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First ANA A380 rolls out of Airbus paint shop
A380 for All Nippon Airways. © Airbus

First ANA A380 rolls out of Airbus paint shop

The first A380 for All Nippon Airways has rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Hamburg, Germany, bearing the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle livery.

The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) has rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Hamburg, Germany, bearing the airline’s distinctive and unique Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle livery.

ANA has firm orders for three A380s, becoming the first customer for the aircraft in Japan. The airline will take delivery of the first A380 at the end of Q1 2019 following cabin completion and a final round of ground and flight tests. The aircraft will operate on the popular Tokyo Narita-Honolulu leisure route.

The three ANA A380s will be painted in a special livery depicting the Hawaiian green sea turtle – a symbol of good luck and prosperity in Hawaii. The livery was first unveiled in March 2017.

The first aircraft is blue, the second will be green and the third orange. Airbus says that the ANA A380 livery is one of the most elaborate it has ever painted. It took 21 days for the Airbus team to paint a surface of 3,600m2 using 16 different shades of color.

The green sea turtle is known as the “Honu” in Hawaii, and ANA will adopt the name “Flying Honu” for its A380 fleet.

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