New Airbus Luxury Superjumbo Makes First Landing In U.S.

08/09/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Airbus's A380 superjumbo touched down at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Friday, marking the first commercial arrival of the giant, double-decker passenger plane on U.S. soil.

The Emirates aircraft, carrying 489 passengers in varying degrees of luxury, landed smoothly and on time after a 13-1/2-hour flight from Dubai.

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