlineZKCIF From Lithuania, joined Oct 2010, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 66292 times:

Quoting N14AZ (Reply 11):
I found some time (kind of “AOG” after removal of an ingrown wisdom tooth out of the jawbone ) to reactivate my spreadsheet.

I fell off my chair for the first time in my life

DANKE, N14AZ, I've been missing your charts so much


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12245 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 65621 times:

MSN148 / G-XLEE delivery flight TLS-CHR-LHR:

http://fr24.com/BAW9157



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User currently offlineAircellist From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1721 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (7 months 4 weeks ago) and read 65337 times:

Quoting N14AZ (Reply 11):
I found some time (kind of “AOG” after removal of an ingrown wisdom tooth out of the jawbone    ) to reactivate my spreadsheet.

Sorry for your wisdom tooth but yay for your chart!

Quoting ZKCIF (Reply 12):
DANKE, N14AZ, I've been missing your charts so much

I second that.


User currently offlinebycac From France, joined Mar 2010, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 65079 times:

Speedbird 9157 on departure to CHR , always a pleasure to see the delivery flights of British Airways A380 !!

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2179/12973573535_17e709c2e6_c.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7312/12973716243_7f57414425_c.jpg

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2865/12973574185_9a021813e5_c.jpg


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12245 posts, RR: 34
Reply 16, posted (7 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 64884 times:

Nice shots Clément!  


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User currently offlineDeltaB717 From Australia, joined Jun 2012, 535 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 64653 times:
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Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 16):
Nice shots Clément!

Seconded! Love the close up of the engine!


User currently offlinetomcat From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 64290 times:

New worries ahead for the A380?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...rbus-group-a-idUSBREA252DE20140306


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12245 posts, RR: 34
Reply 19, posted (7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 64266 times:

Quoting tomcat (Reply 18):
New worries ahead for the A380?

Nope.

A fatigue problem was found in an internet beam of the wing after testing three times the anticipated life cycle of the A380. Out of precautionary, Airbus asked customers to carry out visual inspections during the heavy maintenance intervals every six years.



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User currently offlineStTim From UK - England, joined Aug 2013, 811 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 64248 times:

Happens on all sorts of planes. Makes news if it applies to the A380 or the B787.

[Edited 2014-03-07 06:08:48]

User currently offlineHeavierthanair From Switzerland, joined Oct 2000, 799 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 64206 times:

G´day

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 19):
internet beam

So likely the end of WiFi beaming in planes to get internet access   

Sorry, could not resist, but thanks for keeping us updated with reality as oppoed to rumors.


Cheers

Peter



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User currently offlinetomcat From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 64127 times:

What is pretty disappointing is this:
"The planemaker has asked airlines to inspect the wing's "spars" or main internal beams during regular major overhauls carried out after six years in service, and then again at 12 years, instead of waiting for the 12-year overhaul"

The new generation of aircrafts is sold with the argument (among many other ones) that they have greater inspection intervals. It's disappointing to read that this argument wouldn't be as valid as initialy expected.


User currently offlinetravelavnut From Netherlands, joined May 2010, 1632 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (7 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 64088 times:

Quoting tomcat (Reply 22):
It's disappointing to read that this argument wouldn't be as valid as initialy expected.

Checking some structures every 6 years while the craft is in heavy maintenance anyway, yeah..very disappointing..   



Live From Amsterdam!
User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12245 posts, RR: 34
Reply 24, posted (7 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 64074 times:

Quoting tomcat (Reply 22):
The new generation of aircrafts is sold with the argument (among many other ones) that they have greater inspection intervals. It's disappointing to read that this argument wouldn't be as valid as initialy expected.

Nothing has changed, the A380 has fixed maintenance intervals every 24, 48, 72 etc months and Airbus asked to carry out visual inspections during one of those intervals.

[Edited 2014-03-07 06:42:37]


Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity. And I'm not sure about the universe.
25 tomcat : For sure this is not what Airbus was aiming for, nor any other planemaker, so yes it's disappointing, especially considering today's stress analysis
26 KarelXWB : During the heavy maintenance interval every six years, visual inspections are done anyway. You don't need extra mechanics for it, nor it will cause a
27 PW100 : I don't think this is totally outside the norm. This is how maintenance programs and associated schedules are made these days. This is how our busine
28 Post contains links trent900 : Looks like EE has started the second part of her delivery flight to LHR from CHR - http://www.flightradar24.com/BAW9163/2dca6a0 D.
29 VV701 : After completing five training flights out of CHR on 6 March (BA9160T/61T/62T/63T/64T) , 'EE, that had been ferried TLS-CHR that morning (BA9157P) wa
30 Post contains images trent900 : Well, god knows how I missed that one! Thanks for the insight VV701 D.
31 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Today's activity: 1) MSN130 KE #9 was painted prior to outfitting. A380 Korean Air Lines HL7627 by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr 2) XFW flightline A380 Fligh
32 Post contains links tortugamon : I know this is a production thread but I don't think requires a separate thread: http://twitter.com/PeterHoweNECN/status/443118028473909248 Its solid
33 Post contains links KarelXWB : Emirates will send more A380s to the US, here's a recent interview in German with EK about their growth plans: http://www.wiwo.de/unternehmen/diens..
34 KarelXWB : MSN165 EK #55 confirmed on convoy #7.
35 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN166 EY #1 tail fin arrived in TLS today. Tail Fin msn166 12/3/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
36 Post contains images TC957 : Darn ! No hint of the new EY colour scheme there then
37 someone83 : MSN157, EK #51, was transfered from TLS to cabin outfitting in XFW yesterday
38 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN162 BC #1 finished final assembly. Roll Out msn162 F-WWSL 13/3/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
39 Post contains images EPA001 : That VTP looks very nice on the A380.
40 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN146 LH #11 was moved to the XFW delivery center today. a380 flightline by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr
41 KarelXWB : MSN167 BC #2 confirmed on convoy #8.
42 someone83 : MSN155, OZ #2, is being transfered from TLS to XFW for outfitting today
43 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : A picture of MSN162 BC #1 taken before roll out: View Large View MediumPhoto © Alexey Petrov - RuSpotters Team
44 Post contains links KarelXWB : Airbus to raise floor on A380 to create 11-abreast: http://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/201...loor-on-a380-to-create-11-abreast/
45 Aircellist : Structural changing of the floor level, or a "fake floor" on top of the present one? And if it is the latter, is it too early to know whether it will
46 eclipz : The floor will be only 2 inches higher, so i'm not sure the windows will feel that low
47 Post contains images EPA001 : This is no surprise of course since there have been speculations about it for quite some time. But if the airlines can fill the extra seats it sure m
48 Stitch : I'm sure it will just be a false floor. A false floor should be something that can be refitted to existing frames.
49 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN158 EK #52 first engine run + taxi test today. First Engine Run msn158 F-WWAU 19/3/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr Taxiing msn158 F-WWAU 19/3/2014
50 Revelation : Which begs the question, why wasn't it just designed that way right from the start?
51 Stitch : The most logical reason is to accommodate the freighter model (so as to allow taller pallets/ULDs on the main deck).
52 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN151 BA #6 finished cabin fitting and painting in XFW. A380 British Airways G-XLEF by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr
53 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : In addition to the BA bird above, MSN150 EK #48 was towed to the flightline as well. A380 Emirates A6-EEV by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr The XFW flightline
54 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN159 EK #53 finished final assembly. Roll Out msn159 F-WWSE 25/3/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
55 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN166 EY#1 was moved to the next phase of assembly today. First Airbus A380 for Etihad Airways MSN 166 by Jujug Spotting, on Flickr
56 KarelXWB : The first OZ A380 is finished in XFW, Airbus will reveal it soon.
57 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Voila: http://twitter.com/Flyasiana/status/448991382263197697 http://www.facebook.com/asianaairlines.korea
58 KarelXWB : Two deliveries today: > MSN142 EK #46 A6-EET > MSN147 EK #47 A6-EEU
59 Post contains images EPA001 : Very nice looks on this A380. . But the text "Asiana Airlines" could have been written in bigger capitals imho.
60 Post contains links KarelXWB : First runway tests for MSN137 QR #1 today: http://www.aviation-friends-hamburg-forum.de/showthread.php?tid=8241
61 KarelXWB : A6-EEU is also equipped with two more seats: 491 instead of 489.
