GAO Says Airbus Too Big for Most U.S Airports

A long-awaited report from the Government Accounting Office concludes that the superjumbo Airbus A-380 will create safety and other concerns at U.S. airports. This could restrict the plane's operations when it begins arriving here next year. The huge double-decked plane, almost as long as a football field with a wingspan of 262 feet and a tail fin as tall as 80 feet, weighs a massive 1.2 million pounds when fully loaded. With a maximum capacity of 853 passengers, one of the A-380's...Full Story
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