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First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:40 am

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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:50 am

That looks amazing. Part of me also wants to see one in the standard livery, that would look good too.
 
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:51 am

Looks fantastic. Hope the livery brings a smile to the thousands who will board it as they go on holiday.
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:56 am

Nice fanfare.
Can't wait to see it, it looks gorgeous.
 
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:01 am

Quite stunning they chose tortoises for the livery of a machine that can do more than 500 kts per hour !
 
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:04 am

Wow!

Looks amazing!!!

Paint job that Hi-Fly should have had! Great work!!
 
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:26 am

Very nice livery.
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:29 am

Very Hi-Fly like, looks amazing nonetheless, good job and congrats to ANA.
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:30 am

That's a damn big turtle...
Also would like to see it in standard ANA livery.
 
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:41 am

Looks great! Hopefully there'll be a top up order and we'll get to see the whale jet in the standard ANA livery, a fleet of 3 is way too small for such a major carrier.
 
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:49 am

Turtles on a whale fits quite well! ;)
 
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:51 am

Some kind of good news for a program that needs some good news...

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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:06 pm

Fab ! I'm sure with the publicity and promotional work ANA are doing in Japan they'll fill it no problem to HNL.
 
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:06 pm

Very interesting livery. Planning to visit Hawaii next year and will definitely try out this bird.
 
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:18 pm

Wouldn't be surprised if ANA operates regular domestic operations with these big birds. After all Japanese market can sustain such flights.
 
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:24 pm

hotelima wrote:
Quite stunning they chose tortoises for the livery of a machine that can do more than 500 kts per hour !


You are looking at it from the wrong perspective. For the kid about to go on holiday, the thing will never get here.
 
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:48 pm

EmoticonsAllDay wrote:
Wouldn't be surprised if ANA operates regular domestic operations with these big birds. After all Japanese market can sustain such flights.

Except HND is not A380 compatible. Otherwise I'm sure HND - OKA would be a route - if OKA can take the 380 that is.
I don't think gates at HND are wide enough for the 380's wingspan nor are any of them fitted with triple jetties.
 
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:50 pm

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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:34 pm

Beautiful bird. Hope to see it in person one day but doubt it will happen. Good luck ANA.
 
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:35 pm

airkas1 wrote:


IMO, that is definitely the prettiest A380. The livery definitely hides the 'ugly duckling' nature of the aircraft :lol:
 
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:36 pm

BlueberryWheats wrote:
That looks amazing. Part of me also wants to see one in the standard livery, that would look good too.


I want to go there and get some pictures. No idea if they will be testing in Toulouse or in Germany.

What do you think? Where is the best chance I can see it and get pictures?
No idea when they will have the delivery ceremony. I suppose it won't be long.

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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:37 pm

I bet the boys in the paint shop had a blast creating that masterpiece :)
 
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:44 pm

EmoticonsAllDay wrote:
airkas1 wrote:


IMO, that is definitely the prettiest A380. The livery definitely hides the 'ugly duckling' nature of the aircraft :lol:


She is the first one in a series of 3 in different colours.

Each one will have a different Hawaiian name.

I hope Airbus can have one to display at the Paris Air Show. it would be a gigantic success.

They really need more sales. I am sure if ANA does well with them, then JAL will also buy 3.

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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:46 pm

Looks really cute. Which is quite an achievement for an aircraft this size.
 
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:57 pm

This A380 will now enter the cabin completion phase followed by ground and flight tests. Source: Aeronews.
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:07 pm

am i the only one that thinks it looks terrible? i mean, the whalejet barely looks good in a normal livery, let alone this abomination
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:11 pm

Superb livery
 
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:16 pm

Why did they opt to install Zodiac RAVE instead of Panasonic eX3?
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:20 pm

I was not expecting that! I am into it.

Is this an international bird or doing regional/domestic flights?
 
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:23 pm

So I assume a paint job is included in the purchase price yes? Would ANA have had to pay extra because this is a special livery?
 
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:35 pm

maverick4002 wrote:
So I assume a paint job is included in the purchase price yes? Would ANA have had to pay extra because this is a special livery?


It all started with a contest.

The aircraft's final design was selected from among 2,197 submissions from around the world, which were received by ANA during an open design contest conducted from Oct. 7-Nov. 30, 2016. An in-house selection committee awarded the grand prize to Chihiro Masuoka of Tokyo, for his concept "Sea Turtle Family," featuring the Hawaiian green sea turtle—a symbol of good luck and prosperity in Hawaii. Mr. Masuoka was awarded a pair of roundtrip business-class tickets for ANA's Tokyo-Honolulu route. In addition to the design contest's grand prize winner, four runners up, including the creators of the design "Stephen+Cayden" from the state of Hawaii, will receive commemorative gifts from ANA.

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read more here:
https://www.ana.co.jp/group/en/pr/201703/20170306.html

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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:51 pm

Finally!
That looks badass!
 
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:07 pm

Holy potatoes!!
This actually makes the A380 a GOOD LOOKING aircraft! Good job with the fat cover-up, ANA!
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:17 pm

musman9853 wrote:
am i the only one that thinks it looks terrible? i mean, the whalejet barely looks good in a normal livery, let alone this abomination


Perhaps so. Like the other posters, I'm impressed with this scheme. Further, I thinks it the best look yet for an A380. This was a brilliant idea to cover-up the aircraft's otherwise rather ungainly appearance and it does an especially good job of disguising the giant forehead look (think Uncle Fester from The Addams Family).
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:40 pm

musman9853 wrote:
am i the only one that thinks it looks terrible?


So far, yes.
 
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:43 pm

1000 seat configuration?
 
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:46 pm

I think it looks awesome. Creative and unique. Nice work.
 
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:48 pm

musman9853 wrote:
am i the only one that thinks it looks terrible?


Couldn't muster enough courage to state my opinion. Convinced myself not seeing the same image as others based on their comments.
 
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:48 pm

Will the cabin be a 4 class or 3 class layout?
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:53 pm

sgbroimp wrote:
1000 seat configuration?


No, maximum seat number limited to 873 by evacuation testing.

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2006/03/a380-successfully-completes-evacuation-test.html

Good to see a completely different, non-Euro White, livery emerge from the paint shop!
 
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:08 pm

Looks really good. I'm glad they embraced the whale. Hope I get to fly it. :)
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:55 pm

readytotaxi wrote:
Will the cabin be a 4 class or 3 class layout?


This page has all the information with a seating map on both levels.

There is a First Class, a Business Class, a Premium Economy (upper deck)
Economy and Couchii cabins are on the lower deck.

The main deck will have 383 Economy Class seats, which includes 60 couch seats.

All classes will have access to bar counters. Lastly, behind the main deck, ANA has created a multi-purpose room where new mothers will be able to tend to their babies and passengers will be able to change before arriving at their destination.

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https://www.ana.co.jp/group/en/pr/20180 ... 425-2.html
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:24 pm

maverick4002 wrote:
I was not expecting that! I am into it.

Is this an international bird or doing regional/domestic flights?


As of right now it's announced that they will be used on flights to HNL. There may be some domestic or regional familiarity flights for training before the first HNL flights in May but I'm not aware of anything specific.
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:29 pm

hotelima wrote:
Quite stunning they chose tortoises for the livery of a machine that can do more than 500 kts per hour !


Zoologically, the honu is a sea turtle (family Chelonioidea), not a tortoise. The honu has a unique status in the culture and iconology of Hawaii.
A tortoise (family Testudinidae) is a subtype of turtle. Tortoises a re slow-moving terrestrial reptiles. Think Galapogos.

Brilliant marketing by NH. This is the most famous "aircraft" [livery] in Japan... and it has yet to fly commercially.
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:09 pm

Concorde > This plane > others.
 
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:33 pm

fraspotter wrote:
maverick4002 wrote:
I was not expecting that! I am into it.

Is this an international bird or doing regional/domestic flights?


As of right now it's announced that they will be used on flights to HNL. There may be some domestic or regional familiarity flights for training before the first HNL flights in May but I'm not aware of anything specific.



Do they really want to use this bird ONLY on the route from HND to HNL, no other routes??? All the three 380???
 
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Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:48 pm

MadameConcorde wrote:
readytotaxi wrote:
Will the cabin be a 4 class or 3 class layout?


This page has all the information with a seating map on both levels.

There is a First Class, a Business Class, a Premium Economy (upper deck)
Economy and Couchii cabins are on the lower deck.

The main deck will have 383 Economy Class seats, which includes 60 couch seats.

All classes will have access to bar counters. Lastly, behind the main deck, ANA has created a multi-purpose room where new mothers will be able to tend to their babies and passengers will be able to change before arriving at their destination.

read more here:
https://www.ana.co.jp/group/en/pr/20180 ... 425-2.html

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