Jean Roeder led the airbus engineers who secretly work on the development of an ultra-high-capacity airliner

Jean Roeder led the airbus engineers who secretly work on the development of an ultra-high-capacity airliner (UHCA) in middle of 1988 just to complete its own range of products and to break the dominance when the Boeing enjoyed the market segment in early 1970 with it Boeing 747. Then, the smaller double deck MD-12 was offered by McDonnell Douglas for sale but unsuccessful. After that, in June 1990, the engineer, Roeder has been given approval for further evaluation after a formal presentation to the President and CEO. In 1990 at Farnborough Air Show, with the stated goal of 15% lower operating costs than the 747-400 the megaproject was announced. One of the AĆ©rospatiale, British Aerospace, Deutsche Aerospace AG, CASA designer was organized by Airbus improve the technologies for future aircraft.
In the Airbus consortium, several companies including Boeing started a joint feasibility study of a VLCT which means Very Large Commercial Transport and aiming to share limited market in January 1993. Two years later, the joint was abandoned because of the 15 billion development cost had to cover up despite that there are only two airline for commercial use.
In the next year, A3XX was designated for Airbus to develop his own large airliner in 1994. From the largest airbus jet at that time, several designs was made such as combination of two fuselage from A340. In 3 years from 1997 until 2000 after that, the market outlook was darkened because of the East Asian involved in financial crisis. Better than the traditional single deck design, the A3XX can fit more passengers on the double decker layout.
The A3XX was changed to A380 on 19 December 2000 after the supervisory board of newly restructured Airbus suggests launching the 8.8 billion programs.
The design of A380 was a break from before which is from Airbus families, it progressed sequentially from A300 until A340. The aircraft was chosen in some Asian where the aircraft was being marketed because of the number 8 resembles the double deck cross section. In early 2001, the aircraft configuration already finalized and the first A380 wing box component was manufactured started from 23 January 2002. The cost for A380 to develop getting bigger from 11 to 14 billion after the first aircraft was completed.
Airbus A380 was made by European manufacturer Airbus. It is a double deck, and has a wide body with four engines jet airliner. Airbus A3XX was made to challenge Boeing for the large-aircraft market and because of that it has the world’s largest passenger airliner yet the facilities to accommodate also have upgraded at the airport. The first flight for the A380 was on 27 April 2005 and on 25 October 2007 it entered the commercial service with Singapore Airlines.
In August 2017, 317 orders had received by Airbus and delivered 215 of aircraft. The biggest A380 customer is Emirates with 142 ordered and 215 had been delivered.
There are variants of A380 aircraft such as, A380F, A380-900, A380neo, an also A380plus.
The first one is A380F, for the freighter variant, the orders were originally accepted by airbus, the large capacity of payload in any cargo aircraft production was being offered, but unfortunately it is exceeded by Antonov An-225 Mriya in service. The is one aerospace consultant has estimated the A380F would have at least 7 percent better payload and range better than Boeing 747-8F and it is also higher trip cost. Moreover, the production will not suspended if the lines have settled it with no firm availability date. Airbus have removed A380 in 2015 from the freighter on its corporate website. 150 t (330,000 lb) would be the maximum payload with a 5,600 nmi (10,400 km) range.
On 9 July 2015, Airbus had filed a patent application for an A380 combi which would carry the passengers and cargo. This also rapidly reconfigurable to expand or contract the cargo and passenger area as needed.