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The penultimate paragraph of your article on the Brunel Bicentenary said that Airbus was making the engines for its A380 in Bristol. However, Airbus, only produces the airframes.The engines are supplied by specialist producers such as Rolls-Royce in the UK and Pratt & Whitney and General Electric in the US.

The 380 hown cently flying into Heathrow, had Trent 900 series Rolls Royce engines produced in Derby. The company does have a plant in Bristol, but the engines built there are generally for military applications.

MJ King (M retired), 9 Suffolk Close, Nuneaton CV10 8JW

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