Airbus hands over first A380 to Singapore Airlines
Airbus today officially handed over the first of its much-delayed A380 “superjumbo” to Singapore Airlines in a ceremony held in Toulouse, France.
“This is a landmark day for all those who worked so hard over the years to make it happen,” said Tom Enders, Airbus president and chief executive officer. “It is also a tribute to all the engineers and workers who developed the A380, as well as all our customers who selected this magnificent and highly efficient jetliner. We appreciate the confidence they have shown in Airbus and for staying with us through troubled times.”
The first A380 will take off Tuesday for Singapore's Changi International Airport to start service between Singapore and Sydney in Australia on Oct. 25.
To date, there are 189 total orders and commitments for the A380 from 16 customers.
Highlights of the delivery ceremony are available at www.a380delivery.com