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PostSubject: Biggest Airbus in the world   Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:47 am

Airbus A380



The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus, a subsidiary of EADS. The largest passenger airliner in the world, the A380 made its maiden flight on 27 April 2005 from Toulouse, France,[3] and made its first commercial flight on 25 October 2007 from Singapore to Sydney with Singapore Airlines. The aircraft was known as the Airbus A3XX during much of its development phase, but the nickname Superjumbo has since become associated with it.

The A380's upper deck extends along almost the entire length of the fuselage, and its width is equivalent to that of a widebody aircraft. This allows for a cabin with 50% more floor space than the next-largest airliner, the Boeing 747-400. and provides seating for 525 people in standard three-class configuration or up to 853 people in all economy class configurations. The A380 is offered in passenger and freighter versions. The A380-800, the passenger model, is the largest passenger airliner in the world, but has a shorter fuselage than the Airbus A340-600, which is Airbus's next-biggest passenger aeroplane. The A380-800F, the freighter model, is offered as one of the largest freight aircraft, with a listed payload capacity exceeded only by the Antonov An-225. The A380-800 has a design range of 15,200 km (8,200 nmi), sufficient to fly from Boston to Hong Kong for example, and a cruising speed of Mach 0.85 (about 900 km/h or 560 mph at cruising altitude). It is the first commercial jet capable of using GTL-based fuel.





Specifications

Measurement A380-800 A380-800F
Cockpit crew Two
Seating capacity 525 (3-class)
644 (2-class)
853 (1-class) 12 couriers
Length 73 m (240 ft)
Span 79.8 m (262 ft)
Height 24.1 m (79 ft)
Wheelbase 30.4 m (100 ft)
Outside fuselage width 7.14 m (23.4 ft)
Cabin width 6.58 m (21.6 ft) for Main deck
5.92 m (19.4 ft) for Upper deck
Wing area 845 m2 (9,100 sq ft)
Wing sweep 33.5
Operating empty weight 276,800 kg (610,000 lb) 252,200 kg (556,000 lb)
Maximum take-off weight 560,000 kg (1,200,000 lb) 590,000 kg (1,300,000 lb)
Maximum payload 90,800 kg (200,000 lb) 152,400 kg (336,000 lb)
Cruising speed Mach 0.85
(903 km/h, 561 mph, 487 knots)
Maximum cruising speed Mach 0.89
(945 km/h, 587 mph, 510 knots)
Maximum speed Mach 0.96[118]
(1020 km/h, 634 mph, 551 knots)
Take off run at MTOW 2,750 m (9,000 ft)[91] 2,900 m (9,500 ft)[91]
Range at design load 15,200 km (8,200 nmi, 9,400 mi) 10,400 km (5,600 nmi, 6,400 mi)
Service ceiling 13,115 m (43,030 ft)[119]
Maximum fuel capacity 310,000 l
(81,890 US gal, 68,200 imp gal) 310,000 l
(81,890 US gal, 68,200 imp gal),
356,000 l
(94,000 US gal, 78,300 imp gal) option
Engines (4 x) GP7270 (A380-861)
Trent 970/B (A380-841)
Trent 972/B (A380-842) GP7277 (A380-863F)
Trent 977/B (A380-843F)
Thrust (4 x) 311 kN (70,000 lbf)

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