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The image above is just a glimpse of the enormous economy class inside the new Airbus A380, currently the largest passenger airliner in the world. Gilles Vidal made some nifty panoramas of the exterior and interior of the new plane. It’s amazing how spacious it is! [via]

On Monday, October 15, 2007, Airbus made history when it delivered the world’s first complete Airbus A380 to Singapore Airlines.

Airbus has officially handed over the first A380 to Singapore Airlines in a ceremony held at its Delivery Centre Toulouse, France in the presence of over 500 guests. The aircraft was officially handed over to Chew Choon Seng, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Singapore Airlines by Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders in presence of Chief Executive Officer Rolls-Royce Sir John Rose. Singapore Airlines will be the first to fly the A380 on regular scheduled service.

Singapore Airlines also used this opportunity to reveal their new, spacious and luxurious A380-cabin-interior, featuring 471 seats in three classes.

The next generation, eco-efficient double-decker will enter service between Singapore and Sydney, with a special charity-flight, between both cities on 25/26th October. The scheduled services will commence daily from 28th October.

Singapore Airlines has an official countdown page to the world’s first commercial flight of the A380 in its fleet. Expect some major hoo-ha when it officially “launches” on October 25th.