Airbus A-380 – The Private Jet of Luxury
Airbus A 380 – the most expensive private jet in the world speaks of luxury and style. One has to pay for it from tens of millions to hundreds of millions of dollars. Today’s review is about the most expensive of them, namely – Airbus 380.
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Not only is it the world’s biggest, but also the most expensive private jet. The cost reaches up to 500 million US dollars. Previously owned by the Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al-Saud, the same sort of plane is also part of the Singapore Airlines and Emirates fleets.
Media reports of 2013 stated, that Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al-Saud, the 29th wealthiest man in the world by Forbes magazine back then, sold it to an anonymous buyer and used the outcome to enlarge investments in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.
A standard Airbus A 380 is priced 400 Million USD. So the cost of each customization requested by the Prince for the ‘Flying Palace’, brought the price up to the point close to 500 Million USD.
Airbus A 380 – Private Jet’s Design
On commercial flights, the Airbus 380 can welcome in up to 800 passengers. The jet has a spiral staircase and a lift to connect its three floors. There are four family and VIP suites. Moreover, a concert hall is located inside, featuring a stage and a grand piano, to entertain passengers during the flight.
Is that not enough? There is a Turkish bath and space for the prince’s Rolls Royce to park on.
In case a personal butler wanted on a plane – only the Airbus A380 offers that, to passengers who can afford such peaks of luxury. As Design Q informs (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.”
The wings and engines are constructed in the UK, the fuselage in both Germany and France, the horizontal tail created in Spain — all the parts fetched by vehicles such as a ship and a truck, and set up within designed and enforced tolerance parameters.
Sometime in the 2030s, possibly, the finishing takeoff of an A380 will touch down. What will come next? Shortly: nothing. No current plane customization equals the cost, size or capabilities of A380.