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100th A380 delivery
14 March 2013
In reaching this “century mark” with an aircraft provided to Malaysia Airlines, the 100th delivery underscores the A380’s global reach – particularly in the Asia-Pacific market, where the jetliner responds to operators’ needs for growth, high levels of service quality and superior range performance. In fact, 65 percent of A380 capacity is to, from, or within Asia-Pacific, with more than 50,000 seats offered on nearly 500 services performed every week.
5 years in operation
25 October 2012
Airbus’ A380 has earned its place as the airline industry’s new “queen of the skies,” with the first five years of service confirming this 21st century flagship jetliner’s passenger appeal and revenue-generating capabilities.
Delivery of the first THAI A380
27 September 2012
THAI has become the ninth operator to receive the world’s largest and most eco-efficient aircraft – Airbus’ 21st century flagship A380 – during a delivery ceremony in Toulouse, France. Online coverage of this event is available on a special website, which includes video highlights, photos, feature stories and more.
Delivery of the first Malaysia Airlines A380
29 May 2012
Malaysia Airlines (MAS) took delivery of its first A380, becoming the eighth operator of the world’s largest and most eco-efficient airliner. The aircraft was handed over to MAS Group Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya by Airbus Chief Operating Officer Fabrice Brégier in Toulouse .
A380 Latin America demonstration tour
22-30 March 2012
Brazil, Chile, Argentina
The A380 demonstration tour across Latin America underscored this 21st century Airbus flagship’s capabilities in meeting the dynamic region’s evolving air transport requirements. The multi-city visit included stops in Brazil and Argentina, along with a high-profile presence at Chile’s FIDAE (Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio) air show.
Delivery of the first China Southern Airlines A380
14 October 2011
China Southern Airlines became the first Chinese carrier to receive the world’s largest passenger aircraft – Airbus’ 21st century flagship A380 – during a ceremony held in Toulouse, France. Online coverage of this milestone event is available on a special website, which includes video highlights, photos, feature stories and more.
First A380 delivery to Korean Air
24 May 2011
Korean Air became the sixth operator of Airbus’ 21st century flagship A380, starting service in June 2011. Prior to this milestone, a special delivery celebration event was held in Toulouse, France with Airbus President and CEO Tom Enders and Korean Air Chairman Yang Ho Cho. Visit the photo exhibition, the video gallery and articles.
First A380 Delivery to Lufthansa
19 May 2010
Lufthansa joined the list of European airlines with the A380 when its no. 1 aircraft was accepted during a ceremony at Airbus' Hamburg, Germany delivery centre. At the time of this event, the German national had a total of 15 A380s on order. Video highlights, photos, stories and much more from this milestone event are available.
First A380 delivery to Air France
30 October 2009
Air France became the first European airline to receive the A380 when its no. 1 aircraft was accepted during a ceremony at Airbus' Hamburg, Germany delivery centre. The French flag carrier currently has a total of 12 A380s on order. Video highlights, photos, stories and much more from this milestone event are available on a special mini-website.
First A380 delivery to Qantas
19 September 2008
Qantas became the world's third airline to receive the A380 when its no. 1 aircraft was accepted during an evening ceremony at Airbus' delivery centre in Toulouse, France. The Australian-based carrier has a total of 20 A380s on order.
First A380 delivery to Emirates Airline
28 July 2008
Emirates Airline received its first Airbus A380 aircraft on 28 July 2008 in an historic delivery ceremony with over 500 guests in Hamburg, Germany.
Follow the industrial adventure of the A380 from the first design to final preparation for entry into service with this awe-inspiring compilation of articles, photos and videos.
Flight presentation - The A380 flies with Air France
12-15 November 2007
The Airbus A380 continued its world tour with a first time visit to MontrÃ©al-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Quebec during November 2007. For this milestone, the world's largest commercial airliner was operated jointly, under Airbus' responsibility, by Airbus and Air France flight and cabin crew.
First A380 delivery to Singapore Airlines
15 October 2007
Relive the magic of the A380’s first ever delivery. Singapore Airlines became the initial customer to receive the 21st century Airbus flagship, which positioned it for the history-making startup of commercial service. Discover exclusive video and photo coverage of the delivery event.
A380 commercial route proving
19-28 March 2007
Watch the A380 as it makes its first landings in the United States as part of a 12-day commercial route proving mission in 2007, performed in conjunction with Lufthansa. Follow the aircraft as it flies to New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C., as well as Hong Kong, Frankfurt and Munich.
A380 technical route proving
13-30 November 2006
Follow the A380 in its 18-day series of technical route proving flights as a final step for its U.S./European Type Certification in December 2006. Join the A380 as it visited 10 airports and crossed the North and South Poles - covering approximately 69,000 nm./127,788 km. in some 152 flight hours.
A380 First flight
27 April 2005
Toulouse-Blagnac International Airport, France
Relive the excitement of the A380 maiden flight on April 27, 2005, meet the crew, browse through hundreds of messages sent from all over the world and discover the earlier Airbus first flights.
18 January 2005
First official presentation of the A380, Toulouse, France
View highlights of the ceremony to unveil the A380, the 21st century airliner, attended by four heads of State and representatives of customers who have ordered the aircraft.
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