More than 3,100 persons are employed at Bremen, the second largest Airbus site in Germany. Here, the whole process chain for the high-lift elements of Airbus wings is established, with the project office, technology engineering, flight physics, system engineering, structure development, verification tests, structural assembly, wing equipping and then delivery to the final assembly line. In addition, Bremen is part of the Centre of Excellence for forward and aft fuselages, and it manufactures sheet metal parts like clips and thrust crests for all Airbus aircraft. The world’s first true double-deck jetliner, the A380 has a maximum takeoff weight of 560 metric tonnes / 1,235,000 lb. and a range of 8,200nm / 15,200km. With versatile cabins on both main decks, the A380 offers more space to passengers of first, business, as well as economy class, along with wider seats and aisles, with an overall fuselage length of 73 metres / 239 ft., the typical seating configuration for the A380 includes 555 passengers in a three-class layout, with a range of more than 7400nm / 13700km.
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