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Old 29th September 2010, 13:46   #31
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The looks like a hunch backed A380 . Boy that is humongous.
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Old 29th September 2010, 13:54   #32
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Well , here is some more info on the beluga .. more trivia

The A300-600 Super Transporter, known as the Beluga, carries sections from Airbus sites across Europe to the final assembly lines in Toulouse and Hamburg.

It is based on the reliable A300-600R and can carry up to 1,400 cubic metres of freight over 4,630 kilometres / 2,500 nautical miles thanks to a cargo hold with greater volume than any other air freighter in the world.

The Beluga’s ability to transport both large and sensitive cargo mean that it is in high demand for specialist commercial and humanitarian missions.

Airbus Transport International,a subsidiary formed in 1996, leases the fleet of five Belugas when they are not in use in the production cycle.

The aircraft has transported cargo ranging from helicopters to famous works of art, and even set the world record for carrying the single biggest piece of cargo, a 6.5 x 17.6 metre steel tank weighing 39 tonnes.


Well each of the two GE CF6 engines provide about 72,000 lb. thrust compare this to the 95,000 lb Thurst of the A380 Engines the TRENT 900 from Rolls Royce .
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Old 29th September 2010, 15:55   #33
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The beluga is a smaller aircraft compared to the A380, IIRC while developing A380, Airbus tried to transport the fuselage and other components through Beluga but could not do so. The sheer size of A380 never made this possible. Finally, the parts were shipped through waterway.

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+1 to that. IIRC, I had seen a program on Nat Geo on the making of A380 in which they had shown the Beluga too and also mentioned about not being able to send A380 parts from it.
In the program, it was shown that these parts were then sent thru road and also that some of them got stuck passing thru the rural roads and how they were finally transported from there to the assembly line.
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@hellstar: WOW pics. As much as I visit TBHP, I visit www.airliners.net. A site totally dedicated to airliners & their pics.
I STRONGLY suggest that you put your A380 pics on this site.

Raab Rakha.
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Old 29th September 2010, 16:20   #35
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Guys,

I didn't know that Team Bhpeans would be interested in Aircraft photos.
This year when I was at world's biggest Airshow 'Farnborough Airshow' - I have clicked some nice pictures.

If you guys & mods dont mind, I will post it soon.

Cheers !
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Old 30th September 2010, 19:01   #36
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That Beluga looks like it had a 380 for lunch. How does it compare to the AN225?
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Old 30th September 2010, 21:31   #37
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With no intentions to hijack the thread, i just thought of posting a few more pictures of the A380.
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I remember having got these through some mail forwards. Very captivating.

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@hellstar: WOW pics. As much as I visit TBHP, I visit www.airliners.net. A site totally dedicated to airliners & their pics.
I STRONGLY suggest that you put your A380 pics on this site.

Raab Rakha.
I remember reading from a website last year or so, the pilots had complained that they could not get enough sleep in the A380 during long haul flights.
Reason ?? - The special cabin for the pilots to retire and catch a nap was very noisy - not due to engine noise but from noise from crying babies/passengers !!!! The noise from the Trent is very low compared to a 747. In the 747 the passenger noise used to be muffled by the loud engine noise from the GEAE, EA engines
Airlines were considering to sound insulate the cabins.
Airliners.net is a fantastic website if you are a avaiation fan. Iam one !!
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@hellstar: WOW pics. As much as I visit TBHP, I visit www.airliners.net. A site totally dedicated to airliners & their pics.
I STRONGLY suggest that you put your A380 pics on this site.

Raab Rakha.
I remember reading from a website last year or so, the pilots had complained that they could not get enough sleep in the A380 during long haul flights.
Reason ?? - The special cabin for the pilots to retire and catch a nap was very noisy - not due to engine noise but from noise from crying babies/passengers !!!! The noise from the Trent is very low compared to a 747. In the 747 the passenger noise used to be muffled by the loud engine noise from the GEAE, EA engines
Airlines were considering to sound insulate the cabins.
Airliners.net is a fantastic website if you are a aviation fan. I am one !!
Cheers!
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Wow! All those magnificent machines up-close, really exciting. Waiting for more pictures and updates. Which is the aircraft in the second picture?

Anoop, Are your working for Airbus now?
Aircraft in the second pic is a SAAB JA-35 DRAKEN.
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Old 1st October 2010, 18:03   #41
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A closer perspective of the A380 cockpit.

Airbus Family Day'10 - Toulouse , France-2009a380-cockpit.jpg


My Favorite A380 picture !

Airbus Family Day'10 - Toulouse , France-a380_on_ground.jpg
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Well , here is some more info on the beluga .. more trivia

The A300-600 Super Transporter, known as the Beluga, carries sections from Airbus sites across Europe to the final assembly lines in Toulouse and Hamburg.

It is based on the reliable A300-600R and can carry up to 1,400 cubic metres of freight over 4,630 kilometres / 2,500 nautical miles thanks to a cargo hold with greater volume than any other air freighter in the world.

The Beluga’s ability to transport both large and sensitive cargo mean that it is in high demand for specialist commercial and humanitarian missions.

Airbus Transport International,a subsidiary formed in 1996, leases the fleet of five Belugas when they are not in use in the production cycle.

The aircraft has transported cargo ranging from helicopters to famous works of art, and even set the world record for carrying the single biggest piece of cargo, a 6.5 x 17.6 metre steel tank weighing 39 tonnes.


Well each of the two GE CF6 engines provide about 72,000 lb. thrust compare this to the 95,000 lb Thurst of the A380 Engines the TRENT 900 from Rolls Royce .
I don't know why, but i find the Beluga more interesting in design than the original A380. It really looks like the Beluga whale. 'Hideously cute' I must say
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Our member AirBusDriver flies the A340(Kingfisher) to France regularly, and is being trained for flying the A380's.

Lets see, if we can get some more info about this Mammoth.
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Guys,

I didn't know that Team Bhpeans would be interested in Aircraft photos.
This year when I was at world's biggest Airshow 'Farnborough Airshow' - I have clicked some nice pictures.

If you guys & mods dont mind, I will post it soon.

Cheers !
Hey we have no problems. Bring it on, just put it at the right place.

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My Favorite A380 picture !
Yes, that is a fantastic picture.
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