The year 2016...

The year 2016 was full of events. The US presidential election was pushed back by the "Modi Magic" - demonitaisation of high value Indian currency notes.
Historical win in French open by Djkovic, Elected parliment in Myanmar after 50years, world's longest at 57km tunnel railroad inSwiss, Mother Teresa declared saint, Irom Sharmila ends her hungerstrike after 16 years,etc., everything you know. I have compailed few chosen events of 2016 and presentted here in few pages in the datewise chronological order.

Happy Newyear 2017...

Mar 02, 2016    Longest non-stop scheduled commercial flight by distance, Emirates A380 flies 14,200km (8,824 miles) Dubai to Auckland in 17 hours, 15 minutes

Wednesday, March 02, 2016    Emirates A380 from Dubai to NZ makes longest non-stop flight.
An Emirates Airbus A380 jet has made what is believed to be the current longest non-stop scheduled commercial flight by distance. The plane covered about 14,200km (8,824 miles) when it touched down in Auckland, New Zealand on Wednesday.Mar 3, 2016 The plane covered about 14,200km (8,824 miles) when it touched down in Auckland, New Zealand on Wednesday. It was expected to be the world's longest non-stop commercial flight by duration as well, but landed too early. Emirates expects "high demand" for the new route, which reportedly reduces the current travel time by three hours. The return flight to Dubai left around 22:20 local time (15:20 GMT), according to New Zealand media. The Auckland-Dubai portion was estimated to take around 17 hours and 15 minutes, but in the end took only 16 hours and 24 minutes, according to the New Zealand Herald. The new route has beaten the Dallas-Sydney flight operated by Qantas, previously the longest flight by distance, covering 13,800km (8,578 miles). The Qantas service, however, remains the world's longest flight in duration - 16 hours and 55 minutes. But this may not last long, as Emirates plans to launch a Dubai-Panama City service later this year or early in 2017 that will take 17 hours and 35 minutes. The new service, however, will cover about 13,820km (8,588 miles), falling short of the new Dubai-Auckland route. Qatar Airways has also announced plans to launch even longer flights - from its hub in Doha to Santiago, in Chile, and also to Auckland, Bloomberg reported. And Singapore Airlines revealed plans last year to bring back its Singapore-New Jersey service in 2018. The flight will apparently cover some 15,300km (9,500 miles) in 19 hours.


about Airbus A380:
The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by European Union manufacturer Airbus. It is the world's largest passenger airliner, and the airports at which it operates have upgraded facilities to accommodate it. It was initially named Airbus A3XX and designed to challenge Boeing's monopoly in the large-aircraft market. The A380 made its first flight on 27 April 2005 and entered commercial service in 25 October 2007 with Singapore Airlines.
The A380's upper deck extends along the entire length of the fuselage, with a width equivalent to a wide-body aircraft. This gives the A380-800's cabin 550 square metres (5,920 sq ft) of usable floor space, 40% more than the next largest airliner, the Boeing 747-8, and provides seating for 525 people in a typical three-class configuration or up to 853 people in an all-economy class configuration. The A380-800 has a design range of 8,500 nautical miles (15,700 km), serving the second longest non-stop scheduled flight in the world, and a cruising speed of Mach 0.85 (about 900 km/h, 560 mph or 490 kt at cruising altitude).
As of November 2016, Airbus had received 319 firm orders and delivered 200 aircraft; Emirates is the biggest A380 customer with 142 ordered of which 87 have been delivered.

On board Emirates Airbus A380 in flight


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