The first Singapore Airlines A380
is taking shape at the final assembly line in the Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, France with the installation of the tail fin measuring a
whopping 14.1 metres high and 12.9 metres wide.
The historic mounting of the trademark Singapore Airlines logo onto the aircraft fuselage could take place only after transporting the fin from Hamburg, Germany to
Toulouse, which took two-and-a-half hours, and then waiting an additional
11 days for further paintwork to be completed.
Singapore Airlines will be the first airline in the world to fly the Airbus A380 in 2006. The Airline made the order for 25 A380s (10 firm and 15 on option) in September 2000.
A380 is expected to take its first test flight tomorrow, Wednesday 26
April 2005 depending on weather conditions. The
A380 will also visit Singapore in November 2005.
other recent news regarding: