Worst Airbus AirplanesSome Airbus planes are horrible. Vote on which one is the most.
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If Emirates didn't buy these by the dozen, Airbus would be in severe financial trouble. They need to sell about 300 to break even. (not a profit) They are currently at about 160 that are sold and its been available for order for 9 years now...
If Emirates didn't buy it then the European governments would go and inject a few billion euros into Airbus again to beat Boeing. That is incredibly unfair! (I know that Boeing has been given $$$ from the governments but it is nowhere to the extent of Airbus.) BOEING FOREVER - AIRBUS NEVER!
How would you dare compare this to the glorious 747, The Queen of the Skies! I mean, the 747 is the Queen and the a380 is the foot washer! This beast has a nose that was sanded down WAY too many times and it drinks fuel! I wouldn't want to go on this plane from Miami to Orlando because it will run out of fuel and plummet to its death! Why does Airbus like the ugliness which is their planes? They can't compete with the 747 with that junk! Its like going to war with a straw and spitball against people with atomic bombs!
Airbus had the A380 Concept before the MD-12 came up. They had the concept few years after the 747 was made. But it took many years till 2007(maybe 2003) Till they made the real plane.
And the A380 is fuel efficient. More fuel efficient that the 747-100 747-200 747-300 and 747-400. Yet though the 747-8i is more fuel efficient, the A380 actually is good for routes. It will probably be a good use when the amount of travelers increases greatly.
I feel sorry for Airbus. Well... Not really, the 747 was the reigning Queen of the Skies, but then Airbus went and built the A380 which then became the Queen of the Skies. That's an ugly queen! Anyway, Boeing came back and made the 747-8 which took that position back now since the Airbus A380 was too big to start with, Airbus can't really make a bigger plane!
When Boeing announces their revolutionary B787 aircraft and orders are piling in... Airbus who are moneylovers go and announce a slightly upgraded A330-200. Nobody wants a upgraded A330. So after scrambling to market a new plane... They announce the A350. (wow, they didn't make it look like a aviation sin! (ugly) that's a first! ) Its basically a 787 with a slightly wider cabin and holds a few more passengers and uses a bit less carbon fibre for the body of the plane (want to keep costs low and don't want to innovate too much... Airbus Philosophy: "Always take whatever you can from other planes to keep costs low and maximise your money") The 777 is tried and tested and LOVED by airlines AND passengers around the world. The 787 is the same (the battery problem is fixed now! ) the 787 is also loved by airlines AND passengers. Airbus claim that the A350 will make the 787 and 777 OBSOLETE. Fat Chance... (as mentioned by @boeingrules - you're a great person!
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The a350 is such a hideous aircraft...I didn't realize that until now...its such a copy to Boeing's 787.. I mean look at that nose...then take a look at the fuselage...stumpy pushed in sharp nose followed by that long fuselage that has wings with terrible 787 attempt winglets and a horrid small tail...Something as ugly as that can never compete with Boeing's graceful planes...I mean when the 777X comes out the a350 program is dead
HM... Let's see... Looks like airbus copied boeing... AGAIN. The A350 is extremely similar to the B787. They just made it a few inches wider to impress customers. And not only is this aircraft designed to compete with the B787, it is designed to compete with the B777... Pfft. Fat chance. One airbus plane could tackle two boeing planes? Right. The B777 is much wider than the A350, can seat more, travel farther, etc.
Airbus is famous for round noses like on the a320 family and on the a380, but they made WAY too much of a comeback by taking the 787 nose into word and stretching it! Now its as pointy as the tip of a needle! But I have to give Airbus some credit, this is the only good looking plane that they have!
The wings are not too tiny. And I have not currently seen any American 737 that has PTV's or at least drop downs maybe. Like Jetblue's Airbus A320. And the airbus A320 appears to be strong if you look at US airways flight 1549
Agreed. Nose is bigger than the body, tiny wings and an ugly body. Shocking to see over 4,000 of these bullfrogs being built.
The A320 looks retarded! And even it thinks so seeing that it says retard right before landing!
Something about this plane that makes me laugh, is that its SAFETY feature made it crash!
Whoever said that you could just buy a 777, you are right! And the person who said that the MD-10 looked better, I don't know what plane you are looking at, but its not a 777!
The French don't know how to land a plane. True that
Too technological. Air France crash too many
Does anyone even buy this? You can just get a 777!
Oh yeah, if we say that "four engines are safer than two" even though it costs more to operate than a 777 (the two engine competitor from Boeing which is much better...) we will get all the orders... not Boeing. It ironically turned out the opposite way around
I don't know what airbus was thinking cause the 777 is killing it! The a340 has 1 deck and 4 engines which makes the plane look really bad. And the wings look awful with the mini winglets.
Lol! Why would you get an a340 which has 4 engines and DRINKS fuel, when I can get a fuel efficient Boeing 777 which has 2 engines and holds the same amount of passengers?
Another hideous design is the central landing gear! Is this airbus saying that the plane is too heavy?
Old and why would it still be in use. 32 years in service and still Thai airways and many airlines still operate them. Too old they are although Thai are phasing out their a300's
Isn't this plane 10000 years old and about to fall apart? Oh please boeing is just chilling while the 777 kills the a340 a300 a330 and the 777x will DESTROY the a350!
Dc-10 and MD-11 and L1011 has been retored but not A300. :(
A390 is from the future by 2050 or 2080 I don't think so
Looks like fake sometimes
Airbus can't build one for sure!
That’s not even a plane
Window seats are designed for dwarfs. Normal sized people are cramped and twisted to conform to the curve of the hull.
Incredibly bloated and shortened A300 with wingtip fences...
This is how the A320 was made...
This and the A318: DEFORMED
This is a plane? It looks AWFUL to me!
A319 is really tight on US Airways -- a normal adult can hardly reach under the seat to reach the carryon space. Passengers using the tray table usually find it hitting them in the belly or chest. This plane is acceptable for short hops -- an hour or two. We were recently on a A319 flight from Seattle to Philadelphia and the five-plus hours were torture, especially because our flight was very full.
Hello! Someone forgot to mention the a318! The plane looks like its made for 1 person it's so short!
Worst non commuter plane still in the air. Would prefer a Canadair any day.
Wait till they come up with the A318neo. I'd love to see these micro sized trolls get fitted with those giant engines!
If Walmart Sold Planes... This is what they would look like
Complete trash and illogical
Yes, the A380 is extremely fugly, but hey, props for being big, sleek, and modern. But the Beluga... its not the ugliest Airbus plane, it's the ugliest plane, period. And since Airbus copies off everything, it wouldn't come as a surprise if they copied the super guppy. Even that looks better, lol. This thing is a disaster with wings.
The a380s little brother what is I used for again?
The Beluga Says To Airbus: "Thank you For Not Aborting Me"
This is a A380 That deformed...
It copied the Airbus beluga.
More than airbus beluga
AirBus is government Funed they take no risk
If you dare say that this is better than the 757, I will be very angry!
Seems like a pointless plane. Just a longer A320.
It is getting refurbished
When the Boeing 737 max comes out, NOBODY will want ANYTHING in the A320 family!
I don't think Airbus A360 in here
Until future comes in 2030 or 2025
Looks like the a350