Quick change: What does it take to turn around an Airbus A-380?

What does it take to turn around an Airbus A-380? The Straits Times hits the tarmac at Changi Airport to find out.

Qantas Flight QF2 departed an hour late from Heathrow Airport and is now expected at Changi Airport Terminal 1 at about 6.50pm.

By the time the Airbus A-380 lands, more than 60 staff - cleaners, catering staff, baggage and cargo handlers, and aircraft engineers and technicians - are on the tarmac. The superjumbo, which is carrying 313 passengers, touches down and makes its way to the assigned gate.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 01, 2019, with the headline 'Quick change'. Print Edition | Subscribe