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Holy Fucking Shit!

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by ODS-1, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

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    # The A380 is 15 metres wider, 4 metres taller, 2 metres longer and 118 tonnes heavier than the Boeing 747 jumbo, which has reigned as the largest airliner for four decades.

    # The A380 looks like a 747 jumbo with the upper deck stretched all the way back to the tail.

    # The Airbus double-decker is the length of eight London buses and has enough room on its massive wings to park 70 cars.

    # The A380 will seat 555 passengers in first class, business and economy cabins. A 747 laid out the same way seats 416.

    # An all-economy class A380 could seat 853 passengers versus 568 for a 747.

    # Cocktail bars, billiard rooms, showers, libraries and sleeping quarters for staff tucked under the floorboards are among the novel ways airlines could use the A380's space.

    # A wingspan of 79.8 metres (261 ft 10 in) means the A380 is too large for most airport docking bays. UK airport operator BAA Plc alone has budgeted 450 million pounds ($842 million) to build larger facilities to handle the planes.

    # At take-off, the A380's four Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines will generate as much thrust as 3,500 cars. An alliance between GE and Pratt & Whitney is also building engines.

    # The A380 has 16 passenger doors and escape slides on both decks, with the upper slides standing 8 metres high.

    # Some 14 customers have committed to 149 A380s so far. Customers include 11 passenger airlines, two parcel delivery firms and one aircraft lessor. Dubai-based airline Emirates will have the largest A380 fleet with 45.

    # Customers expect at least a 15 percent improvement in costs per seat-mile versus the 747-400.

    # The A380 lists for about $260 million each, versus about $210 million for the smaller Boeing 747-400. Both firms usually give discounts.

    # Singapore Airlines will fly the plane first and is scheduled to take delivery in the first quarter of 2006. + The A380 will be most common on long routes linking Asia and the Middle East to Europe and the United States. Flights to and from Australia are also expected to be a key market.

    # Airports gearing up for the plane include London's Heathrow, New York's John F. Kennedy International, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore and Frankfurt.

    # For sheer size, the A380 is larger than almost any plane ever built. Howard Hughes' ill-fated Spruce Goose flying boat, which flew once in 1947 and was designed to carry 750 troops, had a wider wingspan to incorporate its eight engines but was shorter than the A380.

    # The A380 is topped in size by the six-engine Antonov An-225 Mriya cargo plane, of which only two have been built. Designed to carry space shuttles for the former Soviet Union, the An-225 is 11 metres longer and 8 metres wider but not as tall as the A380.



    This many people flying through the air inside of only one airplane just doesn't register with me.

    This is the only not computer generated picture of it that I could find.

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  2. nomadawhat

    nomadawhat Veteran Member

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    i read virgin airlines wants to add casinos and private bedrooms on some of these planes when they get them.
     
  3. duh-rye-won

    duh-rye-won Member

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    airplane is pronounced "fay gay" in cantonese.

    :china:
     
  4. InnerCityRebel

    InnerCityRebel Veteran Member

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    damn that is a big plane
     
  5. Grimes

    Grimes Veteran Member

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    i bet plane tickets for this big bastard are pricey
     
  6. dumy

    dumy Veteran Member

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    baller airlines....the referencing of the spruce goose...kinda weird..
     
  7. Nekro

    Nekro Elite Member

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    Look out NYC!
     
  8. Æ°

    Æ° Senior Member

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    Jay-z rents one of these for a video.

    And there’s a hundred yards of those trashy/stripper hot rap video girls on the wings, shaking their asses and dumping liquid mercury all over their sweaty naked bodies.
     
  9. Hoblow

    Hoblow Senior Member

    Joined: May 12, 2003 Messages: 1,618 Likes Received: 12
    The international airport here in Melbourne just announced they'll be using them to fly from Melbourne to L.A. They're also going to spend a shitload of money on widening the runways so they can actually fit the planes on there.
    I deal with the smaller airbuses, A320's, through work and those things are pretty big when you stand right next to them. The diameter of one engine on these new babies is bigger than an A320. Holy shit.
     
  10. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

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    Cant wait to see one of these crash.
     
  11. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

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    Twice the amount of environmental pollution as a regular airplane.
     
  12. Nekro

    Nekro Elite Member

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    Doubtful. Lower cost per mile means it uses less fuel per passenger mile. The added capacity also means fewer flights in the first place, as airlines will be able to further consolidate their riders into one plane (ever booked a flight one one airline to find out that it's "serviced by" another?).
     
  13. DeNocheAtacamos

    DeNocheAtacamos Junior Member

    Joined: Nov 27, 2004 Messages: 189 Likes Received: 0
    one of those will be full and will crash and kill lots of people.............
    they should throw big fuck orgies in those with strippers and coke and more strippers and pool tables..........a fuckin starbucks............couches....
     
  14. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

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    Doubtful. Lower cost per mile means it uses less fuel per passenger mile. The added capacity also means fewer flights in the first place, as airlines will be able to further consolidate their riders into one plane (ever booked a flight one one airline to find out that it's "serviced by" another?).
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    Maybe, but the amount of gas burnt is partly dependent on the weight of what the engine is pushing. Either way, planes are still pretty much the worst of vehichles for the environment.
     
  15. Æ°

    Æ° Senior Member

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    I've heard some unbelievable figures on the amount of pollution pumped into the atmosphere by space shuttle launches. I looked around a bit and couldn't find anything though.
     
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