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Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:20 am

Found this on Thailand's popular aviation website:

http://www.hflight.net/forums/topic/7378-

Enjoy!
 
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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:22 am

Great find!

Can't wait to see the whole plane, should be looking stunning in Thai's colors!
 
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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:31 am

Wish TG had stuck with the maroon, this colour sucks, only looks nice in certain light when the metallic sheen shows up and it appears a brighter purple shade than the mauve.
 
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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:45 am

Quoting RoyalOrchid773 (Thread starter):
Found this on Thailand's popular aviation website:

Looks great love that colour. Thanks for the heads up   

Cant wait to see the first one on delivery day . Config is quite nice also 12F 60J and 435 Y
 
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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:32 pm

The THAI 380's will have to be one of my favourites out there when they enter service.
I am looking forward to flying one of them into Bangkok.

By the way, TH 's 747 are a common sight in Phuket and Chiang Mai. Any idea if the 380 will be deployed initially on these domestic sectors, just the way China Southern are deploying theirs?


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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:08 pm

Quoting RoyalOrchid773 (Thread starter):
Found this on Thailand's popular aviation website:

Thanks very much for the link. Do you mind giving us a short summary of what is written there? I assume the pictures were taken during client inspections in Nordenham, Germany, and in Filton, UK, correct?
 
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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:11 pm

I find it a pity that TG has decided to abandon the metallic purple color they used before and have gone for the plain purple color instead. The metallic purple was much nicer in my opinion. Why did TG abandon this color?

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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:49 pm

I am pretty sure that TG will operate flights to CNX or/and HKT - it will be a great training for the pilots on such s short hop between an international leg out of BKK
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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:10 pm

Will TG use the same first class seats on the A380 as the 744? If so, how many? Upper or lower deck?
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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:33 pm

Quoting N14AZ (Reply 5):

I had a feeling something wasnt right when I saw the ex-Jet/Turkish 77W repainted in TG livery even in daylight it lacked that metallic sheen that made it worthwhile, this colour is horrible.

The only explanation is not maintainable nor cost effective.
 
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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:11 pm

Great news! I look forward to when the A380 goes in to service with Thai Airways.

Any chance it can fly from Los Angeles non-stop?

Quoting ACES320 (Reply 4):
By the way, TH 's 747 are a common sight in Phuket and Chiang Mai.

I've done that hop many times on their 747s.

Quoting A388 (Reply 6):
I find it a pity that TG has decided to abandon the metallic purple color they used before and have gone for the plain purple color instead.

The previous livery was so majestic. Too bad the A380 won't be in the old livery.
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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:19 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 10):

The previous livery was so majestic. Too bad the A380 won't be in the old livery.

He meant the current livery used to be metallic, not the old livery.
 
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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:27 pm

Quoting N14AZ (Reply 5):
Thanks very much for the link. Do you mind giving us a short summary of what is written there?

Google translation


November 2, 2554 - Mr. Piyasvasti Amranand, President of Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (PLC), revealed that the components and the tail of the Airbus A380-800 aircraft, the airline has been painted decoration is a symbol of Thai Airways International and the national flag. Thailand has been completed. It has gradually conveyor components. To aircraft assembly plant in Toulouse. Republic of France. And will begin assembling into. fuselage in November this year, the airline ordered Airbus A380-800, 6 aircraft and is scheduled to take delivery of Airbus A380-800 aircraft for about a month in September 2555. The Airbus. A380-800 passenger aircraft, the largest in the world. The cutting-edge technology and friendly environment. The innovation of the structure. Efficient use of fuel and flight control system. The airline is set to design the interior for maximum passenger comfort. The 507 seats are first-class seats, 12 seat 60 seat business class and 435 economy class seats.

Quoting N14AZ (Reply 5):
and in Filton, UK, correct?

The wings are assembled at Broughton, Wales.
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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:27 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 10):
The previous livery was so majestic. Too bad the A380 won't be in the old livery.

Just to be clear, I'm referring to the same livery they have now but they are using a different color purple now which in my opinion isn't as beautiful as the previous metallic purple they used. See the difference below:

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And look how beautiful the MD11 was with the older purple used:



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The "older" purple was much more beautiful.

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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:36 pm

Quoting dandaire (Reply 12):
6 aircraft and is scheduled to take delivery of Airbus A380-800 aircraft for about a month in September 2555

Just for the sake of clarity as the Google Chrome translator does the job rather to literally. The 2555 Thai Buddhist calendar correspond to September 2012 of the Gregorian Calendar. That gives us a time lead of 10 months. Jolly God, that's quite a long time it takes to build those birds from scratch. I was expecting to see her flying sooner than that.   
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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:41 pm

What a shame that Thai threw away the tasteful livery they used to have and replaced it with something that makes the aircraft look like a bar of chocolate.    I wonder if anyone would oblige with a photoshop of what a TG A380 could ( and should) have looked like with the previous livery.
 
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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:38 pm

Quoting ACES320 (Reply 14):
The 2555 Thai Buddhist calendar correspond to September 2012 of the Gregorian Calendar.

Thanks for that clarification. I had already written an angry post about such unacceptable delays and so on...  
Quoting ACES320 (Reply 14):
That gives us a time lead of 10 months. Jolly God, that's quite a long time it takes to build those birds from scratch.

Well, 10 months will be just the time between transportation of the parts to Toulouse and delivery. I don't know how much time they need for producing all the fuselage sections and the wings.

Quoting ACES320 (Reply 14):
I was expecting to see her flying sooner than that.

