So the spirit of discovery doesn't move your soul huh?
All the potential for rerunning - yet again - a bottomless pit of high-end development costs.
How about sticking to basics and going for an off the shelf design or perhaps revamp the F-20...
I'm looking forward to an in-service flight.
Love flying in the big A380 and also the competitor 787, so the comparison will be interesting.
No one I've asked seems to have the answer to this question, so perhaps AW will know.
You say: "...the KH-9 wide-area spy satellite was on orbit..."
Once upon a time, that would...
Good comment. I might also add that from a passenger perspective, the A380 is a truly excellent machine: very comfortable and quiet.