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10 years on, the A380 has yet to fly high

The key advantage of the A380 is that it can take up to about 700 passengers and its ability to fly high density loads into slot-restricted airports around the world, among other stellar achievements.


IF A WEEK is a long time in politics, 10 years must feel like an eternity for Airbus's A380 programme.

It was exactly 10 years ago this week when this reporter took off with some 400 other passengers, media and a couple of celebrity chefs...

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