- Sep 4, 2003
Not only that, but if it's the same process as with other Airbus planes, the wings are made in the UK and shipped over to Toulouse...OutThere761 said:I saw something on TV about how they made this plane, and it was really quite cool
Once the fueselage is done in one place in France, they have to move it to the plant where they build and attach the wings. They do this convoy in the middle of the night, it's a 4 hour drive, and they pass through this tiny French village, in which there is less than 6 inches clearance between the plane and the houses on both the left and right. It was a pretty incredible show, because they videotaped the entire process...I have no clue what channel it was on or when though. I'll research finding it.
skunk said:Not only that, but if it's the same process as with other Airbus planes, the wings are made in the UK and shipped over to Toulouse...
I stand corrected on the wings then.skunk said:
As a matter of fact, the fuselage is made in Hamburg, Germany, the wings in Broughton, Wales, and the tailplane in Spain. The cockpit and final assembly is done in France, and so far all the engines ordered are Rolls Royce/Volvo Trent 900s, made in England.whocares said:I stand corrected on the wings then.
However, I know for a fact that wings, fuselage and engine arn't made in France.
Well, to avoid issues with sloshing and weight-shifting, it'd be best if it was a sealed scuba tank.skunk said:I'm waiting for the one with a glass-bottomed swimming pool: can you imagine that? Swimming in a clear pool with 60,000 feet of sky below?
And then do it whilst drunk ...jsw said:Well, to avoid issues with sloshing and weight-shifting, it'd be best if it was a sealed scuba tank.
So imagine floating submerged in water, 10 miles above the ground. Now that would be cool!
I, and I think many others would agree with me, think that it would be much nicer if they eliminated the duty free shop, and evenly divvied up the extra free space by adding leg room for each person. I am 5 feet 11 inches tall, and at-weight for my height, and I feel that airplanes now are exceedingly uncomfortable. More legroom would be beautiful. *ahhhh*Dr. Dastardly said:WOW! It even has its own duty free shop!
Hmm, I don't know about you guys, but I wouldn't feel comfortable flying in any Airbus until I hear a really good reason why the tail just fell off that Airbus plane over New York shortly after 9-11. 265 people died in that accident.EGT said: