The collection of the Aerospace Museum at Le Bourget added the first Airbus
PARIS, February 14 — RIA Novosti, Victoria Ivanova. The world’s largest commercial passenger airliner, the Airbus A380 for the first time in the history of the Airbus family have joined the largest in France a collection of aircraft and became an exhibit in the Aerospace Museum in Le Bourget.
According to Museum Director Catherine Monari, “the Museum did not have funds for the purchase of such aircraft.” However, as a result of interaction with Airbus the emergence of a new exhibit — a test A380 in the collection of the Museum became possible. His last flight the machine was made in Paris of Toulouse-Blagnac airport on Tuesday.
Despite the fact that the new Parking lot liner found in the winter, visitors access to it hardly will begin before mid-summer. As passed earlier by the newspaper Liberation, until that time, professionals will have to convert the aircraft to meet standards for visitors. This restructuring will cost from 300 to 500 thousand euros and will last at least until the completion of the air show in Le Bourget in June.
Airbus A380 — the first fully double-Decker passenger plane, the largest airliner in the world. Its wingspan of 80 meters and a fuselage length — 73 meters. In addition, it consumes less fuel per passenger than its predecessors.
The cost of the aircraft in standard configuration is $ 320 million. The aircraft can make non-stop flights on distance to 15 thousand kilometers and can carry 525 passengers on scheduled flights and up to 853 people in the Charter, provided that in economy class salon is fully equipped.
The aircraft is able to fly distances of up to 15.7 thousand kilometers. First went into operation in 2007.