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The latest Airbus 380-800 in service by Emirates

Sunday, November 20, 2005

The latest Boeing 380-800 which is as wide as a football field in service by Emirates Airlines, the International Airline of United Arab Emirates as seen at in Dubai International Airport.








Interior of the Airbus 380-800,







Airbus 380-800 landing at Dubai International Airport,









Schematic outline of the plane,

Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 graphic

On January 18 the Airbus A380 was officially revealed in a ceremony in Toulouse, France. The A380 represents one of the largest European industrial projects ever, and replaces the Boeing 747 as the world's largest airliner.

Table 1 compares the Airbus A380-800 to the Boeing 747-400ER.

Table 1: Jumbos compared. Sources: Airliners.net, Wikipedia.

Airbus A380-800 Boeing 747-400ER
Dimensions
Length 72.8 m 70.7 m
Height 24.1 m 19.4 m
Wingspan 79.8 m 64.4 m
Wing area 845 m2 541 m2
Cabin width 6.58 m 6.10 m
Weights
Operating empty 277,000 kg 181,755 kg
MTOW 540,000 kg 362,875 kg
Powerplants
No. engines 4 turbofans 4 turbofans
Max engine thrust 374 kN (84,000 lb) 276 kN (62,000 lb)
Performance
Cruising speed 902 km/h 907 km/h
Max speed 945 km/h 939 km/h
Range 14,800 km 14,205 km
Capacity
Flightcrew 2 2
Seating (typical) 555 416 (23/78/315)
Seating (max) 840 568
Cargo N/A 137-158.6 m3

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