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Which is better: The A380 or the B787?
The Dreamliner against the Whale Jet: who will win this enthralling battle among the top most talked-about models of aircraft in the sky? Both aircraft models have their strength and weaknesses. Let’s examine.
The A380 or also known as the “Super Jumbo” costs roughly $414m for each unit. It has a height of 80 feet, cabin width on the main deck of 21.5 feet and the upper deck is 19 feet, and has an enormous wingspan of 261 feet. It can hold 853 passengers inside a single class configuration or 644 passengers in a 2-class configuration. The A380 can attain a maximum cruising speed of 634 mph or Mach 0.96 and can reach a range of 9,755 miles. Other airlines think that the A380 is too big and too bulky for their needs, so Airbus responded by creating a lighter version of the aircraft, which has a considerably lower maximum flying range and consumes lesser fuel, which makes it more cost-effective for airlines to operate.
The B787 Dreamliner is approximately priced at $211m for each unit. It has a height of 55 feet, has a cabin width of 18 feet and a wing span of 197 feet. It can hold a maximum of 381 passengers in a 2-class configuration. The latest version of the B787 can hold a maximum of 440 passengers and has a flying range of 9,550 miles as compared to the original variant that has a range of 9,030 miles. The B787 Dreamliner has a maximum flying speed of 593 mph or Mach 0.90. Although it is not built to be a rival of A380, the B787 nonetheless vies with the A330 and A340 of the Airbus family. With that in mind, a lot of aviation aficionados recognize the A380 and B787 as the two newest and most remarkable aircraft in the sky, so comparing them is unavoidable.
Who knows what the future of these two remarkable aircraft models is. Orders of the Airbus A380 have reduced for now as compared to the more flexible B787 Dreamliner that seems to be popular these days. Accounting all of its aircraft variants, Boeing has delivered 537 aircraft to its customers since January to the end of November 2015, compared toAirbus, who has delivered 516, which means that the Chicago-based company has exceeded its European competitor for the first time since 2002. A decade ago, Airbus caught up with its competitor and had held a position as the head every year since. For instance, in 2011, Airbus was able to deliver 543 jets to customers as compared to Boeing, who has delivered 477.
However, today the American company has caught up – with Boeing also seems to overtake Airbus in a number of orders it booked in 2012. By December 18, Boeing had tallied 1,115 orders as compared to the 585 of Airbus by the end of November.
Boeing against Airbus is among the most hard-fought, thoroughly watched marketing battles today. It is also one of the most interesting. Not so long ago, it appeared as if Airbus had the advantage, but Boeing struggled hard and got successful in winning the battle.
Though Charter Flight Group doesn’t offer the A380 or the B787 for corporate jet charter flight, you can still take advantage of our other advanced aircraft, which can accommodate a lesser number of passengers. This is ideal for small groups and families. For more details about our available aircraft, we encourage you to call us now!