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Old January 15th, 2005, 07:23 PM   #101
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Old January 15th, 2005, 08:07 PM   #102
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Actually, 40% of it is made in the US, and some other parts in Spain. Do those countries represent Europe?
Spain certainly does!
Anyway... I don't think boeing planes are 100% built in the USA Lee!

Do you do anything else in life apart from bashing Europe/European projects and glorify usa/usa projects?!
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Old January 15th, 2005, 08:39 PM   #103
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France, Germany and the UK are the main builders of the A380. Actually, 40% of it is made in the US, and some other parts in Spain. Do those countries represent Europe?
Your point being?
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Old January 15th, 2005, 09:49 PM   #104
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Singapore Airlines (SIA) unveils its new logo layout for the launch of the Airbus A380 aircraft



In the lead-up to the world’s first Airbus A380 taking to the skies, launch customer Singapore Airlines (SIA) unveiled its specially created logo for the SIA A380. The logo contains the taglines “First to Fly – the Singapore Airlines A380” and “Experience the Difference in 2006”.

In 2006, SIA will be the first airline to operate the A380, and passengers will be invited to experience a travel concept that is different from what it is today.

This new SIA A380 logo captures the most outstanding feature of Airbus’ truly double-decker aircraft in the twin row of windows, and underlines SIA’s commitment to remain a most innovative and service-oriented company in the air travel industry.

Airbus will be revealing to the public the first A380 in Toulouse, France on 18 January 2005.

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will take delivery of its first A380 in 2006. SIA has 10 A380's on firm order and another 15 on option. The A380 can accommodate 555 seats in a standard, three-class configuration. SIA’s A380 will have less than 500 seats in a three-class configuration. SIA placed the order for the 25 A380 aircraft, worth US$8.6 billion including the cost of spares and installed engines, in 2000.
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Old January 15th, 2005, 09:53 PM   #105
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Old January 15th, 2005, 11:40 PM   #106
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Old January 15th, 2005, 11:42 PM   #107
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Spain certainly does!
Anyway... I don't think boeing planes are 100% built in the USA Lee!

Do you do anything else in life apart from bashing Europe/European projects and glorify usa/usa projects?!
Grow up!!
You are right, Boeing planes are not 100% made in the US. Over 30% of the 7e7 will be made in Japan. My point was that this plane isn't exclusively "european" because most european nations aren't even involved, and non-european nations like the US are building large parts of it, like for example its software-produced by Honeywell.

Being an airplane lover, I too am excited about this plane, even though I am skeptical it will make much money and meet performance expectations.

"Alcoa and Airbus are joining forces in Southern California as the US and European firms team up to bring the new Airbus A380 jumbo liner into existence. Alcoa plans to provide one million fasteners for each new Airbus plane. Those fastener devices are already being made at Alcoa facilities in the Los Angeles area, and will link key components of the big jet at assembly facilities in Europe.

Airbus North America Chairman Allan McArtor says about 50 percent of the components for the A380 will be US made."

Heck, the A380 is more American than it is Spanish or British!
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Old January 16th, 2005, 12:03 AM   #108
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Wrong there are alot of european nations involved in building it. France, UK, Spain, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium ,Russia, Austria, Sweden, Poland, Czech Republic and Switzerland.
Your very right about alot being built in the US because there is like landing gear ect been built in the US.
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Old January 16th, 2005, 01:08 AM   #109
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^Those other nations have very small roles. If you want to include small roles, we might as well include Japan, Morrocco and China. The main Euro nations are (in order) France, Germany, UK, and Spain.
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Old January 16th, 2005, 02:00 AM   #110
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Maybe small roles but they are still very much involved. Most nations in Europe only have a small roll because they are small and not massive like the US which already has everything. It also makes sense to build a lot of products in the US as new factories dont have to be built over here.
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Old January 16th, 2005, 07:34 AM   #111
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Airbus set for China take-off
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The Sunday Times - London

AIRBUS is close to clinching two big orders from China for the A380, the superjumbo aircraft that will be unveiled in Toulouse on Tuesday.

