Tail Section for Qatar Airways’ First A380 Rolled Out


The vertical tail section for the first A380 for Qatar Airways has been painted with the airline’s trademark oryx logo at Airbus facilities in Hamburg.  Assembly of the aircraft is set to begin this month, ready for delivery in early 2014.
The Qatar Airways logo comprises a violet oryx with silver streaks; the paint was applied over a period of ten days.
The carrier will become the 11th operator of the superjumbo.  It has firm orders for ten A380s and plans to operate the aircraft on its most premier routes.
(Image:  Airbus)