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12 December 2006

Airbus A380 Earns FAA - EASA Type Certification

Well, they did it. The folks at Airbus announced today that they have joint certification from European and US authorities. Sure the program has had troubles - that should come as no surprise - all new flight test efforts run into some issues - but this is a huge airplane with new technologies and very tough performance goals. Hats off to Airbus. It is always wonderful to see people with vision push the leading edge!

Click the link below to read the facts and see a cool picture of the plane on short final approach.

Airbus A380 Earns FAA - EASA Type Certification

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