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A380 Production Thread Part 16  
User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Posted (4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 65827 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 (4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 65862 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, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 65818 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, 4700 posts, RR: 38
Reply 3, posted (4 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 65380 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, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (4 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 65228 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, 3976 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (4 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 65029 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, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (4 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 64973 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, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 64894 times:

Quoting tristarsteve (Reply 5):

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


User currently offlinetristarsteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3976 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (4 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 64817 times:

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

User currently offlinebycac From France, joined Mar 2010, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 64792 times:

Quoting tristarsteve (Reply 8):

Perfect i will be there !!


User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2686 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (4 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 64659 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, 2686 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (4 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 64622 times:

Oooops, something has changed since I uploaded pictures from flickr. Moderators can you please delete the previous post?
-------------------------

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, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 64568 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, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (4 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 63897 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, 1709 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (4 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 63613 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, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 63355 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, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 16, posted (4 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 63160 times:

Nice shots Clément!  


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User currently offlineDeltaB717 From Australia, joined Jun 2012, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 62929 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, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 62566 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, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 19, posted (4 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 62542 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 onlineStTim From UK - England, joined Aug 2013, 631 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 62524 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 onlineHeavierthanair From Switzerland, joined Oct 2000, 786 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 62482 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, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 62403 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, 1586 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (4 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 62364 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..   



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 24, posted (4 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 62350 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]


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User currently offlinetomcat From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (4 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 63064 times:

Quoting travelavnut (Reply 23):
Checking some structures every 6 years while the craft is in heavy maintenance anyway, yeah..very disappointing..

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 capabilities. Do you think that an inspection of the 3 spars of the A380 comes for free? Hopefully, it will only require a general visual inspection...


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 26, posted (4 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 63071 times:

Quoting tomcat (Reply 25):
Do you think that an inspection of the 3 spars of the A380 comes for free?

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 additional downtime. And the A380 still requires less maintenance than a 747-400 for example, a few additional visual inspections are not going to change that.

Quoting tomcat (Reply 25):
Hopefully, it will only require a general visual inspection...

The fatigue issue was discovered after simulating three times the anticipated life time of the airframe. In other words, it's highly unlikely it will ever happen in the real world.

[Edited 2014-03-07 07:03:19]


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User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 27, posted (4 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 63896 times:

Quoting tomcat (Reply 25):
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 capabilities

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 business works. It is merely the result of fine tuning of an on-going on-condition maintenance program through continues MRB review. (Heavy) maintenance visits are planned at intervals 24, 48, 72, 96, 120 months. Some checks these are repetitive at 24 month intervals, meaning they will be done at every of those listed visits. Other checks are only done every say 96 months.

This one apparently was rescheduled. No bigie; some get rescheduled shorter, others get rescheduled longer. First check coming up at 72 months, next scheduled check coming up at 144 months. I wish all airframes had such good intervals!

Rgds,
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User currently offlinetrent900 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 526 posts, RR: 0
Reply 28, posted (4 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 63005 times:

Looks like EE has started the second part of her delivery flight to LHR from CHR -

http://www.flightradar24.com/BAW9163/2dca6a0

D.


User currently onlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7380 posts, RR: 17
Reply 29, posted (4 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 62570 times:

Quoting trent900 (Reply 28):
Looks like EE has started the second part of her delivery flight to LHR from CHR -

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) was then ferried into LHR (BA9150P) arriving at around 20:00 hrs that day.

This morning she operated a training flight from LHR to CHR (BA9160T) departing at around 07:40 hrs. She then operated a further series of training flights out of CHR (BA9161T/62T/63T/64T/65T/66T). Each of these flights lasted about 30 minutes with around 50 minutes between consecutive flights.


User currently offlinetrent900 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 526 posts, RR: 0
Reply 30, posted (4 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 62366 times:

Quoting VV701 (Reply 29):
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) was then ferried into LHR (BA9150P) arriving at around 20:00 hrs that day.

Well, god knows how I missed that one!

Thanks for the insight VV701   

D.


