Airbus A380 superjumbo Went into Service


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The world’s biggest passenger plane, the Airbus A380 super-jumbo, completed its first commercial flight today. With 471 passengers on board the giant Singapore Airlines aircraft touched down safely at Sydney International airport, having flown to Australia from Singapore Changi Airport. Singapore Airlines with flight number SQ380 between Singapore and Sydney. The Airbus A380 with serial number MSN003 (registered as 9V-SKA) was delivered to Singapore Airlines on 15 October 2007


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The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus. It is the world’s largest passenger airliner and due to its size, many airports have had to expand their facilities to properly accommodate it. The A380 made its maiden flight on 27 April 2005 and entered initial commercial service in October 2007 with Singapore Airlines.

The A380-800 has a cabin of about 480 square metres of floor space with is nearly 50% more floor space than the next-largest airliner, the Boeing 747-400. It provides seating for 500 people in a typical three-class configuration or up to 850 people in all-economy class configurations.

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