World’s Largest Passenger Plane Arrives At MIA

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Lufthansa's Airbus-A-380 lands at MIA on Friday, June 10, 2011. (CBS4)
Lufthansa's Airbus-A-380 touches down for the first time at MIA on Friday, June 10, 2011. (CBS4)
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Lufthansa's Airbus-A-380 touches down for the first time at MIA on Friday, June 10, 2011. (CBS4)
Lufthansa's Airbus-A-380 touches down for the first time at MIA on Friday, June 10, 2011. (CBS4)
Lufthansa's Airbus A-380, the world's largest airplane, taxis in after landing for the first time at MIA on Friday, June 10, 2011. (CBS4)
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Lufthansa's Airbus A-380, the world's largest airplane, taxis in after landing for the first time at MIA on Friday, June 10, 2011. (CBS4)
Lufthansa's Airbus A-380, the world's largest airplane, taxis in after landing for the first time at MIA on Friday, June 10, 2011. (CBS4)
Lufthansa's Airbus A-380, the world's largest airplane, taxis in after landing for the first time at MIA on Friday, June 10, 2011. (CBS4)
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Lufthansa's Airbus A-380, the world's largest airplane, taxis in after landing for the first time at MIA on Friday, June 10, 2011. (CBS4)
Lufthansa's Airbus A-380, the world's largest airplane, taxis in after landing for the first time at MIA on Friday, June 10, 2011. (CBS4)
Lufthansa's Airbus A-380, the world's largest airplane, taxis in after landing for the first time at MIA on Friday, June 10, 2011. (CBS4)
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Lufthansa's Airbus A-380, the world's largest airplane, taxis in after landing for the first time at MIA on Friday, June 10, 2011. It will be making daily round-trip flights to Frankfurt, Germany. (CBS4)
Lufthansa's Airbus A-380, the world's largest airplane, taxis in after landing for the first time at MIA on Friday, June 10, 2011. (CBS4)
The sheer size of the plane makes the truck on the tarmac look like a toy. (CBS4)
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The sheer size of the plane makes the truck on the tarmac look like a toy. (CBS4)
The sheer size of the plane makes the truck on the tarmac look like a toy. (CBS4)
A crowd of people line Perimeter Road to watch the historic landing. (CBS4)
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A crowd of people line Perimeter Road to watch the historic landing. (CBS4)
A crowd of people line Perimeter Road to watch the historic landing. (CBS4)
A crowd of people line Perimeter Road to watch the historic landing. (CBS4)
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A crowd of people line Perimeter Road to watch the historic landing. (CBS4)
A crowd of people line Perimeter Road to watch the historic landing. (CBS4)
After landing, the plane taxied to the gate under water cannons provided by the Miami-Dade Fire Department. (CBS4)
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After landing, the plane taxied to the gate under water cannons provided by the Miami-Dade Fire Department. (CBS4)
After landing, the plane taxied to the gate under water cannons provided by the Miami-Dade Fire Department. (CBS4)
After landing, the plane taxied to the gate under water cannons provided by the Miami-Dade Fire Department. (CBS4)
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After landing, the plane taxied to the gate under water cannons provided by the Miami-Dade Fire Department. (CBS4)
After landing, the plane taxied to the gate under water cannons provided by the Miami-Dade Fire Department. (CBS4)
After landing, the plane taxied to the gate under water cannons provided by the Miami-Dade Fire Department. (CBS4)
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After landing, the plane taxied to the gate under water cannons provided by the Miami-Dade Fire Department. (CBS4)
After landing, the plane taxied to the gate under water cannons provided by the Miami-Dade Fire Department. (CBS4)
The airport spent $4 million on terminal modifications including the installation of a third jet bridge to accomodate the plane. (CBS4)
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The airport spent $4 million on terminal modifications including the installation of a third jet bridge to accomodate the plane. (CBS4)
The airport spent $4 million on terminal modifications including the installation of a third jet bridge to accomodate the plane. (CBS4)
MIA is the fifth airport in the nation and the first in the southeast U.S. to obtain A-380 service. (CBS4)
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MIA is the fifth airport in the nation and the first in the southeast U.S. to obtain A-380 service. (CBS4)
MIA is the fifth airport in the nation and the first in the southeast U.S. to obtain A-380 service. (CBS4)
The flight will leave MIA daily for Frankfurt at 4:10 p.m. and arrive back in Miami the next day at 1:50 p.m. (CBS4)
