Popular Mechanics takes a look inside the massive Airbus jet. Technologically, the A380 is just cool — it’s definitely the state-of-the-art in terms of commercial aviation. Economically, it’s the white elephant nobody wants. The nature of air travel is changing, and I have a feeling that the future may belong to smaller, more efficient commuter jets belonging to regional airlines.
Still, the A380 is a technological marvel, even if it’s one that is likely to prove a massive white elephant for Airbus.