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Old November 9th, 2005, 12:47 AM   #801
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When does the A380 arrive in Singapore?
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Old November 9th, 2005, 01:21 AM   #802
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Airbus A380's first test flight to Malaysia delayed - Malaysia Airports
11.08.2005, 01:39 AM

KUALA LUMPUR (AFX) - The first test flight to Malaysia of an Airbus A380 super jumbo jet has been delayed by a week until Nov 17 due to engine replacements, Malaysia Airports said.

'At the request of Rolls Royce, as a precautionary measure, two Trent 900 engines are being replaced on A380 number One,' Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd, the operator of airports in the country, said in a statement.

The Airbus A380 had been scheduled to make its maiden landing at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Thursday.

Malaysia Airports said the tour will give customers a chance to see the aircraft at first hand, and airports an early opportunity to check their preparedness to handle it in commercial service.

'Whilst at the airport, the A380 would undergo some airport compatibility and simulation test,' it said.

National carrier Malaysia Airlines in September expressed disappointment with Airbus over a six-month delay in delivering its new super-jumbo A380 aircraft and said it may demand compensation.

Malaysia Airlines said it was informed by Airbus that its first A380-800 aircraft would be delivered in July 2007 instead of January that year, with the last of the six aircraft being handed over in May 2009.

Malaysia Airlines' holding company Penerbangan Malaysia Bhd (PMB) signed a deal with Airbus in Dec 2003 for the supply of six A380-800s.

The double-decker A380 can carry between 555 and 840 passengers.
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Old November 9th, 2005, 01:25 AM   #803
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Tuesday, November 08, 2005 08:32:17 pm AP
Airbus A380 plane makes first landing in Hamburg

HAMBURG:The world's largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380, landed on Tuesday at an Airbus facility in Hamburg, drawing several thousand spectators as it made its first visit to the northern German city.

The double decker jet flew a lap of honor around the Airbus plant which is to fit and paint the A380 before touching down.

It had flown from the European plane maker's headquarters in Toulouse, France.

Our years long commitment to the flagship of the 21st century has been visibly rewarded with the first landing in Hamburg,'' said Gerhard Puttfarcken, the head of Airbus' German division.

The company estimated that up to 8,000 people watched the landing from a nearby dike.

The A380 eclipses the Boeing 747 as the world's biggest passenger plane. Airbus plans to deliver the first plane to Singapore Airlines at the end of 2006.
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Old November 9th, 2005, 01:26 AM   #804
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8 November 2005
FIRST A380 IN HAMBURG

The first landing of the A380 in Hamburg, Germany, was welcomed by thousands of Airbus employees and spectators massed along the length of the runway.

As the first A380 landed at Airbus' Hamburg site, thousands of employees on the company site and further thousands of spectators outside applauded enthusiastically as the double-decker aircraft touched down safely in Finkenwerder. The aircraft, which has only performed its first flight on 3 November, will be the first A380 whose cabin is to be fully equipped in Hamburg for passenger operations.

The A380 was flown from Toulouse to Hamburg by pilots Wolfgang Absmeier and Harry Nelson. Also on board were test flight engineer Bruno Bigand and the flight test engineers Wolfgang Brüggemann and Jean Piatek.

After the landing, Airbus employees had a closer view of the aircraft, which still displays its protective green coating. Gerhard Puttfarcken, General Manager Airbus Deutschland and Chairman of the Board of Management of Airbus Deutschland said: "For everyone, this first landing of an A380 here in Hamburg is the visible reward after our long years of commitment to this flagship of the 21st century. At Airbus in Hamburg alone, these efforts have led to the creation of 2,300 new jobs, which will also enable us to master the tasks that now lie ahead in the A380 programme. With our highly-qualified staff and technical expertise we will continue to conquer the world in the future."

The aircraft is one of five A380 test aircraft. During the first four days after its arrival, the A380 will be prepared for the further tasks to be carried out on the Hamburg site. This will include towing into the static test facility, post-flight check and de-icing tests. After test docking in the new paint shop erected on the Mühlenberger Sand site extension, the aircraft will be towed into the equipment hall, where a luxurious three-class cabin and completely new interior fittings will be installed over the coming weeks.

