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Airbus A380

The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by European manufacturer Airbus. It is the world's largest passenger airliner, and the airports at which it operates have upgraded facilities to accommodate it. It was initially named Airbus A3XX and designed to challenge Boeing's monopoly in the large-aircraft market. The A380 made its first flight on 27 April 2005 and entered commercial service on 25 October 2007 with Singapore Airlines.

The A380's upper deck extends along the entire length of the fuselage, with a width equivalent to a wide-body aircraft. This gives the A380-800's cabin 550 square metres (5,920 sq ft) of usable floor space,[8] 40% more than the next largest airliner, the Boeing 747-8,[9] and provides seating for 525 people in a typical three-class configuration or up to 853 people in an all-economy class configuration. The A380-800 has a design range of 8,500 nautical miles (15,700 km), serving the second- and third-longest non-stop scheduled flights in the world (as of February 2017), and a cruising speed of Mach 0.85 (about 900 km/h, 560 mph or 490 kt at cruising altitude).

As of May 2017, Airbus had received 317 firm orders and delivered 213 aircraft; Emirates is the biggest A380 customer with 142 ordered of which 97 have been delivered.

Specifications for the Airbus A380
Crew 2  
Passengers 525, max. 853  
Propulsion 4 Turbofan Engines  
Engine Model Engine Alliance GP7270  
Engine Power (each) 332,3 kN 74700 lbf
alternative Engine Variant    
Engine Model Rolls-Royce Trent 900  
Engine Power (each) 311,4 kN 70000 lbf
Speed 945 km/h 510 kts
      587 mph
Mmo (max. Mach) Mach 0.89  
Service Ceiling 13.106 m 43.000 ft
Range 15.199 km 8.207 NM
    9.444 mi.
Empty Weight 276.800 kg 610.239 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight 569.000 kg 1.254.429 lbs
max. Landing Weight 391.000 kg 862.006 lbs
Wing Span 79,80 m 261 ft 10 in
Wing Area 845,0 m² 9096 ft²
Length 73,00 m 239 ft 6 in
Height 24,10 m 79 ft 1 in
First Flight 27.04.2005  
Production Status in production  
ICAO Code A388  
IATA Code 380  
Data for (Version) Airbus A380-800  

Aircraft lost, damaged and hijacked:
Date Aircraft type Reg. Airline Location Fatal Cat.
04-Nov-10 Airbus A380-842 VH-OQA Qantas near Batam Island 0 damaged