How not to make an A380 assembly video

Korean Air might want to pick up a couple of tips from Emirates on the art of creating a polished Airbus A380 advertisement.

The Seoul-based airline, which took delivery of its first A380 in May, has its own promotional video showing the aircraft being put together in time-lapse footage.


But wait a second…

Korean Air’s A380s are powered by Engine Alliance GP7200 engines; in fact, the handover ceremony in Toulouse included a speech by Engine Alliance president Mary Ellen Jones, who said she was “delighted” that the airline would be the first Asian carrier to use the powerplant.

So what’s being bolted onto the wing of that A380 about seven seconds into the Korean Air video? The orange engine cover clearly says, er, Trent 900…

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