The Unfortunate Reality of the A380


One
One

I hate flying , especially international flights ... they treat you like cattle .. the security , the huge crowds in airports... crap I won’t fly any more unless needed.

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Ru22eLL
Ru22eLL

But they are still building A380s with over 100 on order.

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ben0nib0y
ben0nib0y

Ridiculous video. A380s still being built and some airlines still haven't received even their first plane. Emirates ordered more last year. It will be around for many years to come - we'll still be flying on them in 2035. The bar at the back of the Emirates A380 is the best thing since stripy toothpaste.

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jerkyturkey007
jerkyturkey007

I am very interested in this story. As i understand it this is a high stakes gamble on future business climate concerning international travel. Airbus was betting the future will be fewer flights requiring larger aircraft. Boeing was betting the opposite, more flights, smaller aircraft... it appears Boeing has won the bet. Airbus over sold the a380's capabilities, number of passengers/ fuel economy per passenger. Another factor is the concourse renovations required to accommodate the huge plane, every gate has to be specially fitted to be able to board passengers.

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khalid ismail
khalid ismail

if A380 is ending then i wonder how Boeing 777 would survive as both are wide bodied jumbos ?the fact is air travel is on the increase every where .both Boeing and airbus see a bleak future as China is coming up in a big way with carriers almost half the price .

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Keith Donnelly
Keith Donnelly

Very simply, the triple 7 has but two engines, and is configured for easy adaptation for cargo purposes.

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Ishie O
Ishie O

I don’t understand your commentary..sorry

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762ndTB
762ndTB

I will always like the airbus A380 !

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paytontech
paytontech

I don't find it beautiful but it's amazing and seems like a great design functionally assuming the bugs inherent to new complex designs are all worked out.

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Andrei Chis
Andrei Chis

I agree with many saying this is one of the most comfortable planes. Although I understand where the OP is coming from.. the fact is that airports are getting maxed out. Smaller planes means more gates to handle which is not scalable.

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Ben Daulton
Ben  Daulton

LOL the 747 or Boeing more so just succeeded through two Concorde moments! The actual Concorde and the 380.

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Hazwaste63
Hazwaste63

A380 designed with no consideration for freight carriage, and with no secondary market. Seems as though these issues would doom its chances for a long future.

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kneelz s
kneelz s

747 used for 40 years A380 used for 4 years. 😳😳😳😳😳

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kneelz s
kneelz s

Air Bus sucks I know

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Nabeen Tahir
Nabeen Tahir

You are right that depreciation is very high but untill new plans hit the market Emirates will earn 1000 time more profit then the cost of plans

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fact gasm
fact gasm

Elocution not your thing, then.

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Stephen Salter
Stephen Salter

I have travelled on the A380 loads of times and the problem I found is when they land with so many passengers especially when a few land at the same time it is a nightmare, if you are meeting another flight you are in a constant rush to get to your onward flight with no time to relax and have a stroll around the airport and also have a coffee. The wife and myself now fly with a different airline to avoid the A380.

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Sam Filip
Sam Filip

Concorde FRANCE/UK the best. Your steps are backwards.

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Mose Browning
Mose Browning

Can't any of these superjumbos be repurposed for the military? NATO, Britain, France Germany, Etc? AWACs, tankers or troop transports, cargo? I know much of the aviation industry is not concerned with Aviation but with jobs, subcontractors, materials and of course politics. But repurposing these aircraft could perhaps be big business employing many skilled workers?

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Thai Spirit
Thai Spirit

Love all the armchair experts here

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abdul latif
abdul latif

Fake news spread by competitors from USA

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エリック
エリック

This is too bad. It was a flying cruise ship.

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George Streicher
George Streicher

With all the money spent on this plane, it would have been better to build it as a blended wing aircraft. A blended wing improves efficiency by 12% over a conventional aircraft. The plane would have been lighter and smaller physically so it could have flown to more airports. If a company adapts this technology they will corner the market.

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Rob Jacobs
Rob Jacobs

Dubai to Italy in an Emirates A380. Best flight I ever had, smooth as silk, excellent seating and very quiet inside.

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Flugschüler Fluglehrer
Flugschüler Fluglehrer

Clickbait. No substantial information provided.

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Martin Turnbull
Martin Turnbull

A380 still keep production as big firm buy this for get big seats to make easier for long haul flight so it wont end or stop production.. it keep going

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Aashir Mohammad
Aashir Mohammad

Like: Airbus A380 Comment: Boeing 747

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THEROBLOXGAMERTI4 YT
THEROBLOXGAMERTI4 YT

Airbus , please focus on functionally , practicality and quality not money , power and pride .

