Saturday, August 15, 2009

EAA AirVenture 09: Airbus A380 Arrives

Photo courtesy of Adam Badger (Airbus A380)
Airbus A380 test vehicle #004 arrived on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh at Wittman Regional Airport at 3:00 P.M. Airbus A380 is the World's Largest Airliner and it did multiple flybys before landing at the airport. This is the first time the Airbus A380 flew in the United States as part of the airshow. Airbus A380 is an airliner and it is used by Singapore Airlines Limited, Emirates, and Qantas Airways Limited. The Airbus A380 has three-class configuration flying 853 people. The A380 features an improved glass cockpit, and fly-by-wire controls linked to side-sticks. The Airbus A380 can run on mixed synthetic jet fuel with a natural gas component.

Some of Airbus A380-800 Specifications
Cockpit Crew: Two
Seating Capacity: 525 (3-class), 644 (2-class), 853 (1-class)
Length: 240 feet
Span: 262 feet
Height: 79 feet
Wheelbase: 100 feet
Cabin Width: 21.6 feet Main deck, 19.4 feet Upper deck
Operating Emptey Weight: 610,000 pounds
Maximum Take-off Weight: 1,200,000 pounds
Maximum Payload: 200,000 pounds
Maximum Speed: 551 knots
Service Ceiling: 43,030 feet

Watch this video of the Airbus A380 making a hard landing at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009 at Wittman Regional Airport

Blogger Comments
I was looking forward to see this aircraft at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009. The aircraft is huge. I would not want to be a passenger on this aircraft.

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