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Old February 15th, 2011, 04:04 PM   #2561
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Old February 15th, 2011, 04:49 PM   #2562
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Old February 15th, 2011, 06:56 PM   #2564
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Old February 16th, 2011, 11:54 AM   #2565
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Emirates sees A380 maturity in 2012
Emirates expects A380 despatch maturity in mid-2012

15 February 2011
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Despatch reliability yet to reach optimum level but carriers defend record of double-deck aircraft after recent hang-ups

Emirates' despatch reliability on the Airbus A380 remains below expectations but the carrier is confident all remaining kinks will be worked out by mid-2012, says Emirates president Tim Clark. He says the reliability figure for its A380 fleet is running at 97%. "It should be higher. Those last remaining percentage points are those niggly little things."

Clark was speaking at an event in Washington DC after a Singapore Airlines (SIA) aircraft was stranded in Zurich for three days with a rudder control fault, just a week after an in-flight smoke incident on a different double-deck A380 in the SIA fleet.

"It's a huge airplane, an extremely complex airplane, a new airplane and therefore will have all sorts of bugs the designers and engineers wouldn't have foreseen," Clark says, adding that the A380 is a "very good" aircraft. "I think all the launch customers in the first three or four years will face things like water leakage you probably have until the middle of next year for real maturity," he says.

SIA has defended the reliability of the A380, despite its recent problems. "The A380 has had one of the smoothest introductions to our fleet compared to our previous experience of entry into service of new aircraft," says the carrier.

"Technical issues do crop up from time to time, which is not unexpected even of aircraft types that have been in service for decades. The A380 is the world's first superjumbo aircraft, as well as the first aircraft with a clean sheet design in a long while, so any *operational disruptions that occur will naturally garner more attention."

Airbus has delivered 43 A380s to five operators. Emirates is the largest with 15, with 75 more on order, while SIA has 11.

"In the greater scheme of things, the aircraft's dispatch reliability is comparable to any aircraft currently in service.

"We continue to work with Airbus on ways to improve the operational performance of the A380," SIA adds.

In-flight engine failure on a Qantas A380 last November prompted the carrier to ground its fleet. Rolls-Royce, manufacturer of the Trent 900 powerplant, has booked a charge of £56 million ($90 million) to cover service, support and uncontracted *settlement.

Additional reporting Ghim-Lay Yeo
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Old February 16th, 2011, 12:24 PM   #2566
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I think that in my whole life, I've never felt so much the fact I was living in the 21st century than when I boarded in a Singapore Airlines A380 from Changi Terminal 3.

12 hours later, I arrived in Paris Charles de Gaulle and I was clearly back in the 20th century. Who told time travel didn't exist!
somehow funny.....Changi Terminal 3 was designed by an american architectural firm and the A380 is a French (European) aircraft....

And now everybody is saying the the future is in the East and that Europe and the US are so "20th" century while Asia is "21st" century....
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Old February 18th, 2011, 09:14 AM   #2567
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Old February 18th, 2011, 11:21 AM   #2568
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Skymark Airlines of Japan confirms order for four A380s

First Japanese airline to operate the A380
18 February 2011

Skymark Airlines, Japan’s third largest and fast growing airline, signed a contract for four A380s with Airbus, firming up a Memorandum of Understanding announced in November 2010.

The contract was signed on Thursday, 17th February, during a ceremony held at Airbus' headquarters in Toulouse, France, in the presence of Skymark Airlines President, Shinichi Nishikubo, Airbus President and CEO, Tom Enders, and Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers, John Leahy, together with Airbus Japan CEO, Stephane Ginoux.

At the signing ceremony Shinichi Nishikubo said, “We believe that the A380, the world’s most cost-efficient, modern and environmentally friendly aircraft with cutting-edge technologies, will provide us with a strong competitive advantage and safe operation. We will become the very first Japanese airline to offer our passengers a unique and new experience of flying – more space, more comfort and a quieter cabin. With the four-engined A380, we are free from ETOPS constraints and can provide flexible operations.”

“We are pleased to welcome Skymark as our newest and first Japanese A380 customer,” said Tom Enders, Airbus President and CEO. “The A380 is the most eco-efficient solution to allow Japan's air traffic to grow in a capacity constrained environment.”

The A380 is the most advanced, spacious and eco-efficient airliner in service today. Over ten million passengers have already enjoyed the unique experience of flying on board the all-new aircraft. The in-service fleet has accumulated by now almost 250,000 revenue flight hours in nearly 28,000 commercial flights. 20 major airports are currently served by the flagship of the 21st century.

Today, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, and Air France operate the aircraft on daily services to Narita Airport. Starting from March 27, 2011, Singapore Airlines will extend its A380 operation from Narita to Los Angeles, while Korean Air’s first A380 service to Narita is scheduled on June 1 this year.

