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Old December 12th, 2011, 11:52 PM   #3381
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Fantastic picture!
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Old December 13th, 2011, 02:01 AM   #3382
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Great pic
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Old December 13th, 2011, 01:54 PM   #3383
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Old December 14th, 2011, 03:39 PM   #3384
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Yesterday, Singapore Airlines’ eighteenth A380 (MSN085) performed her first flight.

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She used the callsign AIB01AH and returned to the Toulouse flightline after a spending several hours in the air. Several small issues were recorded, but are likely to be fixed by the end of the week.

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Old December 14th, 2011, 11:11 PM   #3385
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D-AIMF (cn 066) The whale, as she is crowning her first ever visit to Ferihegy with a spectacular farewell low pass over 31L. Congrat Gents! This was something to remember!

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Old December 14th, 2011, 11:53 PM   #3386
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The fumes that come out from the tail of an A380.. . What's that about? Air conditioning?
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Old December 15th, 2011, 01:00 AM   #3387
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The fumes that come out from the tail of an A380.. . What's that about? Air conditioning?
eh? do you mean the auxiliary power unit? they are small turbine power generators independent from the main engines, but all large planes have them
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Old December 15th, 2011, 01:05 AM   #3388
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eh? do you mean the auxiliary power unit? they are small turbine power generators independent from the main engines, but all large planes have them
Turbine? How does that work? I can't see any air-intake back there.

Anyway, thanks for the answer!
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Old December 15th, 2011, 02:40 AM   #3389
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Turbine? How does that work? I can't see any air-intake back there.

Anyway, thanks for the answer!
There is a small slot just below the vertical tail.

You can see it on this photo

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Old December 15th, 2011, 10:22 AM   #3390
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Qantas’s twelfth A380 (MSN074) will be delivered this Saturday at a ceremony in Toulouse.

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She now wears airline registration VH-OQL and has been named Phyllis Arnott, after the first Australian woman to receive a commercial pilot’s license.


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Old December 15th, 2011, 06:47 PM   #3391
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APUs aren't turbines, I'm about 99% sure of that.
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Old December 15th, 2011, 08:05 PM   #3392
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Sorry but the 1% is the one that is correct. Modern planes uses gas turbines, since they are small but still produce a lot of power compared to other alternatives.
Have a look at the APU page on Wikipedia to know more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auxiliary_power_unit
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Old December 15th, 2011, 08:42 PM   #3393
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Old December 15th, 2011, 11:29 PM   #3394
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Innovative ideas bring Singaporean students to Airbus’ headquarters

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Six Singaporean students were given “VIP treatment” by Airbus earlier this month, with a visit to the company’s headquarters in Toulouse, France – which the group earned in September by winning first prizes in the island nation’s annual CREATE high school competition. Their trip included tours of the A330 and A380 final assembly lines in Toulouse, where they saw a Singapore Airlines A380 being prepared for delivery. The “CREATE” competition for 2011 was organised by the Singapore Economic Development Board with support from Airbus and Singapore Airlines, and focussed on green technology in aviation.

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Old December 16th, 2011, 01:20 AM   #3395
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Sorry but the 1% is the one that is correct.
OCCUPY!!! kidding of course.
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Old December 16th, 2011, 06:39 AM   #3396
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Sorry but the 1% is the one that is correct. Modern planes uses gas turbines, since they are small but still produce a lot of power compared to other alternatives.
Have a look at the APU page on Wikipedia to know more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auxiliary_power_unit
Interesting. APUs are used to turn the engines on. What turns on the turbine APUs?
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Old December 16th, 2011, 12:50 PM   #3397
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Since it's a small one then I'm pretty sure that an electric motor with a battery pack could do that just fine. It's the larger engines that require loads of power to start, and an APU can handle those loads way better than any battery.
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Old December 18th, 2011, 05:10 AM   #3398
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Airbus sees at least 30 A380 deliveries in 2012

Airbus will deliver at least 30 A380 superjumbos in 2012 after meeting its target for at least 25 in 2011, chief operating officer Fabrice Bregier said in remarks published on Friday.

Bregier was speaking to a closed meeting of analysts in London after the European planemaker delivered its 24th A380 for 2011 to Australia's Qantas (QAN.AX) late on Thursday.

Airbus had previously predicted more than 25 A380 deliveries in 2012. Airlines pay on delivery for most of the value of the aircraft, which sells for $375 million at list prices before discounts typically available to customers.

The A380, which went severely off schedule and financial target due to production problems in 2005 and 2006, is expected to make an operating profit before R&D in 2015, based on a euro at $1.35, Bregier said, according to a slide presentation.

He said Airbus had reduced airframe production costs on the world's largest airliner to a level equivalent to 65 on an index where 100 represents the costs in 2009, according to a copy of the presentation issued online. EADS said it would issue a recording of this and other speeches after the two-day event.

The index is expected to fall to 62 in 2012 and 61 in 2013.

Bregier is expected to become chief executive of the world's largest commercial planemaker when key mandates come up for renewal in 2012, with the current chief executive Tom Enders stepping up to run parent EADS (EAD.PA).

Bregier said another aircraft that has seen significant production problems, the Airbus A400M military airlifter, would receive its safety certification in the second quarter of 2012.

The first European troop and heavy cargo transporter is in the assembly line and will be delivered to the French Air Force in March 2013 as agreed with purchasing nations, Airbus said. The aircraft is around four years late due to engine problems.
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Old December 18th, 2011, 04:55 PM   #3399
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Yesterday, Airbus delivered China Southern’s second A380 (MSN036) and Emirates’ twentieth A380 (MSN086).

[IMG]http://i39.************/2irq0si.jpg[/IMG]

MSN036 was delivered in Toulouse, while MSN086 was handed over in Hamburg.

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Late last week Singapore Airline’s eighteenth A380 (MSN085) was ferried to Hamburg.

[IMG]http://i40.************/t6dwle.jpg[/IMG]

Delivery to the airline is scheduled for Q3 2012.


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