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Airbus A380

Airbus A380-861 A6-EDJ Emirates

The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by Airbus. It is the world’s largest passenger airliner.

  • Role: Wide-body, double-deck jet airliner
  • National origin: European Multi-national
  • Manufacturer: EADS/Airbus
  • Production line: Toulouse, France
  • First flight: 27 April 2005 F-WWOW
  • Introduction: 25 October 2007 with Singapore Airlines
  • Status: In service
  • Produced: 2005–present
  • Number built: 154 as of 28 February 2015

Airbus A380-841 F-WWSG British Airways

Operators

  • Singapore Airlines
  • Emirates
  • Qantas
  • Air France
  • Lufthansa
  • Korean Air
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Thai Airways International
  • British Airways
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Etihad Airways

Airbus A380 A6-EDJ Emirates

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Cockpit crew: two
  • Seating capacity: 644 (2-class) 853 (1-class)
  • Length overall: 72.73 m (238 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 79.75 m (261 ft 8 in)
  • Height: 24.45 m (80 ft 3 in)
  • Wheelbase: 31.88 m (104 ft 7 in)
  • Wheel track: 12.46 m (40 ft 11 in) 14.34 m (47 ft 1 in) total width
  • Outside fuselage width: 7.14 m (23 ft 5 in)
  • Exterior fuselage height: 8.41 m (27 ft 7 in)
  • Maximum cabin width: 6.54 m (21 ft 5 in) main deck, 5.80 m (19 ft 0 in) upper deck
  • Cabin length: 49.9 m (163 ft 9 in) main deck, 44.93 m (147 ft 5 in) upper deck
  • Wing area: 845 m2 (9,100 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 7.5
  • Wing sweep: 33.5°
  • Maximum taxi/ramp weight: 577,000 kg (1,272,000 lb)
  • Maximum take-off weight: 575,000 kg (1,268,000 lb)
  • Maximum landing weight: 394,000 kg (869,000 lb)
  • Maximum zero fuel weight: 369,000 kg (814,000 lb)
  • Typical operating empty weight: 276,800 kg (610,200 lb)
  • Maximum structural payload: 89,200 kg (196,700 lb)
  • Maximum cargo volume: 184 m3 (6,500 cu ft)
  • Maximum fuel capacity: 323,546 l (85,472 US gal)
  • Engines (4 ×): GP7270 (A380-861), Trent 970/B (A380-841), Trent 972/B (A380-842)

Performance

  • Maximum operating speed: Mach 0.89 (945 km/h, 587 mph, 510 knots)
  • Maximum design speed: Mach 0.96 (at cruise altitude: 1020 km/h, 634 mph, 551 knots)
  • Cruise speed: Mach 0.85
  • Take off run at MTOW/SL ISA: 2,950 m (9,680 ft)
  • Landing speed: 130-135 kn (240–250 km/h)
  • Range at design load: 15,700 km (8,500 nmi, 9,755 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 13,136 m (43,097 ft)

Airbus A380-841 F-WWSL F-WWSN ex Skymark Airlines

Airbus A380-861 F-WWSX Emirates

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