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 31, posted (4 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 62262 times:

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 Flightline by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr

3) MSN157 EK #51 RTO, ferry flight to XFW should follow soon


RTO msn157 F-WWAV 10/3/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

4) Tail cone for MSN166 EY #1 arrived today


Tailcone msn166 10/3/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr



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User currently offlinetortugamon From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 3385 posts, RR: 10
Reply 32, posted (4 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 61927 times:

I know this is a production thread but I don't think requires a separate thread:

Quote:
Emirates Air's Sir Tim Clark sees Dubai-@BostonLogan route busy enough (with connections like @JetBlue) for A380 service "within the year"
http://twitter.com/PeterHoweNECN/status/443118028473909248

Its solid news for the A380 program. I didn't even know that Logan was, or planned to be, A380 compliant.

tortugamon


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 33, posted (4 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 61945 times:

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 32):
Its solid news for the A380 program. I didn't even know that Logan was, or planned to be, A380 compliant.

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...unigen-immer-staerker/9584264.html

And I still wonder which airline will send the A380 to DFW.



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 34, posted (4 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 61325 times:

MSN165 EK #55 confirmed on convoy #7.


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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 35, posted (4 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 60566 times:

MSN166 EY #1 tail fin arrived in TLS today.


Tail Fin msn166 12/3/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr



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User currently offlineTC957 From UK - England, joined May 2012, 795 posts, RR: 0
Reply 36, posted (4 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 60496 times:

Darn ! No hint of the new EY colour scheme there then  

User currently offlinesomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3306 posts, RR: 3
Reply 37, posted (4 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 59967 times:

MSN157, EK #51, was transfered from TLS to cabin outfitting in XFW yesterday

User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 38, posted (4 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 59717 times:

MSN162 BC #1 finished final assembly.


Roll Out msn162 F-WWSL 13/3/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr



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User currently offlineEPA001 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 4700 posts, RR: 38
Reply 39, posted (4 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 59466 times:
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Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 38):
MSN162 BC #1 finished final assembly.

That VTP looks very nice on the A380.  


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 40, posted (4 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 58666 times:

MSN146 LH #11 was moved to the XFW delivery center today.


a380 flightline by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 41, posted (4 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 57727 times:

MSN167 BC #2 confirmed on convoy #8.


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User currently offlinesomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3306 posts, RR: 3
Reply 42, posted (4 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 56938 times:

MSN155, OZ #2, is being transfered from TLS to XFW for outfitting today

User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 43, posted (4 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 56577 times:

A picture of MSN162 BC #1 taken before roll out:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Alexey Petrov - RuSpotters Team




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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 44, posted (4 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 56186 times:

Airbus to raise floor on A380 to create 11-abreast:

http://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/201...loor-on-a380-to-create-11-abreast/

Quote:
“We pushed Airbus very hard to get 11-abreast introduced, [which adds] 35 to 40 extra seats, and it puts in perspective the unit cost issue,” said Lapidus.

Crucially, he said, Airbus will go 11-abreast “and still deliver an 18-inch seat”. This will be accomplished by “raising the floor by two inches in the wider part of the aircraft”.



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User currently offlineAircellist From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1709 posts, RR: 8
Reply 45, posted (4 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 55756 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 44):
Airbus to raise floor on A380 to create 11-abreast:

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 be retrofittable?

… Will that give some CRJ feeling with regards to the windows?


User currently offlineeclipz From France, joined Jun 2006, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 46, posted (4 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 55696 times:

Quoting Aircellist (Reply 45):
Will that give some CRJ feeling with regards to the windows?

The floor will be only 2 inches higher, so i'm not sure the windows will feel that low


User currently offlineEPA001 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 4700 posts, RR: 38
Reply 47, posted (4 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 55571 times:
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Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 44):
Airbus to raise floor on A380 to create 11-abreast:

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 makes the costs per seat significantly better.  


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30537 posts, RR: 84
Reply 48, posted (4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 55537 times:
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Quoting Aircellist (Reply 45):
Structural changing of the floor level, or a "fake floor" on top of the present one?

I'm sure it will just be a false floor.



Quoting Aircellist (Reply 45):
And if it is the latter, is it too early to know whether it will be retrofittable?

A false floor should be something that can be refitted to existing frames.


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 49, posted (4 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 55482 times:

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 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

MSN162 BC #1 seen from the front.


Flightline msn162 F-WWSL 19/3/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12331 posts, RR: 25
Reply 50, posted (4 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 55318 times:

Quoting eclipz (Reply 46):
The floor will be only 2 inches higher

Which begs the question, why wasn't it just designed that way right from the start?



