Since its 2007 service entry, Airbus’ A380 has delivered the lowest fuel burn and operating costs in commercial aviation – all while flying higher, further and quieter. In additional to its use on long-haul routes, operating airlines are successfully utilising the A380 on regional segments – and even on high-density shorter-haul flights.
With seating capacity ranging from 400 to more than 800 passengers, the A380 also is an essential part of the solution for sustainable growth – alleviating traffic congestion at busy airports by transporting more passengers with no additional flights and at much lower costs.
Airbus’ double-deck jetliner benefits from significant weight savings brought by composites and other advanced materials – which comprise 25 per cent of its structure – as well as the weight, reliability and cost benefits of new systems such as the hydraulic system that operates at a pressure level of 5,000 psi.
In addition, it features an advanced cockpit with the latest interactive displays and avionics, and retains the unique benefits of Airbus operational commonality between all fly-by-wire models.
By producing only about 75g of CO2 per passenger kilometre – which is well below current international limits – the A380 also is supporting the air transport sector’s commitment to minimise greenhouse gas emissions.
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