Saturday, March 27, 2010

Airbus A380 - The Super Jumbo

The Airbus A380 is the super jumbo of this era and will change the world of airtravel in the future.

The Airbus A380 -

  • Is the largest passenger airliner in the world
  • Is much larger than the Boeing 747 of yesteryears
  • Has a full double deck
  • Is ultra wide bodied
  • Has a seating capacity: 525 - 800+ depending on configuration
  • Has a range of 8000 mi/15000km - enough to fly from New York to HongKong!
  • Has a cruising speed of 900km/h or 560 mi/h (Mach 0.85)
  • Has a wing span of 79.8m/261 ft - wider than a football field!
  • Weighs in at a massive 276.8 tonnes/75000+ lbs (empty), but is made of new, lighter and stronger composite material and
  • Can carry 310,000 litres of fuel

The A380 is engineered to be -

  • Bigger
  • Cleaner & Greener
  • Faster
  • Roomier (or comfortable)
  • Lighter, and
  • Smarter

And, if you're wondering, if you could buy one for yourself? All this comes at a price tag of $300+ million.