Aviation Photo #1019788 Airbus A380-841 - Singapore Airlines (Airbus)

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Apart from coming to Singapore to participate and display at Asian Aerospace, the A380 also performed a series of compatability tests with the gates and ground equipment. Seen here at Gate E5 performing such tests, with plenty of ground crew to judge the "performance". And how about that catering truck that can reach the upper deck! [Nikon D200]
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Photo Added: March 18, 2006

Comments (82)

Anonymous
11 years ago
This is a fantastic picture, so much action. Great capture, thanks.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, a glimpse of things to come... Those caterers will need safety harnesses though!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Now that looks Kick ass! Very cool photo showing what its gonna be like having the A380 in service!

Junior747
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is a great shot...

Shows how commited the Singaporeans really are in getting things done right...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great stuff, love it! A picture where the ground equipment adds to the picture, instead of detracting. Thanks for sharing.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice photo, be great to finally see the A380 in Perth in 2006 or 2007, hopefully the sooner.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice, really shows how fast we really are moving through aviation. Really looking forward to flying in this bird.
Anonymous
11 years ago
We are looking at picture which we will see very common in next few years (Cheers~ )
Anonymous
11 years ago
Really nice pic, but I sure hope that catering truck has some serious side supports when the windy season comes :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot!Notice that SATS has change its "livery" on their vehicles.
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a beaultyfull lady !
Anonymous
11 years ago
So labour-intensive!
great shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Plenty of action in this shot. A very special day for Changi in its firsts gate excercises for the A380. T.B.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very cool photo!!! its Huge!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo! Oh! it's so big plane. I like that!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Does anyone know if any major American Airline will be flying this aircraft????
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just great!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
It’s always good to go with your gut instinct Andy. Interesting shot and it shows. Good work. –Carlos B
Anonymous
11 years ago
Taking inflight catering literally to new heights! Randall
Anonymous
11 years ago
I like this photo but it is a shame that the whether wasent good as this photo would look better!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
So they finally got their toy :)

Very beautiful picture!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Looks like in FRA. very good!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Yehh baby!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is real fair grounds, thanks all of contributers for their efforts.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The Leviathan devours people!
Looking forward to seing this in Zurich.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Does anyone know what routes it´ll fly?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow great shot!


look at all those people!!

-Zach Kuhn, Myaviation.net username F-WWCC
Anonymous
11 years ago
Thats the way i would like to see it wen it went to medellin colombia
Anonymous
11 years ago
A380 Power.


Thats what i like.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I read an article in a greek newspaper that the tests arent going as well as Airbus intended! Supposingly they have a major problem with the flexibility of the wings. The article said that the A380 approval may be delayed a year !!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Hi Andrew, this pic of yours is just great, thanks for sharing it with us all. We all wonder what the A380 will look like when we see it in full operationable service and your pic has helped us see that. It's a great pic, excellently composed. As for the Yank commenting that "It's a shame that the weather wasent good as this photo would look better." Well you know and the rest of us know that the cloudy sky gives it a dramatic back drop, so it is spot on!!!!! All the best from Ady :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
That is unbelieve about catering truck made higher on the upper deck. I am still can't believe it for first testing on catering truck. Does catering will able unloading or loading the carts? Great Shot, Andrew! :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Like ussual.......... I like it.... Give me an insight how an A380 will be handled in the future.........
Anonymous
11 years ago
I'm just wonder when this huge monster gets the real hard work!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow.. beautiful picture
Anonymous
11 years ago
Are those people midgets or is that plane HUGE ? It will be great if someone got a shot of these giant parked beside a 747 for size comparison.
Anonymous
11 years ago
What if Airbus builds a 3 decker passenger aircraft? Will there be a catering truck to go up there? I wanna see that! :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent!!! I want to visit Singapore eargerly to see this beauty!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love your picture.

