Remarks: Here we go ! Another step towards A350 development has been done today. A380 F-WWOW is about to complete the first test flight with Rolls Royce XWB engine dedicated to new Airbus A350XWB. (inner left) Good luck !
Remarks: The front portion of this A380 on show as she powers away down the runway to begin her display at the 2006 Farnbourgh International Air Show. The conditions were less than perfect so she doesn't look at her best. On display on the front portion of this bird are the customers that have placed orders for this big double decker, currently 6 of the airlines on there have taken delivery of at least on of their A380's. Also if you look closely you can see the marks from the decals of a previous livery on this bird, the SQ logo and wording can be seen just to the left of the 'Airbus' writing. (1dmkii/100-400LIS)
Remarks: It was nice to see this big old Airbus at Farnbourgh that year. What is now common at most big airports was quite rare back then. Here is a very wide view of WOW as she taxis out to perform the display at the 2006 airshow. (1dmkii/17-40F4L)