A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

We are in the Domodedovo airport of Moscow to meet Airbus A380 of Emirates company there. And yes, it’s the biggest passenger aircraft in the world.

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

It will be here only for two hours, then it will fly back to Dubai.

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

They should do a lot for this time! To let all passengers out, unload luggage, clean the both decks, bring food aboard, load luggage again and let new passengers in.

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

It started to be made in 2004, performed its first flight in 2005. The aircraft is twenty four meters high (like an eight storey building!).

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

Foreign aircrafts are fuelled in Moscow only in case or urgence. Once fully fuelled A380 can overcome 15 000 km (it’s the distance from Moscow to Sydney, for example).

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

A380 is not only the biggest but also the most fuel-saving liner. It consumes about three litres of fuel per each passenger for a distance of 100 km.

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

In a 3 class configuration the aircraft can accomodate 525 passengers, in a 1 class configuration the number of passengers reaches 853!

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

All the work is almost done.

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

These engines will lift the huge iron bird up in the sky soon.

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

Some water procedures.

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

Domodedovo is the first Russian airport that can admit aircrafts of such class.

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

The cost of the plane is $ 390 000 000!

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

And several pictures from MAKS 2011 air show.

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

It looks so massive on the ground!

A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport

And so elegant in the sky!

via d_voronin

3 thoughts on “A 380 Airbus In the Moscow Airport”

  1. There is something wrong with this plane…

    It’s more “a collection of parts” that will get off the ground than a beautifully designed whole.

    It just doesn’t “sing”.

    The British de Havilland DH 106 Comet springs to mind…

    • Aviation has moved on, you know, since 1949. Today it isn’t so much important that an aircraft looks good, no, it must make a lot of money for the company. But I agree that is an ugly, very ugly, aircraft.

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