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June 26, 2012

First Thai Airways Airbus A380 Emerges from Paint Shop

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Thai Airways first Airbus A380 (HS-TUA, ln 0087). (Photo by Airbus)

The first A380 for Thai Airways rolled out of the Airbus paint hangar following completion of painting and cabin installation in Hamburg, the manufacturer revealed Monday.

Nicknamed Sri Rattana in honor of a Buddhist temple in Thailand, the A380 (HS-TUA, line number 0087) is expected to be delivered in the third quarter of 2012. Thai will become the ninth A380 operator.

The photos come just a day after the A380 Production blog confirmed that the convoy of major parts for the first British Airways A380 is set to make its way to the factory in Toulouse, France, on June 27th.

Thai Airways First Airbus A380 HS-TUA 0087

Thai Airways first Airbus A380 (HS-TUA, ln 0087), side view. (Photo by Airbus)

Thai Airways First Airbus A380 HS-TUA 0087

Thai Airways first Airbus A380 (HS-TUA, ln 0087). (Photo by Airbus)

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