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Leading the way

Leading the way

Designed in close collaboration with major airlines, airports and airworthiness authorities, Airbus’ A380 is the most environmentally-friendly commercial jetliner in operational service today.

In addition to offering unequalled levels of passenger comfort, the widebody A380 also provides the lowest fuel consumption per seat – allowing operators of this 21st century Airbus flagship to substantially reduce CO2 emissions while achieving profitable, sustainable growth for decades to come.

This demonstrated environmental performance supports Airbus’ ambitious goal to cut the air transport industry’s CO2 emissions in half by 2050, based on 2005 figures. 


The A380 only produces about 75 grams of CO2 per passenger kilometre – which is well below both current and anticipated future international limits, despite the aircraft’s industry-leading passenger capacity and extended range of up to 15,200 km.

Reducing CO2 emissions... a lot

In addition, this double-deck Airbus jetliner burns 22 per cent less fuel per seat than its nearest competitor, translating to 22 per cent fewer CO2 emissions. For further comparison, 105 kg. of fuel will be saved per passenger on a Paris-Tokyo round trip flight – reinforcing the aircraft’s position as an industry leader for eco-efficiency.


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Did you know?

Did you know?
  • The A380 is 15 tonnes lighter than it would be if made entirely of metal.
  • The 4400m2 surface of the A380 is covered in three layers of paint weighing around 500kg.
  • During take-off the A380 wing will flex upwards by over 4m.
  • The air in the A380 cabin is changed every two minutes, and the temperature can be selected between 18 and 30 degrees.

  • An A380 takes off or lands every four minutes.