Airbus bets on building largest commercial plane: The Airbus A380 is set to be unveiled next month. It will be the largest passenger plane in history.
Its wings stretch nearly the length of a football field, about 50 feet longer than any plane in the air today. Nose to tail, it is longer than two blue whales. Inside the cabin, it has room for at least 550 passengers &mdash and as many as 1,000.
To put that in perspective, there are 131 towns in South Dakota that could fit their entire populations in one A380 — the smallest six could do it at the same time.
It’s a true two-story plane: the second deck stetches the length of the plane, instead of just a smaller upper deck like on the 747.
Airbus envisions that airlines will use the ample space aboard the long-haul plane for cocktail lounges and private suites that serve as in-air bedrooms and double as business meeting areas.
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