Four million parts, 30 countries: How an Airbus A380 comes together
By Howard Slutsken, CNN
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5:49 AM EST, Fri December 28, 2018
World's largest passenger airliner: The double-deck, four-engine Airbus A380 is the world's largest passenger airliner, measuring close to 73 meters in length and holding as many as 853 passengers.
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Assembly: From rivets and bolts, to seats and engines, an A380 is made up of about four million individual parts produced by 1,500 companies from 30 countries around the world. All the components -- including this fuselage -- must make the journey to the A380's Final Assembly Line (FAL) at the Aéroport Toulouse-Blagnac in France.
Six major components: The megajet's wings are built in Wales, fuselage sections come from Hamburg and France, the horizontal tailplane is made in Spain and the vertical tail fin is also manufactured in Hamburg.