Assembly of the first A380 Asiana Airlines has begun
During yesterday, September 26 2013, Airbus published the first photo with the first A380 Asiana Airlines at the assembly line in Toulouse. The main sections of the aircraft arrived later this month at the final assembly line (FAL) at the 40 station. These were gathered from several suppliers in Europe. The configuration of the first A380 Asiana Airlines is not yet known, but we know it will be powered by Rolls Royce Trent 900 engines.
Asiana Airlines will become the 12 A380 aircraft operator. The delivery of the first A380 aircraft is scheduled for the second quarter of the year 2014. The South Korean airline has firm orders for six A380 aircraft and will operate the main routes from Seoul to the United States.
Currently, 10 airline operators enjoy supercar fleet presence: Singapore Airlines (19 units in service), Air France (9), British Airways (2), China Southern Airlines (5), Emirates Airlines (37), Korean Air (7), Lufthansa (10), Malaysia Airlines (6), Qantas Airways (12) and Thai Airways (4). Qatar Airways will become the 11 air carrier that will receive A380 in the fleet in the spring of 2014.