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Airbus A380 Photos
Category: Airbus A380 Plane Specifications | 12/12/2006 - 09:38:08
LHR Airports welcomed the world's largest commercial airliner, the Airbus A380, on 18 May 2006, when it made its British debut to carry out airport compatibility checks.
Airbus A380 Aircraft Image Photo's
The Airbus A380 aircraft is designed to carry 555 passengers in a typical seating configuration, including an Economy, a Business and a First class in a typical three-class configuration, and able to fly for almost 15,000 km (8,000 nautical miles) non-stop.
During its UK visit, LHR Airports and Airbus carried out ground handling and airport compatibility trials, which helped to ensure that everything was ready for the aircraft's entry into service.
Airport and Aviation Photography - A380 Airbus
The A380 arrived on Heathrow's Southern Runway and parked at Terminal 3, Pier 6 - a new, purpose-built £100 million facility that is a 280 metre long, three-storey-high pier which can accommodate up to four A380s at a time, with four gate rooms which together seat 2,200 passengers.
The Airbus A380 made it’s first commercial flight to the UK in 2008. The Singapore Airlines A380 flight touched down on 18 March 2008 at Heathrow Airport and taxied to the purpose built stand at Terminal 3, Pier 6.
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