China Southern Airlines’ first A380 enters final round of tests

China Southern Airlines’ first A380 enters final round of tests
17 August 2011 News in brief

The final phase of testing has begun for China Southern Airlines’ initial A380, which is scheduled to enter commercial service with the carrier later this year. These flight and ground evaluations, which are being carried out from Airbus’ facilities in Hamburg, Germany, are validating the double-deck jetliner’s general performance and cabin systems – including air flow and air conditioning, lighting, galleys, lavatories, seats and in-flight entertainment – before its upcoming flight to Toulouse, France for pre-delivery preparations.