Thursday, September 11, 2008

A380 Commnality
Offering all the advantages of a completely new airliner design, the A380 will extend Airbus family commonality benefits to the very large aircraft sector.

The 525-seat aircraft uses the same cockpit layout and operating procedures as the Airbus A320 and A330/A340 Families, ensuring that pilots qualified on other Airbus fly-by-wire aircraft can step into the A380 with minimal additional training. As a result, airlines will benefit from significant savings through reduced flight crew transition time between the various Airbus jetliner types.

At the same time, the A380’s flight deck will benefit from the latest advances in cockpit technology, including larger interactive displays, an advanced flight management system and improved navigation modes.
A380 Spotlight
...sidestick control: The A380 may be the largest airliner ever built, but a pilot who has flown an aircraft of the A320 or A330/A340 Families will feel at home in the cockpit. The sidestick control, for example, introduced with full fly-by-wire by Airbus with the A320, is the same distance from the throttle as on other Airbus passenger aircraft.
Airbus.com

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