The Airbus A380: A Revolutionary Plane

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The largest passenger plane in the world, The Airbus A380 is a startling sight. The plane can handle up to 853 passengers and travel with one full tank of fuel up to 15, 700 kilometers. The airbus A380 is an amazing feat of aviation technology and it never ceases to amaze anyone that sees it. The exterior is only the beginning of the wonders you get to experience when you get to fly in the A380, but the interior never ceases to amaze any passenger that gets to fly in this magnificent plane. Statistics The Airbus A380 has many amazing statistics related to its size and Magnitude. • The plane features a range of 15, 700 km or 8,000 nautical miles. • In a standard 3-class layout the plane features a 525 people capacity. Although it can handle up to 853 people in an all economy class layout. • Dimensions • The length of the entire plane is 72.72 meters.  The length of the main deck is 49.90 meters, while the upper deck is 44.93 meters  The fuselage width is 7.14 meters  The wingspan of the plane is 79.75 meters  The height of the plane is 24.09 meters. Technology The Airbus A380 features many new technologies that help the plane in many different ways. First of all, the Airbus A380 is greener, cleaner, quieter, and smarter than other planes. The plane has to technology built into it so that it can essentially fly itself, making itself much smarter than other leading planes in the industry, but very efficient engines allow for the plane to use less fuel, yet fly farther distances which makes the plane much greener, and cleaner than leading industry competitors such as the Boeing 747. Furthermore, the Airbus A380 has reduced noise levels, diminishing another major concern of airports, when they think about such a large plan... ... middle of paper ... ...A380 features the newest and the most technologically advanced materials ever seen used in planes, and that leads to drastic improvements over other jumbo-jets. Many of these factors lead to the planes effectively and usage with many airlines, and although issues have occurred through the usage of the plane. They are all being solved in very innovative ways, again making the A380 the biggest and most successful super-jumbo jet in the world. Works Cited "A380." - Photos, Pictures, Videos, 3D View. Airbus, n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2013. Bachman, Justin. "How the Airbus A380 Got a New Lease on Life." Businessweek.com. BLOOMBERG L.P., 18 Nov. 2013. Web. 1 Dec. 2013.5 Airbus A380: How the Airlines Compare." Busineesstraveller.com. Panacea Publishing, 31 Aug. 2013. Web. 1 Dec. 2013. "How the Airbus A380 Works." HowStuffWorks. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2013.

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