Categoria: Airbus

A300 Birth of a Saga Episode 3: The time of doubt

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Despite a successful first flight for the all-new A300 on 28 October 1972, Airbus faced a challenge — convincing airlines that it had designed the world’s most economical, innovative and comfortable aircraft. The solution?...

A300 Birth of a Saga Episode 2: Towards first takeoff

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This chapter chronicles activities leading up to the milestone 28 October 1972 maiden flight of Airbus’ first jetliner from Toulouse, France. The initial takeoff was captained by Max Fischl, who shares his recollections of...

Lufthansa takes delivery of its first A380

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Lufthansa received its first A380 during a morning delivery ceremony at Airbus’ Hamburg, Germany delivery centre on 19 May 2010. This “best of” video clip highlights memorable moments from the event, including comments from...

The first Air France A380 departs Hamburg for Paris

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Air France’s first A380 is provided during a mid-morning ceremony at Airbus’ Hamburg delivery centre on 30 October 2009. With invited guests aboard, the aircraft then departs from the German facility for Air France’s...

Airbus delivers first A380 to Air France

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Air France joins the growing list of A380 airlines by receiving its initial aircraft on 30 October 2009 during a ceremony at Airbus’ Hamburg, Germany delivery centre. These press conference highlights feature remarks by...

First A380 delivered to Qantas heads home to Sydney

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After a spectacular evening delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France, the first Qantas A380 takes off for the airline’s hub in Sydney, Australia on 19 September 2008. Qantas becomes the third airline to receive Airbus’...

First A380 delivery to Singapore Airlines

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The first ever A380 is handed over to Singapore Airlines on 15 October 2007. Highlights from this milestone delivery ceremony include comments by Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders, who calls the...

Airbus delivers first A380 to Emirates

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Emirates receives its first A380 during a historic delivery ceremony in Hamburg, Germany on 28 July 2008. Attended by over 500 guests, the event provides the carrier an opportunity to unveil its luxurious, 489-seat...

Overview of A380’s “early long” test flights

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This video provides an overview of the A380’s “early long” test flight campaign, during which Airbus employee-passengers put the jetliner’s cabin through its paces. Four early long test flights were performed from Toulouse, France...

A380 from dream to reality: the odyssey

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In advance of the first ever A380 delivery, Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner undergoes extensive compatibility testing at Singapore’s Changi International Airport. These trials evaluated the servicing, catering and cargo handling procedures to ensure...

A380 from dream to reality: first flight

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Go inside the cockpit of Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner during its historic maiden flight from Toulouse, France on 27 April 2005. Observe the activities of the six-man crew and listen to their communications...

A380 from dream to reality: tests and certification

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The A380 earned type certification on 12 December 2006 after performing 820 flights and accumulating some 2,700 flight test hours. Watch highlights of the many evaluations this next-generation jetliner underwent to achieve certification, including...

A380 from dream to reality: final assembly

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Time lapse photography condenses the A380’s final assembly process into just minutes in this clip, which provides a unique look at how the world’s largest passenger airliner is built and painted.

A380 from dream to reality: the launch

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Airbus worked extensively with customers, airports and aviation authorities during the development phase of its large aircraft/A3XX programme. Philippe Jarry, the A3XX Vice President, Market Development, and Jurgen Thomas, the former Senior Vice President...

A380 from dream to reality: the airports

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The A380 undergoes a ramp check — testing of the full range of ramp-handling services required for the quick turnaround of a jetliner — at Germany’s Frankfurt Airport. Evaluations with the A380 include supply...

A380 from dream to reality: route proving

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The A380’s route proving campaign was a key series of long-haul test flights that evaluated the 21st century jetliner’s quality and operational maturity under realistic conditions at a host of international airports. These multi-city...