The gripping story of the biggest trade war in aviation history. In October 2007, the colossal Airbus A380, the largest commercial jet in history, will take to the skies. This gigantic double-decker is the first real competitor to Boeing's iconic 747 Jumbo Jet. Meanwhile, Boeing has thrown its weight behind the smaller 787 Deamliner, an aircraft whose emphasis is on fuel ecomy and reduced emissions. The future of commercial air travel is in the balance, and the outcome is difficult to predict.
Kenny Kemp is an award-winning journalist. He is the co-author of Go: An Airline Adventure, which won the 2004 Business Book of the Year in the WH Smith Awards, and also wrote Destination Space (Virgin Books).