The latest model of super-modern aircraft was shown at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2011.
The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus, a subsidiary of EADS. It is the largest passenger airliner in the world. Due to its size, many airports had to modify and improve facilities to accommodate it.
Its seat capacity accounts for 853 passengers which means that the airplane can take all pupils of a regular school to the place of destination easily.
The plane can handle long nonstop flights making a flight from Moscow to Sidney nice and easy.
It took 10 years to develop the vehicle whereas its total cost accounted for 12 billion Euro.
According to Airbus, they need to sell 420 airplanes to cover their expenses. Test works are carried out at every flight.
The airplane weighs 280 tones. It also has four engines.
The plane is capable to carry up to 150 tones at the distance of 10 370 km.
Passengers of such a plane won’t be bothered by noise of any kind due to amazing noise isolation and new engines.
Pilots find it difficult to bear such a silence at first.
As far as Airbus A380 goes, the level of noise here is 50% lower then in Boeing 747 as higher air pressure is supported inside. These two factors will enable less fatigability of passengers.
The upper and lower lobes are connected with the help of two wide stairs that can accommodate two passengers who go shoulder to shoulder easily.
Its cabing has 50% more of space than that of Boeing 747. As a result, more space is available for a passenger.
Airbus A380 is perfect also due to its economic feasibility. 3 liters of fuel per passenger is spent every 100 km.
There are around 570 km of wires on board the aircraft.
A small elevator is used for carrying trucks up and down.
The upper lobe is a bit narrower than the lower one and accommodates 8 chairs instead of 10.
The water cans imitate load produced by passengers.
Companies who prefer working with VIP-clients make everything possible to look different from their competitors. Thus, Emirates company preferred mounting shower cabins. The Korean airlines have a duty free shop at the upper lobe.
Engineers say that the problem of the mass decrease became the most complicated part in the aircraft creation. Finding solution wasn’t easy. It was decided to apply composition materials throughout the aircraft. Modern technologies and improved aluminum alloys helped to decrease the mass.
Passengers prefer flying by modern aircrafts. According to statistics, A380 is used much more often as compared to other planes.