Singapore Airlines First A380 officially Registered in Singapore

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Monday, 15 October 2007

The first Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 was officially added to the Singapore aircraft register on Saturday. The Certificates of Registration and Airworthiness were received from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) in Toulouse, representing the final milestone ahead of Mondays delivery ceremony.

As part of the preparation for entry into commercial airline service, five developmental A380 aircraft have visited over 45 airports around the world on route-proving flights. These flights stress-test the aircrafts systems and assess airport readiness.

The tests contributed to one of the most extensive airworthiness certification processes ever, to satisfy world aviation regulators that the A380 is ready for passenger operations.

Singapore Airlines has firm orders for 19 A380s, with a further six options.

The first Airbus A380 registered 9VSKA will be delivered to Singapore Airlines in Toulouse on Monday 15 October. The aircraft will arrive at its new home, Singapores Changi Airport on Wednesday 17 October.

Aviation history will be made when the A380 takes off from Singapore to Sydney on 25 October, returning the following day, on the first commercial flight of the new superjumbo.

Singapore Airlines then begins scheduled services with the A380 between Singapore and Sydney on Sunday, 28 October 2007.

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