On this date in aviation history… January 18, 2005…
The Airbus A380, the world’s largest commercial jet, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France.
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The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus, a subsidiary. It is the world’s largest passenger airliner. Many airports had to modify their facilities to accommodate the new jetliner.
The A380 made its maiden flight on 27 April 2005 and entered commercial service in October 2007 with Singapore Airlines.
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Toulouse is one of the bases of the European aerospace industry. Airbus, Galileo (global positioning systems), the SPOT satellite system are headquartered in Toulouse, as well as CNES’s Toulouse Space Centre (CST), the largest space centre in Europe.
Toulouse is a city in the Haute-Garonne department in southwestern France. It lies on the banks of the River Garonne, 590 km away from Paris. With over 1,100,000 inhabitants, the Toulouse metropolitan area is the fifth-largest in France.
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