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Malaysia Airlines Takes Delivery of Airbus 100th A380

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[HD videos below] Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has taken delivery of Airbus' 100th A380. The aircraft is the airline's sixth A380.

We are delighted that our 100th A380 delivery is to Malaysia Airlines as this gives us an early glimpse into the future shape of aviation, said Fabrice Brgier, Airbus President and CEO. We see a growing demand from dynamic, competitive airlines such as MAS for larger aircraft, with many markets and routes, and in particular in the fast developing Asia Pacific region, being ideally suited to A380s.

Now in its sixth year of commercial service, the A380 is flying with nine airlines. To date, the worldwide fleet has carried some 36 million passengers in 100,000 flights. The previous generation of Very Large Aircraft (400 seats and above - the Boeing 747) would have required 140,000 flights. This reduction in flights brings essential relief to airport-congestion and the environment. The corresponding saving of 5.7 million tonnes of CO2, demonstrates the A380 generates more revenue whilst minimising emissions and noise.

The A380 fleet performs over 140 flights per day and carries over one and a half million people each month. Passengers can hop on board one of the A380s which are either taking off or landing every six minutes at one of the 32 international airports where it operates to date. On top of these, more than 50 other airports are getting prepared to accommodate the A380 and answer the airlines need for more A380 destinations.

Over the next 20 years, more than 1,700 VLA such as the A380 will have been delivered. Asia Pacific leads demand (45%) for these high capacity aircraft, followed by the Middle East (23%) and Europe (19%).

Typically seating 525 passengers in three classes, but capable of holding over 800, the aircraft is capable of flying 8,500 nautical miles or 15,700 kilometres non-stop, carrying more people at lower cost and with less impact on the environment.

Since 2006 the A380 has registered repeat orders by satisfied customers every year, bringing the total order book to date to 262 from 20 customers.

The spacious, quiet cabin and smooth ride, combined with the improved inflight humdity and cabin pressure, have made the A380 a firm favourite with many frequent travellers.

Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380 performing in the Flight Display at Farnborough International Airshow on 9 July 2012.

Interior Tour of Malaysia Airlines A380 - HD at Farnborough 2012.

Malaysia Airlines A380 Aerial/Flying Display @ Farnborough 2012 (Sunny) DAY III - HD.

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