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The Airbus A380 is a four-engine, double-deck, wide-body airliner that is currently (mid-2015) the largest production aircraft in the world

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How can the wing generate more lift than the thrust? [duplicate]

I recently checked about the max takeoff weight of an A380 and the thrust it can provide at TO/GA power and I was quite shocked by the results. The total thrust by the engines was only about 127000 ...
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Which airlines did use a HUD for their A380?

Which airlines did (or still do) use a HUD for their A380 ?
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What is the additional planform area added to an A380 on take-off flaps setting (Flaps 1+F)

I would like to know how I can approximate the additional area added to wing on flaps 1+F: Can someone use other dimensions they know of the A380 wing and approximate what this area would be, we can ...
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Can a normal jet bridge reach an upper deck?

We have planes with an upper deck since the time the B747 was born. Now we have the A380. I wonder if a normal jet bridge can reach the upper deck of both planes? The scenario in my mind is if an A380 ...
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Why does a Boeing 747-8 take more runway length to take off, compared to an Airbus A380?

The Airbus A380 is the largest passenger airliner. That also includes the Boeing 747-8. Meaning, the Boeing 747-8 is smaller than the Airbus A380. As far as I know, smaller planes use less runway ...
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How to calculate runway length required for an A380 to takeoff? [duplicate]

I was wondering, how much runway length does an Airbus A380 require to takeoff? I saw other answers on Aviation S.E. but I didn't find how to calculate it to (I am curious to know how to calculate it)....
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What is the dihedral angle of the A380?

It is understood that the A380 has a sweepback angle of 33.5 degrees and a taper ratio is approximately 0.3. However, what is the dihedral angle of this aircraft?
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What flap design does the A380 use? Is it Fowler flaps, slotted flaps or a combination?

I have looked at maintenance manuals, the Airbus website, and Wikipedia but still could not find a definite answer as to what trailing edge flaps the Airbus A380 uses.
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Reducing popularity of 4 engine aircraft [duplicate]

We can see that now most latest airplanes by Boeing and Airbus like 737 max or A350 have twin engine configuration instead of 4 engine. And many airlines are discarding iconic 747s and A380s. What is ...
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How could Airbus better tailor the A380 to the modern market? [closed]

I understand any company do things that give net profit. But, had not manufacturing newer engines that increase its Endurance and Range saved it from its decline? Airbus had designed the A380 to ...
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What is the shiny stripe around the aft wing–body fairing on an A380?

Source: planespotters.net: 1, 2 Regardless of the airline, that part is always unpainted, and in the right conditions, it looks shiny. From below the plane, it wraps around the wing–body fairing. Is ...
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Where can I find maintenance manuals for the A380?

My friend recently acquired an external green light from an A380. They are the only details i have from him. I tried hunting the internet for maintenance manuals, technical details, schematics, ...
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How many LRUs are there in modern aircraft like a Boeing 747 or an Airbus A380?

I work in the Avionics industry. I always wonder, how many Line-Replaceable Units (LRUs) are present in modern aircraft like A380 and Boeing 747. I understand that number of LRUs varies from customer ...
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Why is the A380's fuselage designed with a flat bottom?

I want to know if there is some explanation for why the A380 bottom is flat instead of the oval shape, just near the wings.
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Why scrap an A380 with only almost 10 years? [duplicate]

Accordingly to this article "First commercial Airbus A380 turned to dust", first A380 was scrapped. Apart be a sad news for an aviation fan, it sounds me a bit strange because it was an airplane of ...
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How many flight hours do the first retiring A380s have?

I read news here that an A380 previously owned by Singapore Airlines has been decommissioned and scrapped. Another A380 from Air France was also retired. Others are nearing retirement as well. But it ...
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What are these things on the A350's instrument panel?

https://i.stack.imgur.com/fQy4e.jpg . . On the FCU Panel, there are some buttons or switches that are not on a320s and some older Airbuses except the A380. what's that and what the function?
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Can a company return an aircraft in leasing? [closed]

regarding A380 I see that Singapore Airline and AirFrance return 2 and 5 respectively to their lessors, so I would like to know, how the give back operation works? Are there any penalty to pay? I was ...
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Are the A380 engines interchangeable (given they are not all equipped with reverse)?

I have noticed that the A380 only uses the two engines closest to the fuselage to reverse thrust to brake. Are all four engines the same (i.e.: could they theoretically swap engine 1 and engine 2) or ...
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Are thrust levers synchronized by default when pushed/pulled? [duplicate]

When I watched this video about the last flight of Juergen "J.R." Raps from SFO to FRA in an A380 (before his retirement) I noticed he lines up or synchronizes the four thrust levers as shown between ...
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What are these panels underneath the wing root of a A380?

What are these open panels underneath the wing root of a A380 (right above the person standing under the aircraft)? Are they ram air exhausts of the air conditioning packs?
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How far would an all electric A380 fly? [closed]

I have edited this to one question and thank you for all the feedback . I am trying to understand if there are any theoretical improvements in range when applying electric propulsion to large ...
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What is the service cycle or interval of the Landing gear of an A380 and 747-8

What is the service cycle or interval of the Landing gear of an A380 and 747-8, i.e how long between service, eg after how many take offs and landings with particular reference to bearing checks and ...
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How far would a landing Airbus A380 go until it stops with no brakes?

If an Airbus A380 lands with all brakes disbled, including reverse thrust, wheel brakes and any other measures it has to stop or slow down. Then how long would it take it to reach a complete stop.
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Why is the A380’s with-reversers stopping distance the same as its no-reversers stopping distance?

