LOOK: Airbus uses sky to etch-a-sketch milestone event

The aviation giant Airbus celebrated a landmark achievement in the skies over Quebec yesterday.

In a salute to the fact that the company is about to deliver its 12,000 aircraft, pilots aboard an A220 test flight followed a four-hour flight path out of Mirabel Airport that formed a 12K pattern.

The aircraft was also the 12th A220, formerly the Bombardier C Series passenger jet, to be delivered to Delta Air Lines.

La Presse says the flight went from Mirabel to La Malbaie, then along the St-Lawrence River to La Tuque, Lac-Saint-Jean and Parc de la Vérendrye, before returning to Mirabel.