British Airways has officially taken delivery of its first Airbus A380 in Toulouse.The aircraft, registration number G-XLEA, departed Tolouse earlier this morning and is now approaching BA’s base at London Heathrow.

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G-XLEA – image © Graham Charles Edwards – Airline Finder

Track Arrival at Heathrow

The aircraft is expected to land at around 10:20 BST and is using callsign BAW380.

British Airways A380 arrival
British Airways A380 arrival – screenshot

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BA’s First of 12 Airbus’

G-XLEA is the first of 12 Airbus A380’s ordered by the Airline.

BA have stated that following the arrival, both the new A380 and Dreamliner aircraft will begin a complex entry into service programme. This will see pilot and cabin crew training taking place at Manston Airport in Kent, customer service trials at Heathrow and short-haul flying for both aircraft, including flights within the UK.

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