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First British Airways Airbus A380 at Heathrow

First BA Airbus A380 arrives July 4th, 2013, at Heathrow Airport. (Image © David Dyson / Heathrow Airport)
First BA Airbus A380 arrives July 4th, 2013, at Heathrow Airport. (Image © David Dyson / Heathrow Airport)

British Airways’ first Airbus A380 touched down on July 4th, 2013, at London Heathrow airport.

A milestone, writes the airfields management in a press release hailing the aircrafts quieter noise profile. Heathrow gives those aircraft, including the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, lower landing fees and develops infrastructure such as stands and taxiways for them.

Heathrow airport already hosts twelve A380s, and expects to have approximately thirty A380s and approximately sixty B787s by 2020. Strict noise limits at the airport also mean that airlines generally use their quietest aircraft around 15 per cent more on Heathrow routes.

Source: Press Release Heathrow Airport