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Singapore took delivery of its first A380-800 aircraft on 15 October at Airbus' headquarters in Toulouse, France. The second, third and fourth planes will be delivered between January, February and April 2008, respectively. They are planned to be used on Singapore to London flights.
The A380 is a massive aircraft. With a wingspan of 79.8m, 72 cars could park on each of them. The plane also measures 73m long and 24.1m high.
Four Rolls Royce Trent 900 engines, each with 72,000 pounds of thrust, get the big bertha off the ground.
According to Airbus, the A380 sets "new environmental benchmarks in air-transport [with] unmatched fuel efficiency of less than three litres per passenger per 100 kilometres."
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