Airbus A380 to be delivered to Singapore Airlines

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Monday, 15 October 2007

Airbus will today handover the first Airbus A380 to launch customer Singapore Airlines. The dedicated delivery ceremony will take place from 10.00 to 11.30 am CET (Central European Time). The exclusive event - hosted by Singapore Airlines, Rolls-Royce and Airbus - will take place at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse, France. Singapore Airline's first Airbus A380 is powered by four Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines.

At the event Singapore Airlines will reveal their new A380 cabin-interior. The aircraft will take-off for Singapore on October 16, arriving at Singapores Changi International Airport the following day. The next generation double-decker will enter service between Singapore and Sydney, with a special charity-flight, between both cities on 25/26th October. Scheduled services will commence daily from 28 October.

Per passenger Airbus claims the A380 to have an unmatched fuel efficiency of less than three litres per 100 kilometres. The aircrafts efficiency and advanced technologies will result in higher operational flexibility and better economics - with a range of more than 8,000 nm/ 15,000 km and seat-mile costs 20% lower than the former largest aircraft, the Boeing 747.

To date, total orders and commitments for the A380 are 189 from 16 customers. Airbus also confirmed that despite suffering serious delays, subsequent aircraft delivery to Singapore Airlines, Emirates Airline and Qantas are also well on track.

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