Ask the Captain about the Airbus A380 (Teste Seu ICAO)
"There is no other aircraft in the world like it and no other travelling experience comes close.
The A380 is a modern icon that has flown over 500,000 revenue flights carrying over 190 million passengers. This includes more than 300 commercial flights per day, which take off or land around the world every two minutes.
Flying with the A380 is a unique experience that introduces you to new standards of in-flight comfort, from first class to economy. As the world’s largest and most spacious passenger aircraft, its cabin allows passengers to stretch out in the widest seats in a calm and relaxing environment. With the unparalleled freedom it gives passengers to move, it’s no surprise that the A380 is the preferred choice in all cabin classes." - Airbus.
John Cox is a retired airline captain with US Airways and runs his own aviation safety consulting company, Safety Operating Systems.
Q: How easy is it to land the largest jumbo jets?
– Azlan Allam
A: A pilot with significant experience can transition to a very large airplane quickly. There is little difference in the handling characteristics, but the flight deck height and wingspan require practice.
The 747 and A380 pilots I know characterize both as easy airplanes to fly.
Q: How much fuel does a jetliner hold in gallons?
– Richard, Sebring, Florida
A: The A380, the largest airplane in commercial airline service, can hold nearly 86,000 U.S. gallons of jet fuel. Other airplanes hold much less, such as the A321 that holds up to 7,800 U.S. gallons.
Do you have a question about aviation or air travel?
Answer the following questions
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1) In your opinion why is the Airbus A380 so iconic?
2) What it´s the next step in airline jet technology?
3) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement and why? The future of comercial aviation is even bigger and wider airplanes.
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