"Airbus is fitting out the A380 with the best passenger cabin in the world, developed and tested here in Hamburg. We offer hitherto unmatched comfort with a wide range of equipment options," said Gerhard Puttfarcken.

Once it has completed its first long-range flight with passengers on board, the aircraft will be re-equipped and then handed over for regular service with an airline.

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Old November 9th, 2005, 10:27 AM   #805
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"First to Fly A380" Singapore Airlines

"First to Fly A380" Singapore Airlines. Special marking for the Asian & Australian tour next week. Large SIA titles, winglets on SIA cls, without titles airlines sticker on front.
I'm sure Qantas won't be very pleased if the a/c arrives in Australia with those markings on it.
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Old November 9th, 2005, 05:09 PM   #806
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^ It won't. Their latest bilaterial air services agreement disallows this airplane to land in Australia until Qantas gets it.
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Old November 9th, 2005, 05:25 PM   #807
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^ It won't. Their latest bilaterial air services agreement disallows this airplane to land in Australia until Qantas gets it.
hkskyline, I'm sure Wezza was refering to this A380 visit to asia/pacific and not to regular singapore airlines 380 services.

Wezza, those are just stickers... they can remove those and put some qantas stickers before they arrive in australia.
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Old November 10th, 2005, 09:57 AM   #808
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The a/c is visiting Australia before Singapore though, isn't it? It would be quite silly to put Singapore Airlines stickers on it, only to have to remove them and re-apply them again?

P.S. hkskyline, i was referring to the A380 tour of Australia which commences tomorrow night.

P.P.S. I realise they are stickers!!
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Old November 10th, 2005, 10:14 AM   #809
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It's probably justifiable since:
"Airbus plans to deliver the first plane to Singapore Airlines at the end of 2006."
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Old November 10th, 2005, 11:28 AM   #810
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The a/c is visiting Australia before Singapore though, isn't it? It would be quite silly to put Singapore Airlines stickers on it, only to have to remove them and re-apply them again?

P.S. hkskyline, i was referring to the A380 tour of Australia which commences tomorrow night.

P.P.S. I realise they are stickers!!
I’m pretty sure Singapore Airlines was glad to pay the money
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Old November 10th, 2005, 11:36 AM   #811
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Looks like it will have Qantas titles applied for the Australian leg of the tour anyway. I was reading that on another forum.

Brisbane, 8am Saturday morning 12th Nov is it's 1st Australian port of call.
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Old November 10th, 2005, 02:55 PM   #812
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11/9/2005 8:56:00 AM -0500
Queen Mary 2 and Airbus A380 in Hamburg

HAMBURG, Germany, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Hamburg has had two days of excitement as the world's largest passenger plane and the biggest passenger steam liner visited the northern German city.

On Wednesday morning, the Queen Mary 2, the world's largest passenger ship, entered Hamburg's harbor in a risky maneuver: The royal visitor turned in an Elbe channel only roughly 18 feet wider than the 1,132 feet-long giant -- its tail end came dangerously close to the landing bridges, causing police to shut off the affected harbor parts for onlookers. The Queen Mary 2 will remain in Hamburg for 11 days to get refurbished.

A day earlier, another record-seeking transport giant had visited the city. A prototype of the Airbus A380, a 276-ton plane whose production cost the European technology firm EADS roughly $12 billion, on Tuesday landed at Hamburg's Finkenwerde airport. Tens of thousands of onlookers gathered to welcome the A380 for its first-ever landing in the northern German port city.
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Old November 10th, 2005, 07:25 PM   #813
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QANTAS: A380 Visit to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne Latest News

Qantas announced today a schedule for the visit to Australia of the Airbus A380 between 12 and 16 November. The visit will coincide with Qantas' 85th anniversary celebrations.

The Executive General Manager of Qantas, Mr John Borghetti, said the aircraft would arrive in Brisbane on the morning of Saturday 12 November.

