AIRBUS A-380 THE BENCHMARK FOR FUTURE AVIATION!!!
TYPE Airliner MANUFACTURER Airbus MAIDEN FLIGHT 27 th April 2005 PRIMARY USER Singapore Airlines PRODUCED 2002 - Present NUMBER BUILT 12 as on January 2008 PROGRAM COST $17.1 Billion INTRODUCTION
FEATURES <ul><li>The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, four-engine airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus . </li></ul><ul><li>The A380 has approximately 633 sq m of cabin area , the upper deck has 300 sq m and the main deck has 333 sq m. </li></ul><ul><li>The A380's upper deck extends along the entire length of the fuselage. This allows for a cabin with 50% more floor space and provides seating for 555 people in standard three-class configuration. </li></ul><ul><li>There are ten fuel tanks with a capacity of 1,31,000L of fuel. Refueling can be carried out in 40mins. </li></ul>
Airbus A380 Specifications: Engines: 375kN (84 000lb) thrust Rolls Royce Trent 900’s Maximum Speed: Mach 0.88 or 1050km/h Maximum Altitude: 43,000 feet Capacity: 555 Passengers in three classes Length: 73 m (239 ft 6 in) Height : 24.1 m (79 ft 1 in)
Take off on her maiden voyage – April 27 th 2005. First time the wheels lift off the ground from Toulouse, France. AIRBUS A380
<ul><li>The massive Rolls Royce Trent 900 engines are capable of 375kN (84 000lbs) of thrust. </li></ul>A Rolls-Royce Trent 900 ENGINE
<ul><li>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 displays 15-by-20 cm liquid crystal displays, all of which are physically identical and interchangeable. </li></ul>COCKPIT
The A380 has cabins on the upper and lower decks, with 50% more floor space for 35% higher seating capacity. A three-class layout provides 555 seats. A typical upper deck layout provides 96 business and 103 economy-class seats. The lower deck provides 22 first-class seats and 334 economy-class seats. UPPER AND LOWER DECKS 22 FIRST 334 ECONOMY 96 BUSINESS 103 ECONOMY TOTAL : 555 SEATS IN 3 CLASSES LOWER DECK : UPPER DECK :
THREE CLASS CONFIGURATION First Class Business Class Economy Class
Normal sitting style Stretched bed seat style First Class seat can be transformed into full flat bed for a good night sleep. Innovative design of bed enhances sleeping comfort and also allows passengers to watch T.V. , access Internet or eat in their bed. First Class Interior
The Business Class Interior - A380 offers new levels of comfort with wider seats, individual armrests and extra legroom. Business class seats are about 1 inch wider than Economy class. The Economy Class Interior – Offering about a third more seating and far more available space than its closet competitor 747, A380 have wider seats and open space for passengers to stretch their legs.
With twin decks running along the length of the plane, there are staircases at the front and rear. A stairway between two levels of the Airbus A380's first class
The Curvy Cocktail Bar In cozy seating alongside the windows, small groups of guests can also enjoy audio and video programs on demand, including computer games and immediate access to a wide range of high-quality movies stored digitally on the system's servers apart from enjoying cocktails.
<ul><li>Higher Capacity </li></ul><ul><li>35% more passengers </li></ul><ul><li>Massive gains in economics </li></ul><ul><li>15% lower cost/seat </li></ul><ul><li>20% lower cost/pound of cargo </li></ul>A380 BENEFITS <ul><li>Passenger Comfort </li></ul><ul><li>More space per passenger </li></ul><ul><li>Longer range </li></ul><ul><li>More payload on critical routes </li></ul>
<ul><li>The A380 produces 50% less cabin noise than a 747 and has higher cabin air pressure (equivalent to an altitude of 1500 metres versus 2500 metres); both features are expected to reduce the effects of travel fatigue. </li></ul><ul><li>The upper and lower decks are connected by two stairways, wide enough to accommodate two passengers side-by-side. </li></ul><ul><li>In a 555-passenger configuration, the A380 has 33% more seats than a 747 and 50% more cabin area and volume resulting in more space per passenger. </li></ul><ul><li>Compared to a 747, the A380 has larger windows and 2 feet of extra headroom. The wider cabin allows for 19 inch wide economy seats instead of 17 inch seats on a 747. </li></ul>COMPARISON BETWEEN AIRBUS A380 & BOEING 747
The A-380 offers better take-off and landing performance than the Boeing 747 A - 380 Boeing 747 A - 380 Boeing 747 Take – off : 9,800 ft Take – off : 11,600ft Landing : 6,900 ft Landing : 7,400 ft 1800 ft less 500 ft less Shorter distance means less noise exposure outside the airport boundaries
Airbus on Indian Soil <ul><li>The arrival of A380 made a history as it landed first time on the Indian soil. The Airbus A380 stayed in India from 7 th to 10 th May 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>The runway was not wide enough for the mammoth double-decker, but airport officials cleaned up the grass shoulders along the sides to make way for the jet's wings, which span nearly a football field. </li></ul><ul><li>Airlines in India also have been skeptical about the pace of modernization at major airports in the country, which are currently not equipped to accommodate the A380. Airports in New Delhi and Mumbai are expected to be ready with new runways by 2010 that can handle the super jumbo aircraft. </li></ul>
Onlookers cheered as the A380 landed at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport.