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 CNN.com - Largest passenger jet unveiled - Jan 18, 2005
The A380 superjumbo, made by the European company Airbus, was revealed at a lavish presentation at its hangar in the southwestern city of Toulouse.
Projected images of planes from the Airbus range sped across the hangar walls and dancers suspended on wires appeared to walk on air.
Even though Airbus is a subsidiary of the listed European Aerospace and Defence Company, with 20 percent also in the hands of Britain's BAE Systems, France, Britain, Germany and Spain still see the A380 project as a high-flying symbol of the European state cooperation that brought it into being.
www.cnn.com /2005/BUSINESS/01/18/airbus.380/index.html   (821 words)

 Airbus unveils world’s biggest passenger jet - Aviation - MSNBC.com
Airbus unveils their new Airbus A380 double-decker in Toulouse,France Tuesday, hailed by its makers as a major European feat that will reshape aviation.
Airbus already has 149 orders for the $280 million plane but needs 100 more to break even, and a further 500 before it can deliver on its pledge of a 20 percent return on investment.
Airbus is now well positioned to pick up at least some of that work, and the loss of the contract raises doubts over whether production of the 767 can continue until the arrival of its successor, the 7E7, in 2008.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/6833386   (1076 words)

 Aviation Video: Airbus A380 - Airbus Industrie
The new Airbus will initially be sold in two versions: the A380-800, carrying 555 passengers in a three-class configuration or up to 800 passengers in a single-class economy configuration.
Airbus made the cockpit layout, procedures, and handling characteristics similar to those of other Airbus aircraft to reduce crew training costs.
Airbus and Boeing had worked together on a study investigating a 600+ seat aircraft called the Very Large Commercial Transport, but this cooperation did not last long.
www.flightlevel350.com /viewer.php?id=3665&rating=yes   (1357 words)

 Airliners.net: Airbus A380
Airbus first began studies on a very large 500 seat airliner in the early 1990s.
Airbus studied numerous design configurations for the A3XX and gave serious consideration to a single deck aircraft which would have seated 12 abreast and twin vertical tails.
However Airbus settled upon a twin deck configuration, largely because of the significantly lighter structure required.
www.airliners.net /info/stats.main?id=29   (808 words)

 Aerospace Technology - Airbus A380 'Superjumbo'
Airbus has announced the development of an all new design Superjumbo, the Airbus A380, which is the world's first twin-deck, twin-aisle airliner.
The 555 seat Airbus A380-800, with a non-stop range of 8,000nm, was launched in December 2000.
Carbon fibre reinforced plastic is used for the central box of the wings, the horizontal stabilisers (which are the same size as the Airbus A310 wing), the fin, the rear fuselage section and for ceiling beams.
www.aerospace-technology.com /projects/a380   (1613 words)

 Airbus 380
Airbus has also introduced several updated technologies in efforts to make the A380 as fuel efficient and environmentally friendly as possible..
Airbus was worried that pilots would need extensive training on such a large aircraft, increasing the effective cost to airlines.
Eventually, the plane was designated A380, which does not keep the usual numeric sequence of other Airbus planes: The "8" was chosen because it reflects the cross-section of the plane's double-deck passenger area.
www.hudihudi.com /goodones/airbus_380.htm   (1324 words)

 Airbus A-380 Info
The aircraft, manufactured by Airbus Industrie, is currently under construction and the first flight of the double-decker aircraft is scheduled for 2005, with deliveries to start in 2006.
Configurations The new Airbus will initially be sold in two versions: the A380-800, with the ability to carry 555 passengers in three-class configuration for 8,000 nautical miles (14,800km), and the A380-800F dedicated freighter, to carry 150 tonnes for 5,600 miles (10,400km).
Airbus intend to continue their well-established policy of making cockpit layout, procedures and handling characteristics as similar to other Airbus aircraft as possible: This reduces crewing and training costs and increases safety (as crew only have to learn a single set of procedures for many different types).
www.simviation.com /rinfoa3x.htm   (497 words)

 Airbus A-380 - Mega Wallpapers
Airbus A380: The A380 represents a benchmark in technology from which future commercial aircraft programmes will evolve.
Airbus also seeks the most appropriate application of innovative manufacturing techniques.
It was the first to introduce laser beam welding on civil aircraft with the A318, before using it more extensively on the A380.
www.megawallpapers.org /gallery/210/Airbus_A-380   (308 words)

 Airbus A380 - Aircraft-Info.net, Aircraft Information #1!
The cockpit location, between the main and upper decks, is designed to give pilots a vantage point on the runway similar to that of current airliners.
Due to recent technological advances, Airbus claims the A380 will be a more efficient plane than its rival, the 747.
Airbus states the A380 will use 20% less fuel and will fly quieter, cheaper and more environmentally friendly than the 747.
portal.aircraft-info.net /article8.html   (1148 words)

 Airbus A380 news and photo gallery
In the first 20 days of January, covering the build-up to the Airbus A 380 Reveal, the day itself and afterwards, the number of visitors to the site was more than 1,650,000, equal to a third of the total number of unique visitors for the whole of 2004.
Photographs of the gleaming Airbus A 380 in Airbus’ brand new livery – also revealed for the first time – were splashed across the front pages of many of the world’s leading newspapers.
Stories reflected the view that the 555-seat Airbus A 380, the first double-decker passenger jet built, is set to transform air travel.
www.dancewithshadows.com /business/airbus-380.asp   (733 words)

 Boris Johnson MP: Airbus 380
Airbus it is - thank you for your speedy reaction Boris's thinking reaches stratospheric heights in his DT column today: This is not a bus, or even a tram or a train or ship....
Admittedly, the 380 has yet to prove that it can actually fly, and I seem to remember that some other Airbus models had quite a high prang rate, something to do with the fly-by-wire system being not quite right, but Jacques Chirac and Gerhard Schröder are certainly entitled to gloat.
Airbus must then license and pay for use of these patents for a period far longer than their development loan repayments.
www.boris-johnson.com /archives/2005/01/airbus_380_1.php   (2896 words)

 Howstuffworks "How the Airbus A380 Works"
The Airbus A380 is generating a lot of excitement in the airline industry, with many people wondering if the world is ready for a plane this big.
Airbus has been funded by low- or zero-interest loans from European nations throughout its existence, with some loans being outright forgiven.
Airbus says its focus is on linking major international hubs such as London and Hong Kong, not on reaching every major airport.
travel.howstuffworks.com /a380.htm/printable   (2369 words)

 New Airbus A-380 Beats Out 747 - BigBirds.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The A-380 in most of the configurations currently being advertised seems to be able to hold nearly 40% more people.
Airbus is putting countermeasures for anti-aircraft missiles as an option for those airlines, which order them.
Many airports cannot even take an airliner so large, as the distance to turn it around are significant and the wing tips are wider than that of the runway, meaning the wing tip vortices will dig up the grass on the sides of the runways making ditches on both sides.
www.bigbirds.com /showarticle.php?article=51048   (1163 words)

 BBC NEWS | In Pictures | In pictures: A380 superjumbo
Airbus unveiled its new superjumbo A380 near Toulouse.
Airbus is betting that big is beautiful and very profitable.
A special hangar had to be built to accommodate the A380.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/in_pictures/4183707.stm   (118 words)

 Airbus 380
Machining of the first components for the new Airbus 380 has started in the European joint venture's production plants.
The percentage of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastics (CRPs) used in the fuselage and wings has increased signficantly over other Airbus models and also in comparison with the A 380's great US rival, the Boeing 747.
For the A 380 project, Dillinger Hütte GTS rolled plates of this alloy on a contract basis, following the successful production at Dillingen in past decades of plates for similar moulds for the Airbus A 320, A 330 and A 340 series of aircraft.
www.dillinger.de /dh/referenzen/weitere/00996/index.shtml.en   (292 words)

Airbus A400M wing centre opens in the U.K. 21 September 2006
Assembly of the first set of wings for Airbus' A400M military transport aircraft is now underway at a new manufacturing centre in Filton, England.
Airbus, an EADS joint Company with BAE Systems, is a leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive product line.
www.airbus.com   (97 words)

 Morgan's Airspace - *** The Airbus A-380 Reveal !!! ***
The A380 is the first aircraft to display the company’s new colours that reflect not only Airbus’ current market position but also its ambitions to pursue aviation excellence long into the future.
The 555-seat A380 passenger aircraft has a range of up to 8,000nm/15,000km, allowing it to fly non-stop between Europe and Asia, while the three-deck long-range freighter version, the A380F, will be able to carry up to 152 tonnes/ 335,000 lbs of cargo on standard pallets over distances of up to 5,600nm/10,400km.
to visit the AIRBUS home page where they will have a live streamcast of the unveiling on the web.....The date and time will be January 18th at 11:00 am (GMT+1), last time I visited the page they had a countdown clock..
morg3k.multiply.com /journal/item/76   (392 words)

