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Friday, March 17, 2017

Airbus A380


I was amazed by the size of this aircraft, so I had to look up some numbers. If you would like to buy one, Airbus will be glad to add your order to its list for only $436.9 million dollars. As a standard three class aircraft it carried 525 passengers on two decks running the length of the plane. Configured as a one class economy plane it will hold 853 passengers. It has a range of 8,350 nautical miles. The take off weight is 1,268,000 pounds, or 575 tons, and yes, it does fly. Emirates Airlines is the largest owner of these planes with a current fleet of 93 aircraft and another 49 on order. Airports need special modifications to allow these planes to load and unload passengers. 

7 comments:

  1. What an amazing sight! It must be staggering to see one of these up close.

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  2. I'm sorry TFG but that's way to much aeroplane in the air at one time, I just couldn't ☺☺

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  3. I find the name airbus to be amusing. A tour bus is much more comfortable than commercial airplanes!

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  4. well, guess I will have to put that on my Christmas list. great shot!

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  5. Huge. I have flown a lot but have never been on an Airbus A380.

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