Airbus A380 Design & Specification The Airbus A380 is sold in two models. The A380-800 can carry 555 passengers in a three-class configuration or up to 853 passengers in a single-class economy configuration. The range for the -800 model is 15,000 kilometers. The second model, the A380-800F freighter, will carry 150,000kg of cargo 10,400 km. 3,010m Take-Off Field Length 15,000km or 10,410km Performance Range 1040km/h Cruise Speed 590,000kg Maximum Take-Off Weight 30.38m Tail Plane Span 24.08m Overall Height 72.75m Length 252,200kg Empty Weight 79.65m Wingspan
Airbus offering 50 percent more floor space than old generation aircraft.
With the A380's comfort and space, installations such as relaxation areas, bars, gyms, duty-free shops, and beauty salons is possible.
With 555 passengers, the A380 represents a 35% increase over the 747-400 in standard three-class configuration, along with a nearly 50% larger cabin volume - meaning much more space per passenger.
It can hold up to 853 passengers in an all-economy-class configuration, its maximum certified carrying capacity.
1st class stretched seat (flat bed seat style). Offering about a third more seating and far more available floor space than its closest competitor, the A380 will have wider seats and aisles, open spaces for passengers to stretch their legs.
Passenger Bar area in business class. Onboard gyms and showers will all become a reality .
A380 will be the most spacious passenger plane. There will be room on the lower deck for shops, bars, restaurants, gyms and casinos.
For long-distance passengers used to cramped economy class cabins, the A380 will offer new levels of comfort with wider seats and aisles, individual armrests and extra legroom. Economy class seats will be about 1 inch wider.
Airbus used similar cockpit layout, procedures and handling characteristics to those of other Airbus aircraft, to reduce crew training costs.
Accordingly, the A380 features an improved glass cockpit, and fly-by-wire flight controls linked to side-sticks.
The improved cockpit displays feature eight liquid crystal displays (LCDs), all of which are physically identical and interchangeable.
2 Primary Flight Displays
2 navigation displays
1 engine parameter display
1 system display
2 Multi-Function Displays.
provide an easy-to-use interface to the flight management system—replacing three multifunction control and display units. They include QWERTY keyboards and trackballs, interfacing with a graphical "point-and-click" display navigation system.
Composed of IRS (Inertial Reference System) or AHRS (Attitude Heading and Reference System) and GPS (Global Positioning System)
GPS is so far the most precise system to locate the airplane's position.
IRS gives out raw information such as attitude and heading of the airplane which is crucial to flight.
The navigation system send navigation information to FMC to calculate, to AFS to control the aircraft, and to EFIS system to display. Little action is needed from the pilots during the whole phases of flight.
Navigation System Flight Management Computer Electronic Flight Instrument System Auto Flight System
The B-2 has a crew of two; a pilot in the left seat and mission commander in the right.
Capable of all-altitude attack missions up to 15,000m , with a range of more than 10,400 km unrefuelled and over 20,000km with one refuelling, giving it the ability to fly to any point in the world within hours.
The B-2's stealth comes from a combination of reduced acoustic, infrared, visual and radar signatures, making it difficult for defences to detect, track and engage.
the B-2's low observable materials, special radar-absorbent coating and flying wing design contribute to its stealth abilities.