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World's biggest airliner lands at East Midlands Airport

Airbus A380 in flight Photo: ITV Central

A group of schoolchildren from Derbyshire are getting a special treat today with a look around the world's largest passenger airliner.

Pupils from Gayton Junior School in Littleover will get to meet the pilot of the Airbus A380 which is visiting East Midlands airport today (9 November).

Air traffic control talk to the A380 on arrival Credit: ITV Central

The plane, which is being used to test the new Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine, has the capacity to carry up to 853 passengers. Due to its size some airports have had to expand to accommodate it.

When it leaves East Midlands Airport later today, the plane will also fly over the Rolls Royce site in Derby as a 'thank you' to employees.