Saturday, October 27, 2007

Landing Videos of Singapore Airlines A380 in Sydney!

Watch this video of the historic Singapore Airlines' A380 landing in Sydney on 25 October 2007, completing its first commercial flight.

And here's one taken by a lucky passenger sitting on seat 53k!

For those of you who are interested to find out more about the A380, Discovery Channel Asia will feature a special encore of the five programmes chronicling the A380 project from conception to the crucial final tests and lastly the delivery to Singapore Airlines.

I've watched all 5 episodes and they were really amazing. Despite being a big skeptic of the A380, I've actually been following the development of the plane for sometime now - reading news, stories, reports - but watching the Discovery Channel's specials really provide me with a more in depth understanding of how they actually build the plane and all the problems that they had to face. And oh boy, trust me, they had lots of problems!

I also enjoyed watching the Airbus Sales Director while he tries to sell his planes to interested buyers. One of the most memorable scenes is when he did a sales pitch to an Indian tycoon on his yacht but instead of buying the A380, he decided to buy one of the smaller Airbus planes instead. I can tell that the Airbus director was disappointed but he did remarkably well to hide it infront of the cameras.

Catch the A380 specials on Discovery Channel tomorrow from 1pm till 6pm.

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