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The A380 Cockpit First Pic  
User currently offlineA380900 From France, joined Dec 2003, 1097 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 30747 times:

Here is the first A380 cockpit (or first that I have seen).

http://www.delawareonline.com/newsjournal/business/2003/12/09boeingdeniesriv.html

[Edited 2003-12-09 08:21:33]

43 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 30564 times:

Man, this thing has got a big forehead! Big grin




Awesome windshield though.

[Edited 2003-12-09 08:25:33]


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User currently offline757KSLC From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 30335 times:

In all sincerity, why did they design it so skinny? Maybe its just the picture, but it doesn't look much wider than an A320 or a 757... 3-3 abreast. Anyone know why?


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User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 30257 times:

Skinny? Wow! Hardly!

Have a look at these:

Photo1
Photo2
Photo3
Photo4
Photo5

Still think it's skinny?  Wink/being sarcastic

Cheers!

Rez
 Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4452 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 30136 times:

757KSLC, skinny? Big grin











http://vanzanten-studios.wehid.com/A380/


User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 30035 times:

757KSLC, it is the camera angle of the shot, it looks small because the genius that took this shot probably zoomed in for an effect.


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User currently offlineA380900 From France, joined Dec 2003, 1097 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 29978 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!


User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1912 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 29724 times:

Oh wow, I had no idea that they had already begun contruction on it. Looks like it'll be a big plane!


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User currently offlineZak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 29424 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.



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User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 29386 times:

There are just some that don't like anything airbus makes.....

As for the pics, WOW. Can't wait to see it fly.


User currently offlineInbound From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Sep 2001, 849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 28109 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.

Ok, so I had 15 minutes to spare haha.



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User currently offlineKL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1582 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 28004 times:

a bit of a side question.

Why does the A380 not have an emergency exit on top of the cockpit like the B747?

Are they going to use the windows for this purpose?

thanks
drew



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User currently offlineRj777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1772 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 27991 times:

If this is the first REAL aircraft (not an engineering mockup) it seems like they are way ahead of schedule.
They may have this thing done in record time.


User currently offlineA380900 From France, joined Dec 2003, 1097 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 27933 times:

This is the real thing. No doubt. When the a380 was launched, it had been in the pipe for quite a while. Somehow, a lot of people think it is still a paper airplane.

User currently offlineKorg747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 549 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 27937 times:

I agree with 757KSLC on his view. I think this 777 picture will show what I mean.


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User currently offlineMD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 892 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 27915 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?

Can't wait to see that big bird in the air!  Smile



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User currently offlineSk945 From Sweden, joined May 2002, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 27678 times:

Its much wider than the A330/340.
If you look at the cabinlayout presented on airbus.com lower deck will have a 10 (3+4+3) abrest layout and upper deck will have 8 (2+4+2).

http://www.airbus.com/product/a380_cabin_layouts.asp


User currently offlineMD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 892 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 27565 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!

cheers, Ralph



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User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2988 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 26426 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.


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User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 26365 times:

http://vanzanten-studios.wehid.com/A380/A380_9.jpg

This photo makes the A380 look huge..

Josh


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 26359 times:

I agree with 757KSLC on his view. I think this 777 picture will show what I mean.

What are you talking about?

Its the width of an A330 bolted on top of a 747.

The bottom deck can comfortably seat 3-5-3, although nobody will.

The top deck is 2-4-2.

Any arguments that the plane is too skinny are not based in fact. It will be about a foot and some wider than a 747.

N


User currently offlineSk945 From Sweden, joined May 2002, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 25957 times:

This picture show the central fuselage:

http://www.airbus.com/MultimediaElements/2373.jpg


User currently offlineEi a330-200 From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 409 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 25049 times:

I think part of the illusion is that the windows on the A380 cross the entire front and even the sides. The same cannot be said for the 777. That's what I saw first!

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User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 993 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 25019 times:

I like this wing image:

http://www.angelfire.com/sd/douglas32/images/A380_Lower_Wing_Skin_panel.jpg


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7936 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 24888 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
31 BlatantEcho : Sk945- Holy S***! George
32 A380900 : I think the A380 should be on his wheels by the end of 2004.
33 Aussie747 : Qantas will be configuring the flight 3-4-3 in the lower deck and 2-4-2 in upper deck, however business class will be on upper deck in a 2-2-2 format
34 EK413 : Remember that Airbus has designed the A380 with manourvering the aircraft around at various airports in mind & tight taxiways. Boeing had to fit 3 cam
35 NoUFO : TransSwede: There is always a "hump" behind the cockpit, and I don't think this "hump" is big enough to accomodate a whole passenger deck. You can use
36 LastBaron : "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
37 BlatantEcho : LastBaron- It's ASL, get over it. George
38 Marcus : If we take the flightdeck windows as refference, the radome is going to be in front of it, but does anyone know what will be in space or "hump" behind
39 Post contains links TransSwede : "There is always a "hump" behind the cockpit, and I don't think this "hump" is big enough to accomodate a whole passenger deck. You can use the cable
40 Post contains images DC-10 Levo : Amazing pictures. That thing is gonna be massive, but I'm not really a fan of it. It just looks too big and ugly . DC-10
41 NoUFO : Do you know anything about photography and perspective? I'm really into photography, so yes, I do know quite a lot. the cockpit windows are in a class
42 A380900 : Can anyone please tell me how to post pictures? I tried cut and paste and it does not work. It looks like most other pictures posted are linked to an
43 Gigneil : Qantas will be configuring the flight 3-4-3 in the lower deck and 2-4-2 in upper deck, however business class will be on upper deck in a 2-2-2 format
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