The Airbus A380 is a plane that uses 2.9 liters (0.76 gallons) of fuel per passenger for every 100 kilometers (60 miles) that the plane travels.The A380 was revealed back in the year 2005 and it is one of the most popular jumbo jets in use today.
The commercial plane can transport between 525 and 555 passengers when the seats are arranged in a three-class configuration. This model is able to travel a non-stop distance of 8,300 nautical miles. To give a point of reference, a similarly sized large passenger plane such as the Boeing 747-8 seats 467 passengers in a three-class configuration and is capable of travelling 8,000 nautical miles per flight.Learn More
A typical Boeing 747-400 passenger jet burns between 5,633 and 5,772 pounds of jet fuel on takeoff. For Boeing 747-400 freighters, the amount increases to between 6,389 and 6,589 pounds.Full Answer >
The flight crew for an Airbus A380 airplane depends on the seating configuration and duration of the flight. For example, Emirates Airline operated with a total crew of 31 on the world’s first A380 service from Dubai to Australia and New Zealand, with four flight crew and 27 cabin staff.Full Answer >
The fuel consumption of an Airbus A320 is approximately 77 miles per gallon per seat. The average A320 typically has 150 seats that are divided by a single aisle.Full Answer >
Airplanes use a special type of petroleum-based fuel called aviation fuel. It is made of very high-quality petroleum spirit and contains additives to prevent icing or explosion.Full Answer >