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What plane is in the top pic? - giant engines

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Hi guys,

 

Even though this article is about Thomas Cook demise, but there is this pic with plane with 2 engines.  I can not recall that 747 is that big.  What plane is it?  I can't tell.  The people look so tiny compared to those massive engines.  Is that the Airbus 380?

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/24/business/thomas-cook-airlines-bankruptcy.html

 

Thanks

 

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A-380😉


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Not only stopping production. Emirates has already scrapped their first A380s because they are unsalable, and other Airlines are starting to phase it out.

Besides being the wrong aircraft at the wrong time, the main problem is its too big wing which produces too much drag. The wing has been designed to work perfectly with the stretched A380-900 (almost 1000 pax) but this never happened. 

 

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Didn't you notice that the diameter of the inboard engine is much bigger than the outboard engine!? I assume this a 747 flying testbed for a 777 engine

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48 minutes ago, jcorstjens said:

Didn't you notice that the diameter of the inboard engine is much bigger than the outboard engine!? I assume this a 747 flying testbed for a 777 engine

That was funny 😂

 

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Or perhaps it's something to do with being on a swept wing so the inboard is closer to the camera...   lol.

Definitely a A380, I saw the whole thing on the TV in a report on the Thomas Cook collapse.  My immediate thought was "wow, somebody's going to get an unusually comfortable flight home from Antalya!"


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