A388

AIRBUS A-380-800

Aircraft
Name
A-380-800
Manufacturer
Body
Wide
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Low wing
Tail
Regular tail, mid set
WTC
H
APC
C
Type Code
L4J
Aerodrome Reference Code
4F
RFF Category
10
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Multi
Position
Underwing mounted
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
AIRBUS A-380-800
AIRBUS Prestige (A-380-800)
AIRBUS A-380-800 Prestige

A388

A380-800 is the first true double-deck passenger airliner for the long-range market, while the A380-800F cargo version is to be the first commercial freighter with three full cargo decks. Maximum cruising speed Mach 0.88 and can reach FL350 in 28 minutes as initial cruise altitude. The 555-seat aircraft uses the same cockpit layout and operating procedures as the Airbus A320 and A330/A340 Families, ensuring that pilots qualified on other Airbus fly-by-wire aircraft can step into the A380 with minimal additional training. First flight in April 2005.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
79.75 m
Length (metric)
72.72 m
Height (metric)
24.09 m
Powerplant

4 x R-R Trent 900 (311kN) or GP7200.

Engine Model(s)
Engine Alliance GP7000
Rolls-Royce Trent 900
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
150 kts
Distance
2950 m
MTOW
560000 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
190 kts
ROC
1500 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
240 kts
ROC
2500
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
240 kts
ROC
1300 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH
0.83
ROC
1000 ft/min
Cruise
TAS
520 kts
MACH
0.85
Ceiling
430
Range
8500 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
0.83
ROD
1000 ft/min
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
300 kts
ROD
2000 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
250 kts
MCS
230 kts
ROD
1000 ft/min
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
138 kts
Distance
2010 m
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