The last update we received was back in April 2013, when photos of the aircraft’s vertical tail section were issued to the media (click here to view them).
As a follow-up, Qatar Airways has now unveiled a brand new image of the aircraft in partial livery, taken from the Airbus assembly line in Toulouse.
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It's a nice photo of the double-decker superjumbo, with the traditional Oryx logo (which appears on Qatar Airways’ current mixed fleet of 124 aircraft) clearly seen gracing the 24 metre high tail.
“The Oryx is a symbol of grace and symbolises Qatar’s traditions and to see it decorating the tail of one of the world’s most advanced aircraft should be a source of pride for our people and our country,” stated Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker.
“Seeing this image for the first time gives me great pride as Qatar Airways prepares to look forward to our newest aircraft type, the world’s biggest, joining our fleet next year.”
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Qatar Airways currently has 13 Airbus A380s on order with plans to operate them on popular routes, especially in slot-constrained airports.
“The delivery of the first of our new A380s will mark a new chapter for the airline, while reinforcing our commitment to giving our customers the very best travel experience and service,” added Al Baker.
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