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    New Giant Airbus A380 takes off:-)

    I dont know if I want to travel by this Giant. It has a capacity of 840 passengers, It will take forever to get out of the airplane and then in International flights, it would be a nightmare to have so many people going through customs, Immigration etc.

    Priced at alomst $300m, I dont know how many airlines are going to be interseted in it, they already got a shock today when Air India decided to go for Boeing.

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    give it a few years, itll be the only plane operating. wouldnt mind a flight myself
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    It better be else Airbus is screwed, It has taken them 11 years and 13 Billion Dollars to come up with this. They delayed the development of A350a mid sized aircraft for this. Anyways, Airbus claims to already have 150 orders and already has a major buyer in Singapore Airlines. I guess we will have to wait and watch.


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    The Airbus A380 is being tested in France, Sudeep. You've no need to look up and worry.
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    Its a big project by Airbus, certainly an ugly bugger isn't it? Would be amazing to fly, but the Boeing 747 will never be replaced as the people's workhorse



    I know Emirates and Cathay have ordered loads, but South African have stayed commited to the longer version, the A340, IIRC..
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc
    give it a few years, itll be the only plane operating. wouldnt mind a flight myself
    Nope, Airbus's A340 (Which nobody has been harking about because it doesnt have 2 stories) has been a success as well..

    Ooooh two stories, ooooohh wow..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz
    I dont know if I want to travel by this Giant. It has a capacity of 840 passengers, It will take forever to get out of the airplane and then in International flights, it would be a nightmare to have so many people going through customs, Immigration etc.

    Priced at alomst $300m, I dont know how many airlines are going to be interseted in it, they already got a shock today when Air India decided to go for Boeing.
    It may have a capacity of 800 passengers, but will most likely carry only 555 passengers. I believe the American FAA has only certified it as such, as evacuation procedures and the like haven't been proven with a greater number. Also, $300m doesn't mean $300m. Most likely all the airlines that have bought this airliner thus far have paid far below that price - it's how the airliner industry works.

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    i hear Qantas will also be buying a few of them, i cant wait to see one in the flesh, the pictures really don't do it justice
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A380

    Down the page there's a list of orders.
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    Aaah, the A340.. Its so loooooooooooong

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