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October 23, 2011

Airbus A380 is a Really Big Deal at Miami International Airport Click here to download Adobe Reader

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Consider it a cruise ship in the sky. The double-deck Lufthansa Airbus A380, which flies daily between Miami and Frankfurt, is so huge it has 220 windows and 55,450 square feet of floor space, more than the average Publix. Able to hold 526 passengers, it's the world's largest airliner, and it only lands in five U.S. cities: Miami, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Here's the buzz on the super jumbo, which started flying into South Florida on June 10... Continue Click here to download Adobe Reader

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July 11, 2011

Airbus A380 Ssuperjumbo Jet is Coming to the Skies Near You  Adobe

When the biggest passenger jet in the world — eight stories high and longer than a football field is wide — made its inaugural landing at Miami International Airport last month, the welcome befitted the arrival of a rock star more than an airplane.

Airbus A380 Ssuperjumbo Jet is Coming to the Skies Near You

Water cannons sprayed and crowds cheered the mammoth A380 jet, made by European planemaker Airbus and flown from Frankfurt by its owner, German airline Lufthansa. "We thought, 'This is a historic moment for the airport,'" Greg Chin, spokesman for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, said of the June 10 arrival. "So we felt historic aircraft deserve a historic day." Continue Adobe

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September, 2011

 

Willkommen nach Miami, A380  Adobe

Airways Magazine -- Willkommen mach Miami, A380

An appearance by the world’s oldest flying passenger DC-3 is the first clue that this is no ordinary day at MIA, even by this extraordinary airport’s standards. As the DC-3 taxies to the futuristic Terminal J, another vintage bird makes a slowmotion approach—this time it’s the Historic Flight Foundation’s Douglas DC-7B, resplendent in 1958 Eastern Air Lines colors (Mailbag, this issue & October 2010). Miami was home for Eastern, which ceased operations in 1991, so the arrival of this aerial time warp represents the first airliner bearing Eastern’s colors to land at MIA in 20 years. As it slowly ambles up to Concourse J beside the DC-3, this ‘blast from the past’ triggers tears and camera flashes from enthusiasts and former EAL-ers alike.

Airways Magazine -- Willkommen mach Miami, A380

Ordinarily, this alone would be the main event; but today MIA’s vintage airplane parade is merely an appetizer to the main course that follows at 1338. On final approach is Lufthansa flight LH462 from Frankfurt, until yesterday associated with a Boeing 747-400, now morphed into the enormous Airbus A380-800. Not only has traffic come to a screeching halt on the eight-lane highway that parallels Runway 9, but the entire airport appears to have ceased all activity to witness this spectacular arrival. Continue Adobe

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June 2011

Lufthansa Introduces the Airbus A380 to Miami  Adobe

Lufthansa Introduces the Airbus A380 to Miami

 

On June 10, 2011, MIA Spokesman Marc Hendersen, invited Airliners to join in the celebration of Lufthansas’ A380 inagural landing. The new A380 configured MIA is the US third airport for Star Alliance Member’s newest aircraft and the sixth overall. José Abreu pulled out all the stops in welcoming Lufthansa’s jumbo jet to his home. The public was visually regaled with a sampling of MIA history. First by landing the American Airlines DC-3 (the same plane perviously landed in SFO). But this is Miami so MIA went one step further by following the DC-3 fly-in with our own Eastern Air Lines DC-7, and then cresended with the A380. Flying on this inaugural flight is Jens Bischof, Member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board, Sales and Revenue Management, who is joined by a delegation consisting of U.S. media, esteemed customers and Lufthansa executives.

Lufthansa Introduces the Airbus A380 to Miami

“Today is one of the proudest days in the history of MIA and Miami-Dade County,” said Miami-Dade Aviation Director José Abreu. “Lufthansa’s A380 service elevates MIA into an elite class of airports worldwide that are capable of receiving this groundbreaking aircraft.” Continue Adobe

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June 10, 2011

Lufthansa Introduces the Airbus A380 to Miami  Adobe

Scheduled daily flights begin today – MIA is sixth destination for Lufthansa’s A380 – Aircraft features Lufthansa’s new First Class cabin

Today Lufthansa will be the first airline to bring the Airbus A380, the world’s most technologically advanced and largest passenger aircraft, to Miami. Inaugural flight LH462 departed Frankfurt at 9:45 a.m. and is scheduled to arrive at Miami International Airport at 1:40 p.m. Flying on this inaugural flight is Jens Bischof, Member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board, Sales and Revenue Management, who is joined by a delegation consisting of U.S. media, esteemed customers and Lufthansa executives. Upon landing, they will be welcomed by MIA Airport and Miami-Dade County city officials. The return flight, LH463, is scheduled to leave Miami at 4:15 p.m. and arrive in Frankfurt at 7:15 a.m. the following day (all times local).

