• BE534 1655 GLASGOW LANDED 1757

  • BE376 1755 MANCHESTER LANDED 1802

  • BE3506 1815 PARIS CDG en route EXPECTED 1821

  • BE535 1720 GLASGOW

  • BE1537 1835 AMSTERDAM

  • BE377 1840 MANCHESTER

Offers & Promotions

Latest News

Archived News

For more information... click on the headline

Largest aircraft approach

Tuesday 18 December 2012

A rare event occurred over Exeter Airport this lunchtime when Air Traffic Control staff invited Airbus to do an approach with the world’s largest commercial aircraft.

Airbus flew their double-deck A380 aircraft from their assembly base at Toulouse in France via Exeter to Filton to mark the airfield’s closure after 102 years and collect wing building equipment.  

The A380 can be fitted out to carry up to 853 passengers but this demonstration aircraft with test apparatus on the lower deck, then carried just 60 BAe and Filton Air Traffic Control staff on a local flight as a thank you for the part they played in the development of the aircraft.

« Back to list

Also see:

Airport History
Airport War Years