To Be Delivered To Singapore Airlines On Monday, 15th
In line with previous details,
Airbus tells ANN that they will celebrate the first
A380-Megaliner-handover to first customer Singapore Airlines on
Monday, 15th October, with a dedicated delivery ceremony.
The exclusive event - hosted by Singapore Airlines, Rolls-Royce
and Airbus - will take place at the Airbus Delivery Centre in
Toulouse (France). The monstrous double-decker aircraft is powered
by four Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines.
“This is a major milestone for the A380 programme, and I
would like to express my deepest appreciation to all parties
concerned. I want to thank our teams and all those who worked hard,
days, nights, and week-ends, for their dedication and
commitment,” said Tom Enders, Airbus President and Chief
At the event Singapore Airlines will reveal their new A380
cabin-interior. The flagship of the 21st century will take-off for
Singapore on October 16, arriving at Singapore’s Changi
International Airport the following day. The next-gen double-decker
will enter service between Singapore and Sydney, with a special
charity-flight, between both cities on 25/26th October.
The scheduled services will commence daily on October
Airbus claims that the A380 is "cleaner, greener, quieter and
smarter," and "is already setting new environmental benchmarks in
air-transport. Per passenger, the A380 has an unmatched fuel
efficiency of less than three litres per 100 kilometres."
To date, total orders and commitments for the A380 are 189 from
Subsequent aircraft for delivery to Singapore Airlines, Emirates
Airlines and Qantas are also well on track. The ceremony can be
viewed on the company website.