Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Airbus A380 superjumbo to be unveiled today in France

Airbus A380

Yup, it's finally being unveiled today (18-1-2005). An excerpt:

The world's largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380, is being formally unveiled in France.

The twin-deck aircraft can carry about 555 people - more than its American competitor, the Boeing 747 jumbo jet.

Chief executive Noel Forgeard said he expected sales to comfortably exceed 250, the number required for the huge aerospace project to break even.

The firm hopes to sell more than 700 of the aircraft and is in talks about selling the plane to China.

For specs check this out:
Boeing 747 vs Airbus A380 specs

This thing just looks magnificent. After technologically taking a leap back by discarding the Concorde, aviation is finally going forward. I can't wait to fly in one of these babies.


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