British Airways

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.

British Airways crew member Gustavo Saporiti, poses on artwork made up of thousands of individual items that are found on a jumbo jet to show the scale of its operation, in an aircraft hangar at London's Heathrow Airport. From toilet rolls to teaspoons, British Airways loads 27,260 individual items on to each jumbo jet before it takes to the skies. With a combined weight of 6,120kg, the items have to be unloaded and re-loaded before every take-off.

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British Airways crew member Gustavo Saporiti poses on artwork made up of thousands of items to be found on a jumbo jet, in an aircraft hangar at London’s Heathrow Airport. BA loads 27,260 individual items on to each aircraft before it takes off, from toilet rolls to teaspoons. With a combined weight of 6,120kg, the items have to be unloaded and re-loaded before every flight.