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Videos: Behind the scenes of an A380 departure and an engine inspection

Our two videos today come courtesy Air France.

Have you ever wondered what happens around your plane while you are waiting for your flight to board and depart? In first video, Air France reveals an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the frenetic activity performed by hundreds of people prior to the departure of an A380. Next go behind the scene at Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) and see the inspection and maintenance of a GE90 engine, the largest civil aircraft engine in the world, from its arrival at the Air France hangar to the test phase at the new Air France engine test cell.

Below is a detailed graphic showing the engine inspection and maintenance process.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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