MegaStructures: Airbus A380 – National Geographic (2005)

MegaStructures - Airbus A380 - National Geographic Documentary

The National Geographic documentary film series titled Megastructures now shifts its focus on to aeronautical wonder called the Airbus A380. Its intricate design attracted hounds of journalists and media attention on its maiden flight. It outclassed a regular 747 in not only height, width and size, but was armed with state-of-the-art equipment that would put any sophisticated commercial plane to shame. Moreover, the plane had an even bigger passenger capacity than regular planes. This episode of Megastructures, the National Geographic documentary film series describes the daunting challenge engineers were faced with in designing this gigantic plane that required super-light material and the same amount of focus to design four high-power engines that would then propel this gigantic structure through the sky.

The design of this commercial aviation marveled was taken off the drawing board with the help of investments that amounted to an overwhelming 12 Billion Dollar. The development of this venture was meant to take the air travel experience to the next level and was designed specifically for customers, who wanted to be pampered during a long and tiring journey. Airbus A380, the National Geographic film of Megastructures series also looks at a very crucial question in the eye regarding the practical usage and cost involved in maintaining a plane like this. With graphic representations and an engaging visual, this documentary evokes both awe and skepticism in its viewers as they evaluate the revolution this aircraft will prompt in the field of aviation.

It gives in-depth information regarding the plane’s construction and production of every segment that was put together and imported from every part of the world. It was a breathtaking transition from the normal A320 to the massive A380 airbus. The technicians and engineers worked day and night to put the entire plane together and watched it take to the sky. It is all recorded meticulously in this educational National Geographic documentary film of Megastructures series that sheds light on stepping stone in aerospace history. Well-conceived and engrossing, the film entails detailed interviews that further elaborate upon every aspect of the production and the amount of effort that took to make this monster fly.

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