Aviation Photo #0958994 Airbus A380-841 - Qantas (Airbus)

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Wide angle view of the A380 cockpit! Full of large LCD screens! Also note the Airbus fly-by-wire joystick on both sides and the tail camera is operating on this aircraft. [Nikon D2X, Nikkor 10.5mm f2.8/G ED DX]
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    Sam Chui
    Qantas (Airbus)
    Airbus A380-841
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    F-WWOW
    Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot)
    New South Wales
    Australia
    November 13, 2005
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Comments (56)

Anonymous
12 years ago
Wwow!!!!!

just incredible that THIS is the cockpit of the A380 the biggest commercial aircraft ever built. THANK YOU Sam Chui for sharing this with us!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Looks awesome! This has to be the most advanced flightdeck ever built! These huge
TFT displays are simply amazing!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Really nice
Anonymous
12 years ago
A very good view of cockpit
Anonymous
12 years ago
Look at those flight controls. Very "fighter pilot"!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nice pic, thanks for pointing out the new controls i wouldnt of noticed that. how did you get access to the plane yesterday?
Anonymous
12 years ago
An amazing view of some very up to date technology.
Anonymous
12 years ago
because it illustrates perfectly the visual celebration of a successfull alliance between hi-tech and design.
guy anthone
Anonymous
12 years ago
I want to know what the "danger" box at the lower left is about
Excellent job! - wallpaper material indeed
Anonymous
12 years ago
WOW what a great pic. t see the newesy cockpit of aitbus A380! BUT I DON'T LIKE THE JOYSTICKS!!! great shot!
Anonymous
12 years ago
What else could be better than this? I cant think of any~
Anonymous
12 years ago
They are called "side-sticks", not joysticks. That is something you use on your computer.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Excellent photo it captures almost everything in the cockpit.. I think the box with the danger on it may be the jettison for the escape chute. its just my guess... but on fighter planes its yellow and black I'm not sure
Anonymous
12 years ago
Man what an office!!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
It's super
Anonymous
12 years ago
What's that box with the danger signal?
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nice cockpit photo. Wide angle and clear. That's problably the seat ejection lever in the red box...LOL
Anonymous
12 years ago
Oh, great! the first thing I see when I look at this picture is the DANGER BOX - I'm all stimulated now by seeing that!
Still, I give 5 stars for the great board the aircraft has - nice going AIRBUS!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing technology. I would like the comments from the pilots of this beauty. The tail camera is awesome.
Jacques - South Africa
Anonymous
12 years ago
The shot I've been waiting for a long time. Does anybody know if it has a HUD?
Anonymous
12 years ago
How does this guy (Sam) always gets in the perfect spots for perfect pictures?
Anonymous
12 years ago
Comfy cockpit! The first Officer is going to have a fun time at work.

Great Photo!
Anonymous
12 years ago
This cockpit is a state of the art,from 1904 to 2005 is evolution. Berny727 - Colombia
Anonymous
12 years ago
I really hope I can work inside !!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very nice shot!

Does anybody know what the round mound like things are on the pedestal between the FMS keyboard and the comms panel??
My guess is hand hold or arm rest.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Just one day I want to fly this.
Anonymous
12 years ago
This is the real example of the technological advance...AIRBUS...CONGRATULATIONS...you Really make the difference.. A friend from Bogota, Colombia
Anonymous
12 years ago
I really like this new airbus a I want to be a pilot when I grow up.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Cool am going to be a piolet in one week your australian friend piolet ross hants
Anonymous
12 years ago
Finally we are shown the brain of the the big bird. It took too long for this to be revealed. Thanks Sam.
Anonymous
12 years ago
These round things left and right of the throttles are hand rests when the pilot uses his fingers to operate a track ball
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very good clrity with a good all round view of the cockpit
Anonymous
12 years ago
I am not 100% certain, however I believe that the "Danger" box contains an emergency STOP button; if a pilot- or any crew member for that matter- wishes to disembark midair it will bring the plane to a complete stop. This also happens when a passenger undoes their seat belt. The technology was provided by the same company that built the Batmobile ride at Movieworld. Marvelous technology- Bravo Airbus!
Anonymous
12 years ago
The danger box is where the pilots scrape their horrible inflight meals into.
Anonymous
12 years ago
So what makes it that much better than the Boeing 747? ...then why is it 10X more complicated? I'm not feeling the side-sticks...looks like a simulator. Plus, I wouldn't want to be the captain if I'm right handed.
Anonymous
12 years ago
I would feel very, very comfortable in this cockpit. I'm very sad that my cockpit carrier is already coming to an end.
Thought these little round things on the central pedestal are used to warm the hands of the pilot and 1st officer!!
Anonymous
12 years ago
They're called "side-sticks"... A joystick is something you use with your computer ;)
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great shoot! But guys, the "hand warmer" is a touch sensor, just like a computer mouse, to control the three electronic information panels above. All Displays are interchangable if necessary. Also there are no such things as a set up for right/left handed pilots. The right seat always flies with the right hand, even in conventional aircrafts!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very nice pic of modern technology. nice work airbus
Anonymous
12 years ago
Great shoot!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Good overview
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nice - seen it from outside not from inside yet. thankĀ“s!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo!!! We can see all details of this beautiful A380 cockpit
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice office.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent
Anonymous
11 years ago
Gr8
Anonymous
11 years ago
Keep in mind that this is still an EXPERIMENTAL aircraft. While it's in flight testing, the DANGER box most likely houses an ejection seat trigger.

Also, all of the Airbus airliners use side sticks now. The flight controls on these planes are completely computerized and require a different "touch" than traditional flight controls: hence the sticks. As to Left hand vs. Right hand... you get used to it. In fact, you probably do more work in the cockpit with the hand that's NOT on the stick, so having the left hand on the stick is actually probably a better idea.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I think the plane is appsalutly great and the pictures r greatquality would you be making any more planes of the same caliber
from james berrisford
Anonymous
11 years ago
Good panorama with minimal distortion. SHowing the pilots in place might help better portray the ergonomics of the cockpit layout. Bob Dienes
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow amazingggg
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice, and i wish i could seat at the pilot seater, soon leter
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very impressed sam, yet another terrific shot - had the opportunity to get close to the A380 near runway at home (sydney) awesome aircraft !!
Anonymous
11 years ago
For a long ranger by definition, the seats don't look too comfortable, but given all the difficulties, the 380 development is fighting against, it may seem apropriate, to fit only standard seats.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot Sam! Real insight into this new airliner. As for the comment below re flying 'left hand vs right hand' Its the same in any multi-crew aircraft, even the Boeings, how else are you going to have one hand on the yoke and one on the throttles! :-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great photo but the throttle looks 2 far from da pilot it.. looks like he has 2 reach really far 2 move it.. with 1 hand on da Joystick
Anonymous
6 years ago
Always wanted to see how a cockpit looks like...Its wonderful...Great shot.

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