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    The world's biggest passenger jet could get bigger.

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    The world's biggest passenger jet could get bigger.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 11:52 am

    Airbus has announced its intentions to make the A380, the worlds largest passenger plane, even bigger.

    The plane already measures 262 feet across, however, Airbus is considering expanding the planes wingspan even more.

    In an attempt to cut drag and increase efficiency, Airbus could tack on 16-foot winglets on either side of the plane. The winglets would reduce fuel burn by 4 percent, something Airbus hopes will make the colossal plane more attractive for customers.

    Get the full story from MSN News HERE




    Sometimes I wonder just how big can long-haul jets get ?

    I mean that every time a bit is added on which makes these already enormous planes wider, longer and taller, there has to be a time coming when they will just not fly safely.

    Here is a short video to tell you what this latest Airbus A380 will look like.



    This aircraft looks more like a seagoing liner than an aeroplane.

    What say you ?


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    Re: The world's biggest passenger jet could get bigger.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 15 Jun 2017, 11:59 am

    That is amazing.

    There must be a time when these monsters cannot get any bigger, and I am sure that they are now right at that point.
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    Re: The world's biggest passenger jet could get bigger.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 16 Jun 2017, 12:05 pm

    There are a few even bigger planes either used for transport or for passengers, but most of them are just concepts, like this one:



    It is called the Skywhale.


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    Re: The world's biggest passenger jet could get bigger.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Fri 16 Jun 2017, 11:06 pm

    It looks like a fattened up version of the SR71 Blackbird.
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    Re: The world's biggest passenger jet could get bigger.

    Post by papa_umau on Sat 17 Jun 2017, 11:58 am

    Well spotted HG.

    I think that the design of body of that really big aircraft does have some comparisons with the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, as I might guess that these types of wing allow planes to fly in very thin air and at very high speeds and very high altitudes, as with the Blackbird spy-plane.

    Whether the Skywhale will ever get into service with this wing-configuration is another argument altogether.


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    Re: The world's biggest passenger jet could get bigger.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 17 Jun 2017, 12:16 pm

    The latest Airbus A380 is a gorgeous bit of machinery. ( Great video too BTW ). I wish I could afford to fly on it, especially in first class.

    Mind you the Airwhale is very science-fiction too.

    I just love flying, but unlike the railway bosses, Evil or Very Mad ( One posting down ), I don't have the money.
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    Re: The world's biggest passenger jet could get bigger.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 18 Jun 2017, 1:17 pm

    My pleasure Angie.

    Although, even because the video was an advert for the Airbus I have to admit that I enjoyed watching it too.


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