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  • 20 astonishing facts about the A380 superjumbo - "Beloved by passengers for its spaciousness and comfort, but disliked by airlines because of its running costs, the Airbus A380 has already entered its sunset years, even though it debuted commercially just 14 years ago. Whether you plan to catch a flight on an A380 while you still have the chance or not, here's our pick of the 20 most interesting facts about this unique aircraft."
  • AIR FORCE ONE - (call signs SAM 28000 & 29.000) is the air traffic control call sign of any United States Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States.
  • AIRBUS - produces around half of the world's jet airliners.
  • The last ever A380 superjumbo is delivered to Emirates - "The huge double-deck aircraft, call sign A6-EVS, arrived in London on Thursday and will soon be entering into commercial service. The last A380 is also the 123rd A380 to join Emirates, while other carriers, including British Airways and Singapore Airlines, also still operate superjumbos in their fleet."
  • Virus could be final call for A380 superjumbo - "Popular with air travelers but expensive to operate at the best of times, the gigantic Airbus A380 passenger plane could be one of the first major airplane casualties of the coronavirus."
    • Airbus A321XLR.
    • Airbus A321 - "The A321XLR is the next evolutionary step from the A321LR which responds to market needs for even more range and payload, creating more value for the airlines. From 2023, it will deliver an unprecedented Xtra Long Range of up to 4,700nm - 15% more than the A321LR and with 30% lower fuel burn per seat compared with previous generation competitor aircraft."
    • Airbus A350-800.
    • AIRBUS A350 - "Shaping efficiency for the future of air travel."
    • Airbus A340 airplane was built to rule long-haul travel. Now it's vanishing from the skies - "The A340 was introduced 30 years ago with Lufthansa and Air France, but only 380 have been produced since, the last in 2012. The A340 has been the aircraft of choice for some heads of government. By comparison, Airbus has already made 565 of its successor, the A350, since its introduction in 2015."
    • Airbus A350 XWB.
    • Airbus A350 XWB - the first Airbus with both fuselage and wing structures made primarily of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer. It can carry 250 to 350 passengers in a typical three-class seating layout, or maximum seating of 440 to 550 passengers, depending on variant. The A350 is positioned as a successor to the A330 and A340, competing with Boeing's 787 Dreamliner and 777 series.
    • Airbus A380.
    • AIRBUS A380 - world's largest commercial airliner.
    • Airbus Beluga | A300-600ST.
    • Airbus Beluga | A300-600ST - a version of the standard A300-600 wide-body airliner modified to carry aircraft parts and oversized cargo. It was officially called the Super Transporter at first, but the name Beluga became popular and has now been officially adopted.
  • ANTONOV - since 1946. Ukrainian aircraft manufacturing and services company. Antonov's particular expertise is in the fields of very large aeroplanes and aeroplanes using unprepared runways.
    • Antonov An-225 Mriya. Photo: Vasiliy Koba.
    • Antonov 225 Mriya, the successful Soviet Cargo Plane with five facts - "The Antonov 225 Mriya is mostly known for its size. It is the largest aircraft ever made, with a wingspan size of a football field. By comparison, it dominates the double-decker Airbus A380 and still inspires crowds who watch its takeoff and landing. Antonov 225 Mriya, which means “Dream” in Ukrainian is a cargo aircraft that was designed by the Antonov Design Bureau in the Ukrainian SSR within the Soviet Union during the 1980s under the leadership of Russian engineer, Viktor Tolmachev."
    • ANTONOV AN-225 - since 1985. World's largest airplane. It is powered by six turbofan engines and is the heaviest aircraft ever built, with a maximum takeoff weight of 640 tonnes (710 short tons; 630 long tons). It also has the largest wingspan of any aircraft in operational service. The single example built has the Ukrainian civil registration UR-82060.
  • ATR - (Aerei da Trasporto Regionale or Avions de Transport Régional). "Propelling Tomorrow's World." French-Italian aircraft manufacturer. Its primary products are the ATR 42 and ATR 72 twin-engine turboprop short-haul regional airliners.
  • BOING - since 1916. "If it's not Boing, I ain't going." World's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems.
  • 5 coolest buttons in a 747 cockpit - The Telegraph.
