Sunday, May 24, 2009

A new Airbus already????!

Hot on the heels of the first engine runs of the new Boeing 787, and with the Airbus A380 bedded in to airline service, it appears that Airbus have been very busy designing the latest addition to their fleet. How they managed to do this without the usual plethora of press releases and insider leaks, I'm not quite sure.

Anyway, Airbus have released these official photos of the new Airbus A390, almost complete, in their main build hanger. The aircraft itself is designed for ultra long-range [Sydney - Heathrow direct!], and ultra comfortable travel, and surprisingly, will work with any A380-ready airport.

Airbus A390Airbus A390

Clearly, Airbus are betting on the continued need for very large aircraft. Either that, or it has been a boring weekend with atrocious weather entirely unsuitable for flying light aircraft - leaving way too much time for my imagination to run wild. Your pick. :-)

Thanks for the photos Liz!

9 comments:

QW said...

How much to fuel up the A390?

Anonymous said...

I'm not falling for it...

Rodney said...

@QW - won't cost you a cent, I promise.

@Anonymous - you're no fun! Whenis the weather going to get better? :-) Yeah, I know!

Euan Kilgour said...

Hmm the rear fuselage needs some work... :)

Anonymous said...

Hey, how hard can it be to secretly build an enourmous new aircraft in troubled times?? Nice photoshop work :)

Martin Scharnke said...

But Rodney, you promised us that you'd get some good pics/vids of aircraft struggling with the wind, not fictional April Fools' Jokes.

PMICGBH!

Rodney said...

@Euan - not my work :-(

@Anonymous - same to you - not my work :-)

@Martin - check out www.youtube.com/flyinggeek - maybe one day I'll get some more. Move your own posterior [@everyone else - no I'm not explaining!]

dabz said...

april fools was 2 months ago ;p

Wayne said...

That's not a A390, it's the new A380 BS :-)