Roll-out from final assembly should be 3 1/2 months after all parts have arrived in Toulouse, which is tomorrow, when convoy 21/2011 arrives (the tail fin will come some days later per Beluga) + 3.5 months => middle of February 2012 but rather March 2012 because of the christmas holidays. First flight could be then in April 2012 or early May 2012.

Quoting dandaire (Reply 12):
Google translation

Thailand has been completed.

Oh, this is good news. I was being told in school that it was actually already completed since some years but this was wrong, obviously.   
 
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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:55 pm

I totally preffer the 'old' metallic purple scheme and will miss it a lot!
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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:59 pm

The new shade is exactly what the older one appeared like when its metallic particles shined as seen on MD-11 pic, so basically they have gone for that shade minus the metallic effect, but the gold bits still seem to be metallic paint.
 
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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:14 pm

Quoting ColAvionLover (Reply 17):
I totally preffer the 'old' metallic purple scheme and will miss it a lot!
Quoting 777way (Reply 18):
The new shade is exactly what the older one appeared like when its metallic particles shined as seen on MD-11 pic, so basically they have gone for that shade minus the metallic effect, but the gold bits still seem to be metallic paint.

Yes, VS did the same with their metallic red color on the tail and engines which now is normal red on their A333's. That lasted even shorter compared to TG.

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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:18 pm

Here is an amazing rendering over a live image of how it will look finished:

http://yssyforum.net/board/showthread.php?t=1260
 
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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:23 pm

Quoting 777way (Reply 2):
Wish TG had stuck with the maroon, this colour sucks, only looks nice in certain light when the metallic sheen shows up and it appears a brighter purple shade than the mauve.

Couldn't agree more
 
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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:00 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 19):

VS metallic red is back, the A330s only got the non-metallic paint due to delivery, while VS were working on perfecting the metallic version as it was chipping off from other aircraft, the A340s are now wearing the new metallic red, A330s will eventually get it too.
 
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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:41 pm

Should be one good looking bird! I think that and KE will have the best looking A380's out of them all.
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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:13 pm

Quoting N14AZ (Reply 5):

The original LANDOR purple I believe is closest to the MD-11 shot shown above. The major changes were from the cheat Line to the UPS dip & swoosh.
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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:20 pm

Quoting simplikate (Reply 20):
Here is an amazing rendering over a live image of how it will look finished:

Very nice .

Quoting worldliner (Reply 23):
I think that and KE will have the best looking A380's out of them all.

+1 Love that livery on the A380. There is a nice TR on it just posted also .
 
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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:18 am

Quoting simplikate (Reply 20):
Here is an amazing rendering over a live image of how it will look finished:

http://yssyforum.net/board/showthrea...=1260

Quoted from that article, it also says that the A380 are only for the LHR runs. Although the article is from 2008 is that still the case? What about the other 747 destinations, the FRA star alliance hub springs first to my mind. Definitely other European gates are up to the capacity of the 380 where the 350/787 would prove too small for the size of thze market.

Quoting N14AZ (Reply 16):
Quoting ACES320 (Reply 14):
The 2555 Thai Buddhist calendar correspond to September 2012 of the Gregorian Calendar.

Thanks for that clarification. I had already written an angry post about such unacceptable delays and so on...


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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:24 am

Quoting dandaire (Reply 12):
Google translation


November 2, 2554 - Mr. Piyasvasti Amranand, President of Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (PLC), revealed that the components and the tail of the Airbus A380-800 aircraft, the airline has been painted decoration is a symbol of Thai Airways International and the national flag. Thailand has been completed. It has gradually conveyor components. To aircraft assembly plant in Toulouse. Republic of France. And will begin assembling into. fuselage in November this year, the airline ordered Airbus A380-800, 6 aircraft and is scheduled to take delivery of Airbus A380-800 aircraft for about a month in September 2555. The Airbus. A380-800 passenger aircraft, the largest in the world. The cutting-edge technology and friendly environment. The innovation of the structure. Efficient use of fuel and flight control system. The airline is set to design the interior for maximum passenger comfort. The 507 seats are first-class seats, 12 seat 60 seat business class and 435 economy class seats.

That's an absolutely comical translation!... Yeah, good to know that Thailand has been completed - because we're going to have to wait a few hundred years for the plane..... But once it arrives, it will bring a friendly environment....  

Seriously, that tail looks great - I don't know what all the complaints are about - as does the mock-up of the entire livery. Thanks for linking!
 
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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:06 am

Quoting A388 (Reply 13):
Just to be clear, I'm referring to the same livery they have now but they are using a different color purple now which in my opinion isn't as beautiful as the previous metallic purple they used. See the difference below:

Thanks. I had no idea there had been a change in the type of paint used.

This is the majestic livery I was referring too.


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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:25 am

Maybe non-metallic Purple "Made in China" replaced the metallic Purple "Not made in China"?
I'd say it's about cost of color itself plus etc. I am eager to find out from TG insiders.

Anyway, what a long huge purple tail! Gonna love the logo!!
Let's just blame it on yields.
 
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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:44 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 28):
This is the majestic livery I was referring too.

Agreed, that was classy, the current livery looks like the wrapping from a box of cheap and tacky confectionery. (sigh!)
 
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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:40 am

Any information about the registration of TGs first A380?
 
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RE: Painted Tail Of TG's First A380

Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:09 am

Quoting viasa (Reply 31):

Any information about the registration of TGs first A380?

As per the production list of planespottingworld HS-MAR. That's also the registration used in the link provided by Simplikate.