StudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5733 times:
I think it's not accurate at all! Let's see the details:
Overall Length: 73m
Height (to the vertical fin height): 24.1m
(from Airbus's webiste)
Overall Length: 70.66m
Height (to the vertical fin height): 19.41m
(from Boeing's website)
So clearly, though the wingspan is way bigger, the A380 is only a mere 2.34m longer than the 744. And also, both aircraft will feature a 3-4-3 configuration in Y-class. By looking at the 3D representation, the 747 looks like it has 737 fuselage width. It's impossible. Also, 3D model uses a 742, not a 744.
A380900 From France, joined Dec 2003, 1120 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5006 times:
Yes, it is a joke. Too bad, I would have been interested by a realistic drawing. The problem is that people doing these drawings have an incentive to make the A380 look more spectacular than it really is: it makes their drawing spectacular!
Qb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4950 times:
Just saw the little animation on how they're going to handle the A380. It doesn't make sense. In that animation, 2 B747s push back and 1 A380 takes the place.
It defeats one of the main purpose of the A380, which is to get more pax through while using the same number of gates. The airspace is still saved, but in that scenario, they are certainly waisting precious gate space. I don't get it.
Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.