The Airbus 380 flies into Birmingham Airport on a passenger flight for the first time today, before heading back out to Dubai two hours later.
Birmingham will be the fifth route operating the new two-class A380 since it was unveiled at the Dubai Airshow in November by Emirates.
The upgrade will increase daily capacity to and from the region by 15%.
Rolls-Royce has today congratulated Airbus on the delivery of its 100th A380 aircraft.
The landmark plane, delivered to Malaysia Airlines, is powered by the firm's Trent 900 engines.
Malaysia Airlines’ first A380 entered into service in July 2012 and the airline has ordered six A380 aircraft in total – all with Trent 900 engines.
The Rolls-Royce engine powered the A380 into service for the first time with in 2007, and is currently in service with six global travel providers.
Rolls-Royce has a plant in Ansty, Warwickshire, where it employs around 800 people.
The Airbus A380 is considered the worlds largest aircraft.
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.