Tag: a380

NBC has acquired a surveillance tape of Air France Flight 007, Airbus A380, hitting a smaller Comair Bombardier CRJ-700 while taxiing to the gate last night at JFK Airport in NYC. The video above shows the small plane being hit by the bigger plane’s wing tip, sending the smaller plane spinning. Luckily, nobody was hurt […]

In aviation terminology, an RTO, or rejected takeoff, is when an aircraft must abort a takeoff due to suspected or actual airplane malfunction that would affect it during flight. The video above simulates a break test on an Airbus A380 (currently the largest passenger jet in operation) during RTO. As you can see, the brakes […]

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Photo: Seth Jaworski; NSW Australia, October 25, 2007. On October 25, 2007, with 455 passengers on board (plus crew and pilots), the Airbus A380 belonging to Singapore Airlines made its maiden voyage from Changi Airport in Singapore to Sydney Airport in Australia. As you might know, the Airbus A380 is the largest passenger aircraft in […]

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The image above is just a glimpse of the enormous economy class inside the new Airbus A380, currently the largest passenger airliner in the world. Gilles Vidal made some nifty panoramas of the exterior and interior of the new plane. It’s amazing how spacious it is! [via] On Monday, October 15, 2007, Airbus made history […]