Airbus A380 Super Jumbo,
A New Era
In passenger Transportation
In recent years, Airbus has put itself at the top of the aircraft-building world with the A380, the whale of a plane that is the largest passenger jet in the world.
Last year, Boeing has introduced the 747-8 International, the revamped version of the class 747 it calls the "Queen of the Skies."
The Boeing 747-8 is new and the A380 has been in service for several years, which accounts for some of the differences. But for travelers trying to decide how they want to fly now, here are the facts as they stand today.
1.3 Advanced Materials
2.3 1st Class Luxury
3. Specification ( Wingspan, Length, Height, Weight)
4. Orders and Deliveries
The Airbus 380
The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by Airbus. It is the world's largest passenger airliner; many airports have upgraded their facilities to accommodate it because of its size. Initially named Airbus A3XX, Airbus designed the aircraft to challenge Boeing's monopoly in the large-aircraft market; the A380 made its first flight on 27 April 2005 and entered commercial service in October 2007 with Singapore Airlines.
The A380's upper deck extends along the entire length of the fuselage, with a width equivalent to a wide-body aircraft. This gives the A380-800's cabin 478 square meters (5,145.1 sq ft) of floor space, which is 40% more than the next-largest airliner, the Boeing 747-8, and provides seating for 525 people in a typical three-class configuration or up to 853 people in an all-economy class configuration. The A380-800 has a design range of 15,700 kilometers (8,500 nmi; 9,800 mi), sufficient to fly nonstop from Dubai to Los Angeles, and a cruising speed of Mach 0.85 (about 900 km/h or 560 mph;...