The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by European Union manufacturer Airbus It is the world's largest passenger airliner, and the airports at which it operates have upgraded facilities to accommodate it. The A380's upper deck extends along the entire length of the fuselage, with a width equivalent to a wide-body aircraft. This gives the A380-800's cabin 550 square metres (5,920 sq ft) of usable floor space.Provides seating for 525 people in a typical three-class configuration or up to 853 people in an all-economy class configuration.As of December 2016, Airbus had received 319 firm orders and delivered 207 aircraft; Emirates is the biggest A380 customer with 142 ordered of which 92 have been delivered. In 2010, Airbus announced a new A380 build standard, incorporating a strengthened airframe structure and a 1.5° increase in wing twist. Airbus will also offer, as an option, an improved maximum take-off weight, thus providing a better payload/range performance. dying 11-abreast seating. In 2012 Airbus announced another increase in the A380's maximum take-off weight to 575 t (1,268,000 lb), a 6 t hike on the initial A380 variant and 2 t higher than the increased-weight proposal of 2010. It will stretch the range by some 150 nautical miles (280 km), taking its capability to around 8,350 nautical miles (15,460 km) at current payloads. The higher-weight version was offered for introduction to service early in 2013.
Role Wide-body, double-deck jet airliner.
National origin Multi-national. Manufacturer Airbus First flight 27 April 2005 Introduction 25 October 2007 with Singapore Airlines Status In service Primary users Emirates Singapore Airlines Lufthansa Qantas Produced 2005-present Number built 207 as of 31 December 2016 Unit cost US$436.9 million (2017)