A dramatic light and sound show heralded the long-awaited handover of the first Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, to an airline.

The A380 has been beset by a series of costly production delays and dogged by alleged management scandals.
Airbus claims the aircraft will transform travellers’ experience of flying by offering a much quieter and more spacious cabin than its rivals.

Compared with the Boeing 747-400 jumbo jets, the A380 makes a quarter of the noise coming into land, uses 12% less fuel and produces 17% less carbon dioxide.

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