The A380 is extremely powerful as well. We use the Engine Alliance GP7200 engines, and it's got a tremendous power to weight ratio – even at max take-off weight at 572 tonnes it's got lots of get up and go. Everyone that flies it really enjoys it.
The A380 was too big
Many airlines did not order the Airbus A380 due to its gigantic size. With a wingspan the size of almost 3 Boeing 737s, it was almost impossible to fill the Airbus A380 to the brim on any route, even the most popular ones.
Quiet and comfort: A380 fans love the quiet experience of flying on board, and the level of comfort offered. While some superjumbo fleets remain grounded, Emirates has pressed many of its A380s back into service.
Any plane can experience turbulence, but larger planes weigh more and don't feel the impact of wind changes as much as a smaller plane. Specifically, the Airbus A380 handles turbulence very well!
Do pilots prefer Boeing or Airbus Pilots will always differ in opinion. The general feeling is that Airbus aircraft on the narrowbodies (A320 etc) are slightly more comfortable in terms of space in the flight deck than a 737 for example.
The 747 was indeed a pioneer when it came to spacious cabins while delivering top-quality customer experiences. However, the addition of so much extra cabin space onboard an A380 gives it more room for bars, showers, lounges, and full private suites.
The A380's failure is also a result of a switch in the aviation world towards smaller, more efficient aircraft. Boeing's B787, for example, seats around half as many passengers as the A380. In fact, Emirates, as it cut back on the A380, placed a large order of Airbus's own saller A350 and A330.
The aircraft, for all its technological marvels and passenger comforts, was never a successful plane, selling only a handful to everyone except Emirates and lacking the mass appeal Airbus needed to turn a profit. As a result, the A380 never did break-even for Airbus.
Even when the passenger in front of me reclined, I still sat comfortably. Our Emirates economy class flight on the A380 was the most comfortable, spacious and relaxing flight we've ever had, with ample legroom and seat pitch. A smooth flight is another benefit of the A380's size.
Because the A380 is so large and heavy, you'll get a very smooth ride without feeling much turbulence.
Turbulence is a sudden and sometimes violent shift in airflow. Those irregular motions in the atmosphere create air currents that can cause passengers on an airplane to experience annoying bumps during a flight, or it can be severe enough to throw an airplane out of control. "(The pilots) aren't scared at all.
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It comes from a combination of engine noise and airflow. How much is transmitted into the cabin depends on both how much external noise is created, and the ability of the cabin to insulate. The distances and size involved with the A380 help reduce this, as does Airbus' cabin engineering and insulation.
On the morning of November 4th 2010, a Qantas Airbus A380 suffered an uncontained engine failure, shortly after leaving Singapore Changi Airport. Just minutes into the flight, one of the plane's engines failed and caused significant damage to the wing and other systems.
With just these two notable incidents in almost 15 years of commercial service, and no fatalities or hull-loss accidents against its name, the A380 is a beacon of modern aviation reliability.
The aircraft's capacity numbers have grown Year-on-Year (YoY) and Month-on-Month (MoM) globally and are expected to continue growing, as more and more carriers are looking to restore the double-deck aircraft for the upcoming summer in 2023.
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways recently decided that it would bring back the Airbus A380 to support its summer 2023 schedule. With the news, over 70% of the original A380 operators are planning to fly the giant of the skies next summer, though it doesn't look like further airlines will join them.
Reserving the Emirates A380 shower suite
Emirates first class passengers can shower once per flight. You can typically spend 30 minutes in the shower room (though in theory I suppose you could spend longer if it's not otherwise booked), though you only get five minutes of running water.
However, generally, the larger the plane, the better it is at absorbing turbulence. For example, due to the sheer size, aircraft like the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 are said to be two of the best planes for coping with turbulence.
From a practical point, no, a modern airliner will not lose a wing due to turbulence. Modern airlines are very tough and designed to withstand extreme turbulence. In theory, it might be possible. But to my knowledge, it has not happened to any jet airliner.
Turbulence, associated with thunderstorms, can be extremely hazardous, having the potential to cause overstressing of the aircraft or loss of control. Thunderstorm vertical currents may be strong enough to displace an aircraft up or down vertically as much as 2000 to 6000 feet.
Fatigue is particularly prevalent among pilots because of "unpredictable work hours, long duty periods, circadian disruption, and insufficient sleep". These factors can occur together to produce a combination of sleep deprivation, circadian rhythm effects, and 'time-on task' fatigue.
The Pilots. For those in charge of looking after your safety while onboard, it's fair to say that most of them love the 777.
The XF-84H was almost certainly the loudest aircraft ever built, earning the nickname "Thunderscreech" as well as the "Mighty Ear Banger". On the ground "run ups", the prototypes could reportedly be heard 25 miles (40 km) away.