A380 world tour continues with the first visit to Montreal

The Airbus A380 will continue its world tour with a visit to Montr̩al-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport Рin Quebec (Canada), on 12th November 2007.

The world’s largest commercial airliner, which is also the most technically advanced and environmentally friendly civil aircraft in the skies will be operated jointly, under Airbus’ responsibility, by Airbus and Air France flight and cabin crew.

The aircraft used for the trip is the development aircraft A380 MSN007 (Manufacturer’s Serial Number), powered by four Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines. MSN007 is equipped with an Airbus-designed, full passenger cabin, which demonstrates how the airplane can comfortably carry up to 519 passengers in an extra-quiet and relaxing three-class cabin environment.

The A380 has already visited more than 60 airports, easily fitting into each environment and demonstrating its smooth and efficient compatibility. The Montréal airport meets the design criteria for the operation of new large aircraft.

As part of the A380 World Tour 2007, MSN007 will leave Montreal on 13th November to go to Orlando International Airport in Florida (United States). It is scheduled to return to Montreal on 15th November, continuing to Paris – Charles de Gaulle on the same day, and then back to its Toulouse base.

Reflecting the market success of the A380, Airbus has already received 189 orders and commitments from 16 customers. First operator, Singapore Airlines, has begun scheduled operations between Singapore and Sydney on 28th October.