... Was very interesting but only in german language
It was indeed.
I grabbed the important infos - hope you know that my English is not as good as some of my pics.. (my comments are in parentheses)
MSN 127 (EK)
arrival: all fuel and oils removed to protect the engines
First: paintshop It takes 7 days to prepare the A380 for painting: cleaned, taped and masked
2500l of paint on more than 3000 m^2 = 650kg more weight
there is a customer paintshop acceptance
total paintshop time up to 13/24 days/hours (4 shifts), depending of the complexity of the livery (0.2mm thick) until presentation
Second: outfitting stage scheduled within 33 days
510 workers are installing cables, pipes and carpets + all the other hardware (toilets, kitchens, seats etc) always under customer control
everything needed is delivered just in time by 300 medium-sized enterprises in and around Hamburg
complete outfitting adds 60t to total weight
a total of 530km of cabel is installed (to spare weight the are of aluminum not copper IIRC)
Third: flightline after 49 days
CFF flightplan on Apple iPad
starting with noises measuring in the climb (especially those heard on first or ferry flight) or new ones.
at last a fully(!) automated landing in Finkenwerder (I think the low approach @ham is also done this way)
there are 10 test pilots in XFW
CFF with 2 pilots and 2 test engineers
the pilots have a license (rating?) for all Airbus types, they change seats every flight
XFW tower has to manage 5000 flights a year
test flights are performed over the sea or mostly uninhabited area in case of a crash (the huge area east of Hamburg, the state "Mecklenburg Vorpommern" has less inhabitants than the city of Hamburg)
the shower on EK's A380 has a capacity of 500l of water (= 500kg = 5 passengers), there is a countdown meter in the shower cabin for the user: starting at 30 sec remaining time of water
the crew rest department is completly outfitted with inflight entertainment
Fourth: delivery center complete checking time takes up to 9 days through customer
An A380 consists of 4 million parts (IIRC that's the same number as the Saturn V rocket with Apollo capsule and lander going to the moon 1968 ff)
there is a "Customs Acceptance Manual" a list defined by Airbus of checks and tests where all faults are noted, all points checked
in the cockpit and outside the Airbus enigineer has a yellow, the customer's engineer an orange west, in the cabin all are wearing white coats
There, every fault gets a numbered sticker "Customer Presentation Finding" placed by the customer's engineer.
All faults will be fitted within these 9 days if possible.
Fifth: selling & delivery first: acceptance sign by the customer second: customer (EK) tells his banker in Dubai to transfer the money to Airbus' bank in New York (in this case EK pays with own money) when the treasury says: money arrived the bill of sale will be signed: iPhone rings: "... yes, we are waiting for that. Perfect. That's the expected amount, thank you very much" (the amount is unknown)
The Paper (one sheet) is signed by Airbus and handed over to EK. (Much less dramatic as we saw it on the LH documentation years ago - no Champagne)
Now the test-reg sticker is removed from the plane. (This scene was from A6-EEJ)
The pilots arrive and take the machine with 100t of fuel on board, weather data is ok. They have some freight to be stored in Dubai, relief goods to be sent from Dubai when needed. This is from a daughter of Airbus and they use delivery flights of their customers for a free transportation.
"Bye bye, enjoy your flight" some pics on the stairs and handshakes.