62 Post contains links KarelXWB : A video of the RTO test is available here: http://youtu.be/jJ_R7FwmyR4
63 Post contains links and images bycac : Skymark roll out !!
64 Post contains images KarelXWB : It was rolled out earlier, today was the first taxi test
65 Post contains images EPA001 : Very nice video. . Another promising colour scheme on an A380.
66 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : The flightline in XFW two days ago: http://www.flickr.com/photos/xfwspotter/13452779384/
67 KarelXWB : MSN168 EK #56 confirmed on convoy #9.
68 Post contains links and images LittleOwl : Here is a video of the takeoff of the first A380 for Qatar Airways in Hamburg Finkenwerder:
69 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN137 QR #1 Cabin First Flight (CFF) today: http://www.flickr.com/photos/xfwspotter/13542620633/
70 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Next delivery: Lufthansa D-AIMK (MSN146). http://fr24.com/DLH9921 http://www.flickr.com/photos/107761956@N05/13311974535/
71 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN162 BC #1 completed its RTO test today. First flight should follow soon. http://www.flickr.com/photos/aircrafts/13564538173/ http://www.flickr.com/
72 KarelXWB : D-AIMB went back to FRA today, reports say it now has the new full-flat J seats.
73 Post contains links KarelXWB : Here we have D-AIMK "Duesseldorf" arriving in FRA after delivery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/axel_j/13566744843/
74 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : First flight for MSN162 BC #1 today. http://www.flickr.com/photos/aircrafts/13581476434/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jujug/13582035765/
75 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : British Airways number 7 (MSN161) finished final assembly. http://www.flickr.com/photos/aircrafts/13603334423/
76 YouGeeElWhy : I like the birds they added to BA livery. Gives it a very Hitchcock feeling.
77 Post contains links KarelXWB : Qatar Airways will have a lounge area on the upper deck of the A380: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...s-the-bar-with-a380-lounge-397740/
78 KarelXWB : MSN158 EK #52 was ferried to XFW for cabin outfitting.
79 Post contains links and images bycac : MSN137 on very long flight test !!! Fly to the north to Denmark, Norway , UK ,Spain and France . Passing over TLS at 36'000 feet , i hope a go around
80 Post contains images EPA001 : Wow, what a great shot.
81 someone83 : MSN169, EK #57, was ferried in convoy 10/2014 arriving in TLS this week
82 someone83 : MSN159, EK #53, had its first flight today. Based on the heading and current position it seems to be the transfer to XFW for outfitting as well
83 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : And ferry flight it was. F-WWSE / A6-EOA / Emirates / Airbus A380-861 / MSN 159 by insightAVIATION, on Flickr
84 Ab345 : Karel are these frames already in the HGW option?[Edited 2014-04-14 06:48:19]
85 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN160 QR #4 finished final assembly. 4th A380 for Qatar Airways MSN 160 F-WWSG by Jujug Spotting, on Flickr[Edited 2014-04-14 08:27:21]
86 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Also today, MSN166 EY #1 was moved to the next phase of assembly. Change of station msn166 14/4/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
87 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN149 LH #12 went up for a test flight today. F-WWSX / D-AIML / Lufthansa / Airbus A380-841 / MSN 149 / Hambur by insightAVIATION, on Flickr
88 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN137 QR #1 currently in the air for another test flight. F-WWST / A7-APA / Qatar Airways / Airbus A380-861 / MSN 137 by insightAVIATION, on Flickr
89 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Emirates number 49 (MSN153) finished cabin outfitting in XFW. A380 EmiratesA6-EEW by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr
90 Post contains links KarelXWB : Transaero completes interior design for its A380 fleet. > 12 first class seats on the lower deck in 1-2-1 > 24 business class seats on the upper
91 AustrianZRH : Which, if I am not mistaken, will make those birds the ones with the largest passenger capacity ever built (are there any A380 already around with mo
92 KarelXWB : MSN170 EY #2 confirmed on convoy #11.
93 Post contains links eclipz : Actually, Corsair has a new configuration : 533 (497 + 36) seats in the 744s. Oddly enough, the french website shows this configuration (http://www.c
94 KarelXWB : MSN161 BA #7 was ferried to XFW for cabin outfitting today.
95 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Here it is: First&ferry flight msn161 F-WWSK 24/4/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr Few more updates from today: 1) MSN163 BA #8 finished final as
96 KarelXWB : MSN151 BA #6 was ferried to TLS to prepare its delivery.
97 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN151 ferry flight: Ferry Flight msn151 F-WWSI 29/4/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
98 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN151 is now parked at the delivery center. msn151 F-WWSI 30/4/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
99 Post contains links KarelXWB : A380 flightline in XFW yesterday: http://www.flickr.com/photos/94352589@N04/13896467219/
100 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN160 QR #4 initial engine run. First Engine Run msn160 F-WWSG 2/5/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr The engine was followed by a taxi test. Taxiing m