Following today's announcement, total firm orders for the A380 stand at 244 from 19 customers worldwide and 43 aircraft have been delivered to five customers.
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Old February 18th, 2011, 03:01 PM   #2569
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somehow funny.....Changi Terminal 3 was designed by an american architectural firm and the A380 is a French (European) aircraft....

And now everybody is saying the the future is in the East and that Europe and the US are so "20th" century while Asia is "21st" century....
I thought exactly the same.

a modern airport is just a modern airport and can be done wherever you want with German radars, American cw, and Chinese or German moving sidewalks and luggage distribution system... but A380????

come on...

that guy is living a fantasy!

good for him!

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Old February 18th, 2011, 07:05 PM   #2570
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Old February 18th, 2011, 07:52 PM   #2571
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Qantas in engine trouble again
19 February 2011
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QANTAS has demanded an explanation from jet engine-maker Rolls-Royce after an oil problem forced the crew of an A380 superjumbo to reduce thrust on a flight from Sydney to London.

The problem was detected while the big jet was part way through the flight on Tuesday.

The air safety regulator said the pilots had observed a gradual decrease in the volume oil used by the No. 4 engine while over New Delhi. They reduced thrust to idle when two hours from London.

An engineering inspection later found that an external oil line on the engine had be fitted incorrectly.

``We have asked Rolls-Royce to look at why this issue might have occurred,'' the spokesman said yesterday.

He said the problem was not related to the QF32 incident on November 4, which grounded the superjumbo fleet for 19 days.
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A bit more info on Skymark's A380 strategy :

Superjumbo travel war beckons as Skymark buys A380
18 February 2011

PARIS, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Japanese budget carrier Skymark Airline took a step towards launching a price war between Tokyo and Europe by confirming a $1.5 billion order at list prices for four European A380 superjumbo airplanes from Airbus.

Japan's third-largest airline has said it plans to halve the regular price for business class tickets by competing with established Japanese and European rivals on the world's largest passenger plane, fitted out for business and economy.

EADS subsidiary Airbus said on Friday that Skymark had confirmed an order provisionally announced in November for four A380s at a signing ceremony on Thursday.

It did not give financial details. The A380 has a list price of $375 million but aircraft usually sell at a discount.

Chief Executive Shinichi Nishikubo, who ran an internet service provider before going into the airline business, said in December that Skymark would start flights to London, Frankfurt and Paris from 2014.

Air France-KLM and Germany's Lufthansa already operate daily A380 services to Tokyo Narita.

Airline analysts say the low-cost airline will face aggressive competition from more established rivals.

The announcement came on the eve of a new, five-times weekly service between London and Skymark's home base of Tokyo Haneda to be operated by British Airways from Saturday.

BA operates daily from London to Narita using Boeing long-range aircraft, with the A380 also on order, and played down the threat of competition.

"We are one of the first European airlines to offer flights to Haneda and believe we offer very competitive business-class fares," a BA spokeswoman said.

Skymark will also compete with All Nippon Airways (ANA) and bankrupt flag carrier Japan Airlines.

A&F Aviation Co, set up by ANA and a Hong Kong investor, opted this week for the Airbus A320 medium-haul plane to launch services this year, but Japan's aviation market remains overwhelmingly reliant on Boeing.
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Air France has released a graphic showing the layout of its new four-class A380 with premium economy seating, to be used on the Montreal and Washington DC routes later this year.

Two brand new Airbus superjumbos will serve Montreal and Washington DC from April 22 and June 6 respectively (see online news October 11 and December 1). Unlike the current three-class A380s, the new four-class layout will see 69 Voyageur (economy) seats on the upper deck removed to make way for 38 Premium Voyageur (premium economy) seats.

Air France appears to be emulating Qantas by putting premium economy seating on the upper deck of its A380s. However, unlike Qantas, Air France is retaining 46 economy seats at the very back of the upper deck.

It is likely that these economy seats on the upper deck will be blocked off and reserved for members of its Flying Blue frequent flyer programme.

The lower deck layout will remain the same as on the three-class version, with 343 economy seats and nine Premier (first) class seats in the nose.

To see the seatplan and images visit sister publication seatplans.com. For other information visit airfrance.com.

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Old February 20th, 2011, 08:55 PM   #2579
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I wonder why they didn't just move cattle class to the main deck and other three on the upper deck? Seems like it was possible. Unless it was for jetway access to the front of the plane for F passengers.
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I wonder why they didn't just move cattle class to the main deck and other three on the upper deck? Seems like it was possible. Unless it was for jetway access to the front of the plane for F passengers.
Probably it's because AF wanted to give the F passengers the largest amount of space (floor to ceiling height) which can be found at the FWD section of the main deck
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