Since 2007, the largest passengerAirbus in the world was considered the Airbus A380. Being very comfortable and quiet, he won the love of many passengers, but the airlines were not interested because of the crazy price of 489 million dollars. As practice has shown, affordable and compact Airbus and Boeing aircraft are more preferable for flying than expensive giants with hundreds of seats. In this regard, the Airbus A380 aircraft, it was decided to completely remove from the production tape. It will happen very soon - in 2021.
Airbus still has orders, but nojustify long-term production. About ten years ago, the company hoped to produce about 1,200 copies of the aircraft, but in fact produced only 234. Most of the orders were made by airlines from the United Arab Emirates, but in recent years even they have reduced demand.
At the moment, the Airbus A380 is available16 airports, however none of them are located in the USA. Nevertheless, giant planes periodically appear on the territory of the state, as they often deliver passengers from other countries to Los Angeles, New York and Miami.
Airbus A380 Specifications
The length of the Airbus A380 is 73 meters and the spanwings - 80 meters. The number of seats depends on the modification of the aircraft and reaches 850 pieces. As a rule, airlines are limited to 500 seats, and empty space is furnished with bars, shops and even beauty salons. The company Etihad Airways has the most luxurious modification in which there are bedrooms, living rooms and even bathrooms.
One of the main features of the Airbus A380considered quiet salons. Some pilots even listed this feature to the minuses, because during sleep they heard not the usual hum of the engine, but children crying in the cabin and passengers talking.
Airbus CEO Tom Enders calledThe cessation of production is “painful,” as they put a lot of effort into the development of this giant. However, passengers should not despair - the aircraft will continue to be used even after the cessation of production.
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