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7/4/13

European Aircraft Industry: British Airways Adds Airbus A380 To Fleet

Airbus A380
The world's largest passenger plane flew into Heathrow airport as British Airways became the first UK airline to add the aircraft to its fleet.

Partly built and designed in the UK and powered by Rolls-Royce engines, the double-decker Airbus A380 will carry 469 passengers at a speed of up to 587mph.

The plane was handed over to BA at the French company Airbus' headquarters in Toulouse and flown to London where it was greeted by hundreds of flag-waving staff.

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