First MAS A380 Moves to Flight Line in Preparation for Delivery
10 May 2012, Toulouse, France – The first A380 for Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has returned to Toulouse following completion of interior furnishing and cabin system tests. The aircraft is now stationed at the Airbus flight line for final system checks prior to the start of the customer acceptance process and delivery at the end of the month.
The national airline of Malaysia will become the eighth operator of the A380 and will commence commercial service between Kuala Lumpur and London effective 1 July this year. Altogether, the carrier has ordered six A380s and has specified a premium three-class layout for the aircraft, seating a total of 494 passengers. The MAS A380 fleet will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines.
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