A380900 From France, joined Dec 2003, 1088 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 29514 times:
Can anyone tell me how to include pics that are not in the database?
I think that maybe the cockpit does not look very wide because of the way the picture is taken. One has to notice that what we see on the upper part of the picture is not the fuselage, it really is the forefront of the plane!
Zak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8 Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 28960 times:
"Oh wow, I had no idea that they had already begun contruction on it. Looks like it'll be a big plane!"
the parts will mostly be done shipping to toulouse in early summer 04 and then used in final assembly of behemoth1. i think you will see it rather complete in autumn 04 and maybe even complete around then if the engines are done in time.
Inbound From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Sep 2001, 846 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 27645 times:
wanna see a cool optical illusion??
Have a look at the 1st pic Aloha717200 posted.
There are three people standing behind the red railings on the 4th floor of the factory, but it gives the illusion that the rail is on the first passenger floor of the aircraft cross section.
that is, it looks as though the people are standing on the first pax floor of the A380.
To take this a bit further, if we assume the average height of those people to be say, 5'10", I calculated the top to bottom height of the fuselage to be 70 feet or the height of a 7 storey building.
MD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 876 posts, RR: 9 Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 27451 times:
The fuselage cross section of the A380 looks bigger, at least in those pictures, than the standard Airbus widebody width. How many passengers will they be able to sit across in economy? I saw a drawing that showed 2-4-2 in the lower deck and 2-2-2 in the upper. Is this correct?
MD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 876 posts, RR: 9 Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 27101 times:
Thanks, Sk945, looks like it's going to be as wide as the 747 on the main deck and as wide as the A330/A340 across the upper deck.
They are giving capacity as 555 with a 3 class configuration. Can you imagine how many it will carry in a full economy configuration? Something in the 650 to 800 pax range, I would guess, depending on pitch. It's gonna be a big beast!
FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2903 posts, RR: 5 Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 25962 times:
From these pictures it looks like the side panels on the upper deck will curve inward significantly, sort of like on the upper deck of the 747. Does anyone know if, as a result, there will be similar storage bins between the seats and the windows? Otherwise there wouldn't be much room in the overhead bins. Some people don't like them, but I find the side compartments on the 747 to be very convenient.
NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7898 posts, RR: 13 Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 24424 times:
I'm not convinced the image shows the cockpit of the first A380. Maybe the photographer tilted his camera but keep in mind that the cockpit is halfway between the two passenger decks. Looking at the picture, there is hardly enough room for the upper floor. Furthermore, the nose looks like a usual nose without radome. But there shouldn't be the radome but rather the lower passenger floor.
I couldn't find the picture at airbus.com but I think the newspaper just picked the wrong picture. It's business as usual, isn't it?
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25 SailorOrion: Qantas is considering 3-5-3 on the lower deck, according to my information... SailorOrion
26 YKA: Yep the A380 fusalage section looks huge. Lets hope it dosn't end up another spruce goose when it comes to the flying part though(no airbus flaming in
27 TransSwede: I'm not convinced the image shows the cockpit of the first A380. Maybe the photographer tilted his camera but keep in mind that the cockpit is halfway
28 Gigneil: Now that you mention that, I'm fairly sure that's a 747. EDIT: Well, maybe not so sure. N[Edited 2003-12-10 01:26:30]
29 APP: When is the first A380 flight scheduled for? APP.
30 ScottysAir: This is willing first flight in 2005 and goes on the Paris Air Show and which one will be deliveries in 2006. This is exactly still I know alot about