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The First Airbus A-380 Arrives at KJFK!

By: Category: AirbusAirports Around the WorldAviation History

New York City’s JFK International Airport was the first place an A-380 landed in the U.S.

Airbus’s A-380 super-sized airliner was launched at the end of the year 2000. A little more than four years later, the first flight of a prototype occurred, on April 27, 2005. European and U.S. type certification was completed some twenty months after this first flight. Before scheduled airline service would begin, a series of trial flights were made to the United States. The first two of these trips would occur simultaneously on March 19, 2007. Although an A-380 had already landed in North America before this March date, it was flown to northern Canada for cold weather testing. An A-380 had yet to touch down in the U.S. before these trial flights were scheduled. 

One flight would depart using an A...

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