The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) has
rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Hamburg, Germany, bearing
the airline’s distinctive and unique Hawaiian green sea turtle
ANA has firm orders for three A380s, becoming
the first customer for the superjumbo in Japan.
The airline will
take delivery of the first A380 at the end of the first quarter of
2019 and will operate the aircraft on the popular leisure
The three ANA A380s will be painted in a special
livery depicting sea turtles which are native to Hawaii. The first
aircraft is blue, the second will be green and the third orange.
The ANA A380 livery is one of the most elaborate ever painted by
Airbus. It took 21 days for the Airbus team to paint a surface of
3,600m2 using 16 different shades of color.
The aircraft will now have completion of its
cabin and enter a final phase of ground and flight tests in
Hamburg, during which all cabin systems will be thoroughly tested,
including air flow and air conditioning, lighting, galleys,
lavatories, seats and in-flight entertainment.
In parallel, Airbus
will also undertake advanced aircraft performance tests before it
flies back to Toulouse for preparation of its delivery and ferry
At the end of November, Airbus has delivered 232
A380s, with the aircraft now in service with 14 airlines
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