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Old 27th Sep 2007, 16:25
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It has not been announced. However, the ideas are around.

The first SQ A380, number 003, enters service on 28th October, daily SIN-SYD. Singapore has, I think, announced that the second route would be SIN-LHR. This is too long for a daily trip with just one plane. However, it is thought that SQ is willing to serve the route 3 times in a week - as soon as they have their second plane. This is number 005, and is supposed to arrive sometime in January.
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A380 @ SFO Thurs 4 Oct 07

Does anyone know the approx departure time for the big bird's visit to SFO today? I'd love to sneak out of work a little early to get a good pic or so of it. Depending on which runway they use you can sometimes get some great pics from the mega-store parking lots in South San Francisco.
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Old 11th Oct 2007, 17:39
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New Delivery Website for A380

Check this out, neat site:

http://www.a380delivery.com

Big Bird's gonna be a crowd pleaser, she is. Big ceremony planned.

Cheers, y'all.
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Old 12th Oct 2007, 10:15
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And now Grupo Marsans has announced an intention to purchase 4 A380s, 2 for Air Plus and 2 for Aerolineas Argentinas, as part of a larger Airbus package.
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Thumbs up A380 Delivered

I have just watched the delivery of the A380 to Singapore airlines. Very nice aircraft. The CEO made some interesting comments along the lines of "You have to look after your crew and pilots", I thought this was obvious but it looks like they've actually put some bits in to make a difference - mirrors, larger galleys ergonomially designed to minimise lift and twist operations, and even foldaway seats in the galleys. The Airbus representative was indicating that they expect other airlines to adopt some of these ideas.
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Old 15th Oct 2007, 12:42
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7043812.stm
Anyone know what the seat/class configuration is?
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A380 business class seats

According to Flight Int today, (cutaway)
SQ have 60 business class seats on the upper deck.
None on the lower
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Old 15th Oct 2007, 14:14
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Anyone know what the seat/class configuration is?
R12 J60 Y399

Main Deck:
Suite (R) 12 (Door 1 <-> Door 2)
Economy (Y) 311 (D2 <-> D5)

Upper Deck:
Business (J) 60 (-> D7 <-> D8)
Economy (Y) 89 (D8 <-> D9 ->)

With the suites, there are twelve seats but ten suites, rows 1/2/3/4 A&K are single suites, rows 3/4 C&D are doubles.

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Singapore Receives 1st A380 Finally!!

Airbus delivers first superjumbo (From BBC website)



Airbus has delivered its first finished A380 superjumbo jet to Singapore Airlines, 18 months behind schedule.
The construction of the A380, able to carry up to 800 passengers, has been beset by persistent and costly delays.
It has also been overshadowed by allegations of insider trading against managers at parent company EADS.
Chief executive Thomas Enders said the delivery of the world's largest commercial jet aircraft was "the latest milestone in a long journey".
Singapore Airlines took delivery of the double-decker plane at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, at a ceremony attended by more than 500 people.
It will be flown to its new home at Singapore's Changi airport on Wednesday.
The aircraft's first commercial flight will take place on 25 October, when the A380 takes off for Sydney.
"I realise how unsettling recent times, particularly the last 18 months, have been, but that only serves to make this achievement all the more impressive," Mr Enders told Airbus employees at the ceremony.
'Overcoming obstacles'
Airbus said on Monday it was on track to meet its target for A380 deliveries in 2008 and did not envisage further delays.

This has been a very difficult delivery and the troubles will resonate for some time


John Nance, aviation analyst,
on A380



Le Journal du Dimanche had reported on Sunday that Airbus remained worried about deliveries and had introduced a new set of measures last month to weed out any further delays.
To meet its revised production schedule, Airbus must hand over 13 completed planes in 2008 and four every month in 2009 and 2010.
Delays to the flagship project have cost Airbus 6bn euros (4.17bn; $8.5bn) and analysts believe the planemaker must now sell 420 models to make a profit on it.
It currently has 189 confirmed orders and tentative sales agreements in place.
Mr Enders and other executives have been under scrutiny for their role in the sale of EADS shares before the announcement in June 2006 that the A380 project would be delayed, news which led to a slump in the company's share price.
The matter is currently being investigated by French prosecutors but Mr Enders, other senior managers and EADS shareholders have all denied any wrongdoing.
Boeing problems
Many analysts remain to be convinced that Airbus' gamble on the success of the A380 - driven by what it believes will be ever-growing demand for long-haul travel between key global destinations - will pay off.



"It is something to celebrate when you launch a new airplane and get it turned over to a client," said John Nance, a US aviation analyst.
"But this has been a very difficult delivery and the troubles will resonate for some time.
"I am sure she will fly well and it is a magnificent achievement but I think it is a white elephant." Airbus is battling with rival Boeing for supremacy in the civil aviation manufacturing market. Boeing revealed recently that production of its new 787 aircraft - known as the Dreamliner - would be delayed by six months, leading some airlines to call for compensation.
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http://www.gillesvidal.com/rue89/airbusA380.htm
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Just a thought

"Singapore Airlines took delivery of the double-decker plane at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse"

Forgive me i'm not a pilot, who pays for the fuel for the Singapore leg home? Does it come with full tanks? As a new car?

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Give it a rest

Nice positive posting as per usual re Airbus
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Originally Posted by glad rag
Nice positive posting as per usual re Airbus.
I've umm... discussed John Nance before. Suffice it to say he lives in Tacoma which is 33 miles from Seattle.
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A380 for Mr. Bush?

According German Magazine SPIEGEL the Air Mobility Command made an Inquiry for A380 to EADS for possible replacement of Air Force One.

For my opinion, it's more likelihood that Mr. Bush will travel in a blimp before he puts his feed in an airbus.

http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/0,1518,512642,00.html
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Old 21st Oct 2007, 15:41
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hetfield, I agree: it will not happen as long as his proverbial is earth-tied. The blimp hopefully would be from CargoLifter.

Might have a chance renamed the Boeing 380 to go with his new EH 101 helicopters.... sorry Lockheed Martin VH71s.

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Edited (posted link at the same time).

Unlikely story.
The moment Dubja has been put out to grass next year, the new President/Senate/Congress would be sure to cancel the whole deal.
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Airbus for Bush...well it seems like his backward thinking...although does the US Military not have something written that they cannot buy foreign equipment if the same type is produced in the US?
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Old 21st Oct 2007, 16:53
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By the time this A380 will be delivered ( if indeed they order it ) it will be a long time since Bush is forgotten !

But that will be a sweet revenge for Hillary and Bill ( Bill was in Toulouse two weeks ago wasn't he? officially to promote his book I believe. )
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Old 21st Oct 2007, 17:17
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Will never happen.

They are replacing the Marine One (Presidential) helicopter fleet with new helos based on an Augusta/Westland design, but those helos will be assembled in the United States by Lockheed Martin.

Air Force One flies into a lot of airports that do not, and will not, have ground facilities/equipment capable of handling an A-380.

Congress WILL NEVER appropriate money for the Air Force to buy an Airbus to replace the President's airplane. There is a provision of United States law known as the Buy America Act. Though its requirements can be waived under certain circumstances, its unlikely the A-380 as a Presidential aircraft would ever qualify for a waiver.

For example, the United States no longer manufactures passenger railway cars, or subway/Metro/underground cars for that matter. All such railway cars are manufactured overseas, and shipped to a plant in the United states for assembly. This is the Buy America Act coming into play, even though the re is no U.S. manufacturer for such equipment anymore. So if the U.S. military were ever to buy a fleet of Airbuses, quite likely these would have to be assembled in the U.S.
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