Ok guys and girls, please understand that I am new to the aviation hobby and trying to learn a bit, so please take it easy on me if these questions appear dumb.
As I understand it the A380 can only fly into airports that have modifications made to accept it. My question is what happens if there is a problem of some sort and the aircraft has to make an emergency landing? Can it land at any airport or does it just have to fly on until it reaches somewhere that can accept it?
My second question is why is the 787 called the 787? Being that the plane is using such new mateials, a totally different approach of the way it's built, and the other new things incorporated into this plane, wouldn't it have made sense to start anew and call it the 808 or something. Then Y1 (if it is built similarly), could be the 818, and Y3 could be 828. Three new planes, three new names? Sounds silly but just wondering.
Thanks for the answers.