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  Airbus A380 Aircraft Family - The A380
Airbus’ 21st century flagship introduces a new era of airline transportation, carrying 525 passengers aboard the most advanced, spacious and efficient aircraft ever conceived.
The A380 Airport Planning manual, which is issued for the A380-800 passenger aircraft and A380-800F freighter, provides preliminary data needed by airport operators and airlines for airport facilities planning.
Airbus, an EADS Company, is a leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive product line.
www.airbus.com /en/aircraftfamilies/a380/a380   (277 words)

  
  Airbus A380 ends Boeing's reign - The Boston Globe
The double-decker A380 ends the nearly 37-year reign of Boeing's 747 as the most spacious passenger plane.
Its European manufacturer, Airbus SAS, says the A380 is the most fuel efficient and quietest passenger jet ever.
The A380 - as tall as a seven-story building with each wing big enough to hold 70 cars - is capable of carrying 853 passengers in an all-economy class configuration.
www.boston.com /business/articles/2007/10/26/airbus_a380_ends_boeings_reign   (265 words)

  
  Airbus A380
The A380 can carry 35 per cent more passengers than its closest rival, and with nearly 50 percent more floor space there is far more room for passengers to stretch their legs, standard seating is around 1" (2.5 cm) wider than most other airliners.
Airbus designed the A380 in collaboration with some 60 major airports, to help integrate the aircraft into normal passenger service as smoothly as possible.
The area the A380 is destined to excel is in long haul flights, where the usual feeling of being a battery chicken will be replaced with a luxurious flying experience.
www.diseno-art.com /encyclopedia/archive/airbus_a380.html   (277 words)

  
 Al Jazeera English - Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The double-decker A380 is seen as a make-or-break project for Airbus which vies with its only rival Boeing for leadership of the global market for large commercial jets.
The A380, the world's largest airliner, is due to be delivered to its first customer Singapore Airlines by the end of 2006 after two sets of delays totalling a year.
Airbus is working on a rival aircraft, the A350, to catch up with buoyant sales of the mid-sized Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/A49E66F8-10B5-4DC9-A961-F53B50D38BB4.htm   (392 words)

  
 SPACE.com -- Airbus Unveils Superjumbo Jet
But the A380, which was partially funded by European governments, amounts to a huge bet that carriers need ever-bigger planes to process a growing numbers of passengers through the busiest hub airports.
Airbus is investing $13 billion to develop the plane, which has a list price of $280 million apiece.
Airbus already has 149 orders for the A380, which has a 262-foot wingspan and a tail as tall as a seven-story building.
www.space.com /news/ap_airbus380_050119.html   (952 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.
The A380 features an advanced version of the Airbus common two crew cockpit, with pull-out keyboards for the pilots, extensive use of composite materials such as GLARE (an aluminium/glass fibre composite), and four 302 to 374kN (68,000 to 84,000lb) class Rolls-Royce Trent 900 or Engine Alliance (General Electric/Pratt & Whitney) GP7200 turbofans now under development.
www.airliners.net /info/stats.main?id=29   (808 words)

  
 EADS N.V. - Airbus A380
Airbus’ 21st century flagship introduces a new era of airline transportation, carrying 555 passengers aboard the most advanced, spacious and efficient aircraft ever conceived.
The world’s first true double-deck jetliner, the A380 will have a maximum takeoff weight of 590 metric tonnes (1,300,000 lb.) and a range of 15,000 km/8,000 nm.
With versatile cabins on both main decks, the A380 offers more passenger space regardless of the class of ticket, along with wider seats and aisles.
www.eads.com /1024/en/businet/airbus/mega/a380/a380.html   (200 words)

  
 PBS - Chasing the Sun - Airbus A380
Although the A380 will be able to fly a distance of over 10,000 miles, the plane's usefulness will not be limited to long-haul flights.
Airbus states the A380 will use 20% less fuel and will fly quieter, cheaper and more environmentally friendly than the 747.
The first A380 is scheduled to take flight in September of 2004 and may enter commercial service as early as October of 2005.
www.pbs.org /kcet/chasingthesun/planes/a380.html   (493 words)

