Timelapse Shows How Airbus Built Emirates' 50th A380

So far, only 11 airlines have the world's largest passenger aircraft in their fleet, but Emirates is by the far the biggest fan with now 50 A380s serving 29 destinations. And this is how they build the last one.

It takes 800 employees between sixty five to eighty days to assemble, install, test, paint, furnish and deliver a double-decker A380 via the Airbus facility in Hamburg, Germany.

Now watch as all that aluminum, carbon-fibre, glass-fibre and quartz-fibre reinforced plastic gets connected to those massive Engine Alliance GP7000 turbofans to create an A380-800, an improved version of the original available since 2013.

Emirates has another 90 A380s on order, so I guess we'll just have to wait for the next video celebrating their 100th delivery.

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One thing I've always thought is for these huge aircraft (and cruise ships) that the #1 most difficult thing to manage would actually be the electronics. How in the world do you manage the miles and miles of wiring? What happens if there's a break somewhere in the miles of wiring and you have to try to find it?