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Airbus A380.

Author: Graham Simons
Publisher: Pen and Sword, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Airbus was initially designed and developed in order to provide a contender to the Boeing's growing monopoly of the skies in the biggest large-aircraft market in the world. Ambitious in design, the undertaking seemed mammoth. Yet scores of aviation engineers and pilots worked to get the design off the ground and the Airbus in our skies. This double-decker, wide-body, four engine jet airliner promised to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Simons, Graham M.
Airbus A380 : a history.
Barnsley, England : Pen & Sword Aviation, ©2014
256 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Simons
ISBN: 1322321167 9781322321165 9781473839366 147383936X
OCLC Number: 896635595
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Genesis of a giant --
Origins of the Wide-Body --
The origins of Airbus --
'SuperJumbo' --
The A380 --
Where to build the beast --
Metal, plastic, engines ... and power politics --
To test --
To fly --
To certify! --
Inaugural --
Singapore Airlines --
Into service --
British Airways --
Turn around --
Emirates --
En route --
Qantas --
Maintenance innovation --
Lufthansa --
Deliveries --
Appendix 1: Boeing vs Airbus --
Appendix 2: Bibliography/References --
Index.

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A comprehensive and extensively illustrated history of the Airbus A380; the iconic double-decker, wide-body, 4 engine jet airliner. Details each aspect of its developmental history, both its career  Read more...

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