Amazing Facts about Airbus A380
With the length of 72 meters and a wingspan of almost 80 meters, Airbus A380
is the biggest commercial passenger
plane in the world. Due to its massive size, one of the initial concerns of airport owners is the increase in accidents involving the A380 and other planes at congested airports. As reported in NBC Nightly News last April 12, 2011, A380 clipped a Bombardier CRJ-700 at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The good thing was, no one was hurt from the accident.
But, despite its size, the Airbus A380 does not make too much noise because of the plane’s specially designed engines. It holds 81,900 gallons of fuel, but it burns 17 percent less of fuel than other planes. In fact, it is one of the environmental-friendly planes because of its low carbon emission.
Here are other interesting facts about Airbus A380 you should know:
- Airbus A380 has two decks that cover its full length. It can accommodate up to 500 to 800 passengers. The concept of this jumbo jet is the hub and spoke. It will carry as many passengers as it can to a major airport before the passengers spread out to their final destinations.
- If it can carry 500 to 800 passengers, then expect it to carry as many suitcases as well. The Airbus A380 can carry up to 3,000 suitcases in its cargo space.
- Because of its enormous size, only a few airports around the world to Airbus A380 flights have runways wide enough to accommodate the passenger plane. As of today, there are about 20 airports that cater to Airbus A380 flights.
- Airbus A380 is a four-engine aircraft. Its engines were manufactured by two different companies, Rolls-Royce and Engine Alliance. Designers from these companies have to come up with the design of an engine that can pass the noise limit, able to produce enough air to take the massive aircraft off the ground and with less fuel consumption.
- Airbus A380 was conceived in the later part of the 1980s, but it first came into service in October 2007 at the Singapore Airlines. The following year, Emirates Airlines and Qantas Airlines included Airbus A380 in their fleet.
- Different airlines had their Airbus A380 custom-made. Emirates Airlines’ A380 has its own shower suite and cocktail lounge for first class passengers. Yes, you can actually shower while flying 500mph at more than 30,000 feet above the ground and arrive at your destination feeling fresh. Qantas Airlines’ A380, on the other hand, boasts of its self-serve bars with four in the lower deck and two in the upper deck. If you are flying first class, you can expect privacy similar to chartered flights.
- No need to peer into the window and make the most of the view you can see from it because you can watch the view from the outside on the monitor in front of your seat. They had cameras installed below the cabin and at the plane’s tail to record the views outside.
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