Friday, September 4, 2009

Amazing AIRBUS A380

Capacity A380-800 - Flight crew of two. Standard seating for 555 passengers on two decks in a three class arrangement.

A380 has 49% more floor area but only 35% more seats (in 555 seat configuration) than the 747-400, allowing room for passenger amenities such as bars, gymnasiums and duty free shops. Cargo capacity 38 LD3s or 13 pallets.Apart from the prime contractors in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Spain, components for the A380 airframe are also manufactured by industrial partners in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States. A380 final assembly is taking place in Toulouse, France, with interior fitment in Hamburg, Germany. Major A380 assemblies are transported to Toulouse by ship, barge and road.

Center fuselage (Below)
A380 section arriving in Pauillac from Hamburg ( Below)
Right Wing (Below)
In the Assembly Line (Below)
Fatigue Tests (Below)
Outer dia of the engine is 124" (10feet). The relative scale (visible) difference between man & engine is due to the engine being nearer to camera perspective than the man. ( Below)
Below : The "Danger" box contains an emergency STOP button. If the pilot wishes to disembark in midair, it will bring the plane to a complete stop!
A tail camera is operating on this aircraft. You can see its display at both extreme screens.
A-380 Employees' Ceremony (Below)
First to Fly - Singapore Airlines

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