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. 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.
Source: Airbus, an EADS N.V. company (Paris: EAD.PA)
Date: Feb 24, 2014