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Jens Bischof, Member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board, Sales and Revenue Management, Miami-Dade Aviation Director José Abreu, Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Joe A. Martinez, County Commissioners Rebeca Sosa and Javier D. Souto and Congressman David Rivera cut cake with Lufthansa flight crew members at the inaugural Lufthansa A380 welcome ceremony at MIA on Friday, June 10.
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Lufthansa’s A380 parks at MIA’s South Terminal after its inaugural arrival from Frankfurt.
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Director Abreu, Lufthansa Miami Station Manager Ashutosh Kaul and Miami-Dade Aviation Deputy Director Ken Pyatt cut the ribbon for the inaugural Lufthansa A380 departure from MIA to Frankfurt on June 10.

“Today is one of the proudest days in the history of MIA and Miami-Dade County,” said Miami-Dade Aviation Director José  Abreu. “Lufthansa’s A380 service elevates MIA into an elite class of airports worldwide that are capable of receiving this groundbreaking aircraft. We congratulate Lufthansa and deeply appreciate them for helping us reach another historic milestone.” Continue Adobe

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June 10, 2011

Miami Joins 'Elite' Airports with A380 Superjumbo Service  Adobe

Lufthansa began flying the Airbus A380 superjumbo jet to Miami last week, making Miami just the fifth U.S. city to host regularly scheduled passenger service on the jet. NBC Miami notes Lufthansa's inaugural A380 flight to the city arrived "amid a spectacular welcome at the Miami International Airport."

The Miami Herald helps set the scene, writing "two historic aircraft touched down in advance. Water cannons showered a welcome. Hundreds of spectators gathered inside terminals, at a nearby restaurant and along roadways to watch" the arrival of the world's largest commercial passenger aircraft.

Even with the fading newness of the A380 its expanding footprint in North America, new cities still trumpet service on the jet as a giant accomplishment. "This is just a major milestone. It's historic, and not just for the airport, it goes to the destination. It's about Miami," Miami airport director Jose Abreu is quoted as saying by NBC Miami.

"The A380 arrival elevates MIA to an elite group of airports worldwide that can accommodate it," Miami airport spokesman Greg Chin says to the South Florida Sun Sentinel for a story previewing the inaugural flight. Lufthansa's A380 will replace its Boeing 747 service on the Miami and Frankfurt route.Continue Adobe

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June 10, 2011

Super-sized Jet Arrives in Miami  Adobe

The next big thing flew into Miami Friday. A double-deck behemoth with room for 526 passengers, the Airbus A380 touched down at 1:39 p.m. — one minute ahead of schedule. The new plane on Lufthansa’s existing daily flight between Miami and Frankfurt was greeted with fanfare. Two historic aircraft touched down in advance. Water cannons showered a welcome. Hundreds of spectators gathered inside terminals, at a nearby restaurant and along roadways to watch.


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“This,” said Miami-Dade Aviation director José Abreu, “is huge for us.”

The arrival of the world’s largest passenger jet places Miami in a small club of U.S. airports that are served regularly by the plane. That and other recent international flights continue to cement Miami’s reputation as a gateway city to the United States and a major hub for Latin America and the Caribbean.Los Angeles and New York’s JFK, San Francisco and Washington Dulles International airports all host regular A380 flights, though newcomers San Francisco and Washington just beat Miami in the lineup. Continue Adobe

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June 9, 2011

A Soaring Moment  Adobe

What weighs as much as 165 elephants, is as long as two blue whales and as wide as 35 wedge-tail eagles side by side? On Friday if you look up, and you’re at the right location just before 1:40 p.m., you might see it. It will be hard to miss. The world’s largest passenger airliner — the Airbus A380, 1.3 million pounds, 237 feet long and with a 263-foot wide wingspan — will land in Miami for the first of many trips, thanks to Lufthansa’s commitment to Miami International Airport and this region’s dynamic global reputation.

The German airline, Europe’s largest in the number of passengers it shuttles around the globe, will have daily flights from MIA to Frankfurt. Miami is only the fifth U.S. city to serve the Airbus. MIA director José Abreu calls it a “game changer” for Miami-Dade with a plane that’s like a flying “five-star hotel.” He’s right. Continue Adobe

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June 9, 2011

South Florida Business Journal - by Ashley D. Torres

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Well, yes, it is – and Miami International Airport wants your eyes on the computer screen as the world’s largest passenger aircraft makes its Miami debut. Beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, the airport will live stream the arrival ceremony of Lufthansa’s Airbus A380 from Frankfurt, Germany. The ceremony is to include the arrival of vintage aircraft Flagship Detroit DC-3 and the historic Eastern DC-7, followed by the 1:40 p.m. arrival of the A380. A welcome ceremony with speeches by Miami-Dade County, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Lufthansa and Airbus officials begins at 2:30 p.m.

The double-decker airliner features a total capacity of 526 in first, business and economy classes, but can accommodate more than 800 passengers if configured for economy class only. Miami is one of five U.S. cities with A380 service. The A380 live stream is available on the airport’s website. Also, my eyes will be on the sky at MIA, so follow me on Twitter for live, play-by-play of the A380 arrival. Continue Adobe

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June 9, 2011

Largest Airplane to Arrive at MIA  Adobe

The world's largest airplane is set to arrive in South Florida today.

The worlds largest, heaviest and fuel-efficient passenger plane, Lufthansa's Airbus 380 will arrive at Miami International Airport Friday afternoon. "This is a flying five-star hotel, and we're really excited about this," said Assistant Aviation Director For Public Safety Lauren Stover.

"This is a flying five-star hotel, and we're really excited about this," said Assistant Aviation Director For Public Safety Lauren Stover
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The double decker plane carries more than 500 passengers. The luxury first class seats on board convert into beds and have a massage feature in the business class seats. Continue Adobe

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June 8, 2011

Miami International Airport is getting ready to welcome daily flights to and from Germany on the largest plane in the world. Lufthansa's A380, a two-story aircraft the size of a football field that carries 853 passengers, will travel between Frankfurt, Germany, and Miami every day starting Friday.

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"This is a once-in-a-lifetime achievement for Lufthansa, and it's a beautiful, beautiful aircraft," said Ashu Tosh, of Lufthansa.  The plane is so large it requires three separate jet bridges for loading.  "We added a third one to be able to reach the upper deck," said Jose Ramos, who works in aviation planning at MIA.

Lufthansa said Miami is a top tourist destination, and the airline expects it will become an even bigger business destination.  "Miami is very important to European customers," Tosh said. "Tourism we know, Miami is coming, and business, absolutely -- we are hoping so." MIA was happy to make the extra room.  "Well, it's the prestige," Ramos said.

The plane is the length of two blue whales, the height of five giraffes and the weight of 165 elephants. Because the plane has two floors, it will look double the height of the largest planes at the airport. Continue Adobe

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June 7, 2011

Airbus A380 to Arrive at MIA Adobe

 

The largest airliner in the world is set to touch down at a South Florida airport. "It's major, I mean we are the fifth airport in the country to get this plane," said Marc Henderson of Miami International Airport.

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The world's largest and most fuel efficient passenger airplane is scheduled to land at Miami International Airport on Friday. Officials say its arrival will bring prestige, increased passengers and more tourist dollars to South Florida. "That means more tourists, that means more business people, that means more people spending money and doing things that help our economy," said Henderson.Continue Adobe

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June 7, 2011

Miami Airport Prepares for Airbus A380 Landing this Friday Adobe

 

 

The world's largest commercial passenger aircraft is set to make its South Florida debut Friday at Miami International Airport when Lufthansa begins daily flights with the plane between Frankfurt and Miami. The Airbus A380 jet is scheduled to touch down at MIA around 1:40 p.m. June 10. MIA is the fifth airport in the nation and the first in the southeast United States to obtain A380 service, according to airport officials.

Lufthansa's double-decker A380 has 526 seats and is configured to accommodate 420 passengers in economy class, 98 in business and eight in first class. In the economy class cabin, all seats are equipped with a video screen and sport a slimmer and more ergonomic design. The A380 has already landed at airports in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Virginia operated by several international carriers such as Air France and Lufthansa. "The A380 arrival elevates MIA to an elite group of airports worldwide that can accommodate it," airport spokesman Greg Chin said Tuesday. Continue Adobe

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Lufthansa experiences the future with the A380
The A380’s third commercial route proving mission in March 2007 took Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner from Frankfurt, Germany to Washington Dulles International Airport in the U.S. Christian Schmitt, Lufthansa Senior Project Manager, explains the value of these multi-city trials for a smooth entry into service. The German airline is Airbus’ exclusive partner for A380 route proving.

The A380 takes flight
Airbus’ 21st Century flagship A380 has been revolutionizing air transport since its service introduction in 2007, bringing unmatched performance and economic efficiency to airline customers worldwide.

A380 from dream to reality: final assembly
Time lapse photography condenses the A380’s final assembly process into just minutes in this clip, which provides a unique look at how the world’s largest passenger airliner is built and painted.

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June 5, 2011

This Week in South Florida (video)

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Aviation Director José Abreu talks about the arrival of the Airbus A380 to MIA.

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June 4, 2011

Miami International Airport on WFOR-MIA (CBS) - Miami, FL  (video) 

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Aviation Director José Abreu talks about the arrival of the Airbus A380 to MIA.


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...joining me to talk about it is the director of Miami International Airport, José Abreu. José thank you for being here and it sounds from what I hear about this plane, the biggest plane in the world we are ... Continue  (video) 

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Airbus A380 - MIA's Airfield Preparedness Presentation

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June 3, 2011

World’s Largest Passenger Airliner to Land in Miami Adobe

The world’s largest passenger airliner makes its first Miami International Airport landing June 10, and it is expected to boost the number of German visitors to the greater Miami area.

World’s Largest Passenger Airliner to Land in Miami

Lufthansa’s Airbus A380 inaugural flight from Frankfurt, Germany, lands at 1:40 p.m. on that day in Miami, the fifth U.S. city to boast A380 service. The double-decker airliner features a total capacity of 526 in first, business and economy classes, but can accommodate more than 800 passengers if configured for economy class only. Only 38 A380 aircraft are in service worldwide. According to Airbus, the current retail price of the A380 is $375.3 million.

“I think it’s groundbreaking for the airport because it brings us into the 21st century in terms of state-of-the-art aircraft,” said Ken Pyatt, the airport’s deputy director for operations. Continue Adobe

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A380 Delivery to Lufthansa

Enjoy the event’s video and photo highlights, the A380 retrospective video series, the A380 art gallery and articles commemorating this milestone delivery. Continue

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May 17, 2011

The largest passenger airliner in the world is coming to Miami. Tuesday, Lufthansa announced that it will be the first airline to offer scheduled Airbus A380 service to Miami with daily flights between Frankfurt and Miami beginning June 10, 2011.

World’s Largest Passenger Plane Coming To Miami
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“Lufthansa’s announcement of the A380 coming to MIA is a pinnacle moment we have eagerly anticipated for many years,” said Miami-Dade Aviation Director José Abreu. “We are honored to be one of the first U.S. airports Lufthansa has chosen for A380 service and we greatly look forward to welcoming the historic first flight from Frankfurt in June.”

Flight LH463 will leave Miami at 4:10 p.m. and arrive in Frankfurt at 7:15 a.m. the following day; the return flight LH462 will depart Frankfurt at 9:55 a.m. and arrive back into Miami International Airport at 1:50 p.m.  Continue

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May 17, 2011

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Lufthansa to Introduce First-ever A380 Service to Miami 

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Daily flights begin June 10th – Miami is the sixth destination for Lufthansa’s A380 – New First Class cabin now available to Miami travelers

Today Lufthansa announced that it will be the first airline to offer scheduled Airbus A380 service to Miami with daily flights between Frankfurt and the “Sunshine State” beginning June 10, 2011. “Lufthansa’s announcement of the A380 coming to MIA is a pinnacle moment we have eagerly anticipated for many years,” said Miami-Dade Aviation Director José Abreu. “We are honored to be one of the first U.S. airports Lufthansa has chosen for A380 service and we greatly look forward to welcoming the historic first flight from Frankfurt in June.”


Virtual Tour of Lufthansa's A380 Aircraft

Flight LH463 will leave Miami at 4:10 p.m. and arrive in Frankfurt at 7:15 a.m. the following day; the return flight LH462 will depart Frankfurt at 9:55 a.m. and arrive back into Miami International Airport at 1:50 p.m. (all local time; flight times will fluctuate slightly depending on the day of the week). Starting today, these flights are available for booking on www.lufthansa.com with rates from Miami to Frankfurt starting at $614 (one way fare based on roundtrip purchase; including taxes). Continue  

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May 3, 2011

World's Largest Passenger Plane Coming To MIA 

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Lufthansa To Operate Airbus A380 Flights To Germany

Preparations are under way for the world's largest passenger plane to touch down at Miami International Airport. The Airbus A380, also known as a superjumbo jet, features two full floors of seats and can hold more than 500 passengers. On June 10, the football field-sized aircraft will make MIA its newest home.

