Second ANA Airbus A380 rolls out of paint hangar
MSN 263, the second Airbus A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) has rolled out of the paint hangar featuring the second of the three Hawaiian-themed liveries selected by the airline.
Registered F-WWAF under test conditions, the aircraft will now proceed to its next station to undergo additional work before being transferred to the flight test crews. Once ready for delivery, Airbus will hand the aircraft over as JA382A.
ANA’s previous A380 was delivered in a light shade of blue representing the Hawaiian sky, with this aircraft wearing an application of emerald green to represent the Hawaiian ocean.
Dirk Grothe captured the aircraft as it exited the paint facilities:
Called the flying Honu, meaning flying turtle, each aircraft will be used on the popular Tokyo – Hawaii route, with flights commencing on the 24th of May for the Hawaiian Sky aircraft and July 1st for the Hawaiian Ocean aircraft.
The third, which will be painted orange to reflect the breathtaking sunsets captured in Hawaii, will eventually be phased in once ANA is comfortably running flights with the aircraft.
Each aircraft will be configured in a five class layout with 520 seats total, as seen in the diagram below:
For more on the ANA A380, see the following article from the delivery ceremony of the first aircraft:
Sam Chui also produced a video on the delivery ceremony which you can view here: