The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) took
to the skies on Monday, completing a maiden flight from the Final
Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France to the Airbus site in
The aircraft is now being prepared for cabin
installation and painting in the airline’s special A380 livery.
ANA placed a firm order for three A380s in 2016,
becoming the first customer for the superjumbo in Japan.
delivery is scheduled early 2019, and the A380 will initially be
operated on the popular Tokyo-Honolulu route.
To date, Airbus has
delivered 229 A380s, with the aircraft now in services with 14