Archived from on 16 April 2011. The A380-800's original configuration carried 555 passengers in a configuration or 853 passengers 538 on the main deck and 315 on the upper deck in a single-class economy configuration. Airbus will build 17 more A380s before closing the production line — 14 for Emirates and three for — taking the total number of expected deliveries of the aircraft type to 251. Visit my account to download more apps and. The contract was signed in February 2018, comprising a firm order for 20 A380s and options on 16 more. A380 20-wheel main Airbus measured pavement loads using a 540-tonne 595 short tons ballasted test rig, designed to replicate the of the A380.
The electrical power system is fully computerised and many and breakers have been replaced by solid-state devices for better performance and increased reliability. This reduces the amount of wiring required and minimises. Archived from on 2 November 2012. This version would offer the flexibility of carrying both passengers and cargo, along with being rapidly reconfigurable to expand or contract the cargo area and passenger area as needed for a given flight. The ship then picks up the belly and tail sections from in in southern Spain, and delivers them to Bordeaux.
Archived from the original on 2 June 2013. Archived from on 14 December 2007. Runways, runway shoulders and taxiway shoulders may be required to be stabilised to reduce the likelihood of caused to or by the outboard engines, which are more than 25 m 82 ft from the centre line of the aircraft, compared to 21 m 69 ft for the , and. Archived from the original on 3 November 2006. The longest A380 route is flown by Emirates from to at 14,203 kilometres 8,825 mi. At its 100th delivery ceremony, Emirates Airline head was hoping to order new A380s at the November 2017 the following week.
Archived from on 23 February 2012. The full-length has a typical seating capacity of 525, though it is certified for up to 853 passengers. As Airbus expected to build 15 airliners in 2017 and 12 in 2018, Airbus Commercial Aircraft president said that, without orders in 2017, production would be reduced below one per month while remaining per unit and allowing the programme to continue for 20 to 30 years. It obtained its and on 12 December 2006. Archived from on 31 December 2016. Archived from on 20 August 2010. Archived from on 14 June 2012.
The paint is five layers thick and weighs about 650 kg 1,433 lb. The German and Spanish Airbus facilities continued to use version 4, while British and French sites migrated to version 5. In August 2017, it was announced that would lease two used aircraft. As of 2014 , the A380 test aircraft continue to perform test procedures. Airbus sized the production facilities and for a production rate of four A380s per month.
From there, the A380 parts are transported by barge to , and by oversize road convoys to the assembly hall in. In November 2007, Airbus top sales executive and chief operating officer confirmed plans for an enlarged variant—the A380-900—with more seating space than the A380-800. Maximum take-off weight is increased by 4 t 8,800 lb , to 573 t 1,263,000 lb and the range is extended by 100 nautical miles 190 km ; this is achieved by reducing flight loads, partly from optimising the fly-by-wire control laws. The optimal wingspan for this weight is about 90 m 300 ft , but airport restrictions limited it to less than 80 m 260 ft , lowering to 7. During the airplane's repair, cracks were discovered in wing structural fittings, which also resulted in mandatory inspections of all A380s and subsequent design changes.
Archived from on 11 October 2012. These increase fuel efficiency and range by reducing. In fact, Airbus delivered 26 units, thus outdoing its predicted output for the first time. Archived from on 21 June 2014. In 2014, British Airways replaced three 777 flights between London and Los Angeles with two A380 per day.
. Its would have been increased by 3 t 6,600 lb to 578 t 1,274,000 lb , allowing it to carry more passengers over the same 8,200 nmi range or increase the range by 300 nm. The second model, the A380F freighter, would have carried 150 tonnes of cargo with a range of 5,600 nmi 10,400 km. In 2015, Airbus removed the A380F from the range of freighters on its corporate website. During lengthy shop stays, some airlines will use the opportunity to install new interiors. Runway lighting and signage may need changes to provide clearance to the wings and avoid blast damage from the engines.
One such proposal is a 32 ft 9. Due to the sections' large size, traditional transportation methods proved unfeasible, so they are brought to the Jean-Luc Lagardère Plant assembly hall in , France, by specialised road and water transportation, though some parts are moved by the transport aircraft. Archived from on 10 June 2008. Industry analysts suggested that implementing customisation has slowed the production speeds, and raised costs. The first prototype was unveiled in on 18 January 2005, with its first flight on 27 April 2005. The result is a substantial improvement in computing power, reliability, maintainability, volume, weight and scalability. Fittings found to be cracked were replaced.