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Sea turtle special livery for first ANA A380

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 17, 2018
ANA’s first Airbus A380. (Airbus)

Befitting its planned use on flights to Honolulu, the first Airbus A380 for Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has rolled out of the paintshop featuring a Hawaiian green sea turtle livery.

ANA has three A380s on order, all of which will be used on the Tokyo Narita-Honolulu route, and all of which will sport a different sea turtle livery.

Airbus says it took 21 days to paint the aircraft at its Hamburg, Germany facilities, using 16 different shade of colour. The first A380 features a mostly blue sea turtle livery, while the second aircraft will be green and the third, orange.

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This first A380 will now undergo cabin fit-out before being handed over to ANA in the first quarter of 2019.

“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,” Airbus said.

“In parallel, Airbus will also undertake advanced aircraft performance tests before it flies back to Toulouse for preparation of its delivery and ferry flight.”

By the end of November, Airbus had delivered 232 A380s with the aircraft in service with 14 operators.

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2 Comments

  • Harrison

    says:

    This Is The Best A380 Livery By Far And Some Time Very Soon I Will Fly On The ANA A380 To Honolulu And It Will Be Great

  • Shane

    says:

    As always the Japanese are way ahead when it comes liveries. Congrats ANA

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