"We are continuing to work closely with Airbus on making this historic event a reality," Mr Borghetti said.

While times are subject to change, the current schedule (local times) for the A380's Australian visit is:

Saturday 12 November
* 8:00am Arrive Brisbane

Sunday 13 November
* 6:00am Depart Brisbane
* *8:30am Flyover Sydney Harbour for Qantas aerial photography (weather permitting)
* 9:10am (approx) Arrive Sydney

Monday 14 November
* 11:15am Depart Sydney
* 12:30pm (approx) Arrive Melbourne

Tuesday 15 November
* 9:00am Depart Melbourne
* 10:00am (approx) Arrive Brisbane

Wednesday 16 November
* 2:00pm Depart Brisbane

Mr Borghetti said that the A380 had generated enormous levels of interest in Europe and Qantas expected this to continue for the aircraft's visit to each city.

"While both Qantas and Airbus are pleased that there is so much interest in the A380, opportunities for members of the public to view the aircraft will unfortunately be limited to arrival and departure times.

"We are asking Qantas, Australian Airlines, QantasLink and Jetstar customers to allow extra time for travel to their departure airport, in case of congestion," Mr Borghetti said.

He said that people who were not travelling were advised to avoid the airport vicinity to minimise congestion during the A380's visit to each port.

"In Sydney, the aircraft will fly over the harbour on Sunday 15 November*, with local vantage points providing excellent opportunities to view the aircraft inflight," Mr Borghetti said.

Qantas was the first airline to sign a contract for the A380 and will take delivery of the first of its 12 aircraft in April 2007.

* Note the aircraft will pass over Sydney Harbour from north to south and east of the Sydney Harbour Bridge at 2100 feet and be accompanied by a small jet that will be undertaking aerial filming. This will take place as many as three times. The flyover will provide excellent opportunities for members of the public to view the aircraft.

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Old November 12th, 2005, 12:27 AM   #815
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Friday, November 11, 2005; 3:18 AM
A380 Superjumbo Lands in Asia

SINGAPORE -- The double-decker Airbus A380 made its first landing in Asia on Friday, and Airbus officials assured Asian airlines there will be no further delays in the delivery of the superjumbo, promising to compensate for losses.

The European jet maker, which has secured 159 firm orders for the plane so far, also said it is in talks to sell the jet to more carriers in China and India and is confident of maintaining its lead against U.S. archrival Boeing Co.

In its first long-haul test flight outside of Europe, the giant airliner touched down shortly after 10:00 a.m. at Singapore's Changi Airport after completing a 13-hour flight covering 8,389 miles from Airbus' headquarters in Toulouse, southwest France.

The great white jet, as tall as a seven-story building and stretching about three-quarters of the length of a soccer field, taxied down the runway amid tight security as hundreds of excited travelers and airport staff looked on.

"Airbus is delighted that the A380 completed its first landing in Singapore to mark the start of a successful tour of Asia-Pacific over the next week," Airbus spokesman Anthony Phillips told the Associated Press.

The A380 prototype was originally due to arrive Tuesday in Singapore _ the first stop of an Asia-Pacific tour that includes Australia and Malaysia _ but Airbus postponed the trip to replace two of the plane's four engines.

Airbus chief operating officer Charles Champion, who is head of the A380 program, said there was no problem with the Rolls-Royce engine and the replacement was just a precautionary measure.

Seven airlines in the Asia-Pacific region have ordered a total of 49 A380s, accounting for 31 percent of 159 firm orders so far for the world's largest passenger aircraft.

But deliveries have been pushed back due to production delays, irking buyers.

Champion said the rollout of the plane was now on track and Airbus was "committed to deliver the first aircraft by the end of 2006" to Singapore Airlines, the first airline to operate the jet.

He said production will be ramped up, but new A380 customers will have to wait at least six years to take delivery.

Singapore Airlines, which has ordered 10 A380s, has complained about the eight-month delay in delivery to November 2006. Australian Qantas, which has ordered 12 of the jets, and Malaysia Airlines, which has ordered six planes, are also unhappy with the postponement.

