Singapore Airlines, the first carrier to take ownership of the world's largest passenger jet, , has flown its inaugural commercial flight from Singapore to Sydney. A crew from ZDNet Australia visited Sydney Airport to see what customers can expect from what's been dubbed the "big fella" by air traffic controllers.
Singapore took delivery of its first Airbus A380 aircraft on October 15 at Airbus' headquarters in Toulouse, France. The second, third and fourth planes will be delivered between January, February and April 2008, respectively. They are planned to be used on Singapore to London flights.
The A380 is a massive aircraft. With a wingspan of 262 feet, 72 cars could park on each of them. The plane also measures 240 feet long and 79 feet high.
Caption text by Luke Anderson/ZDNet Australia.
October 26, 2007 8:41 AM PDT
Photo by: Airbus
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