Airbus spent 5 hours drawing an outline of a Christmas tree across Europe using an A380

  • Airbus used an A380 on a test flight to draw the outline of Christmas tree over Europe.
  • The plane will soon be delivered to Emirates.

On Wednesday, Airbus took a brand new A380 superjumbo on a test flight over Europe. Instead of charting some arbitrary route, the test pilots decided to deliver some holiday cheer and drew an outline of a Christmas tree in the skies over Germany and Denmark.

The route included detours to draw ornaments and a trip north to Denmark for the tree topper.

The flight, which took five hours and 22 minutes to complete, began and ended at the Airbus facility in Hamburg, Germany.

The A380 used for the flight is expected to be delivered to Emirates in the near future and will be one of the more than 100 Superjumbos in the airline’s fleet.

This isn’t the first time an aircraft manufacturer has gotten creative on a test flight. In August, Boeing test pilots spent 18 hours drawing the outline of a 787 Dreamliner across the United States.

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