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Airbus delivers first A380 to Singapore Airlines

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.

Air Transat, a Canadian leisure and holiday travel airline, took delivery of its first Airbus A321LR aircraft on Tuesday. The A321LR is one of 15 the Montreal-based carrier is scheduled to receive. Air Transat leases Airbus has delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens to China Eastern Airlines. following European certification in November. Airbus is offering airlines the option to adapt three displays in the A350-900 and A350-1000 to touchscreens, delivered their A330neo launch operar TAP Air Portugal. The delivery marks the of a further 20 for the Portuguese carrier. Tune in find out about the aircraft Tags: airbus, delivers, first, a330neo, Airbus Delivers First A350 With The A350 XWB equipped with uchscreen cockpit displays has been delivered China Eastern . The optional extra allows for smoother information management and reduces the need for multiple cursor inputs during periods

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