Thrust reversers, found on almost all jetliners1 and on the larger propliners, redirect engine thrust forwards, helping to slow the aircraft in the event of a landing or rejected takeoff.2 This takes ...
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What are the circled features on the upper surface of the A380 wing?

On the A380 wing are at least 3 red circle each side. There seems to be a black part inside. Is this a dip stick, or something else?
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Could Airbus resume production of the A380? [closed]

Airbus is phasing out the production of their A380 superjumbo due to low demand from airlines. But what if (for the sake of argument) in the future Airbus' prediction of the need of a large aircraft ...
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How much data is stored in the flight data recorder per hour in a typical flight of an A380?

One drawback or impediment to the storage of flight recorder data on the cloud is the amount of data that'd be transmitted and at cost. How much data in GB or TB is stored in the flight data recorder ...
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What is the recommended pressure for refueling an Airbus A380?

What is the recommended pressure on the hose that refuels an Airbus A380 when fueling this aircraft? How many litres per minute does it pump into the tanks. Can it safely be increased to reduce ...
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Are all the Airbus A380's 16 exits designed for everyday use?

Are all the Airbus A380's 16 exits designed or everyday use for embarking and disembarking the aircraft, or are some specifically designed for use as emergency exits, such that opening any of those ...
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Is it economically profitable for airports use jetties that use all the airbus A380's 16 exits at the same time [duplicate]

Does it make economic sense or is it economically profitable for airports to build jetties or jetty facilities that use all the airbus A380's 16 exits at the same time. This would be very convinient ...
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Could a kilometer of sand as wide as the runway,1 meter deep stop an Airbus A380 if it overshot the runway [duplicate]

An aircraft overshooting the runway could prove to be fatal. Assuming an Airbus A380 is fully loaded at near take off speed and pilots decide its would be best to abort take off, if they slammed the ...
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Is it possible to convert a passenger A380 to carry cargo?

I heard an expert say that one of the A380's weaknesses is that it only comes in a passenger version, not a cargo one like the B747 does. The cargo version of the B747 makes its market wider. One more ...
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Can an Airbus A380 or Boeing B747 fly with only 2 engines?

What would happen if, during cruise at a high gross weight, one of these airplanes suffered a double engine failure: With one failed engine on each side (leaving one working engine on each wing)? ...
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How long does a runway have to be for an Airbus A380 to takeoff?

I have seen several Airbus A380's takeoff on large runways, but how small can a runway get for an Airbus A380 to takeoff fully without overrunning?
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Why did Emirates order so many A380s?

According to the Wikipedia entry on the Airbus A380: As of September 2018, Airbus had received 331 firm orders and delivered 230 aircraft; Emirates is the biggest A380 customer with 162 ordered of ...
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How do they fill fuel in big aircraft?

Being a passenger, I usually will have view from only one side of these planes and hence don't know if same thing is happening on other side of the plane. I have observed hoses connected to wings, but ...
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Need Airbus A380 model in .xml format [closed]

i am looking for Airbus A380 aircraft model in xml language/ format. Can anyone provide? Or share the xml code?
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What components on a fully functional A-380 could fail in mid flight while still allowing the plane to land without loss of life? [closed]

I'm doing some research for a potential fan story in the Dresdenverse. Summary: a passenger is flying for the first time in an A-380. The A-380 is fully functional: it's the first flight after a ...
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Why does the A380 not have front windows on the top floor?

The title says it all. On the 747, the cockpit is in the upper level and in the lower there's equipment (radar, avionics, etc.) But on the A380, the cockpit is in the lower floor and there's no ...
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At which airports has the A380 landed?

I can't find a list anywhere (other than regular flights), but I am really interested, which airports have ever handled an A380 flight, including all one-time visits or emergency landings.
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Why is the A380 a double-decker rather than a longer airplane?

It seems like making the A380 a double-decker increases the cross-sectional area of the fuselage, thereby increasing drag on the airplane. Wouldn't it be more efficient to fit so many seats in a ...
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Why is the lower deck of the Airbus A380 curved like a single deck airplane?

I recently traveled on the lower deck of an A380 and the section where the side walls of the fuselage and its roof top meet is curved just like any single deck airplane. Credits: Wikimedia Commons ...
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Is it possible to 'retrofit' electric flight control actuators to replace existing hydraulic actuators on aircraft?

Read a bit about the potential cost savings of replacing existing hydraulic aileron actuators on large commercial aircraft such as the A350/380 with electrohydraulic/electromechanical actuators. ...
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How is an Airbus A380 fuselage joined and fastened together?

An Airbus A380 fuselage is manufactured in three different parts and then assembled together: (Images courtesy of Airbus S.A.S 1994) The fuselage functions under extreme conditions: low pressure ...
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How much fuel is used for preheating the outer engines of a four-engine airliner that were not used for taxiing?

Many questions and observations here have highlighted the idea of using some kind of electric towing system for towing airplane to and from the runway, instead of using fuel to taxi. One of the ...
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Are there any regulations preventing one from converting an originally cargo aircraft to ferry passengers?

Are there any regulations preventing one from converting the cargo version of the Airbus A380 for passenger use?
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How much fuel does the A380 use for taxiing before takeoff?

How much fuel does the A380 use for taxiing before takeoff and after landing? What does it cost at today's pricing?
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How many crew members load and offload luggage on an Airbus A380?

What are the standard ground needs of a modern double-decker airline. How many crew members load and offload luggage on a modern double-decker airliner on any typical trip?
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What is the minimum and maximum number of jet bridges used on an Airbus A380?

What is the minimum and maximum number of jet bridges used for embarking and disembarking on a typical Airbus A380 trip and why?
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