A380 launched a series of global route proving flights this week as it approaches type certification, Airbus said. A Trent 900-powered aircraft--the second A380 produced--will fly Singapore-Toulouse today after leaving France on Nov. 13 and stopping in Seoul. It will depart tomorrow on a Toulouse-Hong Kong-Tokyo Narita-Toulouse routing and a third journey starting Nov. 21 will include stops in Guangzhou, Beijing and Shanghai before a Nov. 24 return. The final flight traverses both poles and ...

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