Documentary charting the contribution made by the European consortium, Airbus, to the development of commercial aviation.
Kevin McCloud challenges three designers to turn one plane - an Airbus A320 - into hundreds of amazing new products in a giant upcycling experiment.
Their task is to find a new use for every single piece of the plane, leaving only an empty hangar behind them. The office pods and desk lamps, rickshaws and rocking chairs, luggage, storage and even jewellery that they fashion from this fallen giant will prove - in a spectacular and sustainable way - that creativity is a genuine solution to Britain's waste crisis. It's not just the size of this challenge that makes it tough; to master it, the designers need endless ingenuity, patience and the entrepreneurial skills and sales patter to sell their sometimes outlandish creations. It's a transformation on an unprecedented scale and Kevin's largest recycling project to date. If they can pull it off they'll prove that the sky's not the limit.
It's the most ambitious project ever in civil aviation – building the world's biggest airliner. In 2006, the 240-foot triple-decker Airbus A380 is due to enter into commercial service carrying more than 550 passengers distances of over 8,000 nautical miles. The most progressive aircraft idea in history was introduced in 2000 as the new alternative to Boeing's 747.
Written for the use of professional airline pilots in preparation for the check-ride and initial transition training. Terrific resource for Pilots and Simmers alike. …
It is the largest passenger plane ever built and it is a 12 billion dollar investment. The episode documents the history of the Airbus A380, from its design concept, its interior features, the precision manufacturing, the logistics, the final assembly and its final maiden flight.