Middle East head buys A380

A Middle East head of state has reportedly become the first private customer for the Airbus A380 superjumbo.

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By  Neil Denslow Published  May 4, 2005

|~||~||~|A Middle East head of state has reportedly become the first private customer for the Airbus A380 superjumbo. According to the latest issue of Business & Commercial Aviation, Airbus is preparing to announce the sale along with Switzerland’s Jet Aviation, which has been chosen to perform the interiors work. The A380 is the largest commercial aircraft to have taken to the skies and will carry 555 passengers in its standard configuration. In a VIP set-up, however, a huge number of amenities could be included instead. That a Middle East head of state has bought an A380 will come as no surprise, because of the sizeable fleet of large aircraft already flying in the region. According to Aviation Business’s business jet fleet survey, which is in the May 2005 issue, there are currently 14 Boeing 747s in the region.||**||

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