Thai’s first A380 makes maiden flight from Toulouse
Published: March 12, 2012
First Thai Airways A380 takes off from Toulouse for its maiden flight. Courtesy, Airbus
Thai Airways’ (TG) first Airbus A380 launched its maiden flight March 6 following completion of the airframe assembly and system tests in Toulouse, France.
After a successful flight of more than four hours, the aircraft landed in Hamburg, Germany, where it is entering the next phase of production, covering cabin installation and painting.
TG will become the ninth operator of the A380 when it takes delivery of its first aircraft in the third quarter.
The airline has firm orders for six A380s and will operate the aircraft on its premier routes from Bangkok to Europe ( ATW Daily News, Dec. 21, 2011 ).