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My google-fu is failing me here.

A friend was telling me about the assembly of carbon-fibre planes, and how the huge parts of these need to be transported long distances between countries.

Are there any photos of this?

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  • $\begingroup$ Something like this? It's the Airbus Beluga which is used by Airbus to move parts of planes around Europe. $\endgroup$ – JustSid Apr 27 '15 at 1:18
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    $\begingroup$ Or something like this, a ground transport of the A380 which doesn't fit into the Beluga? $\endgroup$ – JustSid Apr 27 '15 at 1:19
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    $\begingroup$ For Boeing pictures, like this? It has nothing do to with carbon fiber, and everything to do with aircraft manufacturers having plants spread out over a bunch of places. $\endgroup$ – cpast Apr 27 '15 at 1:33
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    $\begingroup$ The answer is yes, as in the links posted, since photos at least exist for PR purposes. But I think this would be a better question if it were asking something different, maybe for some details about the transportation that would help get your google-fu started, and answers could include pictures like those posted to satisfy the current question. $\endgroup$ – fooot Apr 27 '15 at 1:34
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    $\begingroup$ I'm gonna vote to put this on hold for now, because it's inviting answers of "here's these couple of pictures" and there's no definitive answer to the question. $\endgroup$ – raptortech97 Apr 27 '15 at 13:28
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Here you have pictures of wing upper cover being handled and transported: enter image description here
(Image Source: www.airbus.com)

Wing upper cover is biggest single composite component on A350XWB.

Additionaly try google: "wing upper cover A350", "wing lower cover A350". Those are the biggest. And you can see them in various stages in google.

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Google: A380 Transport fluvial

enter image description here

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