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Airbus A380 first flight likely today

The world`s first Airbus A380 is making its first flight today at Airbus headquarters near Toulouse…

The world`s first Airbus A380 is making its first flight today at Airbus headquarters near Toulouse, France. This flight test is the latest milestone in the decade-long development of the Flagship of the 21st Century.



Designed in close collaboration with major airlines, airports and airworthiness authorities around the world, the 555-seat, double-deck A380 will provide passengers on major long-haul routes with a new way of flying, offering unrivalled comfort, economy and technology.



Live video of the first flight of the A380 will be available for download via satellite at the following coordinates when the flight begins (expected at approx. 4:30 a.m. EDT)



A380 Firm Orders to Date:



  • Air France: 10


  • China Southern: 5


  • Emirates: 43 (including 2 freighters)


  • FedEx: 10 (all freighters)


  • ILFC: 10 (including 2 freighters)


  • Korean: 5


  • Lufthansa: 15


  • Malaysia: 6


  • QANTAS: 12


  • Qatar: 2


  • Singapore: 10


  • Virgin: 6


  • Etihad: 4


  • Thai: 6






Note: the first flight and flight time is subject to change depending on weather conditions.

Theodore Koumelis
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