Airbus A380 Hits The Circuit | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 06.11.18

Airborne-UnManned 06.12.18

Airborne 06.13.18

AMA Drone Report 06.14.18

Airborne 06.15.18

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 06.11.18

Airborne-UnManned 06.12.18

Airborne 06.13.18

AMA Drone Report 06.14.18

Airborne 06.15.18

Fri, Oct 14, 2005

Airbus A380 Hits The Circuit

Super Jumbo To Visit Cities In Europe, Asia-Pacific And Middle East

The world's newest and largest airliner, the Airbus A380, is to visit Frankfurt in Germany for airport compatibility verification tests at the end of this month, and will fly to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in the first half of November. It will then be on display at the Dubai airshow in the second half of November.

The visits, which mark the first time that the Airbus A380 will be seen outside Europe, will give customers a chance to see the aircraft at first hand, and airports an early opportunity to check their preparedness to handle it in commercial service.

The tests at Frankfurt will include taxiing around the airport, docking at a terminal, and checking passenger boarding bridge positioning. They will also demonstrate ease of access for servicing vehicles, such as catering trucks, cargo-loaders, fuel bowsers and water servicing – both individually, and together as they would be positioned during an aircraft turnaround.

The A380 on this tour is MSN001, the first aircraft to fly and one of five taking part in the flight-test campaign. Its cabin is fitted with extensive flight-test instrumentation, measuring equipment and ballast tanks that can be filled with water to simulate the weight of a full load of passengers and cargo.

With more than 100 flights and some 350 flight-hours performed to date in an extensive flight-test programme that already shows a sound and mature design , the A380 is on track to to deliver on its promises.

These include 15-20 per cent lower operating cost per seat, wider seats for all passengers in economy class, and less environmental impact through the generation of lower emissions and only half the noise of the largest aircraft in commercial service today.

Airbus' A380 family (A380 and A380F) has already won a strong following among many of the world's most prestigious airlines, with 16 customers having placed orders for 159 aircraft so far. These include Singapore Airlines, which will be the first to take delivery of an A380, at the end of 2006, followed by Qantas Airways and Emirates in the second quarter of 2007.

Designed to use existing airports, the Airbus A380 takes off and lands in less distance than today's largest airliner. While it is heavier because it carries more passengers, the Airbus A380 has more wheels to spread its weight, and thus has less impact on runways. In response to airport recommendations, the length and wingspan of the A380 have been limited to less than 80 m, making it easier to integrate the world's largest airliner into their existing facilities.

With the world's largest and most modern airliner family, Airbus offers airlines a variety of aircraft sizes and ranges to suit every need, from short-to-medium haul flights with the A320 Family, through point-to-point services with the A330, A340 and A350, up to hub-to-hub flights with the 21st Century flagship A380.

FMI: www.airbus.com

Advertisement

More News

Thunderbirds, Snowbirds Head To North Texas

Will Be Performing At The Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Oct. 13-14 The renowned U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Air Demonstration Squadrons will s>[...]

Chambliss Trains For Red Bull Air Racing Using Hot Air Balloons

Pilot Prepping For Next Races In The Series Air racing is, by any estimation, a specialized skill, and one that required a lot of training. But training for a pylon race like the R>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.18.18)

“It is such an honor to enjoy the continued support of Tuskegee Airmen Charles McGee and George Hardy. For years these gentleman have lent their support to help us create a m>[...]

Klyde Morris (06.18.18)

Klyde... What's All The Fuss About? FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

Airborne 06.15.18: 100LL Replacement Held, B-1 Stand-Down, Missing USAF Officer

Also: Sichuan Airlines Pilot Feted, Emirates Parks 20 Birds, Air Paris Academy Orders Tecnams, Two A380s Scrapped The FAA continues to be committed to evaluating suitable replaceme>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2018 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC