Setting new standards
Airbus’ A380 is the quietest widebody jetliner flying today, generating 50 per cent less noise energy on departure than its nearest competitor, as well as three-to-four times less when landing – all while carrying 40 per cent more passengers.
The quietest widebody aircraft
The A380 also meets the stringent requirements for operations at some of the world's most noise-sensitive airports: QC/2 for departures and QC/0.5 for arrivals – with a significant margin to accommodate future noise regulations, as well.
Efficiency by design
Environmental performance was a key consideration during the A380’s design and development phases, which ensures eco-efficient operations while still providing the world’s highest-capacity flights.
In order to best meet the needs of its customers and allow unrestricted operations worldwide, Airbus implemented noise reduction design elements that include enhanced engine acoustic treatment and the optimisation of wing design.
Orders & deliveries
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 3 minutes, and the temperature can be selected between 18 and 30 degrees.
An A380 takes off or lands every five minutes.