Asiana Airlines’s first Airbus A380 aircraft has emerged from the paint shop in Hamburg, Germany.
The aircraft will now have its cabin completed and undergo ground and flight tests in Hamburg, says Airbus. This round of tests will focus on cabin systems such as air conditioning, lighting, galleys, lavatories, and the in-flight entertainment system.
The aircraft will subsequently return to Toulouse where it will be prepared for delivery in the second quarter of 2014.
Asiana has firm orders for six A380 aircraft. It will initially use the type on regional routes before commencing long-haul services to the USA.
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