The first Airbus A380 superjumbo was delivered yesterday to Singapore Airlines.
The upper deck has 60 business class seats, each is 86 centimeters wide. These can convert into a fully flat bed and include 39-centimeter LCD television screens, USB ports and in-seat power supplies for laptop computers.
The 399 economy-class seats on the back half of the upper and the lower decks of the plane are designed to maximize leg and knee room. Each seatback is equipped with a 27-centimeter video screen, USB port and electrical power port for laptops.
“From today, there is a new queen of the skies for air travel,” said Chew Choon Seng, the Singapore Airlines chief executive.
Chew introduced the unique features of Singopore Airlines’ new 471-seat superjumbo.
Airbus plans to deliver the next 13 superjumbos to airline customers next year, and about 25 A380 in 2009. Airbus wants to build 45 each year by 2010.