New Arrival at Manchester - Airbus A380 - Welcomed by UK Aerospace Industry
- Up to half of superjumbo aircraft made in Britain highlighting UK manufacturing success story
The Airbus A380 is more fuel-efficient than a hybrid car, travelling 100 passenger kilometres in standard three class configuration, using less than 3 litres of fuel (a hybrid car uses 4 litres) and produces about the same perceived noise on take-off (82 decibels or dB) as that produced by heavy traffic, less than that experienced inside a London underground train (93dB). When fitted with Rolls-Royce engines and with major contributions from other UK companies the Airbus A380 is up to 50 per cent made in Britain.
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The aircraft, operated by Emirates, is due to arrive at Manchester Airport at around 1225 today and depart at around 1520 (for today only) as it begins a regular daily scheduled service that will usually depart at 1410.
Ian Godden, Chairman of A|D|S, said:
"The UK aerospace sector is number one in Europe and second only to the US globally. The Airbus A380 is an embodiment of this success. Up to half of the aircraft is made in Britain with major contributions from many world-leading British-based companies of all sizes, especially the wings made by Airbus in the UK."
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Source : ADS Group UK