Japan’s Skymark Airlines’ first Airbus A380 has performed its maiden flight, following completion of the airframe assembly and system tests in Toulouse. According to Airbus, the carrier’s A380 will be entering the next phase of production, covering cabin installation and painting in Hamburg. Skymark has ordered six A380s, becoming the first Japanese airline to operate the type. Skymark plans to operate the aircraft on international trunk routes, in particular linking Narita ...

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