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Airbus A380 lands for first time
Associated Press
June 1, 2007 at 1:07 PM EDT
Roissy, France — How will airports accommodate the world's biggest passenger jet?

At Paris' leading Charles de Gaulle airport, where the hulking Airbus A380 landed for the first time Friday, preparing for its arrival meant enlarging runways and bridges and building a new boarding lounge — at a cost of €100 million ($134-million U.S.).

Airports in San Francisco, London, Sydney, Singapore and Frankfurt, Germany are already prepared to receive the 555-seat plane, having also spent millions. Other hubs are following suit, Airbus officials say.

The superjumbo, scheduled for delivery to airlines later this year, has been plagued by a series of scandals that have caused shares of Airbus' parent EADS to plunge, wiped billions of dollars off profit forecasts and set back delivery by two years.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070601.wairbus0601/BNStory/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/Page/document/video/vs?id=RTGAM.20070601.wvsuperjumbp0601

Careful of the volume on the video it starts out soft then gets REAL loud :eek:



My that is a big plane!!!!
 
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