A380

An Airbus A380 aircraft

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An Airbus A380 aircraft prepares to land after performing in a flying display at the Farnborough Airshow, south west of London. The event, held every two years southwest of London, traditionally sees US titan Boeing and Europe’s Airbus compete as they unveil their latest multi-billion-dollar orders

British Airways liveried Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger plane, arriving at Heathrow Airport as BA became the first UK airline to take delivery of the massive superjumbo. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 4, 2013. Handed over earlier today by European plane-making company Airbus at its Toulouse headquarters in France, the A380 had headed for west London with BA's chief executive Keith Williams among those on board. See PA story AIR Superjumbo.

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A British Airways liveried Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aeroplane, arrives at Heathrow airport as BA on Thursday became the first UK airline to take delivery of the aircraft.

An Airbus A 380 (R) aircraft flies over Le Bourget airport on June 17, 2013 on the opening day of the International Paris Air show.

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An Airbus A380 aircraft (right) flies over Le Bourget airport on Monday on the opening day of the Paris air show.