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30537 posts, RR: 84
Reply 51, posted (4 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 55322 times:
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Quoting Revelation (Reply 50):
Which begs the question, why wasn't it just designed that way right from the start?

The most logical reason is to accommodate the freighter model (so as to allow taller pallets/ULDs on the main deck).


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 52, posted (4 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 55171 times:

MSN151 BA #6 finished cabin fitting and painting in XFW.


A380 British Airways G-XLEF by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 53, posted (4 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 54866 times:

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 today:


A380 flightline by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 54, posted (3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 53884 times:

MSN159 EK #53 finished final assembly.


Roll Out msn159 F-WWSE 25/3/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 55, posted (3 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 53530 times:

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



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 56, posted (3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 52922 times:

The first OZ A380 is finished in XFW, Airbus will reveal it soon.


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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 57, posted (3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 52333 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 56):
The first OZ A380 is finished in XFW

Voila:

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BjsjSIdCcAAStsP.jpg:large

http://twitter.com/Flyasiana/status/448991382263197697

http://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/t31.0-8/q81/s720x720/10013462_733601879994005_1942029312_o.jpg

http://www.facebook.com/asianaairlines.korea



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 58, posted (3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 52142 times:

Two deliveries today:

> MSN142 EK #46 A6-EET
> MSN147 EK #47 A6-EEU



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User currently offlineEPA001 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 4700 posts, RR: 38
Reply 59, posted (3 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 51975 times:
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Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 57):
Voila:

Very nice looks on this A380.  .

But the text "Asiana Airlines" could have been written in bigger capitals imho.


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 60, posted (3 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 51894 times:

First runway tests for MSN137 QR #1 today:

http://www.aviation-friends-hamburg-forum.de/showthread.php?tid=8241



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 61, posted (3 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 51565 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 58):
MSN147 EK #47 A6-EEU

A6-EEU is also equipped with two more seats: 491 instead of 489.



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 62, posted (3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 50947 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 60):
First runway tests for MSN137 QR #1 today:

A video of the RTO test is available here:

http://youtu.be/jJ_R7FwmyR4



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User currently offlinebycac From France, joined Mar 2010, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 63, posted (3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 50846 times:

Skymark roll out !!

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7080/13468537563_4c527eb0e7_c.jpg

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2838/13468434955_b147fcedd0_c.jpg


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Reply 64, posted (3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 50797 times:

It was rolled out earlier, today was the first taxi test  


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User currently offlineEPA001 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 4700 posts, RR: 38
Reply 65, posted (3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 50826 times:
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Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 62):
A video of the RTO test is available here:

Very nice video.  .

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 62):
Skymark roll out !!

Another promising colour scheme on an A380.  


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 66, posted (3 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 50251 times:

The flightline in XFW two days ago:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/xfwspotter/13452779384/



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 67, posted (3 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 49435 times:

MSN168 EK #56 confirmed on convoy #9.


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User currently offlineLittleOwl From Germany, joined Oct 2013, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 68, posted (3 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 49188 times:

Here is a video of the takeoff of the first A380 for Qatar Airways in Hamburg Finkenwerder:



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Reply 69, posted (3 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 48952 times:

MSN137 QR #1 Cabin First Flight (CFF) today:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/xfwspotter/13542620633/



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 70, posted (3 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 48370 times:

Next delivery: Lufthansa D-AIMK (MSN146).

http://fr24.com/DLH9921


http://www.flickr.com/photos/107761956@N05/13311974535/



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 71, posted (3 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 48062 times:

MSN162 BC #1 completed its RTO test today. First flight should follow soon.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/aircrafts/13564538173/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/aircrafts/13564782084/

Also today, the tailfin for MSN167 BC #2 arrived per Beluga.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/aircrafts/13564863674/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/aircrafts/13564513735/

[Edited 2014-04-01 11:31:52]


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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 72, posted (3 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 47880 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 2):
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:

D-AIMB went back to FRA today, reports say it now has the new full-flat J seats.



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 73, posted (3 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 47798 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 70):
Next delivery: Lufthansa D-AIMK (MSN146).

Here we have D-AIMK "Duesseldorf" arriving in FRA after delivery:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/axel_j/13566744843/



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 74, posted (3 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 47243 times:

First flight for MSN162 BC #1 today.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/aircrafts/13581476434/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/jujug/13582035765/



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 75, posted (3 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 46549 times:

British Airways number 7 (MSN161) finished final assembly.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/aircrafts/13603334423/



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Reply 76, posted (3 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 46405 times:

I like the birds they added to BA livery. Gives it a very Hitchcock feeling.

