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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS FeedAirbus A380 arriving Tuesday
By Randy Dufault, EAA AirVenture Today
  
July 27, 2009 - Oshkosh, WisconsinAs part of the Tuesday air show the world’s largest civilian airliner, Airbus’s A380, will perform a flight demonstration upon its arrival here at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009. The air show begins at 2:15 p.m.

A380s can carry as many as 850 passengers in an all-economy configuration and approximately 525 in a typical three-class layout. Carriers already now flying the A380—Emirates Airlines, Qantas Airlines, and Singapore Airlines—have opted for more luxurious configurations with seats numbering in the 450-500 range, including suites with lie-flat recliners.

The aircraft coming here to EAA AirVenture is in a flight-test configuration, and for the first time Airbus will offer walk-through tours of the plane’s interior, a great opportunity to view a unique and different part of the airliner development process. EAA AirVenture attendees will have the opportunity to walk through both the main deck and the full-length upper deck. Tour hours run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday.

Other opportunities to learn about this unique aircraft include a presentation by the crew at Theater in the Woods at 8 p.m. on Wednesday and plane-side presentations by flight crew members Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday morning.

The A380 will again perform a flight demonstration as part of the Friday air show as it departs EAA AirVenture. Friday’s air show begins at 2:30 p.m.

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