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4/27/2005: First Flight of the Airbus A380

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, the Superjumbo Airbus A380 made its maiden flight in 2005 after three years of development and testing.

The behemoth double-decker came with record-breaking seating capacity, wingspan, and height, and, as the Super Jumbo moniker tells, it is the largest commercial airliner flying to date. The Airbus A380 was conceived as a direct competitor to the Boeing 747, with only its 72.72 m height less than that of the Boeing 747, which measures 76.3 m.

And so, the rivalry between the A380 and the 747 began, persisting in both planes’ histories. The Airbus A380 made its commercial debut read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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