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Mark S
Mark S

Airbus and the EU suck. Long live Boeing

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tectorama
tectorama

A product of the failed EU economic experiment.

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GFTheWriter
GFTheWriter

Everyone is talking about the A380 or 747... While I'm sitting here, looking for the chance to fly in a rather less interesting aircraft. The Douglas DC-3. Not the best of course, but nothing could also replace her.

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kr4zyy
kr4zyy

This guy's accent is like a mixture of a super thick Scottish accent with a hint of Asian

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upside downdog
upside downdog

The A380 was shooting for a 50 year old Boeing market that had long since dried up. I would love to see the geniuses who came up with this scheme questioned. The Emirates will keep it alive though, more out of stubbornness than brains.

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upper cut
upper cut

Could you explain how 64 Tons of fuel can be contained in each wing?

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Frederico Chang
Frederico Chang

a380 left the chat a340 joined the chat

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Mr Noob
Mr Noob

If a380 is gone Is a380 plus still there?!

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kamal ks
kamal ks

It would make an excellent FREIGHTER aircraft for oversize (but less dense) cargoes

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Etienne C
Etienne C

A380 was named because of it's double deck, and the 8 reminds it... And was designed mostly because Boeing refused to sale 747 to companies not willing to take smaller planes, 757 and 767 mostly. Airbus took the opportunity to sell it's A330 and A340 (in development) thanks to the picture of the A380 ending the 747 monopoly in big carriers. Talking about a complete failure is a bit much: maybe the plane isn't profitable as is, but it might profit the company in the end. Also, if A380 appears weak for now, as companies prefer the A350, 787 and 777; offering more seats and/or flexibility with more planes for roughly the same price; commercial aviation is growing fast, and A380 is still a young birdie. The main concern of companies operating it is to get more efficient engines, to make more money - or longest flights; and basically waiting for a 'neo' version of the 380. It will remain an overall small market, but airports prefer 1 A380 than two smaller planes. Airbus did it the right way for the 380, asking airports for their restrictions before designing the plane (whereas Boeing did the opposite for the 747, having airports to make huge transformation to fit it) It's my guess that the A380 came out a bit late, or a bit early, and it will be growing demand in the next years - but will need some adjustments, mainly on it's engines- to remain competitive

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dadab0y
dadab0y

Flew on quantas 380 quite a ride. Snuck up to the lounge in first class.:)

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tom oldrini
tom oldrini

It is a great aircraft to fly in. I went on it and it was great. I guess i was lucky to go on it.

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Brilliant Garuda
Brilliant Garuda

0:08 "The A380 does deserve the respect and recognition that the plane deserves" Does this make any sense to you guys?

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Ric
Ric

Does the A380 ever have an “era”?

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kinster02
kinster02

The 747 will live on as a freighter and a presidential/ prime minister aircraft.

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Enrique Soto
Enrique Soto

Right, at the begin of 380 operation it look weird but after all these years it slowly looking better to me Butno doubt 747 is the Quern

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Raffy Crespo
Raffy Crespo

Those who will remain in the future are just as a cargo airplane. There is no future prospect for there plans.

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Rodney J. Kemp
Rodney J. Kemp

Boeing predicted this before the first A380 was launched.

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Dark Sigma
Dark Sigma

not sure if the a350-1000 or the a370 will become the new monarch

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Mr Plod
Mr Plod

The A free eighty was NOT 'sent to the scrapyard' by Singapore Airlines. Singapore Airlines got two planes in 2007, on a ten-year lease from Dr. Peters, a German leasing company. At the end of the lease, the aircraft were returned to their owners. The Airline replaced them with 2 new A380's “After extensive as well as intensive negotiations with various airlines such as British Airways, Hi Fly and Iran Air, Dr Peters Group has decided to sell the aircraft components and will recommend this approach to its investors,” the German firm told Reuters on Monday 4th June 2018.

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Adam Contents
Adam Contents

Boeing funded channel....

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ygg drasil
ygg drasil

A380s are still economic on heavily subscribed routes. They make perfect sense - you are flying one plane not two, so as an airline you are paying for one lot of jet fuel, one crew and one airport landing slot not two of each.

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M. Aatif Ghafoor
M. Aatif Ghafoor

Airlines with deep pockets like Emirates are there to keep such planes in the air. They don't think about the profitability, they just need dozens of the "largest" planes under their name and flag.

