Aviation News

May 31, 2012

Malaysia Airlines Takes Delivery of First Airbus A380

More articles by »
Written by: admin
Tags: , , ,
MAS Group takes delivery of its first Airbus A380, 9M-MNA. (Photo by Airbus/P. Pigeyre)

Malaysia Airlines this week took delivery of their first Airbus A380, becoming the eighth airline to operate the superjumbo aircraft.

In a Tuesday ceremony at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Fabrice Brégier handed over the keys of the first of six A380s on order to MAS Group Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya. It is the 83rd A380 delivered to an airline customer, according to Airfleets.net data.

Malaysia has outfitted the new jet with 494 seats in three classes. First and Business Class feature lie-flat beds, while Economy Class seats are wider. All seats are equipped with individual in-flight entertainment systems, USB ports and satellite telephone facilities.

Malaysia Airbus A380 photo gallery

Registered 9M-MNA, the new plane wears a unique, two-tone livery, consisting of all white paint and blue titles. Malaysia’s regular livery mimicks the red, white and blue Malaysian flag, and has been known to appoint some of its planes with fantastic special paint schemes, such as its Hibiscus Boeing 747-400.

A380 service will begin on the Kuala Lumpur-London Heathrow route on July 1. Malaysia’s second A380 will also fly the route once delivered, while the third will be dedicated to Kuala Lumpur-Sydney duty.



About the Author

admin





 
 

 

The Future of Business Aviation in Focus at NBAA BACE

The business aviation community will be gathering in Las Vegas this week for the annual NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exposition (BACE).
by Gabe Andino
0

 
 

What’s Happening At The 2019 Paris Air Show (Updated 3X)

The 2019 edition of the Paris Air Show is happening this week. The biennial show is traditionally a place where new aircraft are launched and new orders flow in. Follow along here all this week as we recap each day’s happ...
by Ben Granucci
2

 

 

United Airlines Moves to its New LaGuardia Home

United's new five-gate section at LaGuardia's Central Terminal Building replacement has opened for business.
by Ben Granucci
0

 
 

JetBlue Unveils Bruins Themed “Bear Force One”

JetBlue's "Bear Force One," a jet featuring the Boston Bruins hockey team's black and gold logo, was unveiled to the public on May 13, 2019.
by Michael Lothrop
1

 
 

The Refreshed Aer Lingus Livery: Teal Is The New Green

Aer Lingus revealed a new livery last week. We take a look at the changes and share our thoughts on the new look.
by Ben Granucci
0