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Airbus Airliner Lands In Midlands

A group of Derbyshire schoolchildren got a special treat today (9 November) with a look around the world's largest passenger airliner, the Airbus A380.

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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.

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