Behind the scenes at the Airbus A380 factory

Written by on February 18, 2015

Have you ever wondered how the monstrous Airbus A380 gets its wings before arriving at your boarding gate just like any other jet?

The process actually starts in thirty different countries, with no less than 1,500 companies manufacturing roughly four million individual parts that will later come together to form the world’s largest passenger aircraft.

That all happens at the Airbus factories in Toulouse (France) and here in Germany, where Australian Business Traveller toured Hamburg’s Finkenwerder Airport (XFW, if you’re into airport codes) and the company’s A380 Major Component Assembly facility.


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