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Qatar Airways 1st A380 Maiden Flight

Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:45 am

Qatar Airways first A380 flight A7-AKA
QR A380 configuration with 517 seats with 42 will be in business class
Its the first A380 to be built with the full-life wing from the outset following design and assembly changes to prevent cracking problems with the wing-rib brackets.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF2eMECv770
 
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RE: Qatar Airways 1st A380 Maiden Flight

Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:55 am

No F? Interesting... That's gotta be one of the densest 380s out there today.
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RE: Qatar Airways 1st A380 Maiden Flight

Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:04 am

Quoting almehairiauh (Thread starter):
QR A380 configuration with 517 seats with 42 will be in business class

I thought it was going to have 8F and 52J?

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RE: Qatar Airways 1st A380 Maiden Flight

Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:32 am

Quoting almehairiauh (Thread starter):
QR A380 configuration with 517 seats with 42 will be in business class

If that is the final configuration it will be very interesting to see where do they deploy them, they state that they want to use them in slot controlled airports but at the same time that airports are the highest yields ones, London, Tokyo, New York...

Where do they fly right now the 2 class B77W? BKK, JNB, MAD?
 
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RE: Qatar Airways 1st A380 Maiden Flight

Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:36 am

The information in the start post is not correct. The cabin will feature 8 F | 52 J | 457 Y = 517 seats.

[Edited 2013-09-10 00:37:18]
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RE: Qatar Airways 1st A380 Maiden Flight

Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:51 am

Quoting migair54 (Reply 3):
Where do they fly right now the 2 class B77W? BKK, JNB, MAD?

QR has only 2 class configuration B77W's

Type 1 = 42J 293Y
Type 2 = 24J 356Y
 
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RE: Qatar Airways 1st A380 Maiden Flight

Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:56 am

Quoting almehairiauh (Thread starter):
Its the first A380 to be built with the full-life wing from the outset following design and assembly changes to prevent cracking problems with the wing-rib brackets.

Great for Akbar Al-Baker for not accepting anything less.

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 1):
No F? Interesting... That's gotta be one of the densest 380s out there today.

Seriously?
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RE: Qatar Airways 1st A380 Maiden Flight

Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:09 am

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 4):
The information in the start post is not correct. The cabin will feature 8 F | 52 J | 457 Y = 517 seats


That makes a lot more sense,

Quoting almehairiauh (Reply 5):
QR has only 2 class configuration B77W's

Type 1 = 42J 293Y
Type 2 = 24J 356Y

Yes I know, that's why I was asking where do they fly them, I didn't notice that they have no F in any of the B77W.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways 1st A380 Maiden Flight

Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:20 am

Quoting migair54 (Reply 7):
Yes I know, that's why I was asking where do they fly them, I didn't notice that they have no F in any of the B77W.

They fly them on the United States routes. They do not offer first class in the US routes I think. (Exception being JFK?)
Correct me if i'm wrong.


Good to see the success of the A380.
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RE: Qatar Airways 1st A380 Maiden Flight

Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:26 am

At 2:45 in the video, you can see that the RAT was deployed. So a lot of testing even at the transfer flight to Hamburg.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways 1st A380 Maiden Flight

Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:29 am

They always deploy the RAT during landing in Hamburg.
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RE: Qatar Airways 1st A380 Maiden Flight

Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:55 am

Thank you Karel for the information.
a) What is the reason for this?
b) Can the RAT at the A380 be automatically redeployed or is this a manually action?
 
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RE: Qatar Airways 1st A380 Maiden Flight

Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:09 pm

Quoting migair54 (Reply 7):
I didn't notice that they have no F in any of the B77W.

A while ago, QR announced it would remove F class from all its fleet with the exception of the A380.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways 1st A380 Maiden Flight

Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:14 pm

Quoting almehairiauh (Thread starter):
Its the first A380 to be built with the full-life wing from the outset following design and assembly changes to prevent cracking problems with the wing-rib brackets.

I bet it does but does it have the twist too? All wings have the twist since a while back, right?
 
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RE: Qatar Airways 1st A380 Maiden Flight

Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:19 pm

Quoting A380900 (Reply 13):
I bet it does but does it have the twist too? All wings have the twist since a while back, right?

Probably:

http://pro.flightglobal.com/news/art...-highest-weight-capability-387445/
 
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RE: Qatar Airways 1st A380 Maiden Flight

Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:05 pm

Quoting bobmuc (Reply 11):

Thank you Karel for the information.
a) What is the reason for this?
b) Can the RAT at the A380 be automatically redeployed or is this a manually action?

a) Tested to make sure it operates correctly, much easier to test in anger than in a hanger. The RAT can only be restowed on the ground.

b) Both. There is some strict logic behind auto deployment the main being Total Engine FlameOut (TEFO is the Airbus acronym) and complete AC generation loss.
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RE: Qatar Airways 1st A380 Maiden Flight

Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:02 am

Great, CAnt wait to give this bird try on LHR-DOH  
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RE: Qatar Airways 1st A380 Maiden Flight

Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:29 am

Quoting bobmuc (Reply 11):
a) What is the reason for this?
b) Can the RAT at the A380 be automatically redeployed or is this a manually action?

Geo772 has given you the answers already  

The ferry flight to Hamburg is usually also the first flight of the airframe, that's why you see them landing in XFW with the RAT deployed.
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RE: Qatar Airways 1st A380 Maiden Flight

Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:04 am

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 17):
The ferry flight to Hamburg is usually also the first flight of the airframe, that's why you see them landing in XFW with the RAT deployed.

Now I'm back on track:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 10):
They always deploy the RAT during landing in Hamburg.
means, that they "always" deploy the RAT only when it's the ferry/first flight to XFW.  

Thank you!
 
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RE: Qatar Airways 1st A380 Maiden Flight

Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:20 am

Correct, that's what I meant. Thanks  
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