This beautiful Airplane Model is one of the best replica available in the market today. This is, however available for a LIMITED TIME OFFER... The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airlinermanufactured by the European corporation Airbus, a subsidiary of EADS. It is the world's largest passenger airliner and, due to its size, many airports have had to expand their facilities to properly accommodate it. Designed to challenge Boeing's monopoly in the large-aircraft market, the A380 made its maiden flight on 27 April 2005 and entered initial commercial service in October 2007 with Singapore Airlines. The aircraft was known as the Airbus A3XXduring much of its development, before receiving the A380 designation. The A380-800 has a design range of 15,400 kilometres (8,300 nmi; 9,600 mi), sufficient to fly from New York to Hong Kong, and a cruising speed ofMach 0.85 (about 900 km/h or 560 mph at cruising altitude). As of July 2012 there had been 257 firm orders for the A380, of which 80 have been delivered. The largest order, for 90 aircraft, was from Emirates. From 2013, Airbus will introduce a new A380 build standard incorporating a strengthened airframe structure and a 1.5° increase in wing twist. Airbus will also offer, as an option, an improved maximum take-off weight, thus providing a better payload/range performance. Maximum take-off weight is increased by 4 t (8,800 lb), to 573 t (1,260,000 lb) and an additional 190 km (100 nmi) in range. This is achieved by reducing flight loads, partly from optimising the fly-by-wire control laws. British Airways and Emirates will be the first customers to receive this new option.Vietnam Airlines has shown interest in the higher-weight variant.