Yup, that article pretty well sums it up. My buddy I used to work with in Seattle is a Lead on that program in the stress department. He got me a T-Shirt from it; I'm probably one of the few guys on the east coast with one. He came to visit me last month and we took a trip to Jackson Center and then to the USAF museum in Dayton, Ohio.
Both ends of the 747 Large Cargo Freighter will swing open. It'll be a neat airplane.
The A380's wing failed at 1.46% safety margin; it was supposed to go to greater than 1.50%. The 777's by comparison broke at 1.52%.
I've looked at both brands very closely. My money is still on Boeing building the better bird. They cost more, but you get what you pay for. Airbus uses hogouts and large machinings so it's cheaper to make it up front as opposed to Boeing's methodology of using built up parts from many more components. But once the plane is ten years old and starts to get cracks, which one do you think is easier to fix?
OK, that's off-Airstream. Back to trailers
I took a ride in a B-17 last September and its fuselage reminded me of my Airstream with all the large head exposed rivets. Neat.