The most expensive commercial airplane in the world right now belongs the Boeing Airbus A380. It also holds 2 another world records for the world’s largest passenger airlines and the most expensive production aircraft ever built. As of January 2010, each of this most expensive commercial airplane costs about $346.3 million to produced. The plane itself is highly versatile and can be configured to suit many airlines need. It can carry from 407 to 840 passengers in its each flight.
The Airbus A380, as the most expensive commercial airplane in the world is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus. Many airports had to modify and improve their facilities to accommodate it. This most expensive commercial airplane in the world was firstly designed to challenge Boeing’s monopoly in the large-aircraft market.
As for the flight, the Airbus A380 made its first flight in April 27, 2005 and initially entered commercial service in October 2007 with Singapore Airlines. This most expensive commercial airplane in the world flew from Singapore to Sydney on that day. The Airbus A380 has a reasonable flight design distance of 15,200 km and can cruise at 900 km/h.
Before receiving the A380, this most expensive commercial airplane in the world was known as the Airbus A3XX during much of its development. It is also the first commercial plane in the world with double deck design. As for another amenities, this most expensive commercial airplane is equipped with a 478 square meter of floor space of cabin, extra larger from the previous Boeing 747-400. It also provides seating form 525 people in a typical three-class configuration or up to 853 people in all economy-class configurations.
As for the performance, this most expensive commercial airplane in the world is quieter from engine noise. It has improved fuel efficiency and performance compared to any aircraft ever built. It is truly a technological break through in the aircraft industries. However, production delay has been the biggest problem Airbus has to deal with since the debut of A380. As off Jan 2010, only 41 out of 240 orders of this most expensive airplane in the world has been delivered with 18 deliveries in the entire 2010.