Luxurious Private Jet: The World Biggest and Expensive Jet Airbus A380 Owned By Saudi Prince

The Airbus 380 is the world’s biggest private jet and the most expensive (wide body aircraft manufactured by the European multinational aerospace corporation, Airbus). It cost a whooping sum of $500 million and can only be owned by a wealthy person just as the Saudi Prince, Alwaleed bin Talal al-Saud.

Chai !!! Money is good oo. Interior view of Saudi Prince, Alwaleed bin Talal's private jet. – Welcome to Karó Entertainment blog

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  • Huge, airy cabins with large windows.
  • Higher-than-usual in flight air pressure, ensuring a more comfortable flight
  • Unmatched inflight entertainment systems
  • Ultra-luxurious first class cabin

The A380 private jet version belonging to the Saudi Prince is like a flying palace, featuring a spiral staircase and a lift that connects the plane’s three floors.

It has four family and VIP suites and a prayer room with electronic mats that can automatically turn towards Mecca. There’s also a concert hall, complete with a stage and a grand piano, to entertain guests throughout the flight.

It has a full-size boardroom, a Turkish bath and ample parking space for the prince’s Rolls Royce. According to Design Q, the company that worked on the interiors, the A380 is “not only the most luxurious aircraft in existence, but also reflects the cultural values and status of its owner.”

Airbus A 380 - The Most expensive private jet in the world

Airbus A380 History

Airbus studies started in 1988 and the project was announced in 1990 to challenge the dominance of the Boeing 747 in the long haul market. Airbus launched the €9.5 billion ($10.7 billion) A380 programme on 19 December, 2000. The first prototype was unveiled in Toulouse on 18 January, 2005, with its first flight on 27 April 2005. Difficulties in electrical wiring caused a two-year delay and the development cost ballooned to €18 billion. It obtained its type certificate from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 12 December, 2006.

It was first delivered to Singapore Airlines on 15 October, 2007 and entered service on 25 October. Production peaked at 30 per year in 2012 and 2014. However, Airbus concedes that its $25 billion investment for the aircraft cannot be recouped. On 14 February, 2019, after Emirates reduced its last orders in favour of the A350 and the A330neo, Airbus announced that A380 production would end in 2021.

The full-length double-deck aircraft, sometimes nicknamed the superjumbo, has a typical seating capacity of 525, though it is certified for up to 853 passengers. It is powered by four Engine Alliance GP7200 or Rolls-Royce Trent 900 turbofans providing a range of 8,000 nmi (14,800 km). As of August 2020, Airbus has received 251 firm orders and delivered 246 aircraft; Emirates is the biggest A380 customer with 123 ordered, of which 118 have been delivered.

The same model of plane is also part of the Singapore Airlines and Emirates fleets. On commercial flights, the Airbus 380 can accommodate up to 800 passengers.

Airbus in February 2019, announced it will end the production of A380 by 2021, after its main customer, Emirates, agreed to drop an order for 39 of the aircraft, replacing it with 40 A330-900s and 30 A350-900s.(Wikipedia)

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