Kent superjumbos arrive in UK

A massive superjumbo flew into Heathrow today as British Airways became the first UK airline to take delivery of an Airbus A380.

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Heathrow prepare for superjumbo arrival

The giant hangar at Heathrow Airport awaiting the A380 Credit: ITV Meridian

The A380 super jumbo has arrived at Heathrow airport this morning before it moves onto Kent.

The hangar at Heathrow welcomed the arrival of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the BA's first Airbus A380.

The engine of the Boeing Dreamliner is almost identical to the Airbus A380's engine, which were both made by Rolls-Royce.

The Rolls-Royce engine that powers the Boeing Dreamliner Credit: ITV Meridian

World's largest passenger plane set for Kent

A380 Airbus is arriving at Heathrow today Credit: ITV Meridian

The A380 superjumbo will arrive at Heathrow today before it travels to Kent for training.

British Airways will become the first airline to have an Airbus A380 and will send the aircraft to Manston, in Kent for crew and operations training before going into service,

The engines are powered by Rolls Royce and its wings were built in the UK, the double-decker plane will make its first commerical long-haul flight to LA in September.

Airbus president and chief executive Fabrice Bregie said: "It is a very proud moment for everyone at Airbus to see our A380 in the livery of British Airways."

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