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Reply 77, posted (3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 46624 times:

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/



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 78, posted (3 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 45556 times:

MSN158 EK #52 was ferried to XFW for cabin outfitting.


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User currently offlinebycac From France, joined Mar 2010, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 79, posted (3 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 44642 times:

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 at TLS but finally no !Photo taken from my room !

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7227/13738026515_0bc177edd6_c.jpg

[Edited 2014-04-09 07:16:14]

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Reply 80, posted (3 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 44275 times:
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Quoting bycac (Reply 79):
Photo taken from my room !

Wow, what a great shot.  


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Reply 81, posted (3 months 2 weeks ago) and read 43763 times:

MSN169, EK #57, was ferried in convoy 10/2014 arriving in TLS this week

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Reply 82, posted (3 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 42701 times:

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

User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 83, posted (3 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 42468 times:

Quoting someone83 (Reply 82):
Based on the heading and current position it seems to be the transfer to XFW for outfitting as well

And ferry flight it was.


F-WWSE / A6-EOA / Emirates / Airbus A380-861 / MSN 159 by insightAVIATION, on Flickr



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Reply 84, posted (3 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 42339 times:
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Karel are these frames already in the HGW option?

[Edited 2014-04-14 06:48:19]

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Reply 85, posted (3 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 42201 times:

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]


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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 86, posted (3 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 41728 times:

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



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Reply 87, posted (3 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 41281 times:

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



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 88, posted (3 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 40576 times:

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



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 89, posted (3 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 40154 times:

Emirates number 49 (MSN153) finished cabin outfitting in XFW.


A380 EmiratesA6-EEW by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 90, posted (3 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 39568 times:

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 deck in 1-2-1
> 616 economy seats spread over both decks

http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/17060



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User currently offlineAustrianZRH From Austria, joined Aug 2007, 1362 posts, RR: 0
Reply 91, posted (3 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 39433 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 90):
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 deck in 1-2-1
> 616 economy seats spread over both decks

http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/17060

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 more than the 582 seats of the Corsair 744s?).



WARNING! The post above should be taken with a grain of salt! Furthermore, it may be slightly biased towards A.
User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 92, posted (3 months 17 hours ago) and read 38287 times:

MSN170 EY #2 confirmed on convoy #11.


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User currently offlineeclipz From France, joined Jun 2006, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 93, posted (3 months 1 hour ago) and read 37691 times:

Quoting AustrianZRH (Reply 91):
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 more than the 582 seats of the Corsair 744s?).

Actually, Corsair has a new configuration : 533 (497 + 36) seats in the 744s.
Oddly enough, the french website shows this configuration (http://www.corsair.fr/vol/services/Classes-de-voyage/flotte-corsair)
but the Canadian (english) website still shows 582 (http://www.corsair.ca/flight/services/Travel-classes/corsair-fleet)

Sorry, a bit OT


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 94, posted (2 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 37187 times:

MSN161 BA #7 was ferried to XFW for cabin outfitting today.


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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 95, posted (2 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 36920 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 94):
MSN161 BA #7 was ferried to XFW for cabin outfitting today.

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 assembly


Roll Out msn163 F-WWSM 24/4/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

2) MSN117 AF #10 finished cabin outfitting and painting


A380 Air France F-HPJJ by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr

3) MSN162 BC #1 made another test flight


Take-off msn162 F-WWSL 24/4/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

4) MSN149 LH #12 was on the move and will be delivered in a few days


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

5) MSN169 EK #57 tail fin was delivered to the final assembly line


Tail Fin msn169 23/4/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 96, posted (2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 35818 times:

MSN151 BA #6 was ferried to TLS to prepare its delivery.


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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 97, posted (2 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 35487 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 96):
MSN151 BA #6 was ferried to TLS to prepare its delivery.

