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Skymark Airlines’ first Airbus A380 structural assembly completed

Feb. 24, 2014, Toulouse, Fra. - Following the completion of its structural assembly, Skymark Airlines’ first A380 made its first journey on its wheels, moving to the next station at the Final Assembly Line in Toulouse.


February 24, 2014
By Carey Fredericks

At this “station 30” Skymark Airlines’ first A380
will undergo general tests on electric and hydraulic systems, mobile
parts, landing gears and fuel tanks. Also, the aircraft’s four
Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines will be mounted.

Skymark Airlines, Japan’s third largest and fast
growing airline, has placed six firm A380 orders and will become the
first Japanese A380 operator. Skymark plans to dispatch its A380s on
international trunk routes, in particular linking Narita to destinations
in the US to offer its passengers the unique experience of space and
comfort when flying the A380.

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