Largest Plane Makes Technical Stop At KIA
The world’s largest aeroplane, 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐀𝐢𝐫𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐅𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐀𝟑𝟖𝟎 has made a technical stop at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) according to the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL).
This happened on Thursday, September 29, 2022.
According to the GACL, the flight which was from Johannesburg was en route to London Heathrow when it made the technical stop in Accra.
This is the second time an A380 aircraft has landed in the capital of Ghana.
To this, the GACL said British Airways could not have made a better decision in choosing KIA as the preferred Airport within the sub-region for this vital technical stop.
“KIA is centrally located in the world, on the Greenwich Meridian and close to the Equator, making it easily accessible from any part of the world. The Airport’s runway length of 3,400m, taxiways, and other infrastructure meet and, in some cases, exceed the standards and recommended practices of the aviation industry and are suited for the manoeuvrability, accessibility to the passenger boarding bridge, and remote parking for the A-380.
“Indeed, the Airport has a high reputation for regulatory, safety, and operational compliance in the industry. Commercial airports are classified into ten (10) categories based on the largest type of aircraft they regulate. KIA has a firefighting category of ten (10) and well-trained staff capable of handling the A380 aircraft. KIA remains one of the most attractive airports in the West African region with the capacity to accommodate the largest commercial aircraft in the world”, the GACL said.
The A380 is a large wide-body airliner developed and produced by Airbus. It is the world’s largest passenger airliner and the only full-length double-deck jet airliner. The A380 has a standard seating layout for 555 passengers on two decks in a three-class configuration and needs about 3,000 m (9,800 ft) of runway to take off fully loaded.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini