The Airbus A380 is the world's most recognised and most talked about airliner since the Boeing 747 and Concorde appeared in the skies in the late 1960s. Designed to challenge Boeing's monopoly in the large-aircraft market, it made its first flight in April 2005, entering commercial service two years later with Singapore Airlines.This jet has become so popular that every four minutes--24 hours a day, seven days a week--an A380 is taking off or landing somewhere in the world. There is no other development in recent aviation history to rival this remarkable aircraft.
One of the key milestones in the Airbus A380 programme took place on 18th January 2005. The world's first full-length twin-deck aircraft was officially revealed to the world for the first time at a ceremony to be held in the Jean-Luc Lagardere Final Assembly Line hall at Toulouse, France. More than 4,500 guests attended this event. The A380 reveal will also mark the launch of Airbus' new livery. The change in livery, the first since the A310. The A380 is the first aircraft to display the company's new colours that reflect not only Airbus' current market position but also its ambitions to pursue aviation excellence long into the future. The 555-seat A380 passenger aircraft has a range of up to First passenger operations are scheduled to begin in 2006 when the A380 is due to enter service. The first A380 to take to the air landed at Blagnac international airport in Toulouse, France on 27th April 2005 at 14.23 local time (12.23h UTC) after successfully completing its first flight that lasted three hours and 54 minutes. For its first flight, the A380 took off at a weight of 421 tonnes / 928.300 lbs, the highest ever of any civil airliner to date. This maiden voyage, during which all primary flight test objectives were met, marks the beginning of a rigorous test flight campaign involving five A380. The scope and rigour of the A380 ground and flight test programme should also prepare for a smooth entry into service.
Every 7 minutes, an A380 takes off or lands somewhere in the world...The Airbus was initially designed and developed in order to provide a contender to the Boeing's growing monopoly of the skies in the biggest large-aircraft market in the world. Ambitious in design, the undertaking seemed mammoth. Yet scores of aviation engineers and pilots worked to get the design off the ground and the Airbus in our skies. This double-decker, wide-body, 4 engine jet airliner promised to redefine expectations when it came to commercial flight. Five years on from its launch, Graham Simons provides us with this, an impressively illustrated narrative history of the craft, its achievements, and the legacy it looks set to provide to a new generation of aviation engineers, enthusiasts and passengers. Perfect for plane-enthusiasts! This hardback book has 256 pages and measures: 25.5 x 18 x 2.5cm approx.
With the Airbus A380, Lufthansa opened a new chapter in the history of air travel. The first Lufthansa Airbus A380 will go into service with the summer flight schedule. The largest and most up-to-date passenger aircraft in the world opens up a new dimension for long-haul flights. This new aircraft will enable Lufthansa to bring about 550 passengers to their destination comfortably, quickly and safely in three classes. That is approx. 40% more than in a Boeing B747-400 of today. It is already established: in the A380 Lufthansa will present for the first time the new first class that will be located on the upper deck like the business class. The Lufthansa A380 fleet will be used mainly on the busiest routes to Asia and North America. The Lufthansa network strategists are currently focussing their attention on about 20 destinations. Lufthansa have ordered a total of 15 of these modern jumbo jets, making them the largest customers among the European airlines. The Airbus A380 is not only the largest and most up-to-date passenger aircraft ever built, it is also the first airliner in the world to have two full length passenger decks. The A380 has been designed in close collaboration with airlines and airports and with many industrial suppliers and partners. It is a product that is targeted at a specific market and is compatible with the existing infrastructure. Despite an extended range and increased passenger capacity it has been possible to reduce the fuel consumption and pollutant emissions. The experts expect to achieve a consumption of 3 litres of kerosene per passenger per 100 km. The flagship of the 21st century is distinguished by numerous innovations including: a completely redesigned passenger cabin and improved new materials. The tail unit with vertical and horizontal surfaces are made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic. The Lufthansa A380 is equipped with low-noise and low-emission engines. The Rolls Royce Trent 900 has a capacity of 311 kN / 70,000 lb thrust.
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Since its first flight on 27 April 2005, the Airbus A380 has been the largest passenger airliner in the world. Instantly recognizable with its full-length upper deck, it represents the pinnacle of modern airliner design. Flying the A380 gives a pilot's eye view of what it is like to fly this mighty machine. It takes the reader on a trip from London to Dubai as the flight crew see it, from pre-flight planning, through all the phases of the flight to shut-down at the parking stand many thousands of miles from the departure point.
Airbus A380 C64 Aircraft Jet Airliner english pewter emblem on a Split Ring Keyring. Handmade in Sheffield. Brand new ideal gift for all occasions. The emblem is designed to show all the fine details. The split key-ring is around 5cm long plus the charm.