 New Airbus A-380 Beats Out 747 - Aviation
The all-new A-380 is trying to make air-travel fun again, with a bathroom with a view.
But Airbus is not the only commercial aircraft company, which has their shit together.
Exceptions to the rule are Boeing's BBJ and Airbus' Corporate Jet, both of which are based on some of the smaller types of aircraft marketed to the airlines.
www.excellentarticles.net /aviationarticles/47731.php   (1844 words)

 Airbus A-380 photos
In honour of the event the aircraft had QANTAS the spirit of Australia painted on the fuselage sides and had the QANTAS kangaroo emblem painted on each engine nacelle as well as having the winglets painted red, basically the scheme that it will carry when ot goes into service with QANTAS in 2007.
The only difference to what will be the service schem is the tail which, when in service, will be painted red with the kangaroo in whote.
While the aircraft was in Brisbane John Travolta, who has the role of QANTAS's international ambassador, had the privelege of being allowed to take the controls of the Airbus for a circuit around Brisbane.
aircraftresourcecenter.com /AWA1/701-800/walk704_A380_Brown/walk704.htm   (178 words)

 Airbus A-380 is Pretty Big - BigBirds.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
You know the Airbus A-380 is so huge it takes 2 hours to load and unload and that is if you are rushing the people on and off like cattle.
Remember the crash in NY when the Airbus took off behind the loaded 747 Cargo Plane and lost its tail as it closed the distance gap.
We shall see what happens, the gamble by Airbus may pay off, or this could be one of the biggest disasters in aviation history since the Comet or the Concorde a few years back.
www.bigbirds.com /showarticle.php?article=50990   (1333 words)

 eBay - model airbus 380, Transportation, Collectibles items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Airbus A-380 Unveiling Paint Scheme Wood Model Airplane
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search-desc.ebay.com /search/search.dll?query=model+airbus+380&...   (341 words)

 airbus 380 - Airwise Discussion Forum
I think the 380 is going to take sometime before it is accepted by the airports.
KUL has two gates on the main pier which could be modified easily to handle the 380.
Their first choice will probably be LHR but the gates must be ready to handle the 380.
forum.airwise.com /forum/showthread.php?t=1074   (2477 words)

 Nimble Books LLC » Blog Archive » Airbus 380
I’ve been getting a lot of searches looking for the first flight of the enormous Airbus 380.
The Airbus 380 is not going to look so cool when the first one crashes.
The 800-passenger capacity runs directly counter to one of the central precepts of living in a Proliferated world, which is that all assets must be diversified.
www.nimblebooks.com /wordpress/2006/02/11/airbus-380   (206 words)

 HAL wants Airbus A-380 pie - Deccan Herald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will express its potential to manufacture parts for the new Airbus A-380 to the aeronautical giant Airbus, said HAL Chaiman A K Baweja.
Speaking to reporters after the International Customs Day celebrations organised at the HAL Convention Centre on Thursday Mr Baweja said HAL was manufacturing a number of parts for the fleet of Airbus aircraft.
“We have the capability to manufacture parts for the new Airbus A-380 and we will express it,” he said.
www.deccanherald.com /deccanherald/jan282005/s10.asp   (358 words)

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Two British flags were hanging from the cockpit windows of the Airbus A-380 as it taxied toward a specially engineered loading gate.
Heathrow operators have already spent about 850 (m) million dollars to widen and strengthen runways, and make other upgrades to accommodate the double-decker behemoth and its 555-passenger load.
On its way from the Berlin Air Show, the superjumbo flew over the plant in Wales where the huge Airbus wings are made.
www.wgrz.com /news/news_article.aspx?storyid=38109   (228 words)

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 FSimCafe.com - Airbus A-380 panel
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Airbus A-380 panel for FS2004 made by Marco Spada.
Uses an original bitmap designed by Marco Spada and custom third party gauges made by E.Marciano, FPDA and various authors.
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 Airbus 380
Check out the airbus website..the fueslage is just simply massive!
To date, Airbus has received 129 orders from 11 customers
I guess for *A we will be looking to LH for a flight to Canada, SQ wont be flying A 380 here.
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