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A380 makes Filton farewell visit

The Airbus A380 has flown into Filton Airfield, Bristol, for a farewell visit ahead its closure on 31 December.

The super jumbo's wings were designed and made at the Airbus factory in Filton.

The A380 was joined by a spitfire which also made a special visit to the airfield.

Operations on the site will cease on Friday.

Its owner BAE Systems says Filton is not viable and that it intends to sell it for housing and business development.

  • 18 Dec 2012
  • From the section Bristol