Airbus A380

The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four engine jet liner. It is the world's largest passenger airliner. Many airports have upgraded their facilities to accommodate it because of its size. The A380 made its first flight on 27 April 2005 and began commercial service in October 2007 with Singapore Airlines.

The A380's upper deck extends along the entire length of the fuselage, with a width equivalent to a wide-body aircraft. This gives the A380-800's cabin 478 square meters (5,145.1 sq ft) of floor space, which is 40% more than the next-largest airliner, and provides seating for 525 people in a typical three-class configuration or up to 853 people in all economy-class figurations. The A380-800 has a design range of 15,700 kilometers (8,500 nmi; 9,800 mi), sufficient to fly from New York to Hong Kong, and a cruising speed of Machh 0.85 (about 900 km/h or 560 mph; 490 kn at cruising altitude).

Correct Tool’s Contributions

1. Correct Tool was a key vendor in the Airbus A380’s Engine Cowling Actuation System, via MPC Engineering.

2. Correct Tool worked with MPC Engineering on the initial prototype design and bench units.

3. Correct Tool redesigned and manufactured the housing, telescoping actuator arm, motor differential and drive components.