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Airbus

A380-800

WIDE-BODY


Type:
Turbofan airplane

Origin:
Country FlagEuropean Union
Manufacturer:
2003–2021

Updated March 8, 2024
Aircraft picture
A380-800 - Alan Wilson. CC-BY-SA-2.0

General characteristics (20)

  • Role
    Wide-body
  • Wing
    Fixed wing
  • Crew
    2
  • Capacity
    575-853 passengers, 175.2 m3 (6,190 cu ft) cargo with mass of 84 t (185,000 lb)
  • Engine count
    4
  • ICAO type designator
    A388
  • Body
    Wide
  • Landing gear
    Tricycle retractable
  • Tail
    Regular tail, mid set
  • Wing position
    Low wing
  • Engine position
    Underwing mounted
  • WTC
    J
  • APC
    C
  • Aerodrome ref. code
    4F
  • RFF
    10
  • Type code
    L4J
  • ADG
    VI
  • TDG
    6
  • SRS
    III
  • LAHSO
    10

Structural data (11)

  • Length
    72.73 m (238.62 ft)
  • Height
    8.4 m (27.56 ft)
  • Height (overall)
    24.09 m (79.04 ft)
  • Width
    7.14 m (23 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan
    79.75 m (261 ft 8 in)
  • Wing area
    845 m² (9,095.58 sq ft)
  • Parking area
    6,148.3 m2 (66,179.4 ft2)
  • Main gear config
    2D/3D2
  • Cockpit to main gear
    34.3 m (112.5 ft)
  • Main gear width
    14.4 m (47.1 ft)
  • Wheelbase
    32.3 m (106.1 ft)

Performance (3)

  • Range
    14,800 km (9,200 mi, 8,000 nmi)
  • Fuel capacity
    324,339 L (85,681 US gal)
  • Service ceiling
    13,110 m (43,000 ft)

Speeds (4)

  • Operating (VOP)
    340 kt (630 km/h)
  • Cruise (normal)
    903 km/h (561 mph, 488 kt), Mach 0.85
  • Operating Mach
    0.89
  • FAA approach
    138 kt (256 km/h)

Indicative Flight Profile data (23)
Source:SKYbrary logoSKYbrary [1]

  • Takeoff
    V2: 150 kts
    Distance: 2950 m
    Weight: 560000 kg
  • Initial climb (to 5000 ft)
    IAS: 190 kts
    ROC: 1500 ft/min
  • Initial climb (to 15,000 ft)
    IAS: 240 kts
    ROC: 2500
  • Initial climb (to 24,000 ft)
    IAS: 240 kts
    ROC: 1300 ft/min
  • Mach climb
    Mach: 0,83
    ROC: 1000 ft/min
  • Cruise
    TAS: 520 kts
    Mach: 0,85
    Ceiling: FL430
    Range: 8500 NM
  • Initial descent (to 24,000 ft)
    IAS: 0,83
    ROD: 1000 ft/min
  • Descent (to 10,000 ft)
    IAS: 300 kts
    ROD: 2000 ft/min
  • Descent (below 10,000 ft)
    IAS: 250 kts
    MCS: 230 kts
    ROD: 1000 ft/min
  • Approach
    VAPP (IAS): 138 kts
    Distance: 2010 m

Weights (5)

    • MLW
      386,000 kg (850,980 lb)
    • MTOW
      560,000 kg (1,234,590 lb)
    • MZFW
      361,000 kg (795,870 lb)
    • MTW
      562,000 kg (1,239,000 lb)
    • FAA weight class
      Super

Engine options (3)

Option 1:

  • Model
  • Manufacturer
    Country FlagEngine Alliance
  • Type
    Turbofan
  • Fan blades
    24
  • Fan stages
    1
  • LP compressor stages
    5
  • HP compressor stages
    9
  • LP turbine stages
    2
  • HP turbine stages
    6
  • Length
    4.92 m (16.14 ft)
  • Width
    3.16 m (10.36 ft)
  • Height
    3.16 m (10.36 ft)
  • Fan diameter
    2.96 m (9.71 ft)
  • Max continuous thrust
    326.81 kN (73,469.80 lbf)
  • Max takeoff thrust
    332.44 kN (74,735.47 lbf)
  • Bypass ratio
    8.8:1
  • ISA sea level pressure ratio
    43.9:1 (at take-off thrust)
  • Nominal 1st shaft RPM
    2,467
  • Nominal 2nd shaft RPM
    10,998
  • Dry weight
    6,718.00 kg (14,813.19 lb)
  • Option 2:

  • Model
  • Manufacturer
    Country FlagRolls-Royce
  • Type
    Turbofan
  • Fan blades
    24
  • Fan stages
    1
  • IP compressor stages
    8
  • HP compressor stages
    6
  • LP turbine stages
    5
  • IP turbine stages
    1
  • HP turbine stages
    1
  • Length
    5.48 m (17.97 ft)
  • Fan diameter
    2.95 m (9.68 ft)
  • Max continuous thrust
    319.60 kN (71,848.92 lbf)
  • Max takeoff thrust
    334.29 kN (75,151.37 lbf)
  • Bypass ratio
    7.1:1
  • Nominal 1st shaft RPM
    2,900
  • Nominal 2nd shaft RPM
    8,300
  • Nominal 3rd shaft RPM
    12,200
  • Dry weight
    6,246.00 kg (13,772.43 lb)
  • Option 3:

  • Model
  • Manufacturer
    Country FlagRolls-Royce
  • Type
    Turbofan
  • Fan blades
    24
  • Fan stages
    1
  • IP compressor stages
    8
  • HP compressor stages
    6
  • LP turbine stages
    5
  • IP turbine stages
    1
  • HP turbine stages
    1
  • Length
    5.48 m (17.97 ft)
  • Fan diameter
    2.95 m (9.68 ft)
  • Max continuous thrust
    319.60 kN (71,848.92 lbf)
  • Max takeoff thrust
    348.31 kN (78,303.19 lbf)
  • Bypass ratio
    7.1:1
  • Nominal 1st shaft RPM
    2,900
  • Nominal 2nd shaft RPM
    8,300
  • Nominal 3rd shaft RPM
    12,200
  • Dry weight
    6,246.00 kg (13,772.43 lb)

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