Wednesday, June 8, 2011

AirFrance A380

AirFrance now serves SFO with the A380 with daily flights to and from Paris.

Flaps down and spoilers still deployed after landing.
The A380 has a huge wingspan of 261.6 feet that restricts its movements at KSFO.
There are specific routes that the A380 must stay on to and from the terminal.

An A380 costs about $375 Million.
Max takeoff weight is 1,250,000 lbs.
Max landing weight is 850,000 lbs.....
just a little less than the max takeoff weight of a B747-400!

The difference between MTOW and MLW
is the weight of the fuel you have burned to get from there to here...

Alaska's "Make A Wish" takes off of runway 28L
on a windy day.