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Airbus Unveils World's Largest Passenger Jet

European plane maker Airbus rolls out the A380, the world's largest passenger jet, in Toulouse, France. The A380 can carry up to 850 passengers and offers such luxury amenities as first class bedrooms. The jet cost $13 billion to develop.

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Eleanor Beardsley began reporting from France for NPR in 2004 as a freelance journalist, following all aspects of French society, politics, economics, culture and gastronomy. Since then, she has steadily worked her way to becoming an integral part of the NPR Europe reporting team.