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Annals of history: How Boeing lost Qantas’s VLA order to Airbus

During its VLA order decision in 2000, Qantas thought the A380′s dual full-length upper decks would be more impressive to passengers. It was November 2000 and the Qantas board was deciding between two very large aircraft (VLA) known only as the A3XX and 747X-Stretch to replace and grow its 747-400 fleet, which in turn would […]

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