Malaysia Airlines’ first A380 landing in Toulouse to prepare for delivery. Courtesy, Airbus

Malaysia Airlines’ (MAS) first Airbus A380 returned to Toulouse Thursday following completion of interior furnishing and cabin system tests in Hamburg, Airbus announced. The aircraft is now stationed at the Airbus flight line for final system checks prior to the start of the customer acceptance process and delivery at the end of the month (ATW Daily News, March 12).

MAS will become the eighth operator of the A380 and will launch commercial service between Kuala Lumpur and London July 1.

The carrier has ordered six 494-seat A380s with a premium three-class layout (ATW Daily News, June 2, 2010). The MAS A380 fleet will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines.