Thursday, May 10, 2007

First Airbus A380 in Singapore Airlines livery

A380Aviation news website has published photos of the the first Singapore Airlines Airbus A380, fresh from the paint shop.

It took 21 days to paint the huge aircraft -- number MSN003 -- in the Singapore Airlines livery. One hundred painters worked over four shifts to hand-polish the 3,100 square meters of fuselage surface area.

Singapore Airlines expects to take delivery of this first A380 in October of this year. Three additional A380s for Singapore -- MSN005, MSN006 and MSN008 -- are in production at this time.

Earlier this year published photos of the interior of another A380. That one, A380 MSN007, features a "development and demonstration cabin" that has 12 first class seats and 307 economy seats on the main deck, plus 64 business class and 136 economy seats on the upper deck.

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