Best Airbus Aircraft

We all know that Airbus creates the safest, most advanced aircraft. We also know that they consistently better their competitors in new breakthroughs. But which of their aircraft is best?

The Top Ten
1 Airbus A380

This jet does not look as "pretty" as the 747 but is proving to be a quick seller. The 747 was a success because it was the only player as a jumbo, but now the A380 is here and can seat more passengers and is more fuel efficient. The 747-8 passenger does not seem to be topping sales, and it is likely that the A380 will eventually replace the 747.

The 747 is, however, a legend and was iconic for aviation. It will live on for a while though, as you do see the odd A300.

Many aircraft look like dwarves near this beast. It is unfortunate that it is discontinued. It is always fascinating to just watch the A380 landing or taking off at your home airport.

On my home airport, a fully loaded A380 tends to have a shorter takeoff roll than most 737s or A330/A350s, although it depends on how packed the aircraft is. That's why I started plane spotting as a hobby.

2 Airbus A320

The very first commercial aircraft to use Fly-By-Wire and a very worthy competitor to the 737. The NEO is certainly proof of this with it massively outselling the Max.

It's the perfect combination: not too big, not too small.

The A320 plane should be number one because the A380 is bigger, and smaller ones need to be the best.

3 Airbus A350

The A350 is a quiet aircraft that has five variants. It is in some major airlines' fleets and plays a major role on many transpacific routes by Delta, and later, United. It has the widest seats of any jetliner in the skies and has never had a crash.

It is far better than anything Boeing has made and it promises to be a success.

Graceful when it starts and lands, beautiful and relatively quiet. Plus, it has the most modern technology on board. The ULR version makes ultra-long nonstop flights possible and affordable for any airline.

4 Airbus A330

A huge seller with over 1,000 in service or on order. A comfortable and efficient replacement for the 767.

Airbus' best plane in terms of Medium to Long Haul.

5 Airbus A321

Recently became a good option for low-cost carriers to offer long-haul flights with the A321LR and the upcoming XLR version with even greater range. Else, a trusty workhorse like the whole A320 family. Perfect for hopping around the continent.

The A320's bigger brother and a perfect replacement for those tired 757s.

6 Airbus A319

A shorter version of the A320, but certainly a significant aircraft for Airbus.

It is very safe. Safe plane. It is a hero.

7 Airbus A318

The largest aircraft to operate out of London City, but can still make it across the pond.

8 Airbus A340
9 Airbus A300

Airbus' first aircraft, what a shame it was discriminated against. Now used as Belugas and still in operation with some airlines (Monarch, Thai...).

10 Airbus A310
The Contenders
11 Airbus A320neo

I've once been on a Frontier A320neo, and it was pretty comfortable for an economy class plane, also pretty fuel efficient.

Beautiful and fuel efficient. The pinnacle of short/medium haul aviation. Amazing aircraft!

12 Airbus A220
13 Airbus A330-800neo
14 Airbus Beluga
15 Airbus A220-300
16 Airbus A380-800
17 Airbus BelugaXL
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