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The flight will leave MIA daily for Frankfurt at 4:10 p.m. and arrive back in Miami the next day at 1:50 p.m. (CBS4)
The flight will leave MIA daily for Frankfurt at 4:10 p.m. and arrive back in Miami the next day at 1:50 p.m. (CBS4)
Prior to its arrival, two vintage aircraft landed as part of the arrival ceremony including this historic Eastern Airlines DC-7. (CBS4)
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Prior to its arrival, two vintage aircraft landed as part of the arrival ceremony including this historic Eastern Airlines DC-7. (CBS4)
Prior to its arrival, two vintage aircraft landed as part of the arrival ceremony including this historic Eastern Airlines DC-7. (CBS4)
The second vintage plane was this Flagship Detroit DC-3. The Detroit is the oldest flying DC-3 in he world and is operated by the Flagship Detroit Foundation. (CBS4)
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The second vintage plane was this Flagship Detroit DC-3. The Detroit is the oldest flying DC-3 in he world and is operated by the Flagship Detroit Foundation. (CBS4)
The second vintage plane was this Flagship Detroit DC-3. The Detroit is the oldest flying DC-3 in he world and is operated by the Flagship Detroit Foundation. (CBS4)
The Airbus A-380 looms over the Flagship Detroit DC-3 and Eastern DC-7 in this aerial view. (CBS4)
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The Airbus A-380 looms over the Flagship Detroit DC-3 and Eastern DC-7 in this aerial view. (CBS4)
The Airbus A-380 looms over the Flagship Detroit DC-3 and Eastern DC-7 in this aerial view. (CBS4)
A380 Lufthansa
A380 Lufthansa
The double-deck, wide-body, four-engine A380 is the world's largest commercial passenger airliner. (Photo Credit: www.miami-airport.com)
A380 Lufthansa
A380 Lufthansa
Completed in Toulouse, France on January 18, 2005. It took seven years to develop at a cost of $8.9 billion. Each Airbus A380 costs over $300 million. (Photo Credit: www.miami-airport.com)
A380 Lufthansa
A380 Lufthansa
The A380 is 237 ft. long (equal to two blue wales), 79 ft. high (the height of five giraffes), 263 ft. wingspan (35 wedge-tail eagles), 1.3 million lb. (165 elephants). (Photo Credit: www.miami-airport.com)
A380 Lufthansa
A380 Lufthansa
Carries up to 3,000 suitcases (5.7 pieces per passenger). It weighs 550 tons which is equal to 165 elephants or 19 cement mixers. (Photo Credit: www.miami-airport.com)
A380 Lufthansa
A380 Lufthansa
4 million parts produced by 1,500 companies from 30 countries. 320 miles of wiring, the distance between Frankfurt and Paris. (Photo Credit: www.miami-airport.com)
A380 Lufthansa
A380 Lufthansa
40-percent higher takeoff weight than the 747-400, but burns 12 percent less fuel per seat and emits half the noise. (Photo Credit: www.miami-airport.com)
A380 Lufthansa
A380 Lufthansa
Main deck is 163 ft. long and the upper deck is 157 ft. long, each substantially longer than the distance covered by the Wright brothers' first flight. (Photo Credit: www.miami-airport.com)
A380 Lufthansa
A380 Lufthansa
Lufthansa will have 23 cabin crew members on its A380s, which is seven more than on the 747-400. (Photo Credit: www.miami-airport.com)
A380 Lufthansa
A380 Lufthansa
Some models have luxurious amenities such as shower spa, double beds, VIP cocktail lounges and up to 6 self serve snack bars. (Photo Credit: www.miami-airport.com)
A380 Lufthansa
A380 Lufthansa
Accommodates 525 passengers in a standard configuration, or up to 853 passengers in an all-economy configuration. (Photo Credit: www.miami-airport.com)
A380 Lufthansa
A380 Lufthansa
50% more floor area than the Boeing 747-400. Its tail equals the height of 5 giraffes. (Photo Credit: www.miami-airport.com)
A380 Lufthansa
A380 Lufthansa
The volume of the three decks = 5,150 cubic ft. or 35 million ping-pong balls. (Photo Credit: www.miami-airport.com)
A380 Lufthansa
A380 Lufthansa
Fuel capacity is equivalent of 21 road tankers, or 81,890 gallons. (Photo Credit: www.miami-airport.com)
A380 Lufthansa
A380 Lufthansa
Fuel efficiency is about 80 miles to the gallon per passenger. (Photo Credit: www.miami-airport.com)
A380 Lufthansa
A380 Lufthansa
During takeoff, wings flex upward as much as 13 ft. Wing area is 9,100 sq. ft., -- 54 % more than the 747-400. (Photo Credit: www.miami-airport.com)
A380 Lufthansa
A380 Lufthansa
20 cabin windows -- 16 doors -- 22 wheels -- 360 miles of cabling 100,000 individual cables -- 40,300 plugs -- 1,800 sq. ft. of carpeting. (Photo Credit: www.miami-airport.com)
A380 Lufthansa
A380 Lufthansa
By 2011, 18 customers have ordered 234 A380s. So far, 46 planes have been delivered to five customers: Emirates (15), Singapore Airlines (11), Qantas (10), Lufthansa (6), and Air France (4) (Photo Credit: www.miami-airport.com)
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