Saturday, May 10, 2014

The superjumbo Airbus A380 completes its first commercial flight

On 25 October 2007, the double Decker Airbus A380, the largest plane in the world, successfully completed its maiden commercial flight. 

The Singapore Air lanes flight took eight hours to cover the distance between Singapore and Sydney.

The European manufacturer Airbus recently delivered its first A380 to Singapore Airlines almost two years behind schedule, at a cost of nearly $6.8 billion. 

The A380 is capable of carrying up to 853 passengers in an all-economy configuration, double that of a Boeing 747. 

Kingfisher Airlines is the first in India to have ordered a fleet of A380s, which might might be delivered be delivered by 2010. 

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