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The world's largest passenger plane landed at Heathrow today - but it won't be there for long. The British Airways A380 aircraft will be moved to Kent where it will be based to help train future pilots and cabin crew. David Johns has been finding out more
The largest commercial aircraft in the world has landed at Heathrow this morning.
The British Airways' A380 will later be moved to Manston in Kent where the aircraft will be based to undertake operations and crew training.
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 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."