I’ve added the following updates to the main A380 production post.
The next delivery of parts for an A380 is expected to take place in a complete convoy over four days from January 21-24, 2008. The convoy will contain both the left and right wings, the horizontal tail plane and forward, middle and aft fuselages. It is unknown which MSN this aircraft belongs to.
Please contact me if you are aware of which aircraft will be getting these parts.
As always, If you feel that there are required changes or additions to any of this information, please do not hesitate to contact me at flightblogger (at) gmail (dot) com or leave comments.
Latest updates below the fold.
Image Copyright Jon Ostrower
MSN002 is destined for to be converted to a VIP aircraft. It is currently sitting de-engined awaiting modifications at TLS. MSN007 will be refurbished and re-engined with GP7200s and MSN009 (already sporting GP7200s) will be delivered to Emirates.
MSN005 – Singapore Airlines – F-WWSB – 9V-SKB
The aircraft was delivered on the 12th of January to Singapore Airlines. Its early flights will be on the SIN-SYD route followed by SIN-LHR in February 2008.
MSN010 – Singapore Airlines – F-WWSG – 9V-SKE
The aircraft was spotted being ferried to XFW for wiring rework on the 4th of January 2008.
MSN014 – QANTAS – F-WWSK – VH-OQA
The aircraft was seen taxiing for the first time under its own power on January 15 at TLS. First flight is expected before the end of January 2008.
MSN026 – QANTAS
The fourth QANTAS A380 is currently under construction in Toulouse sporting the old livery and will be repainted prior to delivery. The photograph is improperly attributed to MSN014, in fact it is MSN026.
MSN033 – Air France – F-HPJA
Speculation points to delivery of sections of the first A380 for Air France to Toulouse in early December (10th-13th). This has not yet been confirmed.