Industry sources say Airbus is in talks with the Chinese government and Cathay Pacific, the Hong Kong-listed carrier.

The Chinese government order, which is likely to be split between two airlines, Air China and China Southern, will be for five aircraft and a similar number of options to buy more.

Cathay’s order could be the same size, the source said, taking the value of the Chinese contracts, including options, to about $3 billion (£1.6 billion).

Airbus has been in lengthy negotiations with the Chinese government. An announcement of the government order was expected last year during a state visit by Jacques Chirac, the French president, but is understood to have been held up by negotiations over the European Union’s embargo on arms sales to China. Jack Straw, foreign secretary, said last week that he expected the arms embargo to be lifted within six months.

Cathay, one of the world’s leading long-haul airlines, has played hard to get with Airbus, and appeared to have turned its back on the A380 when it bought 10 second-hand Boeing 747s. But it is understood that the carrier’s top management will be present at the unveiling of the aircraft on Tuesday.

Three heads of state — Tony Blair, Chirac and German chancellor Gerhard Schröder — and 5,000 guests will attend the ceremony, which will cap Airbus’s recent period of supremacy over Boeing in the commercial aircraft market.

Last year Airbus delivered more planes than Boeing — 320 against 285 — for the second year in a row. On Friday, Boeing said it would take a $615m hit after deciding to stop production of its smallest airliner, the 717, and to cover the cost of its stalled programme to provide tanker aircraft to the US Air Force.

The A380 will be the largest passenger aeroplane ever built, and is expected to carry about 550 people in a three-class configuration. But this week two airlines, Emirates and Singapore Airlines, are expected to say that they will carry far fewer in an effort to increase passenger comfort.
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i actually got a question that i want to ask for long. When some airline order some plane as "option", what is that really mean?


CX is buying second-hand 747? i hope they only use that for cargo.
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Old January 16th, 2005, 01:49 PM   #113
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hey you forgot Italy!
Alenia aeronautica is building the central part of the fuselage of the A380!
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Old January 16th, 2005, 02:05 PM   #114
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I knew there was one I forgot sorry mate. I wonder if British Airways will ever buy some A380s.
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it's all right mate.I hope Ba will buy some since is the airline i use more often!
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Old January 16th, 2005, 05:51 PM   #116
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CX purchased old 747s to convert into cargo planes amidst booming traffic. Airlines and the manufacturers usually use options in case more aircraft is needed in the future.
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Singapore Airlines (SIA) unveils its new logo layout for the launch of the Airbus A380 aircraft



In the lead-up to the world’s first Airbus A380 taking to the skies, launch customer Singapore Airlines (SIA) unveiled its specially created logo for the SIA A380. The logo contains the taglines “First to Fly – the Singapore Airlines A380” and “Experience the Difference in 2006”.

In 2006, SIA will be the first airline to operate the A380, and passengers will be invited to experience a travel concept that is different from what it is today.

This new SIA A380 logo captures the most outstanding feature of Airbus’ truly double-decker aircraft in the twin row of windows, and underlines SIA’s commitment to remain a most innovative and service-oriented company in the air travel industry.

Airbus will be revealing to the public the first A380 in Toulouse, France on 18 January 2005.

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will take delivery of its first A380 in 2006. SIA has 10 A380's on firm order and another 15 on option. The A380 can accommodate 555 seats in a standard, three-class configuration. SIA’s A380 will have less than 500 seats in a three-class configuration. SIA placed the order for the 25 A380 aircraft, worth US$8.6 billion including the cost of spares and installed engines, in 2000.
this looks very cool!
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Old January 16th, 2005, 06:05 PM   #118
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Raffie!! 1 day 17h and 56 min left for the A380-flight
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Raffie!! 1 day 17h and 56 min left for the A380-flight
I really dont want to disappoint you but is very likely we will not see it fly in 2 days time. We know a finished one will be shown to the public but its not been said its going to try and take off.
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