The A380 is scheduled to land in the United States of America for the first time at JFK International Airport, New York at 17:30 GMT (12:30 Eastern).
Flightglobal will publish further coverage following the aircraft's touchdown.
On Saturday 17 March, Lufthansa began its commercial route-proving exercise for the new Airbus A380 in cooperation with Airbus.
The twelve-day programme includes several “premieres”.
The route-proving schedule includes the following flights and ground tests:
|Saturday,||17 March||11:30 hrs: Touchdown of the Airbus A380 at Frankfurt Airport arriving from Toulouse|
|Sunday,||18 March||Comprehensive ground tests at Frankfurt Airport|
|Monday,||19 March||9:00 hrs: Departure for New York|
|Tuesday,||20 March||A380 flight from New York to Chicago|
|Wednesday,||21 March||Return flight to New York|
Flight from New York to Frankfurt
|Friday,||23 March||15:30 hrs: Flight departs Frankfurt for Hong Kong|
|Saturday,||24 March||Hong Kong|
|Sunday,||25 March||Return flight from Hong Kong to Frankfurt, landing at 15:10 hrs|
18:00 hrs: Flight departs Frankfurt for Washington
|Tuesday,||27 March||Return flight to Frankfurt|
12:00 hrs: Arrival in Frankfurt, further ground tests
|Wednesday,||28 March||11:00 hrs: Flight departs Frankfurt for Munich|
12:30 hrs: Arrival in Munich
17:30 hrs: A380 departs Munich for Toulouse
(All dates in Frankfurt time)