101 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN137 QR #1 made another test flight from XFW today. Delivery has been brought forward from mid-June to May 31. A380 Qatar A7-APA by XFW-Spotter, on
102 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : In addition, MSN130 KE #9 rolled out in XFW. A380 Korean HL7627 by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr
103 Post contains links KarelXWB : Lufthansa took delivery of their next A380 (MSN149 / D-AIML) today. Delivery flight to FRA: http://fr24.com/DLH9915
104 Post contains links and images LittleOwl : Today the Asiana Airlines A380 performed its RTO in preparation for its cabin first flight. Here is a video of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u7j
105 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Cabin first flight was today. Delivery should follow in June. A380 Asiana Airlines HL7625 by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr
106 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Two BA birds at the delivery center: Towed msn151 F-WWSI 9/5/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
107 Post contains links KarelXWB : Painting the first Asiana Airlines A380: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fc7jrIPsvsc
108 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN151 BA went up for a short test flight today. Acceptance Flight msn151 F-WWSI 10/5/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
109 KarelXWB : MSN171 EK #58 confirmed on convoy #12.
110 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : The XFW flightline today. A380 flightline by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr
111 faedc3 : Great video on the Asiana aircraft being painted... I have to say that somehow I had envisioned that it was a tad darker, it seems to be as white as t
112 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : The new Lufthansa J cabin: http://twitter.com/Frank_vanBebber/status/451014758079401984/photo/1
113 Post contains images EPA001 : That looks very nice. Definitely a huge improvement over their previous design.
114 LH422 : Already three planes with this layout (2 linefit and 1 retrofit).
115 KarelXWB : Indeed and D-AIMA is currently in the process of being retrofitted.
116 audidudi : Agreed that it looks very nice. But I'm surprised that they still haven't gone with direct-aisle access with seats "A" and "K." Are there any airline
117 Stitch : LH uses the same seats on the A330-300, A340-600 and 747-8 and none of them offer direct-aisle access for the window seat. SQ currently does. AF will
118 KarelXWB : Emirates, Singapore Airlines, British Airways, China Southern and Thai Airways have direct aisle access. Qatar Airways, Asiana Airlines and Etihad wi
119 audidudi : So am I correct in saying that these seats in the new LH J cabin are still not flat-beds? If so, what are they thinking?
120 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Those seats are fully flat.
121 audidudi : Ok thanks! That makes sense!
122 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : There was another engine run on MSN160 QR #4 today. msn160 F-WWSG 12/5/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr msn160 F-WWSG 12/5/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on F
123 Post contains images tortugamon : Now that is ahead of schedule In due time! tortugamon
124 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : A few updates from the Airbus Group first quarter 2014 results today: http://www.airbus-group.com/airbusgr...press.20140513_airbusgroup_q1.html http:/
125 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Customer acceptance flight was today. Word has it that MSN150 will participate to the ILA Berlin air show. A380 Emirates A6-EEV by XFW-Spotter, on Fl
126 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : The tail fin for MSN170 EY #2 was transported to the final assembly line today. Tail Fin msn170 13/5/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
127 hloutweg : It looks promising IMO. The color scheme is interesting; as I imagined (and hoped), there is some Islamic design inspiration in tune with the simplic
128 Post contains images Aircellist : I know they have a big share of the orders, but really to that point?
129 CrimsonChin : Very much surprised this wasn't hidden in some tape or cloth or something as I thought they'd want to keep every part of the new livery a secret.
130 Stitch : Realistically that's not going to be possible since the tail would have been visible during the airframe assembly and flight testing.
131 CrimsonChin : Airbus iirc managed to keep the carbon composite livery secret though, I remember they covered it with some kind of tape all through assembly, but ma
132 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Well, the tail for for MSN166 EY #1 is/was covered: Tail Fin msn166 12/3/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr First Airbus A380 for Etihad Airways MSN 16
133 Post contains links someone83 : First flight of MSN160, QR #4, today. Still to early to tell whether it will transfer to XFW or go back to TLS http://a380.boards.net/attachment/downl
134 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : The 50th A380 for EK (MSN154) finished cabin outfitting in XFW. A380 Emirates A6-EEX by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr A380 Emirates A6-EEX by XFW-Spotter, on
