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By courtesy of badlymad who provided these pictures on IMCDb. Sixcyl 02:00, 28 April 2013 (MDT)
Nearly half the action takes place inside the Airbus A300. The movie's crew needed a fuselage free of any commercial pressure but as some A300 are now old enough to be scrapped, the team search for a lost airframe.
They found an ex-Air Togo A300 B4 abandoned at Bordeaux. Only the upper fuselage (passenger deck) of the aircraft was kept and put on a lorry for a travel to Melun-Villaroche airfield (40 km south-east of Paris) 700 kilometers north.
This aircraft built in 1979 is the 69th airframe, ex F-WZEB 5T-CTI N471AS 5V-TTT G-BYYS RP-C3002 (Philippine Airlines) and eventually F-GVVV when her operator's bankruptcy occurred in 2005. As in March 2017, this fuselage is still there having been used for some other filming.
Pictures from the Making of.
F-GVVV as found by the team in Bordeaux :
Note the Airbus A330 of Air Comet in the background. This airline was ceasing operations owing to bankruptcy in December 2009.
On the road :