BA on course for first A380 delivery

2012-10-11 10:58

The building of British Airways' first Airbus A380 superjumbo aircraft has reached a major milestone with the installation of the four giant Roll-Royce Trent 900 engines.

Breaking Travel News reports that the engines, which each produce 31751.5 kg of thrust, were attached to the first of 12 A380s the airline has on order. Each engine weighs six tones, boasts a diameter of about 3 meters and took a team of five Airbus engineers to install. 

Having been constructed at Rolls-Royce Derby plant, the engines were transported to Toulouse via road and ferry.

These aircraft, form part of a £5bn (R70billion) investment by British Airways in new aircraft, smarter cabins, elegant lounges, and new technologies to make life more comfortable in the air and on the ground.

The aircraft is due to be delivered to British Airways in July next year.


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