135 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Airbus delivered MSN151 BA #6 today. It should fly to LHR later today. J-1 before delivery 6th A380 for British Airways by Jujug Spotting, on Flickr A
136 Post contains links KarelXWB : G-XLEF is airborne, the delivery flight can be tracked here: http://fr24.com/BAW9156
137 Post contains links and images bycac : On take off
138 Post contains images EPA001 : Great picture. One of the best angles to look at the impressive A380. Very interesting. This could be a big surprise and possibly the best looking A3
139 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN143 QR #2 finished painting in XFW. Cabin outfit was finished months ago, painting was postponed due to the delayed opening of the new Doha airport
140 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN162 BC #1 was ferried to XFW for cabin fit and painting today. Taxiing msn162 F-WWSL 16/5/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr Take-off msn162 F-WWSL 1
141 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : The arrival in XFW: A380 Skymark JA380A by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr A380 Skymark JA380A by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr
142 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : The XFW flightline this evening: A380 Flightline by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr
143 Post contains links ReinerS : Asiana #01 does a test flight now and i think it is on the way to TLS: http://www.flightradar24.com/AIB03AP/359fd80
144 Post contains links and images bycac : Asiana is back at TLS !
145 KarelXWB : It should deliver in the coming weeks, first revenue service is scheduled for mid-June.
146 KarelXWB : MSN150 EK #48 (A6-EEV) will be handed over today and it will fly directly to the ILA Berlin air show for static display. This one is a 575t MTOW model
147 someone83 : Both MSN160 (QR #4) and MSN163 (BA #8) is being ferried TLS-XFW for outfitting today
148 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : 1) MSN150 EK #48 delivery flight to the ILA Berlin airshow today. A380 Emirates A6-EEV by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr 2) MSN163 BA #8 arrival in XFW today.
149 Post contains images Ab345 : Who was it that stated not too long ago that BA was about to cancel all remaining orders for the A380 and would stop after no. 8?
150 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Well, that's not going to happen. BA #10 and #11 have been allocated recently (MSN 192 and 194). G-XLEF operated its first revenue flight to HKG yest
151 Post contains links and images bycac : And more of Asiana , just out from hangar and fully ready for his acceptance flight.
152 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : And a big smile from the Asiana Airlines pilot: Let's go for acceptance flight for the first A380 Asiana Airlines by Jujug Spotting, on Flickr
153 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : There was an initial engine run on MSN117 AF #10 today. A380 AirFrance F-HPJJ by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr
154 Unflug : How did it get to XFW??
155 KarelXWB : With leased engines.
156 N14AZ : @ KarelXWB, Unflug: it's true that in the past Airbus used so-called "pusher-engines", Airbus-owned engines for the transfer flights. However, I just
157 Post contains links KarelXWB : Yesterday's flight was canceled, MSN152 is now airborne for its customer acceptance flight: http://fr24.com/AIB04AP Delivery is set for May 28 follow
158 someone83 : MSN173, BA #9, is underway to TLS on convoy 13/2014
159 WingedMigrator : The engines do not have a logo. The nacelle does, and remains in place when the engine is changed.
160 N14AZ : Aah, that's the explanation. Thank's for yout feedback.
161 Post contains links KarelXWB : The new road constructions are almost finished and from September this year, it will take the A380 convoy 1 night less to reach the factory in TLS. Wi
162 Post contains images Heavierthanair : G´day Now THAT is what I would call a hidden subsidy Surely our friends accross the Atlantic will take note of that one Cheers Peter
163 Post contains links and images Revelation : To quote Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier's comments on subsidies, "This is bullshit!" Ref: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...rbus-bregier-idUSL6N0O54
164 Post contains images N14AZ : Sir, you really should have qouted Reuter's note at the beginning of that article:
165 Post contains links KarelXWB : Airbus will deliver MSN152 to Asiana Airlines on May 26. A live stream will be available. http://www.airbus.com/presscentre/pr...iana-airlines-first-a
166 tortugamon : Doric says Amedeo isn't Doric; just ex Doric employees. Doric doesnt seem happy. tortugamon
167 KarelXWB : Amedeo was created by the CEO of Doric, and has nothing to do with Doric. This was (at least to me) very well known from the beginning. The issue is t
168 N14AZ : ??? Your contribution seems to be a little bit out of context. Do you have a link to that story (I remember it was reported about earlier). But it's
169 Post contains links tortugamon : Well now there appears to be bad blood. CAPA said it was a rebrand and others also called it a name change. The article I am posting below says that
170 KarelXWB : That is incorrect, Doric and Amedeo are two different entities.
171 Stitch : The original name of the company who signed the deal with Airbus for the A380s being Doric Air Lease. Doric GmbH threatened legal action against Dori
