First Airbus A380 delivered

Monday, October 15, 2007

The Airbus A380 Superjumbo in SIA livery, which was featured at the 2006 Asian Aerospace.

The first A380 superjumbo, made by Airbus, was delivered today to Singapore Airlines (SIA) 18 months behind schedule.

After the plane was delivered in Singapore, it was flown to Toulouse, France for the ceremony of about 500 guests.

The plane is built with four Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines.

The first flight will take off for a "special charity-flight" from Singapore and land in Sydney on October 25. Special services will continue from October 28.

"This is a major milestone for the A380 programme, and I would like to express my deepest appreciation to all parties concerned. I want to thank our teams and all those who worked hard, days, nights, and week-ends, for their dedication and commitment," said Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer, Tom Enders.