British Airways' First A380 Gets Engines; Will Fly Next Year

We hear that British Airways’ first Airbus A380 superjumbo aircraft has reached a major milestone, with the installation of the four giant Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines, according to Breaking Travel News.

The engines were attached to aircraft ‘MSN095,’ the first of 12 A380s the airline has on order. The aircraft is due to be delivered to British Airways in July next year.

After their initial construction at the Rolls-Royce Derby plant, the engines were transported to Toulouse via road and ferry. Each engine, weighing six tons and with a diameter measuring almost ten feet, took a team of five Airbus engineers to install.