Yesterday, Airbus unveiled the front 42 metre fuselage section of the A380. I guess they've finally put together most of those sections that we've seen in photos the the past few months. The section is almost 2/3rds of the full plane length & constitutes most of the crew & passenger areas.
Anyway, I've only been able to find one small photo & it sure looks beasty (although the nose isn't completed). Can anyone find any more photos, so we can have a good look at this thing?
This shows just how much the 42 metre is:
An article on it can be found here:
Article in Seattle PI
'Workers in blue overalls from Airbus' plant in Saint-Nazaire in northwestern France cheered as the curtain rose on the 138-foot-long fuselage section, about half the length of an American football field. A chorus sang parts of Verdi's "La Traviata" and Bizet's "Carmen."'
"We are perfectly on track," said Jean Marc Thomas, the head of Airbus' French unit.
Airbus sure knows how to play the publicity game
Oh, if you're wondering what about the back 30 (approx) metre section? That's basically completed too. There's a photo of it at:
Photo of Back Section of Fuselage
[Edited 2004-03-26 11:29:37]