MSN151 ferry flight:

Ferry Flight msn151 F-WWSI 29/4/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 98, posted (2 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 34821 times:

MSN151 is now parked at the delivery center.


msn151 F-WWSI 30/4/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 99, posted (2 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 34123 times:

A380 flightline in XFW yesterday:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/94352589@N04/13896467219/



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 100, posted (2 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 33182 times:

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 msn160 F-WWSG 2/5/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

MSN151 BA #6 at the delivery center.


msn151 F-WWSI 2/5/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr


British A380-841 msn 151 by dn280tls, on Flickr



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 101, posted (2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 32189 times:

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 Flickr

The XFW flightline today.


a380 flightline by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr

MSN151 BA #6 acceptance flight today.

Go-around msn151 F-WWSI 6/5/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 102, posted (2 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 32506 times:

In addition, MSN130 KE #9 rolled out in XFW.


A380 Korean HL7627 by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 103, posted (2 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 31868 times:

Lufthansa took delivery of their next A380 (MSN149 / D-AIML) today.

Delivery flight to FRA:
http://fr24.com/DLH9915



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User currently offlineLittleOwl From Germany, joined Oct 2013, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 104, posted (2 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 31425 times:

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=2u7jY3V-GJ0



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Reply 105, posted (2 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 30714 times:

Quoting LittleOwl (Reply 104):
Today the Asiana Airlines A380 performed its RTO in preparation for its cabin first flight. Here is a video of it:

Cabin first flight was today. Delivery should follow in June.


A380 Asiana Airlines HL7625 by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 106, posted (2 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 30170 times:

Two BA birds at the delivery center:


Towed msn151 F-WWSI 9/5/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 107, posted (2 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 29804 times:

Painting the first Asiana Airlines A380:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fc7jrIPsvsc



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 108, posted (2 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 29393 times:

MSN151 BA went up for a short test flight today.


Acceptance Flight msn151 F-WWSI 10/5/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr



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Reply 109, posted (2 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 29300 times:

MSN171 EK #58 confirmed on convoy #12.


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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 110, posted (2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 29282 times:

The XFW flightline today.


A380 flightline by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr



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Reply 111, posted (2 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 29176 times:

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 the rest.
Has anybody noticed that once the Asiana aircraft is delivered Korea would be the first country to have two different airlines flying the A380?

[Edited 2014-05-12 01:59:29]

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Reply 112, posted (2 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 29167 times:

The new Lufthansa J cabin:

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BkJTh4fIAAExGLf.jpg:large

http://twitter.com/Frank_vanBebber/status/451014758079401984/photo/1



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User currently offlineEPA001 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 4700 posts, RR: 38
Reply 113, posted (2 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 29118 times:
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Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 112):
The new Lufthansa J cabin:

That looks very nice. Definitely a huge improvement over their previous design.  


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Reply 114, posted (2 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 29114 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 112):
The new Lufthansa J cabin:

Already three planes with this layout (2 linefit and 1 retrofit).


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Reply 115, posted (2 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 29118 times:

Indeed and D-AIMA is currently in the process of being retrofitted.


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User currently offlineaudidudi From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 116, posted (2 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 29119 times:

Quoting EPA001 (Reply 113):

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 airlines flying the A380 which do have all seat direct-aisle access with their J product?


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Reply 117, posted (2 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 29141 times:
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Quoting audidudi (Reply 116):
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."

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.

Quoting audidudi (Reply 116):
Are there any airlines flying the A380 which do have all seat direct-aisle access with their J product?

SQ currently does. AF will, as well, once they introduce their new Business Class product (which will be 1+2+1). QR's current high-end product is 1+2+1 and I expect that will go into the A380 in that configuration, as well.


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Reply 118, posted (2 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 29162 times:

Quoting audidudi (Reply 116):
Are there any airlines flying the A380 which do have all seat direct-aisle access with their J product?

Emirates, Singapore Airlines, British Airways, China Southern and Thai Airways have direct aisle access.

Qatar Airways, Asiana Airlines and Etihad will have direct aisle access. No idea about Skymark and Transaero.

Malaysia Airlines, Korean Air, Qantas, Air France, Lufthansa don't have direct aisle access.

[Edited 2014-05-12 07:55:41]


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User currently offlineaudidudi From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 119, posted (2 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 29149 times:

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?

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Reply 120, posted (2 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 29168 times:

Quoting audidudi (Reply 119):
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?

Those seats are fully flat.

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BkLxgjYCIAAKje2.png:large



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User currently offlineaudidudi From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 121, posted (2 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 29138 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 120):

Ok thanks! That makes sense!


