Airbus A380 - First US Landing & Inaugural Flight - John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York Physics Teaching, Aviation Photography, Glassblowing Edward Pascuzzi

In development for many years prior to its first flight to the US in 2007, the Airbus A380 is the world’s largest commercial airliner flying in the

skies today (by passenger seat numbers, not physical aircraft size).  The jet, with two floors of passengers, has the ability to carry up to 853

passengers in a single-class (economy) seating arrangement, or, more reasonably, 544 passengers seated in four-class configuration

(first, business, premium-economy and economy).  Furthermore, the seating capacity of such an airliner allows it to replace multiple routes

which is a modern approach to the reduction of air traffic congestion at many larger airports.  Naturally, the aircraft exudes all the modern

amenities passengers now come to expect in such a large jetliner, all while offering the most modern avionics in the cockpit. 

Currently, the following airlines fly the A380;  Singapore, Emirates, Qantas, Air France, Lufthansa, Korean Air,

China Southern, Malaysia, Thai, Asiana, British Airways, Qatar and Etihad. 

Images shown here were taken at JFK

over a three day period in late March, 2007, when the factory-livery A380 flew from Frankfurt, Germany, landing

on runway 22L.  More information about this aircraft may be found at the Airbus website. 

JFK - First Airbus A380 Flight to America - March 2007 IAD - (Dulles International Airport, Virginia) - First Airbus A380 Flight to America - March 2007

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