Airbus A380 Earns FAA – EASA Type Certification - AeroSpace News - #AeroSpaceNews Airbus A380 Earns FAA – EASA Type Certification - AeroSpace News - #AeroSpaceNews
Pages Menu
Categories Menu

Posted in Airline News

Airbus A380 Earns FAA – EASA Type Certification

The troubled Airbus A380 was issued a joint type certification by authorities of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The approval came on December 12, 2006, and applies to the version equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent 900 jet engines.

The mega jumbo jet is the largest commercial airliner in production with a capacity in some configurations to carry as many as 555 passengers up to 8,000 nm (15,000 km).

According to Airbus, the A380 test program has confirmed the airliner's projected range and fuel burn, as well as its low noise or acoustic specifications. The manufacturer claims these figures make the A380 an environmentally friendly or green airliner.

The certification comes after years of flight test involving five Airbus A380s flying 2,600 flight hours in 800 flights. First flight was on April 27, 2005. Only one of the airplanes was powered by Engine Alliance GP7200 engines, with the other four flying under power provided by Rolls-Royce Trent 900s.

The A380 program has been both ambitious and troubled. Delays in deliveries have recently led to high profile cancellations by flagship customers like package carrier Federal Express (FedEx).

Click this link or the photo above to see a larger copy of this image and other airplane images:Airplane Pictures

Do you enjoy aviation videos? Have you heard about the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor? We have an exclusive one hour video that reveals the inside secrets of V-22 and its revolutionary technology. You can either order it on DVD or buy an annual subscription for only $19.95 and the download edition is included for free! When you purchase your subscription you can be watching your V-22 Osprey video right away.

To see a free preview of the V-22 video, click here.

Looking to buy a used airplane? Be sure to check out our new airplanes for sale section.

Please support with a paid subscription.

It is also very important for you to please fill out our readership survey if you have not already done so. Please take a moment right now. Click here to fill out the survey.

Thank you!

Be sure to check out our cool Playstation 3 hardware and software, XBox 360 games and Nintendo Wii gear.


Support Our Work. Keep Us In Flight.

Independent publishers like depend on readers like you to help us soar. If you enjoyed your visit please become a member of our crew by supporting us with a contribution. Visit and contribute any amount you can afford. Every bit helps. Thanks!

If your business or brand would like to sponsor our aviation podcast, website or videos please visit and select one of our affordable options. Thanks!

Another way you can support us if you prefer to purchase something specific is to get us some gear from our wishlist (a new window will open):

We invite the photographers, videographers and filmmakers in our audience who’d like to have their work featured on our website, YouTube channel and Instagram account to get in touch. In case you haven’t heard we have a new program for some who are selected to get paid as well, so be sure to check that out!

There are instructions on our website at