The Airbus A380 is a wide-body, double-deck, 4-engine jet airliner which is considered the largest passenger airliner in the world. It made such a difference when it came to the market that airports at which it operates had to upgrade facilities to accommodate it. No doubt, it was designed to challenge Boeing’s monopoly in the market.
Now, if you have ever wondered why passenger airplanes are so expensive, then you should definitely take interest it what kind of tests and time it takes to make them what they are. Engineers destroy hundreds of thousands of dollars in equipment and world seemingly endless hours to make sure that nothing will happen when the plane goes airborne.
What we’re checking out today is only a fraction of what makes the whole. This is an explosion test that an Airbus A380 engine undergoes which makes engineers certain that such malfunction won’t send shrapnel though other crucial parts. The idea is to contain any potential blast damage so that the plane can land safely for repair.
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