March 12, 2014
This publicity video was released to the media by the Vancouver Airport Authority YVR to document the first North American visit by the Airbus 380 when the huge craft visited Vancouver arriving from Sydney on November 29, 2006.
YVR was the only North American stop for the Airbus A380 as it visited 10 different airports worldwide on four trips. The visit was part of a certification process for the A380, demonstrating its capabilities on a continuous, typical airline schedule.
The aircraft landed on the north runway as scheduled at 0730, much to the delight of hundreds of plane spotters lining Ferguson Road, north of the airport. The A380 spent the day on the West Apron, where it was serviced and fuelled. It departed on time at 1630 for its final leg of the journey to its home base in Toulouse, France.