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Airbus A380  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 15 October 2007
Maiden Flight: 27 April 2005
Total Production: 294
Unitary Cost: USD$446 million
Also Known As: A380 Flying Palace, A380-800, A3XX, ACJ380 Flying Palace, Airbus A380plus and SuperJumbo
Origin: France, Germany and United Kingdom
Corporations: Airbus
Parent System: Airbus A380
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 15 October 2007
Maiden Flight: 27 April 2005
Total Production: 294
Total Cost: USD$43 billion
Family Members: Airbus A380F
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Description: The Airbus A380 is a twin-deck , four aisle airliner developed to meet the requirements of 21st century commercial aviation required by airlines, airport and airworthiness authorities. As a Result of that, the A380 introduces new standards of comfort, fuel consumption effectiveness, environmental impact and, more importantly, reduced congestion from today's airports traffic. Using a three-class interior layout, a single A380 aircraft will be able to carry up to 555 passengers over a range of up to 14,800 km. This high capacity will enable Airbus to compete with Boeing for the large aircraft segment. Airbus expects to develop larger and longer range members of the A380 family of commercial aircraft. They will powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 900 and Engine Alliance (General Electric + Pratt & Whitney) GP7000 engines families. On January 18, 2005, the first Airbus A380 was unveiled at Airbus' facilities in Toulouse, France. The president of France, Jacques Chirac, the German chancellor, Gerhard Schroeder, and the prime ministers of Great Britain and Spain, Tony Blair and Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, were present at the ceremony which marked an important milestone for the A380 program and Airbus company.

The first production Airbus A380 airplane made its maiden flight seamlessly powered by four Trent 900 engines on Wednesday, April 27, 2005. The aircraft took off from Blagnac International Airport in Toulouse, France, and returned safely after a flight that lasted for four hours. The first GP7200-powered A380 got airborne for four hours and 10 minutes on August 25, 2006 after taking off from Blagnac International Airport in Toulouse, France. The first passenger flight took place at Blagnac International Airport in Toulouse, France, on September 4th, 2006. Airbus A380 powered by Trent 900 engines received the joint type certification from EASA and FAA on December 12, 2006. On 3 October 2006, Airbus announced that the first A380 delivery was delayed to October 2007 with 13 to be delivered in 2008 and 25 in 2009. The schedule shift was due to the aircraft's electrical harnesses installation time which exceeded the early estimates. From 2010 onwards Airbus expects to deliver 45 A380s annually. The production of the A380 airliner is expected to conclude in 2021 after delivering roughly 300 aircraft.

Airbus A380 Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 4
Passengers: 555
Height: 24.1 meter
Length: 73 meter
Wingspan: 80 meter
Max Range: 15,000 kilometer (8,099 nautical mile)
Cruise Speed: 296 mps (1,066 kph)
Empty Weight: 277 ton
Max Takeoff Weight: 560 ton (1,234,568 pound)
Thrust: 280,000 pound
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Airbus A380 News

There are 103 news between
8 Dec 2005 and 14 Feb 2019
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Thursday, February 14, 2019Emirates Orders 40 Airbus A330-900s and 30 A350-900s While Slashing A380 on Order
Rolls-Royce Welcomes Emirates Agreement
Sunday, February 11, 2018Emirates Firms Up Order for up to 36 Additional Airbus A380 Jetliners
Thursday, January 18, 2018Emirates Signs Agreement for up to 36 Airbus A380 Airliners
Sunday, June 18, 2017Airbus Developing Upgrade A380plus Airliner
Friday, January 29, 2016ANA Signs Purchase Agreement for Three Airbus A380 Wide-Body Jetliners
ANA Group Selects Rolls-Royce Trent 900 Engines for Airbus A380 Aircraft
Thursday, January 28, 2016Iran Air Signs Agreement for 21 Airbus A320, 24 A320neo, 27 A330, 18 A330neo, 16 A350-1000 and 12 A380 Jetliners
Friday, April 17, 2015Emirates Selects Rolls-Royce Trent 900 Engine to Power 50 A380s
Monday, January 5, 2015Engine Alliance Enters Revenue Service with Etihad Airways

Operators & Related Equipment

Aircraft ordered by Qantas Airways (20);
Aircraft ordered by CASGC (5);
Aircraft ordered by Air France (12); Air Austral (2)
Aircraft ordered by Lufthansa (17)
Aircraft ordered by Kingfisgher Airlines (5 - cancelled)
Aircraft ordered by Iran Air (12) order cancelled in December 2016
Aircraft ordered by Skymark Airlines (6) but cancelled in July 2014; ANA Group (3)
Aircraft ordered by Malaysia Airlines (6)
Aircraft ordered by Qatar Airways (10)
Aircraft ordered by Air Austral (2)
Aircraft ordered by Transaero Airlines (4)
Saudi Arabia1
Aircraft sold to HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal (1 A380 Flying Palace)
Aircraft ordered by Singapore Airlines (23)
South Korea16
Aircraft ordered by Korean Air (10); Asiana Airlines (6)
Aircraft ordered by Grupo Marsans (4)
Aircraft ordered by Thai Airways (6)
United Arab Emirates133
Aircraft ordered by Emirates (123); Etihad Airways (10)
United Kingdom12
Aircraft ordered by British Airways (12)
United States of America20
Aircraft ordered by Amedeo/DORIC Lease Corporation (20)

Grand Total 30819
Propulsion Systems
Trent 970x4
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