Reports that a Qantas Airbus A380 superjumbo jet had crashed in Indonesia were quickly put to rest Wednesday night when the plane made a safe emergency landing in Singapore.
San Francisco crowds welcomed Lufthansa’s first A380 service from Frankfurt on Tuesday.
Airbus has released photos of the first A380 super jumbo jet destined for China Southern Airlines. The Guangzhou-based carrier will become the world’s seventh operator of the A380 when this aircraft is delivered in the second half of this year.
Korean Air’s first transpacific Airbus A380 flight arrived in New York today, also marking the first scheduled use by any carrier of the superjumbo between east Asia and the east coast of North America.
Throughout Airbus’ first two decades in the business, its competitors at Boeing would joke that “Every Airbus is delivered on the wings of a Boeing.”
The Reunion-based carrier made headlines in 2009 when it ordered the aircraft, which they pledged to fill with 840 economy class seats, which would have given them the highest capacity of any commercial aircraft ever built.
Korean Air has produced a nice video of its big blue whale jet under construction and rolling out of the factory.