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Airbus A380 Development


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#1 Jonathan Kong

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 02:30 PM

A380 service-entry delayed
Airbus A380 launch operator Singapore Airlines (SIA) is warning that it could miss its 2006 entry-into-service target for the ultra-large airliner as a result of a major new delay to the delivery schedule.

The manufacturer has warned early A380 operators, including Air France, Emirates, Qantas and SIA, that deliveries will be delayed by up to six months, and is now in formal negotiations about revised schedules.

SIA – which has adopted the slogan "First to fly A380 in 2006" – had originally expected to receive its inaugural A380 by next March and put it into service during the following quarter. Recent delays have already slipped the service-entry target to October. SIA chief executive Chew Choon Seng told Flight International at a Star Alliance event in Kyoto, Japan last week that this will be delayed further, and first delivery is now not likely until October next year, adding: "We think we have a fair chance of getting it into service before 31 December 2006." He said discussions have been ongoing with Airbus on a compensation package.

Emirates and Qantas are next in line for A380 deliveries – now October 2006 – and both confirm they are expecting delays. Qantas is looking at six months, while Emirates has not been advised yet of its new schedule. Air France, which was due to put the A380 into service in April 2007, is also discussing a rescheduling.

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I think most of the airlines would not be happy with that especially SIA. So i bet MAS A380 will be delayed. sad.gif

#2 Raymond Ngu

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 03:35 PM

Aiya, bad news. So that means MAS will not receive their A380s early 2007.

Just hope that A380 will fly asap.

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 03:53 PM

any chance of Qantas flying to KUL once their 380 comes?

#4 S V Choong

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 05:03 PM

When is MAS' A380 going to arrive?

Won't be seeing QF returning to KUL for sometime. Sorry Gavin smile.gif

#5 Jonathan Kong

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 05:05 PM

Scheduled early of 2007 but i think it will be delayed to the middle or the end of 2007 sad.gif

#6 Bing Chu

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 05:41 PM

QUOTE(Raymond Ngu @ Jul 23 2005, 03:35 PM)
Just hope that A380 will fly asap.
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It has flown - you couldn't possibly have missed all the accompanying hype and PR events !
The question now is being able to deliver promises to the customers.

#7 Y. J. Foo

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 06:39 PM

Aw, no, not AGAIN...!?!? mad.gif

So does that mean SQ will take actions against Airbus if they fail to deliver them before the end of 2006?

Just hope it won't get delayed further...

#8 Raymond Ngu

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 08:20 PM

QUOTE(Bing Chu @ Jul 23 2005, 05:41 PM)
It has flown - you couldn't possibly have missed all the accompanying hype and PR events !
The question now is being able to deliver promises to the customers.
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What i mean is commercial flight.

#9 Imran K.

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Posted 24 July 2005 - 11:44 PM

EK have confirmed that KUL will be one of the many high-density destinantions which will be served by their A380! I've also heard some statements from a few reliable sources that EK will be painting their first few A380's in special colour schemes.

#10 Gavin Andrew David

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 08:46 AM

wahhh .. When expected delivery date?

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 03:29 PM

Hei, maybe there is a tour flight to KUL...like 777-200LR doing so to many of asian country.. A380 will fly here in house livery, i can bet that...

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 05:06 PM

QUOTE(Mohd Idham @ Jul 25 2005, 03:29 PM)
Hei, maybe there is a tour flight to KUL...like 777-200LR doing so to many of asian country.. A380 will fly here in house livery, i can bet that...
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LIMA '05 perhaps?? rolleyes.gif

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#13 Radzi

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 09:53 PM

I'm hoping for a repeat of the A340 in the early 90s, where the A340 inAirbus livery come for a demo flight and some people were treated to a flight from KUL(SZB)-PEN-KUL.

#14 T Azahan

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 09:26 AM

what laaaaa airbus.

compensation. definitely. all airlines affected will be conpensated. it would be a waste if airlines dont ask for it. after all i am very sure of such provision in the purchase agreement. and it can be quite heavy.....in millions. but i am certain airbus has built in the compensation cost as part of the overall program budget.

#15 Jonathan Kong

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 02:21 PM

Don't think the A380 will come to LIMA 05. I think they will be going to Singapore Air Show Feb 06. Maybe after the airshow they will drop by Malaysia?

#16 Nils Böhrnsen

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 03:44 AM

EADS tries everything to compense the delay. In August we've got a family day in Finkenwerder, home place of nearly every babie-bus exept the A320 wink.gif and normally every kind of Airbus is on display.

So the A380 is expected. Last few days a message went through the intranet in which EADS denied the A380 to be in XFW because of torubles with the developement-program. They don't want to mess with their time - the delivery delay is too big.

I think it's the same with other airshows this year.

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 09:34 AM

Well, can Langkawi International Airport accommodate the landing of A380 though?

#18 Imran K.

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 12:25 AM

QUOTE(Roszaimy @ Jul 30 2005, 09:34 AM)
Well, can Langkawi International Airport accommodate the landing of A380 though?

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WMKL can accomodate the landing of a 747...therefore an EMPTY A380 shouldn't have any problems landing there. The only problem could be the ramp space needed to park this gigantic beauty!

#19 Radzi

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 04:10 PM

Empty or fully loaded, there should be no problem for LGK to accept the A380, just as it can accept the B747 and the An-124.

#20 Sanjay Thaker

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 01:47 PM

Hey guys...juz saw a press statement saying that the A380 will be coming to KUL after SIN next month.....surprised that no one here has said anything bout it...nothing in the media as well..isnt this a great thing??? well for spotters like us...err..not only us actually...theres gonna be many ppl at KLIA to watch this...i am sure...anyway the plane has its fame already....juz wanna know..any confirmation on the dates?? i am sure u guys muz be juz as excited as i am!




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