FARNBOROUGH: Hi Fly Airbus A380 unveiled
MSN 006, the first Airbus A380-800 for Hi Fly, registered as 9H-MIP, has been unveiled and showcased at the Farnborough Air Show.
The aircraft arrived at Farnborough Airport wearing a colorful “Save the Coral Reefs” livery to support the environmental cause.
Here are some shots Sam took while at the show:
The chief executive of Hi Fly, Paulo Mirpuri, is the founder of the Mirpuri Foundation – A family-run non-profit foundation that plays a big role in raising awareness of problems around the world such as conservation and social responsibility and getting people involved in the supporting act. This aircraft is an example of a serious issue that needs to be addressed and that’s protecting coral reefs.
As mentioned above, this aircraft is the sixth A380 built and was formerly a Singapore Airlines aircraft registered as 9V-SKC. Mounted under the wings are four Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines to power the 471 seats installed through the air.
Hi Fly currently operates a fleet consisting entirely of Airbus aircraft including one A321, four A330s, seven A340s and one A380.
The airline plans to use the aircraft as a heavy hauler for when airlines need the support. A good example is with the current 787 groundings due to Trent 1000 engine issues. Hi Fly can use this aircraft to help airlines sustain operations while the 787s remain out of service.
Currently A330s and A340s are used for missions like this but with the growing number of airlines suffering, the A380 will become of great use.
You can view this aircraft on static display at the Farnborough Air Show from the 19th to the 22nd of July.
Here is the video of the Hi Fly A380 special colour scheme Sam took at Farnborough Air Show today.
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