Around the World with the Airbus A380

If you’ve ver wanted to know how a new commercial aircraft gets its final certification, you’ll love this really neat little website, which is documenting the route proving trials of the new jumbo jet Airbus A380. It is basically flying the final mission around the world this week, which will prove that it can perform on long-distance commercial routes. The website has a cool travelogue interface that lets you follow each mission as the A380 and its crew and passengers (all aviation professionals) complete the missions. There are diary entries and photos from the flight and each destinations, and a progress updater that scrolls along the bottom. The A380 landed safely in Sydney, Australia, with the next leg of the journey to take it to Vancouver, British Columbia. Definitely check out the site if you have a few minutes, it’s actually pretty cool.

Via Tech_Space