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Sunil Harman, of MIA, said the arrival of the A380 marks a new age of flight for South Florida. The airport underwent a $4 million, two-year expansion to make room for the aircraft. Lufthansa will operate the plane, which makes nonstop flights to Germany. The airport's new Terminal J will be the gateway for the hundreds of passengers who will board the plane daily. The aircraft itself features large first-class cabins and bars. Despite its size and amenities, the plane is 17 percent more energy-efficient than smaller Boeing 747s. Continue

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  • The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine airliner -- the largest passenger airliner in the world.

  • The first completed A380 was displayed at the "A380 Reveal" event held in Toulouse, France, 18 January 2005.

  • It took seven years to develop at a cost of $8.9 billions. Each Airbus A380 costs over $300 million.

Airbus A380 - Facts at a Glance Presentation (Web presentation)

  • First A380 went into service with Singapore Airlines in October 2007.
  • It's 237 ft. long (equal to two blue whales) -- 79 ft. high (five giraffes) -- 263 ft. wingspan (35 wedge-tail eagles) -- 1.3 million lb. (165 elephants).

  • The A380 has about 4 million parts produced by 1,500 companies from 30 countries.Continue.


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  • It has 330 miles of wiring, or the distance between Frankfurt and Paris.
  • It has a 40 % higher takeoff weight than the 747-400, but it burns 12 percent less fuel per seat and it emits half the noise.

  • The main deck on the A380 is 163 ft. long and the upper deck is 157 ft. long, each substantially longer than the distance covered by the Wright brothers in their first flight 120 feet. Continue.

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April 12, 2011

Miami is Next U.S. City to Get A380 Service 

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Miami will become the next U.S. city to host regularly scheduled service on the Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial passenger aircraft. That service will come June 10, when German carrier Lufthansa begins using the A380 on its Miami-Frankfurt route. Lufthansa currently flies Boeing 747-400 aircraft on the route. With the new service, Miami joins the following North American airports that have existing or looming A380 service: Los Angeles, Montreal, New York JFK, San Francisco, Toronto and Washington Dulles.

Miami is Next U.S. City to Get A380 Service (USA Today)

And, as you might expect, the news was enthusiastically received by officials at Miami International. "Lufthansa's announcement of the A380 coming to MIA is a pinnacle moment we have eagerly anticipated for many years," Miami-Dade Aviation Director José Abreu says in the Lufthansa release. "We are honored to be one of the first U.S. airports Lufthansa has chosen for A380 service and we greatly look forward to welcoming the historic first flight from Frankfurt in June." Continue 

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  • Lufthansa will have 23 cabin crew members on its A380s, which is seven more than it uses for its 747-400.

  • Some custom-made A380s contains double beds, luxurious shower spas, VIP cocktail lounges and up to 6 self serve snack bars.

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  • The A380 accommodates 525 passengers in a standard configuration, almost 100 more than the rival Boeing 747, but it can carry 853 passengers in an all-economy configuration.

  • The A380 has 50 percent more floor area than the 747-400.

  • The volume of the three decks (including cargo and baggage hold) is 5,150 cubic ft. That's the equivalent of 35 million ping-pong balls.Continue

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  • The fuel capacity of the A380 is the equivalent of 21 road tankers, or 81,890 gallons.
  • Fuel efficiency is about 80 miles to the gallon per passenger.

  • During takeoff, the wing of the A380 will flex upward as much as 13 feet.
  • Wing area is 9,100 square feet, or 54 percent more than the 747-400. Continue

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Airbus A380 - Giant Of The Skies - First Takeoff 

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DC-3 / DC7 / A380 Comparison Statistics

Entry Into Service:

  • DC3 (1936)
  • DC7 (1953)
  • A380 (2007)

Passengers:

  • DC3 (21-32)
  • DC7 (99 to 105)
  • A380 (526)

A380 carries passengers equal to over 20 DC3s and 5 DC7s

Ceiling:

  • DC3 (10,000 feet)
  • DC7 (25,000 feet)
  • A380 (43,000 feet)

A380 flies 4 times higher than DC3

Range:

  • DC3 (1,025 miles)
  • DC7 (5,635 miles)
  • A380 (9,500 miles)

A380 has 9X longer range than DC3 and double DC7 range

Wingspan:

  • DC3 (95 ft)
  • DC7 (127 ft)
  • A380 (261 ft) 

A380 = 2 DC7 and almost 2.5 DC3s

Length:

  • DC3 (64.5 feet)
  • DC7 (112 ft)
  • A380 (238 ft)

A380 equals almost 4 DC-3s and 2.5 DC7s

Speed:

  • DC3 (150mph)
  • DC7 (406 mph)
  • A380 (587mph)

A380 is almost 400% faster than DC-3