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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 A400M performs its demonstration flight during the 50th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris

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An Airbus A400M performs its demonstration flight during the 50th Paris air show at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, on Thursday. Read more

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.

Members of the media gather as an Airbus SAS A350, produced by a unit of European Aeronautic, Defence & Space Co. (EADS), makes its first flight in Toulouse, France, on Friday, June 14, 2013. Airbus SAS's new A350 wide-body lifted off for its maiden voyage at 10:00 a.m. before a crowd of 12,000, in a show of confidence that the jet can enter service in late 2014 and challenge Boeing Co.

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Members of the media gather as Airbus’s latest passenger jet, the A350, takes its maiden flight in Toulouse, France, on Friday. Read more