Airbus A380 Case Study

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The Airbus A380 is presently most complex passenger aircraft in service. It includes many innovations in its interior as well as engine technology, highly advanced, modern and complex resources are used for its structure, control services, wings, and fuselage. The electronic systems are shape of art.

It has variations that allow high levels of customization by airlines in its design. The A380 can carry up to 853 passengers whereas the other Airbus aircrafts carries less than half that number. Boeing cannot match the capacity of A380 and its innovative advanced technology.

The Airbus has a number of services based all over the world and work is shared across different sites. A380 involves large aircraft fragments to be designed and manufactured
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Boeing also considered of making a successor to the B747 but decided to cancel their project in 1991.

Airbus started the development of A380 in 1994 after a series of research studies into the market potential and likelihood of the very large aircraft. There were many options at the start to be considered and finally a double deck layout was chosen with a capacity for over 800 passengers.

In December 2000, with the design complete, Airbus pushed for potential orders and when they thought they had enough interest, and then they started building their dream. They agreed upon ‘A380’ as its name, due to the ‘8’ similar to its double-decker design. Airbus began building the aircraft and had formerly 55 orders from six customers. The final preparation was at hold in 2001 and manufacturing started in 2002. In 2005, Airbus completed the A380 model and began flight tests. They also started marketing mainly to South East Asia and
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He left after a battle with EADS; he wanted more self-government to implement necessary restructuring and later Louis Gallois took his place. The launch of the A380 was delayed for one more year.

Another postponement was announced on October 2006, this was the third delay for A380. This caused a decrease in the financial earnings and lead to the earnings deficit to €4.8Billion. All orders for A380-F were cancelled as an extreme negative affect was made for delivery timings due to the delivery delay of A380. Customers of A380-F had another alternative which was Boeing 747 freighters. Therefore Airbus had no choice but to delay the work on its A380-F.

On 26 March 2006, the A380 went under the evacuation certification test in Hamburg with a total of 853 mixed passengers and 20 crew members and they all had to exit the aircraft in less than the 90 seconds which was required time for certification and they evacuated within 78

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