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9 Surprising Facts About the A380

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Queen-size has long been the gentle euphemism for ladies of heft, and the moniker is often and appropriately applied to the new Airbus jumbo jet, the A380. The airplane has been flying in commercial service for just over two years, and dozens of superlatives have been used to describe its sizable impact on aviation. The world's largest passenger airplane is setting new standards for fuel efficiency and technological innovation. All of which is to say that looks aren't everything. For the A380, that's a good thing because the double-decker Airbus resembles a whale more than a plane. Here are some surprising facts about the A380.


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