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Last Updated: Wednesday April 27 2005 09:16 GMT

In pictures: World's biggest passenger plane

This plane, the Airbus A380, will be the world's biggest passenger plane when it takes to the skies in 2005
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This plane, the Airbus A380, will be the world's biggest passenger plane when it takes to the skies in 2005
The bits were built all over Europe and then put together at a special factory in France that cost around 240m to build
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The bits were built all over Europe and then put together at a special factory in France that cost around 240m to build
Workers in the UK, Germany, Spain and France all worked on the superjumbo, which will cost more than 150m if you wanted to buy one
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Workers in the UK, Germany, Spain and France all worked on the superjumbo, which will cost more than 150m if you wanted to buy one
This bit, which is one of the wings, was built in the UK and had to be driven to Toulouse in France where the planes were put together
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This bit, which is one of the wings, was built in the UK and had to be driven to Toulouse in France where the planes were put together
Other parts of the plane, which will be able to fly 9,000 miles and carry as many as 800 passengers, were so big they had to be transported on water
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Other parts of the plane, which will be able to fly 9,000 miles and carry as many as 800 passengers, were so big they had to be transported on water
Only the biggest airports will be able to cope with them, so people flying on the A380 may have to change planes more than others
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Only the biggest airports will be able to cope with them, so people flying on the A380 may have to change planes more than others
The A380 has wider seats, more legroom and 50% more floor space than its nearest competitor, the Boeing 747 jumbo jet
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The A380 has wider seats, more legroom and 50% more floor space than its nearest competitor, the Boeing 747 jumbo jet
Even at the steep price 129 of the planes are already on order, with the first planned to start carrying passengers in 2006
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Even at the steep price 129 of the planes are already on order, with the first planned to start carrying passengers in 2006


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