The A380 Is The Most Advanced, Spacious and Efficient Airliner Produced Yet
The Airbus A380 will be landing in the U.S. for the first time on Monday, March 19th, 2007 – with dual landings of two aircraft – one at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and one at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). With passenger traffic expected to nearly triple over the next 20 years, the Airbus A380 will be the largest passenger aircraft on the market. It was designed through a collaborative process with airline customers and 60 airports around the world to ensure compatibility.
The A380’s ability to carry more passengers and its faster ground turnaround times will help ease airport congestion by transporting more people on fewer aircraft. It will provide passengers on major long-haul routes with a new way of flying, setting the standards for the 21st century. The aircraft’s significantly reduced noise and emissions levels will help to minimize its effects on the environment. Its new generation engines and superb aerodynamic performance means that the A380 will not only comply with today’s noise limits but will be significantly quieter that its rival, producing only half as much noise on take-off and landing.
Its unprecedented level of composites and other lightweight materials reduce its weight, helping to make it a highly fuel-efficient aircraft, offering mileage equal to about 79 miles per gallon per passenger. The A380 Family seats an average of 555 people in three classes on two widebody decks, offering airlines unequalled flexibility in the cabin to feature virtually unlimited passenger amenities. Delivery of the first A380 is slated for October 2007 to Singapore Airlines. More than 70 airports including major hubs like New York City, Los Angeles, Frankfurt, Paris and London will be ready for A380 operations by 2011.
This satellite feed features SOTs from:
- John Leahy – Airbus Chief Operating Officer - Customers
- Allan McArtor – Chairman - Airbus North America
- Stock footage of the all-new A380 in the manufacturing process, plus notable testing footage
- Footage shot March 19, 2007 at LAX and JFK
This footage is free for unrestricted use. Broadcasters: please courtesy Airbus.