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Airbus A380 production. Side view of an Airbus A380 airplane being built at an Airbus facility in Toulouse, France. This is where the Airbus A380 wings (one at centre right), are being fitted to the fuselage. The wing components were built in the UK. The tail of the aircraft is at centre left. 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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