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  Biggest plane nearer to take-off
Updated 05 April 2004, 18.53
The wing is transported
The world's biggest passenger jet is a step closer to taking off now its 45-metre wings have been completed.

The wings, which will be fitted to the 555-passenger A380 aeroplane, were made in Broughton, north Wales.

The wings, each weighing 38 tonnes, will be transported by road and sea to the French city of Toulouse, where the equipment will be tested.

It's hoped the super-jumbo - made by the firm Airbus - will be ready to take off on its first flight in 2005.

How the super jumbo will look
How the super jumbo will look

The A380 will have two decks and two aisles.

Exciting

It's been described as "the most exciting civil aircraft programme of our time".

Looks like it's going to be popular, too - a massive 129 of the planes have been ordered already!

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