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The world's biggest airliner touched down at East Midlands airport today for the first time.
The Airbus A380 is currently being used to test the new Trent XWB engine, which was designed and manufactured by Rolls Royce in Derby.
Today pupils from Gayton Junior school in Littleover were invited along to have a look around inside. Phil Brewster has the story.
The world's largest passenger airliner is standing proudly on the runway at East Midlands Airport.
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.
Pupils from Gayton Junior primary school in Littleover in Derbyshire have been shown the Airbus A380 and the new Rolls-Royce XWB engine, which the airliner is currently testing.
The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine which is being tested on the Airbus A380 but will be fitted to the new A350 aircraft, which is due to go into service from next year.
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A group of Derbyshire schoolchildren will get a special treat today (9 November) with a look around the world's largest passenger airliner.