BRIAN BELL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BRIAN BELL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Airbus A380 production. Nose area of an Airbus A380 airplane being built at an Airbus facility in Toulouse, France. This is where the Airbus A380 wings, built in the UK, are being fitted to the fuselage. The Airbus A380, launched in December 2000, will be the largest passenger airliner in the world when it starts commercial flights in late 2006. Successful test flights took place in 2005.
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