First ANA Airbus A380 exits final assembly
MSN 262, the first Airbus A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA), has rolled out of final assembly in Toulouse.
The aircraft is now situated in an outside station where further minor assembly will be completed as well as various tests that will be conducted before taking to the skies for the first time in a few weeks.
Providing everything is completed smoothly, the aircraft will then head to Airbus’ Hamburg facility where it will be painted and have its interior fitted.
ANA will configure its three A380s with 520 seats, making the airline the second highest capacity A380 operator.
The four class configuration includes 383 seats on the main deck and 137 seats on the upper deck, consisting of eight first class seats, 56 business class seats and 73 premium economy seats.
JAMCO is responsible for producing the first class seats, Zodiac Aerospace is producing the business class seats and ZIM are producing the economy seats.
Four Rolls-Royce Trent 900 turbofan engines have been selected to power the aircraft between the dedicated A380 Tokyo-Honolulu route.
In addition, ANA has selected three special Hawaiian-themed liveries to be showcased on the aircraft. These will symbolize the sky, ocean and sunset.
First delivery will take place during early 2019.