  
 CNN.com - Largest passenger jet unveiled - Jan 18, 2005
Airbus unveils the biggest commercial jet ever built.
The A380 superjumbo, made by the European company Airbus, was revealed at a lavish presentation at its hangar in the southwestern city of Toulouse.
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)

  
 USATODAY.com - A380 makes massive debut   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Airbus, which was created by a consortium of European aerospace companies, heralded the A380 as a triumph of European innovation and cooperation.
Airbus has suppliers in 44 U.S. states, and spends more than $5.5 billion a year on aircraft parts built in the USA, and that number is expected to rise significantly when A380 production goes into full gear.
Airbus also has built an airframe which will be subjected to rigorous structural tests for up to a year.
www.usatoday.com /money/biztravel/2005-01-16-a380-usat_x.htm   (992 words)

  
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 Airbus A380 aircraft airliner facts & pictures
The A380 features an all-new wing design after it was found the A340 wing was too small to be efficient at the sort of gross weights required for a 600 seat aircraft and rather than settle for a 600 tonne wing design instead aimed the wing design at 750 tonnes.
The rationale for this design is that Airbus will be able to produce bigger versions of the A380 which will reach their optimum cost-efficiency somewhere around the 700 to 800 passenger mark — close to twice the size of a 747-400.
While the A380 was being sold to the airlines, Boeing shopped the concept of the 747X, which was to be a version of the 747 with the "hump" at the front of the aircraft extended further back for more passenger room but failed to garner enough interest from the airlines.
www.aviationexplorer.com /a380_facts.htm   (733 words)

  
 Airbus A380   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Airbus initially planned about fifteen months of flight test- ing, but shortly after the first flight they acknowledged that the airplane would not be ready for formal certifica- tion and commercial service until the end of 2006, re- sulting in delays of six months or more for initial deliver- ies.
The A380 is the first commercial airliner with a central wing box made of carbon fiber re- inforced plastic, and it is the first to have a wing cross section that is smoothly contoured.
Airbus initially stated that the test article represented an early design, and that the load requirement would be verified by analysis of changes already made.
www.aviationtrivia.homestead.com /A380.html   (8515 words)

  
 Airbus A380   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Airbus A380 is to become the biggest airliner in the world, even bigger than the Boeing 747.
The intention is to make the Airbus A380 15 per cent cheaper to operate on a seat-mile costs basis than today’s most efficient aircraft.
The A380 Family starts from a baseline passenger aircraft, the A380-800 with a capacity of 555 passengers in three classes, and a range of up to 14,800km/8,000nm.
www.geocities.com /airgall3/a380.htm   (237 words)

  
 Mega-Jumbo Airbus A380 Lands in New York, L.A. - Popular Mechanics
Mega-Jumbo Airbus A380 Lands in New York, L.A. NEW YORK -- The Airbus A380 – the world’s largest passenger plane – made a U.S. debut today that was as outsize as its girth.
Airbus carefully choreographed the twin landings to showcase the oft-questioned readiness of major international airports to accommodate the double-decker giant.
In New York, Airbus officials were candid about their hopes that landing in the world’s media capital would help stem the flow of bad news: Last fall’s pushback of the delivery schedule led to the ouster of several top executives and is costing the company millions in late fees to the launch customers.
www.popularmechanics.com /blogs/science_news/4213482.html   (1209 words)

  
 Airbus A380 'Superjumbo' - Aerospace Technology
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.
The A380 is a member of the Airbus Flight Operational Commonality family with similar flight decks and operating procedures in the A320, A330 and A340 aircraft, providing easy crew transition training, cross crew qualification and mixed fleet flying.
www.aerospace-technology.com /projects/a380   (1716 words)

