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One hundredth Airbus A380 made with Rolls-Royce engines

Airbus A380 arriving into East Midlands Airport Credit: ITV News Central

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, full report

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.

World's largest airliner lands in East Midlands

The plane will later fly over Rolls Royce as a thank-you to workers for their work developing the engine Credit: ITV Central

The world's largest passenger airliner is standing proudly on the runway at East Midlands Airport.

The plane can carry up to 853 passengers, it is so big some airports have had to expand 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.

  1. Phil Brewster

Airbus A380 at East Midlands Airport, in pictures

The Airbus A380 arrives at East Midlands Airport Credit: ITV Central
Rolls-Royce spitfire plane on runway next to Airbus A380. The spitfire is powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine Credit: ITV Central
Schoolchildren being shown the Airbus A380 Credit: ITV Central
This large party of schoolchildren is overshadowed by the Airbus A380 Credit: ITV Central
View of the inside of the Airbus A380. It's currently a shell as the plane is being used to test the Trent XWB engine. Credit: ITV Central