The Airbus A380, makes first landing ever at Bahrain Intl Airport
October 11, 2012
An Airbus A380 aircraft operated by Emirates Airlines, en-route to Dubai from London, landed for the first time at Bahrain International Airport on Wednesday morning. The world's biggest passenger jet with 505 passengers and crew on board diverted to Bahrain due to bad weather conditions at Dubai Intl Airport.
BAS ground handling teams from Operations and Line Maintenance provided full servicing for the large double-decker aircraft during its two-hour turnaround. Furthermore, as brake overheating was reported by the captain, BAS engineering staff used their specialized equipment to cool down successfully the braking system of the aircraft.
Emirates Airport Manager Mr. Khalil Al Mohamed stated: "The Queen A380 had been handled with very extra care. How it was handled extremely astonished everyone. I would like to thank BAS staff for their excellent management, support, and follow up and for taking care of our passengers and crew while they were on board the flight awaiting clearance from Dubai. They made us proud of the way they handled the flight"
BAS CEO Mr. George Saounatsos said: "On a short notice, BAS ground operations and engineering teams welcomed and handled the A380 along with two other aircraft diversions from Dubai. The A380 was serviced very smoothly like any other wide-body jet, proving the high level of operational readiness and expertise in house. It was a great job done by all".