Champion said Airbus will compensate airlines for the delays according to contract terms.

"It is standard practice ... payments will be made for each day of delay in delivery. It is not an enormous amount of money considering how much the aircraft is worth," said John Leahy, chief operating officers for customers.


Other A380 customers in the region are Thai Airways, Korean Air, China Southern Airlines and India's Kingfisher Airlines.

Singapore Airlines plans to start operating the jet by Christmas 2006, said Bey Soo Khiang, a senior executive vice president. He also said the company was finalizing talks over compensation for the delays.

Singapore Transport Minister Yeo Cheow Tong toured the jet Friday at Changi Airport, which has upgraded both its terminals to accommodate the A380, which has a list price of $292 million.

With air travel expected to boom in the next 20 years, Leahy said the A380 _ which is designed to carry 555 passengers but can be stretched to accommodate 800 _ will help to ease airport congestion at major passenger hubs.

By 2006, he said 20 airports will be ready for the A380 including Singapore, Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Paris, Dubai and New York. By 2008, 38 airports will be ready and 60 by 2010.

"Asia-Pacific is clearly an important market for the A380... we are talking to more airlines in China and India," Leahy said, adding that Airbus expected to achieve its break-even sales point of 250 orders "very soon."

Airbus is hoping the A380 will help it maintain its edge over Boeing Co., whose aircraft deliveries are likely to fall behind Airbus for the third straight year. Boeing expects to deliver 290 airplanes this year, while Airbus expects to deliver 370.

By 2023, Airbus predicts the world's major airlines will need 1,250 very large, fuel-efficient aircraft like the A380 to cater to rapid growth in intercontinental travel.

It forecasts Asia-Pacific will account for 62 percent of world demand, or 774 aircraft. European carriers will need 20 percent of the colossal jets to meet travel growth to Asia, with North America and the Middle East taking 17 percent or 215 aircraft between them.

China and India are key growth markets, Airbus says, noting that current A380 customers have made plans that will result in 130 weekly A380 flights to China alone by 2010.

The A380 leaves later Friday for Australia _ with stops in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne _ for Qantas' 85th birthday celebrations. It heads to Malaysia on Nov. 17.
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That's such a good photo. Very powerful looking
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The A380 has landed in Brisbane:
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Airbus A380 touches down

12nov05
THE world's largest passenger plane has touched down in Brisbane.

Around 1,000 plane enthusiasts descended upon Brisbane Airport today to see the giant European airbus, A380 make a text-book landing.

Arriving from Europe, via Singapore, the airbus was delayed by an hour en route and touched down in Brisbane around 9am.

It will spend 20 hours in a Queensland hangar being dressed in Qantas signage before departing for Sydney, where it is expected to arrive at 9am Sunday, and then on to Melbourne.

The A380 will return to Brisbane on Tuesday for the Qantas birthday party at which Hollywood star and Qantas ambassador John Travolta will be a special guest.

As tall as a seven-story building and three-quarters the length of a football field, the A380 is capable of carrying up to 800 passengers.

Qantas has pre-purchased 12 of the airbuses that make only half the noise of a Boeing 747-400 on take-off.

The Australian leg of the A380's journey is one of the longest following a brief stopover in Singapore – after its first long-haul test flight outside of Europe.

It will also visit Malaysia on the way back to headquarters in Toulouse, in southwest France, late next week.

Police said there was minimal traffic congestion at the airport this morning as plane spotters vied for key viewing positions.
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Caught an amazing view of A380 this morning from Cremorne Point. She was about an hour late but it was worth the wait. The A380 made four low passes over the harbour with her chaser plane. In white with the familiar blue A380 tail livery, she also showed off new Qantas livery on the fuselage (rather large too might I add).

South to north,
South to north
North to south
and finally south to north

And wow how quiet were those engines? The helicopters circling were almost making more noise! Very impressive.
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Some of the very first A380 pics from Sydney





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