Oh-well, I guess I should look into the forum first before posting my thread. I read the same thing and I found it to be quite an intersting article indeed. Like I said in my thread, some of the techniques that Airbus is using into the A380 is quite intersting. The only thing that I question is what they are using for the ribs within the wing structures. As it clearly states in the article, Composites have been used in less critical parts of aircrafts but never before in a critical part such as the wing structure. Not knowing yet what caused the AA
A300 which crashed in NY back in 2001 to loose it's tail can be somewhat gutsy for Airbus to do in it's A380 since the use of Composite materials was a big issue during the investigation, although nothing has been proven yet. I don't want to be critical, but hey I'm old fashioned, and I still haven't embraced everything in technology, bare with me!