gilesdavies
Posts: 2290
Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2003 7:51 pm

How Many A380's Has Airbus Built To Date?

Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:21 am

I was just curious to know how many A380's have so far come off the Airbus production line...

I have seen numerous photos of A380's, some wearing SQ, LH and EK liveries and a photo of four A380's flying in formation together, all in Airbus in-house colours...

Reason I ask, is because I thought SQ was the airline to receive an A380 this year and some other airlines like EK and LH are not due to get them until 2009. What will these other aircrafts be doing until they are delivered? Anyone able to confirm delivery dates of the airlines that have placed orders?
 
User avatar
Stitch
Posts: 23873
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:26 am

RE: How Many A380's Has Airbus Built To Date?

Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:30 am

Depends on how you define "built".  Wink

Airbus has two dozen frames or so in various stages of completion, in terms of having the fuselage assembled and the wings/stabilizers attached. Some have full interiors while others are still being outfitted inside.

SQ will get their first frame - MSN003 - this October. They're scheduled to get I believe four or five more in 2008. The next batch of a dozen are for QF, EK, and MH. I expect QF and EK will get more then MH does in that both should be able to be produced quicker once Airbus has defined a wiring diagram for them, even if each frame receives a unique production certificate.
 
gbfra
Posts: 427
Joined: Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:50 am

RE: How Many A380's Has Airbus Built To Date?

Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:33 am

LH will get its first in 2009.
AF too, iirc, but I'm not absolutely sure.
The fundamental things apply as time goes by

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos