Exactly 10 years ago, April 27, 2005 first flew on the runway of Toulouse International Airport, the world’s largest passenger plane – A380.
Photos and text by Lystseva Marina
10 Years for the Largest Passenger Aircraft A380:
1. I first saw through the viewfinder A380 less than two months after its first flight – 13 June 2005 at Le Bourget.
2. In the autumn of 2005 as the A380 in the livery of its largest customer – Emirates is taking part in an air show in Dubai.
3. The maximum takeoff weight of this giant is 575 tons. In all of this the A380 demonstrates the wonders of aerodynamics, performing aerobatics at various airshows, and pass over the strip at speeds up to 190 km / h.
4. On the last day of the show from the beach watching a picture of Dubai.
5. In December 2006, A380 receives type certification from EASA and US aviation authorities (FAA). As part of the certification tests A380 performed 800 flights lasting 2 600 hours and visited 38 airports.
6. October 15, 2007 the first A380 delivered the first customer a / to Singapore Airlines. The layout of this aircraft included the placement of 471 passengers in three classes.
25 October 2007 the A380 made its first flight with passengers from Singapore-Sydney. Tickets for this flight were sold at auction eBay. The most expensive ticket was sold for more than $ 100 000. All proceeds went to charity.
7. It is on this ship Singapore Airlines introduced a new class of travel Suite: This 12 individual cabins with full beds, work area and a personal entertainment system.
8. In March 2008, the Russian group of journalists first visit the Airbus plant in Toulouse.
9. In later years, I have visited several times in the production of the A380.
10. A380 for Malaysia in the final assembly shop. By the way, the airline Malaysia Airlines March 14, 2013 was made the 100th A380.
11. In May 2008, the An-124 a / c “Volga-Dnepr” for the first time in the history of the A380 delivers the airshow ILA -2008 Berlin.
12. July 2008, the A380 at the air show Fanrboro, UK.
13. November 2008, the A380 for the first time taking part in the China Air Show, Zhuhai, China.
14. June 2009, for the first time get in the cockpit of the A380 at Le Bourget.
15. October 16, 2009 Airbus A380 made its maiden flight in Russia. He landed at Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport, where he stayed until October 17, and then went to the International Aerospace Exhibition in Seoul.
16. Domodedovo was conducted full ground handling liner. This flight was carried out in the framework of technical compatibility testing of the A380 with the airport infrastructure. By the way, the crew of the first flight of the A380 at Domodedovo was Chief Pilot Airbus Jacques Rose.
17. December 2010, the A380 for the second time at China Air Show.
18. In August 2011, the A380 for the first time participated in the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS, which was held from 16 to 21 August in Zhukovsky.
19. A380 (serial number 004) to perform daily demonstration flights, and was presented at the static display.
20. During the air show plane was attended by over 4000 people.
21. March 23, 2012 the first A380 landing at Vnukovo.
22. July 2012 at Farnborough Airshow.
23. 1 December 2012 Emirates performs the first commercial flight from Moscow to Dubai for the A380.
25. Flights to within two years were carried out on a daily basis. Unfortunately, due to the fall in passenger traffic, the airline was forced to reduce the freight capacity on the route from December 2014. However, according to the airlines, the A380 will be delivered to the route as soon as the market recovers.
26. A few facts about the A380. July 10, 2014 Emirates Airline receives the 50th A380. Emirates is the largest customer of the A380, she ordered a total of 140 aircraft. Currently, the park is operated by Emirates 59 A380 aircraft.
27. On the A380 received 317 orders from 18 customers. Now the park 13 airlines fly 156 A380.
28. On the day of the A380 aircraft operate 220 flights on 96 routes.
29. The shortest route for the A380 Dubai-Jeddah, and the longest – Sydney-Dallas, which is also the longest non-stop commercial routes in the world.
30. The A380 can carry 544 passengers in a typical three-class layout.
31. Currently, the minimum number of seats on the boards of the exploited – 407 (Korean Air, 3 classes), and the maximum – 519 (Emirates, Class 3).
32. Salon A380 on the main deck is the widest in its class, its width is 6.5 m, which allows you to put in it eleven 18-inch seats in a row.
33. One recently received A380 for Qatari national carrier starts at Heathrow.