Airbus A380

Airbus A380 Superjumbo Pictures: Plane in Flight (National Geographic)
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A section of the A380 fuselage clearly shows the planes three floors. About 40 percent of the aircraft's structure and components will be manufactured from the latest generation of carbon composites and advanced metallic materials. Besides being lighter than traditional materials, these substances offer significant advantages in terms of operational reliability, maintainability and ease of repair, according to Airbus.

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Airbus Unveils A380 "Superjumbo" Jet

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