One of the most impressive airliner is the Airbus A380. The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide body four engine jet airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus, a subsidiary of EADS. The Airbus A380 is the biggest passenger airliner. Due to its impressive size, many airports had to change and expand their facilities in order to accommodate it. The upper deck of the Airbus A380 extends along the entire length of the fuselage, with a width equivalent to a wide-body aircraft.
The cockpit of the Airbus A380 has two navigation displays, one engine parameter display, one system display and two Multi-Function Displays. The Multi-Function Displays were introduced on the Airbus A380 to provide an easy-to-use interface to the flight management system. The control uits comprise QWERTY keyboards and trackballs, interfacing with a graphical point and click display system.
Although it is one of the biggest aircrafts ever manufactured and most people think that it consumes a large quantity of fuel, it is actually one of the most eco-friendly airliners. Up to now, there are two variants of Airbus A380. Manufacturers claimed that in 2013, Airbus will introduce a new Airbus A380 build standard incorporating a stronger airframe structure. The new Airbus A380 will also benefit from an improved maximum take-off weight. It will thus provide a better range performance.The first customers to benefit from this new model will be British Airways and Emirates.
In the past year, the demand for the Airbus A380 has increased to 244 orders. The break-even for the Airbus A380 was initially supposed to be reached at 270 units, but due to the delays and the falling exchange rate of the US dollar, it increased to 420 units. Airbus A380 is a model of class, elegance, comfort and safety. No other airliner has the same features as the Airbus A380. Most surely, a flight with the Airbus A380 is an incredible. Whether the Airbus A380 cruises on short or long distances, it is the best option when it comes to travelling.