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Reply 122, posted (2 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 29163 times:

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 Flickr


msn160 F-WWSG 12/5/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr


Engine run msn160 F-WWSG 12/5/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

Good old MSN1 went also up for a test flight today.


msn1 F-WWOW 12/5/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

In Hamburg, MSN150 EK #150 did a runway test. Delivery might follow later this month.


A380 Emirates A6-EEV by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr



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User currently offlinetortugamon From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 3385 posts, RR: 10
Reply 123, posted (2 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 29165 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 122):
EK #150

Now that is ahead of schedule   In due time!

tortugamon


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 124, posted (2 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 29111 times:

A few updates from the Airbus Group first quarter 2014 results today:

Quote:
On the maturing A380 programme, as six year maintenance checks have started Airbus is acting on the lessons learnt from tests and in-service experience. At the same time, progress is being made towards achieving the 2015 breakeven objective.
http://www.airbus-group.com/airbusgr...press.20140513_airbusgroup_q1.html

Quote:
Airbus is taking advantage of the first heavy maintenance overhauls of its A380 superjumbo, after just over six years in service, to incorporate some improvements following recent glitches that include problems with door noise, he said.

Airbus still aims to break even on the jet in 2015 and expects to deliver 30 of the double-decker planes per year in both 2014 and 2015, he added.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...-results-cfo-idUSBREA4C05J20140513

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 123):
Now that is ahead of schedule

Oops  



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 125, posted (2 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 29094 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 122):
In Hamburg, MSN150 EK #150 did a runway test. Delivery might follow later this month.

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 Flickr



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 126, posted (2 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 29154 times:

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



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User currently offlinehloutweg From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 127, posted (2 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 29535 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 126):

It looks promising IMO. The color scheme is interesting; as I imagined (and hoped), there is some Islamic design inspiration in tune with the simplicity of modern design. I just really hope now that this is not mated to a white fuselage and the colors are well featured on the rest of the aircraft.



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User currently offlineAircellist From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1709 posts, RR: 8
Reply 128, posted (2 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 29506 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 122):
In Hamburg, MSN150 EK #150 did a runway test. Delivery might follow later this month.

I know they have a big share of the orders, but really to that point?  


User currently offlineCrimsonChin From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2014, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 129, posted (2 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 29507 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 126):

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.


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30537 posts, RR: 84
Reply 130, posted (2 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 29514 times:
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Quoting CrimsonChin (Reply 129):
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.

Realistically that's not going to be possible since the tail would have been visible during the airframe assembly and flight testing.


User currently offlineCrimsonChin From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2014, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 131, posted (2 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 29533 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 130):
Realistically that's not going to be possible since the tail would have been visible during the airframe assembly and flight testing.

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 maybe these are different circumstances


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 132, posted (2 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 24483 times:

Quoting CrimsonChin (Reply 129):
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.
Quoting Stitch (Reply 130):
Realistically that's not going to be possible since the tail would have been visible during the airframe assembly and flight testing.

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 166 by Jujug Spotting, on Flickr

Due to an unknown reason, EY decided to make the tail fin of MSN170 EY #2 visible.

Odd, I agree.



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User currently offlinesomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3306 posts, RR: 3
Reply 133, posted (2 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 24251 times:

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/download/644


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 134, posted (2 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 23847 times:

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 Flickr



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 135, posted (2 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 23384 times:

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

And yesterday, MSN160 QR #4 made its first flight. It should ferry to XFW later this month.


Take-off msn160 F-WWSG 14/5/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 136, posted (2 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 23203 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 135):
Airbus delivered MSN151 BA #6 today. It should fly to LHR later today.

G-XLEF is airborne, the delivery flight can be tracked here:

http://fr24.com/BAW9156



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User currently offlinebycac From France, joined Mar 2010, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 137, posted (2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 22932 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 136):

On take off

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2917/14191081074_e70a166682_c.jpg


User currently offlineEPA001 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 4700 posts, RR: 38
Reply 138, posted (2 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 22840 times:
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Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 125):
Customer acceptance flight was today. Word has it that MSN150 will participate to the ILA Berlin air show.

Great picture. One of the best angles to look at the impressive A380.  
Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 126):
The tail fin for MSN170 EY #2 was transported to the final assembly line today.

Very interesting. This could be a big surprise and possibly the best looking A380 livery to come?   .

Quoting CrimsonChin (Reply 129):
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.

