Video Of The Qantas A380 Naming Ceremony


The first A380 of Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia has been named after Nancy Bird Walton, a pioneer of aviation. The video tells everything about the event and why the giant Airbus was named after her.

She also speaks at the ceremony and after the champagne is broken on the plane, she just says like a worried grandma: “I hope she didn’t scratch it”.

It is a very nice, touchng video and I think everybody who watches it feels a little bit what Qantas’ employees feel now.

I remember when I worked for Malev and we received our first next generation Boeing, there was an internal hangar party for the workers. We were chatting, talking in the hangar, when suddenly the band stopped playing and the Malev song started from the loud speakers. The door of the hangar opened up and there was this beautiful plane standing in front of the building facing us with its Mickey mouse-like blue nose. I looked around and I saw people standing there proud, most of them having some teardrops in their eyes. Believe me, it is a very touching moment in the life of an airline.

Well done, Qantas, good PR job!

Here is the video and if you have time, watch the commercial that introduces A380 at Qantas.

The commercial:

By Szafi

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2 Responses to “Video Of The Qantas A380 Naming Ceremony”


  1. 1 balint01 December 17, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Qantas took delivery of its second A380 on 15DEC2008 in Toulouse. The aircraft is scheduled to enter service on flights to Los Angeles from Melbourne and Sydney on Dec. 22. “This second aircraft will allow us to increase frequency to Los Angeles to as many as six return services each week,” QF Executive GM John Borghetti said, adding that the first A380, which has been operating the transpacific routes thrice-weekly since October, “has more than matched our expectations, with customer feedback extremely positive.” A third A380 is scheduled to be delivered Dec. 27 and will commence thrice-weekly Sydney-Singapore-London Heathrow service on Jan. 16. Four more will be delivered next year (one in the first half) with 20 in service by the end of 2013.
    (from ATW Online)


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