Aircraft News: A380 deliveries to Korean Air and Emirates, 787-9 completes engine test

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We have a three pieces of aircraft related news for you this Friday morning.

7th A380 delivered to Korean Air
Image Credit: Airbus

Seoul-based Korean Air took delivery of its 7th Airbus A380 earlier this week, with Manufacturer Serial Number (MSN) 126. The aircraft is registered as HL7621 and left Tolouse on 28th August. Korean Air’s A380 are noted for having one of the lowest-density and most premium configurations in the sky with just 407 seats in a 3-class configuration (12F / 94J / 301Y).
36th A380 delivered to Emirates

Dubai-based Emirates has taken delivery of its 36th Airbus A380 yesterday, with a MSN of 132. The aircraft has been registered as A6 – EEK. Interestingly, Emirates fleet of Airbus A380s has now surpassed Lufthansa’s fleet of Boeing 747s as the world’s second largest fleet of double-deck passenger aircraft. Lufthansa now operates 31 Boeing 747s (split as 22x 747-400 and 9x 747-8i), but both carriers still trail behind British Airways’ fleet of 55 Boeing 747-400s.
Image Credit: Airbus

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Completes First Engine Test

According to Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ official Twitter account (@BoeingAirplanes), Boeing and Rolls Royce successfully performed the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner’s first engine test yesterday. The 787-9 Dreamliner will be powered by two Trent 1000 engines each delivering more than 320 kilo-Netwons (kN) of thrust.

Image Credit: Boeing (@BoeingAirplanes)

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