Here’s a British Airways Airbus A380 attempting to land at the Vancouver airport. You can see the world’s largest passenger airplane make its final approach and come so, so close to the ground—but then decide to abort and make a go-around instead. It’s crazy impressive to see such a big plane make a maneuver like this.
Not much is known about this crazy clip, but let’s just hope that helicopter is filming some awesome video footage for Emirates Airlines or Airbus’s A380 program – which they almost certainly are.
Two weeks ago, Flight Club brought you video of an Emirates Airbus A380 landing in a crosswind in Düsseldorf, Germany. Now we’ve got another Emirates A380 landing at the same airport, but this time filmed from the rear. Watch how much that enormous rudder pivots to align the massive jet with the runway.
Conditions in Düsseldorf, Germany (DUS) were windy and wet over the weekend, making for a crazy-looking maneuver as this Emirates Airbus A380 (the world’s largest passenger airliner) returned to terra firma. Watching the giant aircraft’s weight transfer to its wheels somehow actually makes the superjumbo appear small.
Radio-controlled aircraft come in many shapes and sizes, but the ones we’re showing today are all very ambitious in scale. And by “ambitious,” we mean “ginormous.”
This week, the world's largest passenger jets, the Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 each made the kind of news that manufacturers don't like to make. Both Airbus and Boeing signaled their biggest jets might be nearing the end of their production lives, as orders for their large twin-engined planes cannibalize orders for the…
Qatar Airways is one of the world's most luxurious airlines, and is the most recent airline to receive the world's largest passenger jet, the Airbus A380 into its fleet. Airbus has compiled a video series of the plane's production for our amusement, so let's check it out.
Singapore Airlines flight 424 from Singapore to Mumbai encountered turbulence while on approach to its destination yesterday. Twenty-two people, including eight passengers and fourteen flight attendants required medical treatment after the Airbus A380 landed.
After the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 this March, the biggest hinderance to the investigation has been the lack of data from the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, presumedly submerged with the rest of the wreckage. But now Airbus will implement a solution for future…
The Airbus A380 is the world's largest passenger jet, and one of the quietest on which to fly. And with 139 of the monstrous jets now in service, it continues to come into its own. This week alone, new A380 service was launched to two U.S. cities by three different airlines.
Anyone who's ever flown on a long, overseas flight arrives at their destination feeling like they need a shower. That is, unless you're flying in First Class with Emirates. Each of their Airbus A380s has two large bathrooms, equipped with a shower. Let's look at how they're made.
Airbus has canceled a $1.7 billion order for six of its A380 super-jumbo passenger jets, to Japanese budget airline Skymark. The airline had failed to make payments on its order. As a result, the world's largest passenger plane now has no Japanese buyers.
Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker expressed extreme disappointment with Airbus, in an interview from the Farnborough Airshow. The airline chose to reject deliveries of it's first three new A380s this week, citing quality issues related to the cabin.
Airbus and Emirates Airlines celebrated a major milestone today, delivering Emirates' 50th Airbus A380 to the airline. Along with the plane, 41 tonnes of humanitarian relief supplies were sent to a UN depot in Dubai.
Qatar Airways has unveiled the opulent First Class cabin of their forthcoming Airbus A380 — and it's spectacular! Not only will it feature a lie-flat bed and a meeting space, it will also have 26-inch TVs — the industry's largest — at each seat.
This is one of those French things. The airliner is the Airbus A380 and the bridge is the 1,125-ft tall Millau Viaduct in France, which you have probably seen on Top Gear. All that’s missing is the world’s longest Citroën SM, a splendid omelette, and maybe that museum relic of Mach 2: the Concorde. Happy Bastille Day!
Miklós Tallián caught the first flight of an Airbus A380, the largest passenger jet ever built, from Tokyo to Frankfurt. This is what it's like to fly on one of the world's most complex aircraft. —Ed.