Airbus A380: Superjumbo of the 21st Century by Guy Norris,Mark Wagner

By Guy Norris,Mark Wagner

Poised for takeoff on that sizzling morning in April 2005, the Airbus A380 had the practical, robust presence of a large predatory chook. With its huge, immense gulled wings, imperiously tall tail, and large, domed forepeak, it appeared able to tackle the realm. And alongside the best way, it has had lots of supporters—and critics. No civil airliner because the supersonic Concorde has aroused such emotion, such fascination, and such reason célèbre.

To a convinced Airbus and the hundreds of thousands of awestruck employees who cheered it into that cloudless sky over Toulouse, it capability a lot more. the eu corporation has been remodeled less than the huge wings of this exceptional venture right into a unmarried company entity—from a free consortium right into a new, extra dynamic strength to problem its invaluable adversary Boeing in each marketplace sector.

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