December 08, 2011

The Making of A Giant - THAI's First A380

The Making of A Giant - THAI's First A380
The vertical tail section of the first A380 for Thai Airways International has been painted with THAI's distinct logo at Airbus facilities in Hamburg. With the painting completed the section is now being prepared for shipment to Toulouse where assembly of the the first aircraft is set to begin.

The THAI logo comprising of violet, gold and magenta and was applied over a period of 10 days. In addition, red and blue paints were also used for the national flag of the Kingdom of Thailand.
Tail Section for THAI's First A380 Rolls Out of Paint Shop
THAI will become the ninth operator of the A380 when the first aircraft is delivered in the third quarter of 2012. THAI currently has firm orders for six A380s and will operate the aircraft on its premier routes from Bangkok to Europe. The new aircraft will offer a wide range of additional facilities and increased passenger comfort whilst being kinder to the environment with less carbon emissions.

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