From the department of I-thought-it-would-take-another-ten-years:
The first commercial flight of Airbus' A380 super-jumbo will take place on 25 October, Singapore Airlines has said.I hope it kicks Boeing's butt.
Singapore, which will be the first airline to receive the giant twin-deck plane, said the jet will fly from its home airport to Sydney, Australia.
The flight will mark the end of the A380's long-delayed journey towards commercial operation.
Hit by wiring faults, the A380 is two years late, which has hit the finances of Airbus and its parent firm EADS.
Airbus is now continuing with cost-cutting plans that will remove 10,000 jobs.