Saturday, June 24, 2006

The wings are clad in an esoteric alloy an ordinary engineer would call "unobtainium"

P.J. O’Rourke
on the A380:

Two months to the day after the A380 first became airborne, Peter and I were at Airbus headquarters, in Toulouse, France, in the A380 systems-testing facility. The building is as blank-walled as the Kaaba and much larger.

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