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How an Airbus A380 is made - taking a tour of the Hamburg factory

  • Published on: Nov 15, 2017 - 6:07 AM
  • Source: Stuff

First aviation nerd fact: an Airbus A380 has four million parts. Second aviation nerd fact: The components come from all over Europe and cabin fit outs and painting at Airbus in Hamburg, Germany. Non-aviation nerd dilemma: Does this make it reassuringly easy (like making up flat pack furniture) or a logistical nightmare that is cold comfort to nervous fliers? The former, as a tour of the Finkenwerder facility in Hamburg shows a swift and efficient production line, giving off a distinct air of having things totally under control.

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