Connor Short
p.s. i love planes
Anonymous
11 years ago
Lol, I departed to Den Pasar from gate E5 almost 3 months ago :D
Anonymous
11 years ago
I cant wait to see this in service flying into heathrow. Does anyone know if any other major british airline besides virgin will aquire this beautiful bird? lovely shot well done can truly get an idea of what to expect now if i ever get the chance to fly on one!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice picture dude! keep it good.. i hope phillipine airlines have that one soon..
Anonymous
11 years ago
I have seen some big planes, but this one boggles my mind. building something this big that will actually fly...amazing!! Hub Hubbard, Tucson AZ
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow!!!!!! i hade never seen anything like it before. Only if an american airline could fly opne of those. great shoot by the way.
Anonymous
11 years ago
No matter how i look and how many times i look at it, it still doesn't look bigger thank a boeng 747
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice picture of this a380 bird......but b777 and b747 is still the mightiest bird in the industry
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo of such an incredible jumbo. Maybe it's just me, but it still doesn't look all that huge compared to a 747.
Anonymous
11 years ago
My father used to fly for klm, i have found this plane to be of the most superior of all, looks and comfort are mostly reconised first, and the techinal engering is superb.
i wish you all safe and happy flying time on beard her,
all the best christina slooves
Anonymous
10 years ago
SIA has done it again..."First To Fly".... Can't wait till I board this baby in December!! SIA will be flying this Big baby for their Singapore - London and Singapore Sydney route.
Anonymous
10 years ago
AWSOME
Anonymous
10 years ago
So it doesn't look as big as a 747??? well let me remind you: IT IS bigger than a 747
Anonymous
10 years ago
The a380 at the gate looks amazing. very ugly plane though.b777,787,747, 757 look far better. good shot, though!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The big plane,the fabulous shape.excellent view of the photo.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Can't wait for the first pics of this bird when she flies into CYUL. ++ Love seeing technology at work around it. Something slightly uncomfortable and awe inspiring about that catering truck.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Fantastic plane bet u.s whish they had built this beauty
Anonymous
9 years ago
Thats wat we would consider a nice day in singapore, and i agree a picture of this next a 744 would be great
Anonymous
9 years ago
Stunning and powerfull view, but I'm still thinking It's uglier than 747..
Anonymous
9 years ago
Fine shot of the ground test! Nobody will be able to get a shot like this in Seattle when it happens. But what happens when two of these beasts arrive in America from Tokyo and London at the same time? A thousand people through Customs all at once?
Boeing and Airbus had quite a poker game in the early 1990s about this plane. Boeing folded; wisely, I think, given the 787 we came up with in response. Airbus hasn
Anonymous
9 years ago
I have to admit that she is the most majestic bird on the planet, but not the most beautiful. The boeing 757 will always be the hottest plane ever to be designed. Its fuselage is curved in such way, and no other planes of my knowledge are like that. Grteat shot
Anonymous
8 years ago
It's very nice but the boeing 777 will stay the best and the nicest bird flying in tthi planet
Anonymous
8 years ago
It shows how huge this thing is. People look like ants next to it.
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is one of the nicest A380 pictures! Especially that catering truck on second deck! Very nice. Presumably that catering company thought of servicing the upper-deck more efficiently!
Anonymous
8 years ago
A lot of people ... majestic bird
Anonymous
8 years ago
Beautiful plane, carries more passengers than a 747 and still uses less fuel!! what a wonder!! great pic
Anonymous
7 years ago
'Ok boys, we have 10 minutes to turn this a/c around! We need every ground handler and cleaner we can get!'
Great image, really gives you a good comparison and scale of the A380.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great shot and Bird !
Anonymous
7 years ago
Love this airline. Love those huge engine nacelles. The wings on this beast are elegant. The odd shape of the fuselage though...that's something only an airbus fan could love :)
Anonymous
7 years ago
It uses less fuel than the 20 year old design of the 747-400 however the new revolutionary 747-8 will use a lot less fuel than the a380 and carry only 50-100 less.
Anonymous
6 years ago
UFO's A380 and a lotta little green humanoids! :)
Nice shot of quite terrestrial view
Anonymous
6 years ago
'Let's top her up...' Hmm no matter how many ground crew come to aid, it must take a considerable amount of time to refuel this bird completely, perhaps a 40-60 minutes.
Anonymous
6 years ago
I love singapore airlines , and this is the beast , nice foto mate
Anonymous
6 years ago
And to think, all that ground equipment and crew could fit inside!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
If someone mistakenly push the throttle , all those people will be sucked like dirt...kool aid anyone ??
Anonymous
6 years ago
Even with all the troubles the Whale is still a impressive sight.
Anonymous
6 years ago
BIG!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great bird!! Boeing long dreamed about it, Airbus did it!!! What an achievement in terms of engineering advancement!!! The revolution has started just in the same way Boeing revolutionised travelled with the 747 some 40 years ago. Well done Airbus and Boeing for keeping our dreams alive!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow.. I actually thought that emirates would get the first A380 since they ordered so many but yeah. Don't know why Singapore had the privilege. But hey. Nice Pic
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great! I like the activity around the big bird.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Really BIG!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Real life shot. Looking forward to flying this bird from ZRH to SIN and to spend a day on the SIN observation gallery.
Anonymous
4 years ago
I guess they wanted to be sure the Singapore Airlines logo was easy to spot ; )
Anonymous
4 years ago
All the vehicles are attending the plane. Rare to see this with a lot of people

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