Look up Durban! The big A380 is back

2014-08-29 15:56
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Cape Town - Aviation enthusiasts in the Durban areas will be able to do a bit of A380 plane spotting over the weekend as British Airways will be conducting pilot training and technical tests with staff from 29 August to 1 September. 

Having South African airports used in these sorts of tests are a major boost and ILOVEDurban reports this will be the 3rd time that King Shaka International will be used for its capabilities and infrastructure in handling the largest passenger aircraft in the world. 

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At the beginning of August, Airbus tested its A350XWB at OR Tambo International Airport as part of its World Tour as part of the newly designed aircrafts world tour of testing around the globe. 

While BA is testing the aircraft at KSIA, their is at this point no direct route between Durban and London. 

Plane spotters should keep an eye out for it in the air or head to the virtual viewing area in the food court area at the airport.

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