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Airbus A380 becomes the world’s largest private jet

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November 15, 2007

Airbus A380
 Phot Credit: Airbus S.A.S.

Airbus A380 Phot Credit: Airbus S.A.S.

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November 16, 2007 It’s designed to carry up to 800 passengers, but HRH Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal has his eye on one of his very own. Airbus has confirmed that the Saudi Prince has placed the first private order for the $300 million Airbus A380 superjumbo.

Bringing a whole new meaning to the notion of private aviation, the massive A380 VIP “Flying Palace” will be fitted out to become the world’s largest private jet and will replace the Prince’s current ride – a Boeing 747-400.

The announcement came in the wake if the Dubai Airshow with Airbus reporting record orders including 11 additional aircraft for Emirates.

Airbus delivered the first ever A380 to Singapore Airlines on 15 October and at the time of print, the Airbus site showed a total of 165 orders for the A380.

Via NY Times.

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Noel McKeegan After a misspent youth at law school, Noel began to dabble in tech research, writing and things with wheels that go fast. This bus dropped him at the door of a freshly sprouted Gizmag.com in 2002. He has been Gizmag's Editor-in-Chief since 2007.   All articles by Noel McKeegan
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