First A380 to be delivered to Singapore Airlines on Monday, 15th October

 

12 October 2007 Press Release

In line with the previous announcements, Airbus will celebrate the first A380-Megaliner-handover to first customer Singapore Airlines on Monday, 15th October, with a dedicated delivery ceremony from 10.00 to 11.30 am CET (Central European Time). The exclusive event - hosted by Singapore Airlines, Rolls-Royce and Airbus - will take place at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse (France). The spacious double-decker aircraft is powered by four Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines.

?This is a major milestone for the A380 programme, and I would like to express my deepest appreciation to all parties concerned. I want to thank our teams and all those who worked hard, days, nights, and week-ends, for their dedication and commitment,? said Tom Enders, Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer.

At the event Singapore Airlines will reveal their new, spacious and luxurious A380 cabin-interior. The flagship of the 21st century will take-off for Singapore on October 16, arriving at Singapore?s Changi International Airport the following day. The next generation, eco-efficient double-decker will enter service between Singapore and Sydney, with a special charity-flight, between both cities on 25/26th October. The scheduled services will commence daily from 28 October.

Being cleaner, greener, quieter and smarter, the A380 is already setting new environmental benchmarks in air-transport. Per passenger, the A380 has an unmatched fuel efficiency of less than three litres per 100 kilometres.

The A380 will provide more comfort in every class and more open space for relaxation. Customers will enjoy a new way of flying while benefiting from the quietest cabin in the sky. The aircraft?s efficiency and advanced technologies will result in higher operational flexibility and outstanding economics - with a range of more than 8,000 nm/ 15,000 km and seat-mile costs 20 percent lower than the former largest aircraft.

To date, total orders and commitments for the A380 are 189 from 16 customers. Subsequent aircraft for delivery to Singapore Airlines, Emirates Airlines and Qantas are also well on track.

Airbus is an EADS company.

Note: The ceremony can be viewed on www.airbus.com and will also be available for TV satellite downlink free of charge.

Transmission parameters (programme)

The entire ceremony will be retransmitted via three satellites, covering Europe, the Middle-East, Asia, Australia and America.

1- Transmission hours
15th October 2007
Transmission from 07H20 to 09H45 GMT // from 09H20 to 11H45 CET
Transmission via DVB QPSK 4.2.0

2- Transmission via Eutelsat W3 @ 7° East
Donwlink: 11 043.5 Mhz (bande KU)
Polarisation: Vertical
Symbol Rate: 6.6665
FEC: 7/8

3- Transmission via Asiasat 2 @ 100.5° East
Downlink: 4049.5 Mhz (Bande C)
Polarisation: Vertical
Symbol Rate: 6.6665
FEC: 7/8

4- Transmission via NSS806 @ 319.5° East
Downlink: 4 193.5 Mhz (Bande C)
Polarisation: Linear
Symbol Rate: 6.6665
FEC: 7/8