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Superjumbo on world tour
Article Type: Book reviews From: Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology: An International Journal, Volume 80, Issue 2.
The Airbus A380, is the world's largest airliner and latest “superjumbo” of the commercial aviation industry. This superjumbo's advent ends a reign of nearly four decades by the Boeing 747 as the world's biggest airliner. It is more spacious, efficient and the most complex passenger jet ever built. Reducing it is environmental impact as the A380 burns 17 per cent less fuel per seat than today's largest aircraft. On 25 October 2007, the Airbus A380 made its first commercial flight from Singapore to Sydney with Singapore Airlines.
Follow the Airbus A380 from its birthplace in Toulouse, to the first public appearance at the world-famous Paris Air Show and it is many important testing processes. Go from the first ever Asia tour and first flights into Singapore, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, and Frankfurt. Experience the first ever arrival in North America for “deep freeze” winter testing at -458F, the hot deserts of Dubai and the high altitude and humidity of the first ever arrival in Medellin, Colombia. Airbus A380 offers readers an exclusive VIP tour inside the A380 and access to it is first flights.
The author, David Maxwell is President of AirUtopia Aviation Data Corporation (ADC), a leading aviation visual documentary producer of DVD programs. The book is published by Motorbooks an imprint of MBI Publishing Company.
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