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.
Sometimes you get a unique combination of circumstances that produces a rare look into a common event, like this Emirates' Airbus A380 arriving to Amsterdam's Schiphol airport at the perfect time and the perfect angle to produce a few seconds of beautiful cinematography, cutting a cloud in two.
This beautiful shot was made for the first episode of Richard Hammond's: Engineering Connections, which was dedicated to the Airbus A380. Apparently, wind tunnels can look like the lair of the wicked witch in an old Disney animation movie.
I know that the Airbus A380 is a titan, a winged colossus, the biggest passenger airliner in the world and all that. But this pictured taken at LAX—showing an Air France A380 taxiing by a Boeing 737-900—really shows its flabbergasting dimensions.
Last month, engineers found small cracks in the wings of Singapore Airlines' A380s. Now, Qantas has been forced to ground one its A380s because of the same problem.
A team of Australian engineers are concerned about cracks that they've found in the wings of some A380s. But whty is Airbus doing nothing about it?
What's old is new (and better) again thanks to 3D printing techniques under the employ of Airbus. Seen above are two parts. The simpler one was created using conventional manufacturing techniques. And by conventional I mean, of course, soon-to-be obsolete.
Last week, a Qantas Airbus A380 had to make an emergency landing in Singapore, after one of its Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines exploded. Rolls-Royce has admitted there's a problem. Well, this is how the problem looks when it actually happens.
This is the most luxurious airplane "seat" money can buy: The Singapore Suite, on board Singapore Air's A380s. Fully isolated from the airplane, it has real bed and a three-feet-wide armchair, along with a multimedia center with integrated 23-inch TV.
Taking off soon are Lufthansa's new Airbus A380 planes, which have been lavishly decorated—in the first-class cabin, at least. Gone are the tiddly toilets and basins, and in their place are separate washing and changing rooms.
The largest passenger plane in the world almost had a fatal accident yesterday: Two wheels of the left landing gear exploded during touchdown at Sydney's airport. A passenger filmed the terrifyingly fiery action from the airplane camera and the window.
Mary Kirby is one lucky, spoiled Runway Girl: She gets to fly all around the world in the best seats of the best planes. However, she has never experienced anything as amazing as her trip in Emirates' Airbus A380.
What's 239 feet long, flies at 647mph, and has three floors that include a grand staircase, four giant full suites, boardroom with hologram projector, a full spa, concert hall, car garage, and a space-age lift that drops onto the runway?
The Stratos is one of those commercial planes that actually makes me think "this is how the future will look like". Rather than just being the same old basic design that has been with us forever now, the Stratos has a large 237-foot wingspan and two massive engines mounted on the back, giving it a way more stylized…