A380 heads for US of A
Superjumbos touch down today at JFK and LAX
Airbus A380s will later today touch down at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), marking the maiden transatlantic flights for the troubled superjumbo.
The JFK-bound aircraft was due to depart at 0830 GMT this morning from Frankfurt as “part of the Commercial Route Proving jointly performed with Deutsche Lufthansa over a 12 day period”, as the Airbus press release explains. It carries around 500 passengers, albeit it mostly made up of Airbus and Lufthansa staff. After touching down in the Big Apple at around 1630 GMT, the aircraft is slated to make a return trip to Chicago O’Hare on 20 March, flying back to Frankfurt on 21 March.
Full article: The Register