  • Boeing just showed off its 777X flagship, the world's new largest twin-engine passenger jet - "Take a closer look at the $442.2 million plane." The Boeing 777X just made its international debut at the Dubai Airshow, where the public got its first look inside. A total of 351 orders have already been placed for the aircraft from customers like Emirates, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, and more.
  • Is Boeing about to call time on the 747? - The Telegraph.
  • new Air Force One - "From Presidents Roosevelt to Biden, Boeing airplanes have transported U.S. presidents around the world. The U.S. Air Force announced that it will continue the Boeing tradition with the 747-8, which will replace the two 747-200s that serve as the presidential Air Force One fleet."
    • Boeing 707-321B.
    • BOEING 707 - produced 1958–1979. Developed as Boeing's first jet airliner.
    • Boeing 747 - (1968-). Wide-body commercial jet airliner and cargo aircraft, often referred to by its original nickname, Jumbo Jet, or Queen of the Skies. Its distinctive "hump" upper deck along the forward part of the aircraft makes it among the world's most recognizable aircraft, and it was the first wide-body produced.
    • Boeing 747-400 - (1988-).
    • BOING 747-8 - (2008-). "The First Class and Business Class sections of the 747-8 enable airlines to offer passengers the most private and premium accommodations in the sky. So it's no surprise that on high-volume routes the 747-8 offers premium revenue potential. And with more than 400 seats available, this new 747 creates a unique opportunity to maximize the bottom-line potential of any high-volume route. It's premium value, delivered, for operators and passengers. That's a better way to fly."
    • Boing 777 Family.
    • BOEING 777 Family - since 1993.
    • Boing 777X.
    • BOEING 777X - since 2020. World’s largest twin-engine jet.
    • Boing 787 Dreamliner.
    • BOEING 787 DREAMLINER - since 2007.
    • BOING AEROLOFT - located above the main cabin of a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) 747-8 between the upper deck and tail of the airplane. It boasts eight private sleeping berths and a changing room providing a comfortable rest area during flight.
    • Boeing C-17 Globemaster III.
    • BOING C-17 GLOBEMASTER III - world's biggest airplane.
    • BOING E-4 Advanced Airborne Command Post - aka the 'Doomsday Plane' operated by the United States Air Force.
  • BOMBARDIER - "The evolution of mobility."
  • C-130 HERCULES - four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft built by Lockheed.
  • COMAC | Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd.
  • Comac C919: China's homegrown passenger jet makes international debut - "Beijing's C919 airliner, a potential rival to Western-made Boeing and Airbus planes, made its first foray outside Chinese territory on Sunday by staging a flyby at the Singapore Airshow."
  • CONCORDE - (1969/1976-2003).
  • Concorde Mark 2: Airbus files plans for new supersonic jet - The Telegraph.
  • de Havilland Aircraft Company - (1920-1964). Responsible for producing the first passenger jet and other innovative aircraft.
  • EMBRAER - since 1969. Brazilian multinational aerospace corporation. Third-largest commercial aircraft company in the world.
  • How Embraer builds airplanes that passengers love - with no middle seat - "Why these Brazilian airplanes loved by passengers are conquering short-haul flying. One man’s loss is another man’s gain, goes the saying - and as Boeing seems caught in a spiral of bad news, one aircraft manufacturer is quietly powering ahead."
  • GLOBAL HAWK - RQ-4 Global Hawk is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
  • ICON AIRCRAFT - sport aircrafts.
  • JetZero: Groundbreaking ‘blended-wing’ demonstrator plane cleared to fly - "A seismic shake-up is about to take place. An entirely new aircraft shape has been cleared to take off into California skies. The basic design of commercial airplanes hasn’t changed much in the past 60 years. Modern airliners like the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A350 have the same general shape as the Boeing 707 and the Douglas DC-8, which were built in the late 1950s and solidified the 'tube and wing' form factor that is still in use today."
  • MARTIN AIRCRAFT COMPANY - the Martin Jetpack.
  • NORTHROP GRUMMAN - "A Leader in Global Security."
  • SAAB
  • The Spike S-512 Supersonic Business Jet.
  • Spike Aerospace - since 2012. "Fly Supersonic. Do More."
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