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  1. #1 Airbus a380 
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    What a machine!!!!! It will show how far we have come on in our engineering feats. Will it ever make a profit though, or will it sink straight away? Surely no-body wants to go on an aircraft with even less space in cattle class than normal aircraft at the moment, and more screaming children around you?


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    I just want to be certain it doesn't crash for that's going to be allot of deaths if it does.


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    Oh boy yes, if its full between500-800 could die, thats a lot of people, it will only take 1 crash, and sooner or later it will, then thats another great engineering feat down the drain
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    a problem that newscientist dicussed a while back was 'what to do if there is a problem onboard?'
    with current airplanes they can be landed on domestic airstrips if necessary, but the a380 is too large, and require the space that is only offered by lareg international airports. so if there was a problem(eg, a jet fails) then the plane has to somehow get another 500km rather than use one of the more common small airports spaced every 100km or so
    and so the balance of power shifts...
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    Quote Originally Posted by vslayer
    a problem that newscientist dicussed a while back was 'what to do if there is a problem onboard?'
    with current airplanes they can be landed on domestic airstrips if necessary, but the a380 is too large, and require the space that is only offered by lareg international airports. so if there was a problem(eg, a jet fails) then the plane has to somehow get another 500km rather than use one of the more common small airports spaced every 100km or so
    Your concern is extremely relevant, that makes a lot of sense, and it definitely is a safety problem.

    However, the fact that 800 people will die in a crash doesn't make it a bigger problem. Every single plane brand and type crashes at least once, either because of human error, design error or engineering errors.
    But, even if the A380 is exactly as safe another modern plane in terms of % of crashed per million flights, it isn't going to kill more people.

    Why ?

    Because to carry 800 people, you can use ONE A380, or TWO 747. That means you would have to perform 2x the number of flights with a 747, and because each flight has the same change to crash, the risk rate to die remains the same for 747 and A380. Same goes for smaller planes, less people get killed in each crash, but more flights have to be done to carry them, which results in a same chance to die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spenna23
    Surely no-body wants to go on an aircraft with even less space in cattle class than normal aircraft at the moment, and more screaming children around you?
    The intention is to provide the same or more space. I don't know where you got the idea there would be less.
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