The Qantas A380 era began when the first of its double-decker giants, VH-OQA Nancy-Bird Walton, touched down at Sydney Airport at 9am on September 21 2008.
They throw in a free load of fuel when you buy an Airbus A380. But when the largest aircraft in commercial aviation costs north of $300 million each, that’s probably the least that manufacturer Airbus could do.
Long before the first Qantas A380 touched down on Australian soil, its crews were well versed in the ways of the massive Airbus flagship.
New Zealand is four years into the decade-long implementation of the National Airspace and Air Navigation Plan, New Southern Sky.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the delivery of the first Qantas A380 in September 2008, today’s Throwback Thursday (TBT) features are republished from our November 2008 issue’s indepth coverage…