The A380 landed in the US for the first time yesterday, at New York JFK's Terminal 1, following a quiet flight from Frankfurt that took 45 min. less than the 7 hr. 45 min. scheduled flight time. The proving flight left FRA at 9 a.m. with 458 passengers, 23 cabin crew, four pilots--two from Airbus and two from Lufthansa--and two flight test engineers. Takeoff weight was 481 tonnes, about 60 tonnes lighter than the type's MTOW. Fuel weighed 135 tonnes at takeoff. ATWOnline was a ...

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