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MrVikas07
MrVikas07

I kept watching planes... Did not hear n not understood anything he said

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Hazard David
Hazard David

What a crap video

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Jabber 1974
Jabber 1974

The seats are soooooo uncomfortable. Flown on 2 and both times I had to sit on the provided pillow, now I won’t book a flight if it’s on an A380.

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Ian
Ian

It deserves the respect it deserves? Shoot yourself in the face you inbred cunt

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Bob Chan
Bob Chan

A fee airty

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Bob Chan
Bob Chan

Take the market shit

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Simon Coles
Simon Coles

Airbus refusing to provide a freighter variant of this plane is what has killed it.

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Simon Coles
Simon Coles

A380 is an eyesore that I look forward to not seeing anymore.

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Yasmin Yusoff
Yasmin Yusoff

*Bong 747*

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Arthur Humphreys
Arthur Humphreys

Was a misconceived idea from the start, just like the EU. The Europeans need to really think things out better or not ruin them by being Europeans.

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doccyber
doccyber

Why does Emirates still keep purchasing this plane? Do they have too much money??

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Ric Rovey
Ric Rovey

Boing guessed right. There's no market for 747 passenger jets either

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jjeherrera
jjeherrera

It looks like it's become a custom in European engineering. It's technically superb, but its logistics, market analysis, and financial planning are terribly inefficient and self-damaging. By the time they deliver their products they are already obsolete and few if anyone are interested in them.

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Manni Salic
Manni Salic

Am not happy with the fate of A380.

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As It Is Films
As It Is Films

So can I buy it on Craigslist for cheap now?

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Maroje Sardelich
Maroje Sardelich

according to......ruthers? what? :D :D

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blech71
blech71

Deep down I have a love for this A/C regardless if I’m a huge BOEING fanboy. When you have something awesome, well you have something awesome.

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Bruce Maclennan
Bruce Maclennan

I list the Boeing 747 alongside the Lockheed Super Constellation and the Vickers VC10 amongst the most beautiful airliners ever, and it is sad to see the numbers of 747s gradually being relegated to cargo carriers. Two engines are more economical than four and in the cut-throat world of aviation I think this is a major factor in the economic outlook of the airlines, so the long term prospects do not look too bright for the A.380.

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Metal Jeeper
Metal Jeeper

Boeing fans versus Airbus fans? Really? Are you all still 12 or something? I grew out of that when the A-340 was born.

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Kareem Galaroza
Kareem Galaroza

The largest Fart tube ever built!

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Glen Hilton
Glen Hilton

I didn’t know Ali G did voice overs

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Dom757200
Dom757200

The harsh reality is that many airlines are switching from fuel hungry four engined aircraft to more efficient twin engines. There is no longer a need for four engines anymore that is why Boeing scaled back production on the 747. The A380 will follow suit because it came out at the wrong time.

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United States of America
United States of America

BOEING IS BETTER!

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Free Mind
Free Mind

A380 the most comfortable airplane I traveled with, many times better then any Boing I experienced .

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Poldus Eri
Poldus Eri

A380 & A350 have left the chat B777X have joined the chat

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Bug milenático
Bug milenático

More like A380 has left the chat 777x and A350 has joined the chat

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Pitch Fork Theory
Pitch Fork Theory

What a waste and shortened lifespan.

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Scotty Dirkers
Scotty Dirkers

The problem with the Airbus A380 is that it is not a Boeing 747 - 800. If it aint Boeing , I ain't going.

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Roger Watkin
Roger Watkin

You ain’t going many places then ...

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Frode Grunsvold
Frode Grunsvold

Yeah baby !!!

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00UncommonSense00
00UncommonSense00

I cannot believe that they cannot be converted to freighters or some other useful transport. Hollow one out and make it into an Antinov 225 style heavy lifter or something. Maybe it's just not feasible.

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Jan-Jaap Bats
Jan-Jaap Bats

Strong vid en maybe you'll be right. Boeing prodicted: market will change, away from hub spoke modell. Airbus ignored that fact...

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Randy Bentley
Randy Bentley

Definitely a case of Right Plane, Wrong Time. One would think that the declining sales of the A340 would have foreshadowed the decline of the four-engine market, but they were in too deep to pull out by that point. This is truly an instance of the folly of pride. Still, she is a remarkable piece of engineering and a sight to behold.

