Airbus A380 crosswind landing during bad weather

High winds and thunderstorms saw flights cancelled or delayed at airports including Heathrow and Gatwick. Airbus A380 has faced some troubles as well. Worth to see - really professional pilot job!

This airliner is the most unique and quietest cabin in the sky. Airbus A380 is world’s largest commercial airliner. It was launched in 2007 and it has impressed the world with its spacious and luxurious interior.

Here you can see some more crosswind landings at Gatwick Airport.

Twenty airports in the world are handling Airbus 380 service, meaning that they have long enough runways, wide enough taxiways, and 78,000 square feet available at the boarding gate where the plane can be parked. Airports also need special equipment to handle passengers and cargo, and sometimes even baggage conveyor belts must be lengthened since 500 to 800 passengers means a lot of luggage. Also, the plane always receives priority takeoff clearance as its size is sufficiently large to block the ILS beacon, effectively blinding incoming aircraft navigation radios which are used for auto-land.

The Airbus A380 is a pan-European product. The engines and wings are produced in England, parts of the fuselage and the tail in Germany and Spain. Airbus test engineer Fernando Alonso describes the airplane as “a symbol of Europe.” When complete, these airplane sections are shipped by land, air, and sea for final assembly in France.

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