That is what I thought too. Well, we have a clou of what the new livery will look like. Now we are anxious for the final result.   .


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 139, posted (2 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 22497 times:

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. MSN143 should be delivered next month, together with MSN145.


A380 flightline by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 140, posted (2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 21946 times:

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 16/5/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr


Ferry Flight msn162 F-WWSL 16/5/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 141, posted (2 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 21645 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 140):
MSN162 BC #1 was ferried to XFW for cabin fit and painting today.

The arrival in XFW:


A380 Skymark JA380A by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr


A380 Skymark JA380A by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 142, posted (2 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 21412 times:

The XFW flightline this evening:


A380 Flightline by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr



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User currently offlineReinerS From Germany, joined Mar 2014, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 143, posted (2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 20731 times:

Asiana #01 does a test flight now and i think it is on the way to TLS:

http://www.flightradar24.com/AIB03AP/359fd80



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User currently offlinebycac From France, joined Mar 2010, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 144, posted (2 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 20578 times:

Asiana is back at TLS !

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2930/14019658208_b2e51ca5f9_c.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5534/14019658028_420197c473_c.jpg


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 145, posted (2 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 20513 times:

It should deliver in the coming weeks, first revenue service is scheduled for mid-June.


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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 146, posted (2 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 19551 times:

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.

[Edited 2014-05-19 01:10:14]


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User currently offlinesomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3306 posts, RR: 3
Reply 147, posted (2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 19173 times:

Both MSN160 (QR #4) and MSN163 (BA #8) is being ferried TLS-XFW for outfitting today

User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 148, posted (2 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 18673 times:

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.


A380 British Airways G-XLEH by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr

3) MSN160 QR #4 arrival in XFW today.


A380 Qatar A7-APD by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr



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User currently offlineAb345 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2013, 370 posts, RR: 1
Reply 149, posted (2 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 18555 times:
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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? 

User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 150, posted (2 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 18246 times:

Quoting Ab345 (Reply 149):
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?

Well, that's not going to happen. BA #10 and #11 have been allocated recently (MSN 192 and 194).

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 136):
G-XLEF is airborne, the delivery flight can be tracked here:

G-XLEF operated its first revenue flight to HKG yesterday. And with the arrival of the 6th A380, BA is operating a double daily to LAX.

http://i.imgur.com/cqgUCHJ.png

[Edited 2014-05-20 00:56:45]


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User currently offlinebycac From France, joined Mar 2010, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 151, posted (2 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 17743 times:

And more of Asiana , just out from hangar and fully ready for his acceptance flight.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5528/14227972392_6f50ab049b_c.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5151/14043623979_ff415236b6_c.jpg


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 152, posted (2 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 18009 times:

Quoting bycac (Reply 151):
And more of Asiana , just out from hangar and fully ready for his acceptance flight.

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



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 153, posted (2 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 17596 times:

There was an initial engine run on MSN117 AF #10 today.


A380 AirFrance F-HPJJ by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr



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User currently offlineUnflug From Germany, joined Jan 2012, 439 posts, RR: 2
Reply 154, posted (2 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 17086 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 153):
initial engine run on MSN117 AF #10

How did it get to XFW??


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 155, posted (2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 16955 times:

Quoting Unflug (Reply 154):
How did it get to XFW??

With leased engines.



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User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2686 posts, RR: 25
Reply 156, posted (2 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 16875 times:

@ 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 checked how MSN 117 looked when it had its transfer flight and it had engines with the AF-logo. So I am afraid that in this case they did not use "pusher engines" but the actual custome-engines.


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 157, posted (2 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 16768 times:

Quoting bycac (Reply 151):
And more of Asiana , just out from hangar and fully ready for his acceptance flight.

Yesterday's flight was canceled, MSN152 is now airborne for its customer acceptance flight:

http://fr24.com/AIB04AP

Delivery is set for May 28 followed by MSN137 QR #1 on May 31. Subject to change of course.

Quoting N14AZ (Reply 156):
However, I just checked how MSN 117 looked when it had its transfer flight and it had engines with the AF-logo. So I am afraid that in this case they did not use "pusher engines" but the actual custome-engines.

Thanks. In that case it was just condensation instead of oil being burned. Or are they storing oil inside the engine during the cabin installation?