  
 Airbus A380 Completes Historic 1st Flight - Technology - RedOrbit
Airbus says the A380 test-flight program is likely to take over a year and finish soon before the plane enters service for Singapore Airlines in mid-2006.
The A380, with a catalogue price of $282 million, represents a huge bet by Airbus that airlines will need plenty of large aircraft to transport passengers between ever-busier hub airports.
But Airbus CEO Noel Forgeard played down Boeing's recent orders and the 787's development lead, saying the battle for the market in smaller planes would be fought out over 20 years, not two.
www.redorbit.com /news/technology/146702/airbus_a380_completes_historic_1st_flight/index.html   (939 words)

  
 Специальный проект :: Airbus A380 ::
Airbus A380 отправился в первый полет с пассажирами на борту
Airbus успешно завершил испытания по эвакуации пассажиров из A380
Airbus успешно провел испытания по эвакуации пассажиров из самолета-гиганта A380.
www.avianews.com /project/a380   (446 words)

  
 FOXNews.com - World's Largest Airliner, Airbus A380 Superjumbo, Is Safe to Fly - Transportation
The world's largest airliner, the Airbus A380 superjumbo, was officially declared safe to fly commercial services on Tuesday, capping six years of development marred by delays in deliveries to airlines.
Airbus Chief Executive Louis Gallois, who arrived late for the A380 ceremony, declined to comment on the police search at his offices in Paris but was clearly irritated by its timing.
The aircraft was conceived as the A3XX in 1997 and the project was formally launched as the A380 in December 2000.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,236058,00.html   (809 words)

  
 National Ledger - Airbus A380
Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger jet, took to the sky with a full load of passengers for the first time Monday, and the European aircraft maker announced further management changes in the wake of costly delays to the $13 billion jet program, reports the Associated Press.
Airbus says it is on schedule to deliver the first finished A380 to Singapore Airlines Ltd. by the end of the year, despite production bottlenecks that are expected to hold up subsequent deliveries by about six months.
The A380 can be configured to carry up to 555 passengers in a standard three-class seating configuration or up to 853 in a full economy class layout.
www.nationalledger.com /cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi?archive=4&num=8201   (390 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Business | Airbus unveils 'superjumbo' jet
Airbus chief executive Noel Forgeard said he expected sales of the A380 to comfortably exceed 250, the number required for the huge aerospace project to break even.
However, Airbus' main rival Boeing is focusing on smaller new aircraft able to fly direct to a wider number of destinations.
Airbus has downplayed the cost of the project despite the fact it could run as much as 1.5bn euros over budget.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/business/4183201.stm   (699 words)

  
 Aerospaceweb.org | Aircraft Museum - Airbus A380
The Airbus A380 was developed in response to the growing problems of airport congestion and air traffic control systems struggling to cope with the number of aircraft in operation.
The internal layout of the A380 is of typical configuration with passengers seated on the two upper decks and cargo located on the lower deck.
Airbus has also proposed configuring some cargo compartments as shops, lounges, or even casinos, although economy-minded airlines are unlikely to adopt such gimics.
www.aerospaceweb.org /aircraft/jetliner/a380   (867 words)

  
 photo-aviation.com > Airbus
Airbus a offert au public du Bourget 2005 une extraordinaire démonstration de son savoir-faire.
Ce site est le diaporama en 380 photos de la présentation des trois Airbus.
Il comptera toujours 380 photos, mais il devrait s'améliorer (retrait des images redondantes au profit de nouvelles photos) au cours de l'évolution de l'avion.
www.photo-aviation.com /index-airbus.php   (165 words)

  
 airliners.de - Industrie & Technik - Thema: Airbus A380 - Startseite
Der Airbus A380 ist das größte Verkehrsflugzeug der Welt.
25.10.2007, Als der erste Airbus A380 von Singapore Airlines in den Morgenhimmel über Singapur aufsteigt, beginnt eine neue Epoche der Zivilluftfahrt: Das erste weiter...
Als der erste Airbus A380 von Singapore Airlines in den Morgenhimmel über Singapur Weiter...
www.airliners.de /industrie/a380   (322 words)

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