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World's Largest Aircraft

THE AIRBUS A380.
A BIG PLANE.

The world’s largest aircraft, the A380 made its landmark debut with Singapore Airlines, carrying 450 passengers on its first flight to Sydney from Singapore.

To prepare for the super jumbo jet’s arrival, Sydney Airport authorities spent $128 million to upgrade its infrastructure which Included the widening of runways, the reinforcement of underground tunnels and the construction of special air bridges to accommodate the A380’s double-decker design.

Big fuss for a plane? Here are some facts to put it in perspective.

3600 L
The amount of paint required for the 3,100 m2 exterior of the air craft.
That’s enough for Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel 97 times.

72.7 METRES LONG
= 2 blue whales

24.1 METRES HIGH
= a 10-storey building
= 5 giraffes

Qantas is adding 20 A380s to its fleet at a total cost of $6.7 billion. That’s 3 times the GDP of Greenland ($2.2 billion) or 13 Sydney Opera Houses.

80 METRE WINGSPAN
= 35 wedge-tail eagles
= twice the distance of the Wright Brother’s first flight

FUEL ECONOMY (L/100KM)
Airbus 380 <5
Toyota Prius 5
Hummer H2 25

580 TONNES
= 165 elephants
= 19 cement mixers
= 362 holden commodores
= 6373 (flying) pigs

The A380 only consumes 4.05L per passenger 100km (based on the 525 configuration). The Prius consumes 4.7L per 100km (combined driving mode) and the Hummer H2 guzzles 25L per 100km.

The A38O burns 17% less fuel per passenger compared to other large aircraft.

It produces less than 75g of C02 per passenger (half the European target for cars manufactured in 2008).

3000 SUITCASES
The cargo space of the A380.
= 5.7 suitcases per person


FLIGHT CENTRE Unbeatable THE AIRBUS A380. A BIG PLANE. The world's largest aircraft, the A380 made its landmark debut with Singapore Airlines, carrying 450 passengers on its fırst flight to Sydney from Singapore. 3600L To prepare for the super jumbo jet's arrival, Sydney Airport authorities spent $128 million to upgrade its infrastructure which included the widening of runways, the reinforcement of underground tunnels and the construction of special air bridges to accommodate the A380's double-decker design. The amount of paint required for the 3,100 m2 exterior of the air craft. Big fuss for a plane? Here are some facts to put it in perspective. 72.7 That's enough for Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel 97 times. METRES LONG = 2 blue whales 24.1 $$ S$$$$ $$$$$$ METRES HIGH = a 10-storey building = 5 giraffes Qantas is adding 20 A380s to its fleet at a total cost of $6.7 billion.That's 3 times the GDP of Greenland ($2.2 billion) or 13 Sydney Opera Houses. 80 METRE WINGSPAN = 35 wedge-tail eagles = twice the distance of the Wright Brother's first flight 580 20 TONNES = 165 elephants = 19 cement mixers = 362 holden commodores FUEL ECONOMY (L/100KM) = 6373 (flying) pigs The A380 only consumes 4.05L per passenger 100km (based on the 525 configuration). The Prius consumes 4.7L per 100km (combined driving mode) and the Hummer H2 guzzles 25L per 100km. The A380 burns 17%lessfuelperpassenger compared to other large aircraft. It produces less than 75g of CO2 per passenger (half the European target for cars manufactured in 2008). 3000 SUITCASES The cargo space of the A380, = 5.7 suitcases per person DATA SOURCES: 1. Norris, Guy and Mark Wagner. Airbus A380: superjumbo of the 21st Century. Zenith Imprint, 2005. Retrieved via Google Books, 31 October 2010. 2. "Singapore Airlines - A380. Engineering Marvel". Singapore Airlines. January 2008. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 3. "Airbus Aircraft 2010 list prices". Airbus. 22 March 2010. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 4. "Sydney Airport Welcomes the A380". Sydney Airport. 27 October 2009. Retrieved 31 October 2010. FLIGHT CENTREUnbeatable Airbus A380 Toyota Prius Hummer H2

World's Largest Aircraft

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Since its maiden flight from Sydney to Singapore, the A380 has been stirring quite a buzz and is touted as the largest aircraft in the world today. It carries up to 450 passengers with its double-deck...

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