New hope for the A380?

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  • Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Article on ft.com this evening

    Airbus woos China with A380 industrial partnership offer

    “China has ambitions to develop its own aerospace industry to take on the global duopoly of Airbus and Boeing. An industrial partnership on the A380 could fit into this strategy by giving Chinese suppliers access to work on the superjumbo through a finishing centre, which installs the cabin equipment and applies the livery.”


    stevescoots
    Participant

    Chabuduo springs to mind……


    AisleSeatTraveller
    Participant

    let’s hope this superb comfortable aeroplane continues in production


    Globalti
    Participant

    So they want to buy a stripped-out Superjumbo cheap and take it apart to make a copy?


    Flightlevel
    Participant

    Chinese aren’t that clever,its the computers that fly it once the airframe is built and they took 10 years to develop.
    Remember the QF A380 that had so many errors the Captain had to delegate the faults to the other captains training on board just to fly it!
    A carbon fibre A380 maybe more efficient one day?


    TiredOldHack2
    Participant

    let’s hope this superb comfortable aeroplane continues in production

    Amen. It depends what tech the Chinese are hoping to steal, or, become familiar with.

    There are three really bits of real core technology in an aircraft – the wings, the engines and the electronics. Developing and manufacturing those is what really, really takes time and money.

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