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The birth and death of the A380 superjumbo

There’s nothing quite like seeing an Airbus A380 for the first time. It’s so big — the largest passenger plane ever built — that its wingspan almost runs the length of a soccer field, and more than 800 people could fit in one if all seats were economy class.There’s nothing quite like seeing an Airbus A380 for the first time. It’s so big — the largest passenger plane ever built — that its wingspan almost runs the length of a soccer field, and more than 800 people could fit in one if all seats were economy class.