First MAS A380 to be Delivered This Month

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Friday, 11 May 2012

The first A380 for Malaysia Airlines (MAS) returned to Toulouse earlier this week following completion of interior furnishing and cabin system tests in Hamburg.

The aircraft is now stationed at the Airbus flight line for final system checks prior to the start of the customer acceptance process and delivery at the end of the month.

The national airline of Malaysia will become the eighth operator of the A380 and will commence commercial service between Kuala Lumpur and London effective 1 July this year.

Altogether, the carrier has ordered six A380s and has specified a premium three-class layout for the aircraft, seating a total of 494 passengers.

The MAS A380 fleet will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines.

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