This beautiful shot was made for the first episode of Richard Hammond's: Engineering Connections, which was dedicated to the Airbus A380. Apparently, wind tunnels can look like the lair of the wicked witch in an old Disney animation movie.
I know that the Airbus A380 is a titan, a winged colossus, the biggest passenger airliner in the world and all that. But this pictured taken at LAX—showing an Air France A380 taxiing by a Boeing 737-900—really shows its flabbergasting dimensions.
Airbus's fleet of A380s has been beleaguered by problems with cracks in their wings since January. Now, the company has announced that they could all be grounded for up to eight weeks in order to repair the problems.
What's old is new (and better) again thanks to 3D printing techniques under the employ of Airbus. Seen above are two parts. The simpler one was created using conventional manufacturing techniques. And by conventional I mean, of course, soon-to-be obsolete.
Want this Montblanc Skeleton pen, shaped like an Emirates A380 plane? Those 28 diamonds, 18-carat gold plating and lure of winning free flights will never be yours—unless you fork-out $19,335 for it. [AMEinfo via Moodiereport via BornRich]
Last week, a Qantas Airbus A380 had to make an emergency landing in Singapore, after one of its Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines exploded. Rolls-Royce has admitted there's a problem. Well, this is how the problem looks when it actually happens.
This is the most luxurious airplane "seat" money can buy: The Singapore Suite, on board Singapore Air's A380s. Fully isolated from the airplane, it has real bed and a three-feet-wide armchair, along with a multimedia center with integrated 23-inch TV.