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GiannhsPeiraias
GiannhsPeiraias

everyone knows that only the first production batch went to the scrapyard because they were highly customisable and no one could afford the price tag but i guess stating the truth doesnt bring likes and views now does it

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sensualeye
sensualeye

I'll miss the A380 as I don't find the 787 nearly as well designed and comfortable.

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alfense60
alfense60

Its over with 380

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Patricia Richardson
Patricia Richardson

The best plane I have every been in. ashame its going to the scrap heap way to soon

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Thomas M
Thomas M

I wonder how much $ air bus lost on A-380.

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terastarship2
terastarship2

Then 747 queen of the sky says hello, I am back. Heh

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Jimmy Jango
Jimmy Jango

A350 is a great new plane from them

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S Chan
S Chan

If you fly economy on an A380, be prepared to wait ages for your checked luggage to arrive on the belt.

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Haroon Sultan
Haroon Sultan

Nothing compares to a B747. A380 when having full pax load, there are payload restrictions for cargo. Reason being, an A380 needs more fuel to operate compared with a B747.

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Piolo Pascual
Piolo Pascual

I flew on an Air380 today and I must say the experience is unmatched, there’s almost no turbulance experience and if there it was only a slight nudge .. I love the aircraft

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Peter Joyce
Peter Joyce

Ñ

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80811B
80811B

As far as an aircraft is concerned it is one of the perfect passenger jets. The only problem is it may have come out in the wrong time right now as it stands big airplanes are not what most carriers ar looking for. If they had designed it for cargo I could see it being implemented over the 747 but unfortunately they backed themselves into a corner that there maybe no recuperating in.

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Joe Gabbard
Joe Gabbard

AIRBUS and A380’s SUCK including all sucky Airbus planes

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Peps72
Peps72

I am not a specialist of aircraft sector, just a European citizen reading a bit about it, and of course, seeing Airbus as a major european achievement despite very agressive Boeing competition. That bit of context said, there is something I would like to underlight. It is obvious that the Boeing 747 is a fantastic technical and commercial success, no one can deny that, but what strikes me the most is that when the B747 was launched, at that time, and for the following decades, it did not face any competition at all on its market segment, easily capturing the whole long-haul market and profits, while the A380, from day one, had to the face a mature, developed, financed airplane B747, backed by the global american marketing capacity to sell whatever they want to whoever they want on this planet. So to compare B747 success and A380 current situation (very average I guess) does not seem so fair to me. I mean, if things had gone the other way around, ie the A380 had decades of worldwide monopoly situation, its commercial development would have been much more sucessful and profitable. In addition, I guess as well that the A380 perspectives are not over for sure yet. With the permanent development of aircraft markets and the need for further capacities in the coming years, need for super large airplanes like A380 may revive somehow, and while its engines may be improved for instance, I guess (hope?) the story of this very big bird is not over yet :).

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Electrology Now
Electrology Now

I can't understand you. DRAT!

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Joel
Joel

One of the problems of Airbus in general is that it is a multination government conglomerate. When you have equal partners in any business there will be problems. Once you put multiple governments into the mix things really get screwed up. How they have to ship, truck, and fly parts from all over Europe just to get it to France to assemble is crazy...

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Chas Weatherup
Chas Weatherup

They just rolled them out a few years ago.

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John Sadler
John Sadler

You cannot scrap an aircraft that is made from carbon fibre. The Boeing Dreamliner has lithium batteries which catch fire. This is why their Dreamliner fleet was grounded by the FAA. OK, on the 380 Airbus, the Germans used their own computer system and subsequent electrical connections, so I'm given to believe, were incompatible with the adjacent modular units. Well this was an accident waiting to happen. Both aircraft are ground, sorry, air breaking masterpieces of engineering. Pushing the boundaries.. That's what its all about.

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Alan Knight
Alan Knight

Very interesting video. And your accent is awesome.

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Trooper 535
Trooper 535

A380 = STOLEN ITEM FOUND CALLING FBI ON AUTO DIAL (I’m a Boeing boi)

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Piotr Dudała
Piotr Dudała

There's just ONE airport for which A-380 is built - Dubai. It has THE LOCATION and size to utilize this machine to full potential. Airbus failed to deliver either freighter or military versions ( only thing keeping 747 afloat) and until pushing envelope in engine design does not lead to area where twin-engined aircraft become less reliable and safe, there's no place for A-380 or similar design.

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Mark Kent
Mark Kent

Lies paid for by Boeing

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