172 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN166 EY #1 finished final assembly and was towed to the flightline: First A380 for Etihad Airways by Jujug Spotting, on Flickr MSN170 EY #2 finished
173 Post contains links and images bycac : To complete KArel !
174 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN152 has been applied with its final registration (HL7625): Msn152 HL7625 23/5/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
175 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Amedeo released a four-class A380 seat map with a 11-abreast Y cabin on the main deck: http://www.amedeo.aero/amedeo-confid...reast-a380-availability-
176 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN168 EK #56 was moved to the next phase of assembly today: Change station for A380 Emirates cn 168 by Jujug Spotting, on Flickr
177 CrimsonChin : Still not sure I get why the 1st EY A380 tail has been kept under wraps, but the 2nd hasn't. Maybe the 2nd isn't actually in the new livery, but some
178 Post contains links KarelXWB : I think the second one will have a special livery while the remaining 9 A380s on order will feature a yet to be revealed livery. And this tweet might
179 CrimsonChin : Thanks, I was thinking the same, that makes more sense.
180 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Asiana Airlines MSN152 is now on its way to ICN: http://fr24.com/AAR380D First A380 Asiana Airlines HL7625 take-off for its delivery flight by Jujug S
181 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN172 EK #59 confirmed on convoy #14. Boat for A380.. by Danglade Philippe, on Flickr MSN152 has arrived in ICN. AAR380D - 20140530 by helios91_fr, o
182 LH422 : Either they're trying to avoid German airspace or they wanted to see London.
183 petera380 : I believe they do this for tax reasons.
184 StTim : Leased from a UK company? So delivery when enters UK airspace?
185 KarelXWB : Probably financed by a UK company, the fly-over is a standard procedure for such deals.[Edited 2014-05-30 06:27:07]
186 Post contains images jumpjet : Honestly??????
187 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : The first convoy requiring only two nights will be number 20.
188 StTim : Are there further road improvements planned?
189 Post contains links tkukucka : Slight delay in Qatari A380 delivery http://finance.yahoo.com/news/qatar-...eral-weeks-182948349--finance.html
190 MWHCVT : Yeah totally true, I remember a documentary about the delivery of a South African A340 I think and it flew north over the UK for the signing of contr
191 Post contains images Stitch : I'd seen the report EIS was delayed from 17 June to July, but didn't know why. Least he's not playing favorites with the OEMs...
192 KarelXWB : Finding cabin issues after the acceptance flight happens all the time on every aircraft type.
193 jumpjet : Many thanks......
194 planesmart : Aircraft are flown thru UK airspace, as English law is considered one of the best developed / reliable in respect of those providing aviation funding,
195 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN130 KE #9 currently in the air above Hamburg for its cabin test flight. A380 Korean Air HL7627 by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr
196 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN137 is back on the XFW flightline, assuming the cabin issues have been resolved and the jet is being prepared for a second customer acceptance flig
197 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Two nice shots of the XFW flightline: A380 flightline by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr A380 flightline by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr
198 Post contains links ZKCIF : We've got a first flight today, MSN 154, Emirates No. 54 http://www.flightradar24.com/AIB01SO/37fa489[Edited 2014-06-05 05:15:08]
199 KarelXWB : Actually that is MSN164.
200 WingedMigrator : The calendar graphic does not suggest this. A number of other convoys are interrupted on Sunday, resuming on Monday. Perhaps convoy 20 completes on M
201 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN165 EK #55 finished final assembly. Roll Out msn165 F-WWSJ 5/6/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr
202 ZKCIF : oopsie, seems i'm getting old a bit too early...
203 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN145 QR #3 was pushed out of the paint hangar today. A380 Qatar A7-APC / A7-APB by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr
204 Post contains links KarelXWB : According to the well informed French news paper La Tribune, delivery of MSN137 was delayed due to carpet issues. http://www.latribune.fr/entreprises
205 Post contains images ZKCIF : Someone joked somewhere on this site that Airbus forgot to vacuum the carpet on MSN137... and essentially got it right
206 Post contains images Heavierthanair : G´day Handwoven Persian rugs - and I doubt an airline like Qatar and even less so its boss HRH Akbar Al Baker would even consider anything less for u
207 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : MSN145 is now parked on the flightline. A380 Qatar A7-APC by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr
208 Post contains links EK413 : Hi All, This thread is well past its use by date so we kicked off a fresh new discussion thread here: A380 Production Thread Part 17 (by EK413 Jun 11
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