Following the start of final assembly work in April, ANA’s (All Nippon Airways) first A380 has completed airframe assembly and today made its debut in Toulouse, HQ of manufacturer, Airbus.
With the ANA logo on its vertical tail, the aircraft has moved to an outdoor station where structural completion, engine installation and cockpit furnishing will be conducted.
System testing for electric power, hydraulic power, and air conditioning, will be also conducted.
The airline’s holding company placed a firm order of three A380s in 2016, becoming the first customer for the superjumbo in Japan.
The first delivery is scheduled early in 2019, and the A380 will initially be operated on the Tokyo-Honolulu route.