Aerostructures for Airbus A380
Leonardo, as risk sharing partner, designed and manufactures a fully fitted section of the central fuselage as well as related engineering work for Airbus A380 program. Leonardo workload consists in centre fuselage upper units, centre-forward lower unit, side panels (central doors), middle-upper floor grid.
The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner. It is the world's largest passenger airliner.The upper deck extends along the entire fuselage. A380 is able to carry 525 passengers in a typical three-class configuration or up to 853 people in all-economy class configurations.
A380 program was officially launched in 2000. At the end of August 2015 Airbus recorded 317 net orders for its wide body aircraft.