SIA Airbus A380 in the news [14 Oct 2007]
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SIA Airbus A380 in the news [14 Oct 2007]
Singapore Airlines A380
First Flight of Singapore Airline A380
Flight 93: a short film.
This is what they(?) would like you to think happened that day.
Here’s a good 3 min 9-11 Clip worth seeing!
Hong Kong is one of the Asian stopovers on the A380’s latest World Tour (3 September 2007)
the first carrier to introduce the A380 in revenue service. October, 2007
I want to fly on this aircraft when it comes into service..real soon.
CHECK THIS OUT:
Walk around. Take a seat. Relax. Feel the space. Enjoy the comfort.
A unique double-deck arrangement
The A380 is the world’s largest passengers aircraft and features 50 per cent more floor space than its nearest competitor and only 35 per cent more seats. The unique double deck arrangement provides extra capacity at the same time as improving the passenger experience. Each twin-aisle cabin allows wider seats but with fewer rows than on other large aircraft.
Room to stretch your legs
On the A380, the upper deck is 75 inches (190cm) wider than competitor aircraft’s, while the main deck is up to 20 inches (50cm) wider. The outward sloping cabin walls of the main deck add to the overall sense of spaciousness.
Taking full advantage of the extra width, economy seats will be 1 to 1.5 inches (2.5 to 3.8cm) wider than those found in today’s current largest aircraft.
Larger cross-aisles and end zones also allow passengers to stretch their legs, chat with friends or take time for a quiet drink.
Visit our cabin showroom and find out how years of experience in cabin innovation have culminated in the unrivalled comfort of the A380.
Click the link take the tour. WOW!
The A380’s longest single test campaign so far provided Singapore and Emirates airlines with a detailed operational look at the 21st century flagship jetliner. Singapore Airlines will be the first carrier to put the A380 into service, while Emirates is the largest A380 customer.
On 21 August, the A380 arrived back in Toulouse, France at the end of its longest single test campaign so far. Test aircraft MSN007, which has a fully equipped cabin, spent almost a week each with teams at Singapore and Emirates airlines, which are the first and the largest A380 customers, respectively.
The campaign marked a real turning point for the A380 programme. Singapore Airlines will start A380 operations in October 2007, so the focus was mainly on maintenance, operations, ground handling and a few particular systems. Singapore’s teams, who are well prepared to start operating their own A380s, performed the work and Airbus personnel monitored and answered questions.
Similar checks were carried out in Dubai, although Emirates will only receive its first aircraft in August next year. Airbus also carried out four demonstration flights with Emirates’ employees, which was a great way for everyone to familiarise themselves with the aircraft, including the ground handling crews that performed the turnarounds.
Feedback from both airlines has been very good, and is now being given to the various teams within Airbus.
The excitement could be felt with both Singapore and Emirates. The campaign allowed both carriers to become totally familiar with the A380. A key benefit of this trip is that the airlines’ employees now see the A380 not as a project, but as a very real aircraft, and they feel prepared to put their own A380s into service.
FAA Administrator Marion Blakey tries the pilot’s seat of the A380 (19 June 2007)
FLIGHT TEST CREW PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE A380
Moments after emerging from the cockpit of the A380 after its successful first flight, chief test pilot Jacques Rosay said flying the world’s biggest passenger jet had been “like handling a bicycle.”
As captain for the take-off and the initial part of the test flight, he lavished praise on the aircraft for its performance: “This aircraft is very, very easy to fly. Any Airbus pilot will feel immediately at ease with this aircraft, a pure member of the Airbus family.”
He described the take-off as “totally perfect” and paid tribute to the Airbus designers and the customer pilots who worked together to design the cockpit. “The cockpit makes the work for the crew easier and safer. It’s an excellent cockpit – and an excellent aircraft.”
Other members of the flight test crew also praised the aircraft’s performance. Claude Lelaie, senior vice president flight division at Airbus, who took over the captaincy for the second part of the test flight including the landing, said: “It was a great pleasure to perform this first flight on this marvellous aircraft.”
Fernando Alonso, chief flight test engineer and vice president flight test division, said the A380’s take-off weight for the first flight, at 421 tonnes, was the greatest take-off weight of any aircraft in the world. “In terms of systems everything worked fine,” he said. “It’s an extremely comfortable aircraft.”
Noël Forgeard, Airbus president and CEO, said he and Charles Champion, executive vice president for the A380 programme, were “extremely proud of everyone who made this happen”.
Hamburg, Germany, 26 March 2006. With only 8 of the 16 exits opened, the task for this evacuation certification was to get 853 passengers and 20 crew out of the plane within 90 seconds. This all happened in darkness, with only cabin emergency lights switched on. The footage is from night vision cameras. The crew and passengers did not know which exits would be blocked.The regulations say that:– 35% must be aged over 50,
– a minimum 40% must be female,
– 15% female and over 50.
They did it!
In 1:17 – that is 77 seconds.
Airbus A380 evacuation – 873 people in 77 seconds!