Whoever wants to transport a theoretical number of 853 passengers over a distance of up to 15 700km (8500 nautical miles) at a speed of Mach 0.85 needs a machine, which they sell in Toulouse, France. It has a price tag of approximately $430 million and a maximum takeoff weight of 560 tons. The thing is called Airbus A380. With its first flight in 2005, it became the new queen of the skies, a position held by Boeing’s 747 for 38 years. By today, 195 Airbus A380s fly our skies. Lufthansa, rated as one of the world’s best airlines, has 14 of them.
One of those will come to Sofia next Sunday, October 16 2016, at around noon.
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