A380 Qatar Airways (A7-APA), metal 1/200th
The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by Airbus. It is the world´s largest passenger airliner, many airports have upgraded their facilities to accommodate it because of its size. Initially named Airbus A3XX, Airbus designed the aircraft to challenge Boeing´s monopoly in the large-aircraft market, the A380 made its first flight on 27 April 2005 and entered commercial service in October 2007 with Singapore Airlines.
Qatar Airways Company Q.C.S.C. operating as Qatar Airways, is the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar. Headquartered in the Qatar Airways Tower in Doha, the airline operates a hub-and-spoke network, linking over 140 international destinations across Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Far East, South Asia, Middle East, North America, South America and Oceania from its base at Hamad International Airport, using a fleet of more than 150 aircraft. Qatar Airways Group employs more than 31,000 people, of which 19,000 work directly for Qatar Airways. The carrier has been a member of the Oneworld alliance since October 2013, the first Gulf carrier to sign with one of the three airline alliances.