“Air France and the A380”, the book about the superjumbo
Tuesday 16, March 2010
The saga of Air France’s A380, from the initial discussions with Airbus to boarding the first commercial flight to New York, is told in an exceptional book published by Le Cherche Midi.
Gérard Maoui and Philippe Chovard, through hundreds of photos including several which have never been seen before, relive the five years preceding Air France’s commercial launch of the world’s largest superjumbo. From the choice and definition of the aircraft, maintenance, the A380 network, Air France flight deck and cabin crew training, the reader is given a behind the scenes insight into the first European airline to operate the superjumbo and meets the teams that worked to make this great human adventure possible.
Never before had the introduction of a new commercial aircraft been told in a book. "Air France and the A380" is a world first.
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