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Here is a picture of the new Airbus

The metéo was bad this day and this ird so huge that I decided to made a test: A panaramic of the Airbus A380.

It's a collage of 8 picture takent at 18mm.
The distortion is very visible on the wing but I think that it show in the right way the lenght of this wing: 80 meters for th full span.

Today we have 144 command for this plane

Here are the main caracteristics of this new king of the sky:
AIRCRAFT DIMENSIONS
Overall length 73 m.
Height (to top of horizontal tail) 24.1 m.
Fuselage diameter 7.14 m.
Maximum cabin width Main deck: 6.58 m. / Upper deck: 5.92 m.
Cabin length 50.68 m.
Wingspan (geometric) 79.8 m.
Wing area (reference) 845 m2
Wing sweep (25% chord) 33.5 degrees
Wheelbase 30.4 m.
Wheel track 14.3 m.

BASIC OPERATING DATA
Engines Trent 900 or GP 7000
Engine thrust range 311 kN
Typical passenger seating 555
Range (w/max. passengers) 15,000 km.
Max. operating Mach number (Mmo) 0.89 Mo.
Bulk hold volume - Standard/option 18.4 m3

DESIGN WEIGHTS
Maximum ramp weight 562 tonnes
Maximum takeoff weight 560 tonnes
Maximum landing weight 386 tonnes
Maximum zero fuel weight 361 tonnes
Maximum fuel capacity 310,000 Litres
Typical operating weight empty 276.8 tonnes
Typical volumetric payload 66.4 tonnes


If you like this picture, I'll post later a montage showing the final and the landing of this new bird.

As usual, yours comments are very welcome (;-))

Best regards.

Yves

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