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  • PHOTOS: The First A380 In British Airways Colors
    Posted by Rupa Haria 12:44 AM on Apr 05, 2013

    British Airways has released photos of the first Airbus A380, MSN95, painted in the airline's red, white and blue livery. 

    The aircraft is due to be handed over to BA in July. 

    BA's A380 in numbers:

    24 painters at Airbus' Hamburg hangar

    Two weeks

    Eight movable platforms up to 30 meters from the ground

    Five coats of red, white and blue gloss paint

    2,300 litres of paint covering an area of 3,500 square meters

    Total weight of the paint is 650kg

    BA's 12 new A380s will have a total of 469 seats in a four class configuration. 

    There will be 14 seats in First on the main deck in a 1-2-1 configuration. 

    55 seats in World Traveller Plus will be on the upper deck in a 2-3-2 configuration. 

    Club World on the upper deck will have 53 seats in a 2-3-2 configuration and 44 seats in the main deck in a 2-4-2 configuration. 

    199 World Traveller seats will have a 3-4-3 configuration in the main deck and the other 104 seats on the upper deck will be in a 2-4-2 configuration.

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