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This edition of the Australian Aviation podcast looks back at the 10 years since Qantas took delivery of its first Airbus A380, VH-OQA Nancy-Bird Walton.

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Ten years ago this week, Qantas became the third airline to take delivery of the Airbus A380. In recognition of this milestone, Australian Aviation takes a look back at the history of the world's largest passenger aircraft in Qantas colours and contemplates its future with the Flying Kangaroo.

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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.

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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.

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Long before the first Qantas A380 touched down on Australian soil, its crews were well versed in the ways of the massive Airbus flagship.

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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 of the arrival of the first of the Flying Kangaroo’s super jumbos. Years of marketing hype from Airbus, the double beds on Singapore Airlines’s A380 and

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