“You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”

Morpheus, The Matrix

THE AIRBUS A380 is the largest passenger aero­plane in the world. At 73m long and 80m wide, the double-deck, wide-body jet can carry over 850 passengers in an economy-class-only configuration. Many of the airports around the world had to upgrade their facilities to deal with a machine twice as long as a blue whale and containing more than 500km of wiring. And for a while it seemed that this engineering marvel was not going ...

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