Birth of a new bird: The Airbus A380 - Page 2




 
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Boots
 
January 22nd, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Still that's just 30 more tickets...
How does this thing compare with the C-5 and C-17s?
January 22nd, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
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Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
I just noticed.... it only seats 30 more people than the 747.... will airline companies REALLY dish out that much extra money just to seat 30 more people? ....
That's on the Luxury editions (three-class), wich features double beds, casino, bars etc..

It's possible to remove that and fit extra seats there instead (single-class), and then it can take around 800-850 passengers..

http://www.airbus.com/product/a330_a...ckgrounder.asp
http://www.airliners.net/info/stats.main?id=29
http://www.space.com/businesstechnol...es_031203.html
January 22nd, 2005  
SHERMAN
 
 
Its a very large bird... I heard a lot have been sold already, before production started. I wonder what Boeing will pull out of their sleeve...: )
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Boots
January 22nd, 2005  
EagleZtrike
 
 
I heard some can seat up to 800 passengers. This project was out quite a while ago and then it was kept under wraps and finally its finished so thats probably why it seems the sketches were only yesterday lol.
January 22nd, 2005  
Sea_Cadet
 
watch this, boeing came out with the 7E7 which is a smaller transatlantic plain, but also way more economical. But knowing Boeing they will come out with a triple decker, which will seat at least 1,000 if not more, because look how long it took for somebody else to catch up.

And Airbus is a large company made up of all the former European companies, which joined together so they could compete with the American Airplane Industry.
January 22nd, 2005  
EagleZtrike
 
 
I don't think they can make anything higher than the double decker or it will be too tall. Its like their going to put a small town into the plane.
January 23rd, 2005  
AlexKall
 
Atleast two Swedish companies was in on that cake
January 24th, 2005  
Strongbow
 
 
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Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
Strongbow... from your nickname I would assume your English?
Wales Sir!!! Get it right my good man. I think I am going to be violently ill.

A great Marcherlord such as myself has been insulted.

I would insist on a duel of hand to hand combat but I will let you off this time.
January 24th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
My bad. hehe. Didn't know where Strongbow Ale came from but they were sponsors of Leeds United for quite a while so thought I'd shoot off a guess.
Be careful who you challenge to hand to hand. I'm a pro 8)