How airplanes are made

Building a commercial airplane is a monumental task. It takes around 4,000 really smart engineers over 7 years of planning to make one of those flying tubes with countless experts testing and re-testing each individual part (and there are 2.65 million parts in an Airbus A350). This video shows you how they make one.

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There's even a test that involves shooting ducks into the engine! Minute Physics toured Airbus' facilities to bring you this fascinating video below:


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It takes around 4,000 really smart engineers over 7 years of planning to make one of those flying tubes with countless experts testing and re-testing each individual part

That's a bit unclear. It does not take 7 years to make an airliner. It takes a few months if you count initial component assembly.

Design, testing, assembly line construction and so forth before line production begins takes 5-8 years. To be fair the video does explain that.