The new Airbus A380 aircraft took off this evening. This should go down as one of the aviation milestones. Live airbus footage let us tune into the event in real time.
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Maiden flight for the superjumbo
Michael Clarke, This is Money,
27 April 2005
THE battle between Boeing and Airbus for dominance of the sky intensified this morning after the Airbus A380 successfully embarked on its maiden test flight.
The double-decker superjumbo, designed to carry more than 800 passengers, took off just after 9.30am from the Airbus headquarters in Toulouse.
The plane carried only six crew, who were fitted with parachutes in case of an emergency, to test the aircraft at various altitudes and speeds. It is expected to fly for up to five hours. …