The trend of coming up with brand new ideas and innovations is something that every car manufacturing company is striving for. There have been some awesome things that we have seen lately.
However, it is not just cars and trucks that are getting upgraded, namely, the planes are taken to a whole new level now. Yes, the planes of today look extremely different than the ones that we have had just ten years ago, and this video is here to prove us why. Namely, you will be amazed at how huge the new Airbus A390 really is.
Even though we must admit that we are somewhat used to taking a look at huge planes manufactures by Airbus, however this one takes the game to a whole new level. As much as 1,000 passengers can be transported with the Airbus A390 per flight.
There are six big jet engines that will enable for this piece of wonder to glide through the sky with ease. However, there are also some drawbacks to it. Namely, there has been a significant reduction in the flight range of the plane, which is now at “just” around 7,500 miles.
Moreover, certain airports have to make some changes to their runways and extend them for a bit hence the Airbus A390 requires a 1.2 miles long runway for taking-off and landing.
The pilots who maneuver it have to be extremely experienced hence even the slightest of mistake could possibly end in disaster. One thing is for sure, this is a pure piece of wonder.
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The Airbus 390 will come in two variants, one is A390-800 and the other -900. Both are according to Airbus, identical.
As of now the launch date is still unconfirmed.
Airbus has said in a statement that the A390 will be an upgraded version of the A380, and will feature two extra engines to show that bigger is better. The A390 will be a direct competitor to Boeing’s 747-8I who currently holds the world record of being the world’s longest commercial airplane (length in size) to have been built to date.
The Airbus A390 is also considered to be as not so fast plane; hence it is not supersonic and has maintained its airspeed at about the same level. Due to its size, some airports need to extend its runway hence the runway should be at least two kilometers long.
What do you think about this plane and would you ever want to fly with it?