AIRBUS A380 : LARGEST, LATEST & BEST AIRCRAFT 4 : COCKPIT & AVIONICS

The Airbus A380 is the world’s largest passenger airliner, a wide-body aircraft manufactured by Airbus. The first prototype was unveiled in Toulouse on 18 January 2005, with its first flight on 27 April 2005. The full-length double-deck aircraft has a typical seating capacity of 525, though it is certified for up to 853 passengers. I simply love Airbus planes – particularly A350 & A380 and has been very closely following since the project inception in 2000s to demo flights in 2005 / 2006 when it visited Shanghai among other cities in the world to first flight between Singapore – Sydney in 2007 and till now. I also closley followed the Airbus factories in Hamburg & Tianjin. Im very sad that production of A380 would cease in 2021

AIRBUS A380 : COCKPIT & AVIONICS
AIRBUS A380 : COCKPIT & AVIONICS
AIRBUS A380 : COCKPIT & AVIONICS
AIRBUS A380 : COCKPIT & AVIONICS
AIRBUS A380 : COCKPIT & AVIONICS
AIRBUS A380 : COCKPIT & AVIONICS
AIRBUS A380 : COCKPIT & AVIONICS
AIRBUS A380 : COCKPIT & AVIONICS
AIRBUS A380 : COCKPIT & AVIONICS
AIRBUS A380 : COCKPIT & AVIONICS
AIRBUS A380 : COCKPIT & AVIONICS
AIRBUS A380 : COCKPIT & AVIONICS
AIRBUS A380 : COCKPIT & AVIONICS
AIRBUS A380 : COCKPIT & AVIONICS
AIRBUS A380 : COCKPIT & AVIONICS
AIRBUS A380 : COCKPIT & AVIONICS
AIRBUS A380 : COCKPIT & AVIONICS
AIRBUS A380 : COCKPIT & AVIONICS
AIRBUS A380 : COCKPIT & AVIONICS
AIRBUS A380 : COCKPIT & AVIONICS
AIRBUS A380 : COCKPIT & AVIONICS
AIRBUS A380 : COCKPIT & AVIONICS

AIRBUS A380 : AVIONICS


  • The A380 employs an integrated modular avionics (IMA) architecture, first used in advanced military aircraft, such as the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II and Dassault Rafale
  • The main IMA systems on the A380 were developed by the Thales Group
  • Designed and developed by Airbus, Thales and Diehl Aerospace, the IMA suite was first used on the A380
  • The suite is a technological innovation, with networked computing modules to support different applications
  • The data networks use Avionics Full-Duplex Switched Ethernet, an implementation of ARINC 664. These are switched, full-duplex, star-topology and based on 100baseTX fast-Ethernet
  • This reduces the amount of wiring required and minimises latency

 

A380 flight deck

  • Airbus used similar cockpit layout, procedures and handling characteristics to other Airbus aircraft, reducing crew training costs
  • The A380 has an improved glass cockpit, using fly-by-wire flight controls linked to side-sticks
  • The cockpit has eight 15 by 20 cm (5.9 by 7.9 in) liquid crystal displays all physically identical and interchangeable
  • Comprising two primary flight displays, two navigation displays, one engine parameter display, one system display and two multi-function displays
  • The MFDs were introduced on the A380 to provide an easy-to-use interface to the flight management system—replacing three multifunction control and display units
  • They include QWERTY keyboards and trackballs, interfacing with a graphical “point-and-click” display system
  • The Network Systems Server (NSS) is the heart of A380s paperless cockpit ; it eliminates bulky manuals and traditional charts
  • The NSS has enough inbuilt robustness to eliminate onboard backup paper documents
  • The A380s network and server system stores data and offers electronic documentation, providing a required equipment list, navigation charts, performance calculations, and an aircraft logbook. This is accessed through the MFDs and controlled via the keyboard interface

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