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Launch Customer For A380?  
User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1509 times:

Does SQ hold this honor? Did they sign the contract first?

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User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

I believe its Emirates. About the first flight; SIA will make the first departure with a revenue flight, flying from SIA to LHR. Emirates will depart the same day but later from DXB in order to make the first landing with arevenue flight. Atleast that's what I've read.


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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

Noel Forgear (sp) has said on two occassions that Singapore Airlines Limtited will make the first flight. However as mentioned above, this is vague.

In addition, I see no interest in SIA of flying to LHR firstly becuase it is apparently going to put it on it's most profitable route, SIN - HKG - SFO.

Singapore Airlines could also do SIN - KUL just to get the first revenue flight departure and arrival.

In addition, I think it would be better of Airbus to make the A380 as quickly as possible and not wait until they have made 2 and then deliver them.



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User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

Sometimes things aren't so logical as they might look...


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User currently offlineAreopagus From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1368 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1422 times:

I think it would be better of Airbus to make the A380 as quickly as possible and not wait until they have made 2 and then deliver them.

It would be quicker for Airbus to borrow back the first few customer airplanes for certification flight testing. When certification is complete, they can go into service simultaneously.


User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

OK....but who ordered it first? I think it was SQ that singed the LOI first....but Emirates signed the first contract?

User currently offlineParra From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1410 times:

They'll probably build a few prototypes that will go to Emirates and SIA. Virgin operate a couple of A340 prototypes.

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