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User currently offlinesomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3306 posts, RR: 3
Reply 158, posted (2 months 3 days ago) and read 16549 times:

MSN173, BA #9, is underway to TLS on convoy 13/2014

User currently offlineWingedMigrator From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2212 posts, RR: 56
Reply 159, posted (2 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 16180 times:

Quoting N14AZ (Reply 156):
it had engines with the AF-logo.

The engines do not have a logo. The nacelle does, and remains in place when the engine is changed.


User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2686 posts, RR: 25
Reply 160, posted (2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 15682 times:

Quoting WingedMigrator (Reply 159):
The nacelle does, and remains in place when the engine is changed.

Aah, that's the explanation. Thank's for yout feedback.


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 161, posted (2 months 2 days ago) and read 15462 times:

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. With this shortcut, two small villages will be avoided.

http://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2014...-traversera-plus-vite-le-gers.html



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User currently onlineHeavierthanair From Switzerland, joined Oct 2000, 786 posts, RR: 0
Reply 162, posted (2 months 2 days ago) and read 15411 times:

G´day

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 161):
it will take the A380 convoy 1 night less to reach the factory in TLS

Now THAT is what I would call a hidden subsidy   

Surely our friends accross the Atlantic will take note of that one   


Cheers

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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12331 posts, RR: 25
Reply 163, posted (2 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 15309 times:

Quoting Heavierthanair (Reply 162):
Surely our friends accross the Atlantic will take note of that one

To quote Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier's comments on subsidies, "This is bullshit!"  

Ref: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...rbus-bregier-idUSL6N0O54Y420140519



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User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2686 posts, RR: 25
Reply 164, posted (2 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 15022 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 163):
...

Sir, you really should have qouted Reuter's note at the beginning of that article:

Quote:
(Editor's Note: Paragraph 11 contains language that may be offensive to some readers)

 


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 165, posted (2 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 14611 times:

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-a380-delivery/

Quote:
With the handover of its first A380 during a ceremony in Toulouse, France, Asiana Airlines will become the 11th operator worldwide to receive Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner. Online coverage of this delivery will be available on a special website, which will include video highlights, photos, feature stories and more.

Live streaming of the ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. local time in Toulouse.



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User currently offlinetortugamon From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 3385 posts, RR: 10
Reply 166, posted (2 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 14575 times:

Doric says Amedeo isn't Doric; just ex Doric employees. Doric doesnt seem happy.

tortugamon


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 167, posted (2 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 14571 times:

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 that the media keeps using both names through each other.


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User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2686 posts, RR: 25
Reply 168, posted (2 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 14572 times:

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 166):
Doric says Amedeo isn't Doric; just ex Doric employees. Doric doesnt seem happy.

??? 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 funny because I was thinking about Amadeo yesterday and wanted to ask my dear a-net fellows: any news? IIRC they said there will be information about the lessors at the end of last year, then changed to beginning of this year, wasn't it?


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Reply 169, posted (2 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 14461 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 167):
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.

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 Doric fired the guys who started Amedeo and that those guys are making false claims about what they used to do for Doric. Definitely some bad blood.

Quoting N14AZ (Reply 168):
Do you have a link to that story (I remember it was reported about earlier).
http://www.doric.com/fileadmin/Doric...Update/2014_05_15_doric_update.pdf

I was on my ipad earlier and it wasn't easy to post this.

tortugamon


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 170, posted (2 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 14449 times:

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 169):
CAPA said it was a rebrand and others also called it a name change.

That is incorrect, Doric and Amedeo are two different entities.



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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30537 posts, RR: 84
Reply 171, posted (2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 14215 times:
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Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 167):
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 that the media keeps using both names through each other.

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 Doric Air Lease for improper use of the Doric brand and Doric Air Lease renamed themselves Amedeo. I expect that is the source of much of the confusion about them being linked or part of the same overall organization.


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10667 posts, RR: 30
Reply 172, posted (2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 13861 times:

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 body join and was moved to the next phase of assembly:


Change station second A380 Etihad Airways by Jujug Spotting, on Flickr

[Edited 2014-05-23 01:52:36]


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User currently offlinebycac From France, joined Mar 2010, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 173, posted (2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 13761 times:

To complete KArel !

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2923/14246909911_feb56ab212_c.jpg


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Reply 174, posted (2 months 19 hours ago) and read 13359 times:

MSN152 has been applied with its final registration (HL7625):


Msn152 HL7625 23/5/2014 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr



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