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Airbus A380 - Lufthansa

The Airbus A380 is the world’s largest commercial aircraft and offers an exceptional experience for passengers regardless of cabin. The aircraft has two levels – making it a ‘double decker’ aircraft which can be utilised in a number of ways – some airlines use the top deck as a First Class lounge and bar area, while others split the cabins across both levels. Find some fun facts about the Airbus A380 below.

The world’s largest commerical airliner is the Airbus A380 – otherwise known as the ‘Super Jumbo Liner.’

With over 5,000 square feet of deck available to passengers, it has 49% more deck space than the next biggest commerical plane, the Boeing 747-400.

The Airbus A380 can hold a maximum of 853 passengers – meaning that the one aricraft could carry all of the 736 players from 32 teams who played in the 2010 FIFA World cup.

Airbus have labelled the A380 the ‘gentle giant’ due to its green credentials; it emits 75g of carbon dioxide per passenger kilometre – a better fuel efficiency than a hybrid car.

The landing gear incorporates 22 wheels – 6 more than the Boeing 747-400. Imagine having to clean all of those with a toothbrush!

The inflatable slides on the A380 can extend as far as 53 feet – longer than a double decker bus!

The aircraft is designed for 140,000 flight hours – meaning it could fly around the world more than 2000 times in its lifetime.

The plane’s tail is comparable to the height of 5 giraffes.

If all the wiring used in the plane was laid end to end, it would stretch from London to Edinburgh – 320 miles as the crow flies.

More than 3600 litres of paint are required to cover the exterior of the aircraft – enough to repaint the Sistine Chapel 9 times!

The plane can carry 3000 suitcases – enough for 5 pieces of luggage for each passenger!

The wingspan of the A380 is 260 feet – meaning that they are both big enough and strong enough to park 72 medium sized cars on each one!

 

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