Tag: A380

New Singapore Airlines A380 Takes to the Skies

Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of the first of five new A380 aircraft scheduled to join the carrier’s fleet over the coming year, at a special ceremony hosted by Airbus in Toulouse, France. The aircraft delivered is the first in the airline’s fleet to feature its recently launched on-board cabin products and innovations. In addition […]

Singapore Airlines Selects Airbus for A380 Retrofit Programme

Airbus has been selected by Singapore Airlines (SIA) to provide cabin retrofit services for 14 A380 aircraft currently in service with the carrier. The retrofit programme, which will be undertaken at SIA Engineering Company in Singapore, will see the airline’s recently launched cabin products installed on the aircraft. The new cabin products will debut on […]

Airbus Still Hopeful of A380 Deal by Year End

Airbus might yet win a long-anticipated A380 superjumbo order from Gulf carrier Emirates before the end of the year, but must pledge to extend the ailing program for a further decade in order to secure the deal. The European planemaker had planned to announce the sale at this week’s Dubai Air Show, chief operating officer […]

Emirates Welcomes 100th A380 to Its Fleet

Emirates celebrates the milestone delivery of its 100th Airbus A380 aircraft at a special ceremony with Airbus at the manufacturer’s delivery centre in Hamburg. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Emirates’ Chairman and Chief Executive officiated the ceremony. He was joined at the event by Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline; Tom Enders, Airbus […]

Emirates to Receive 100th A380 Aircraft in November

Emirates, the world’s largest A380 operator, is set to receive its milestone 100th A380 aircraft on 3rd November. Over 80 million passengers have flown on the superjumbo in the nine years since it first joined Emirates’ modern fleet. Today, Emirates flies the A380 to over 45 destinations spanning Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East, […]

Malaysia Airlines A380 Drops Nose Wheel After Landing

A Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380 performing flight from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur landed on and slowed. While vacating the runway the left nose wheel could not be seen on the nose gear, the aircraft’s nose was supported by the right hand nose wheel only. The aircraft stopped clear of the runway and was towed […]

Lufthansa To Hire 1,000 Flight Attendants For A380 Munich Operations

Lufthansa will hire 1,000 flight attendants for its Munich hub as its launches Airbus A380 operations from the Bavarian capital in spring 2018. “From March 25, our A380s will take off for Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Beijing,” Lufthansa Munich hub CEO Wilken Bormann said. Lufthansa will transfer five of 14 509-seat Airbus A380s from […]

Emirates Needs More A380s

Emirates airline needs “even more” Airbus A380 aircraft in the future, according to Emirates president Sir Tim Clark. In an interview with the Netherland’s Het Financieele Dagblad newspaper, Clark said the “the potential market remains huge” for the superjumbo aircraft, despite the emergence of smaller, more energy-efficient aircraft capable of flying to medium-sized cities. “The […]

Panic As Engine Falls Off Air France A380 Over Atlantic

An Air France flight from Paris to Los Angeles lost one of its four engines over the Atlantic Ocean Saturday, forcing the crew to divert to Goose Bay Airport, in Labrador in eastern Canada. The plane was west of Greenland, about midway through the flight when what passengers described as a loud ‘boom’ shook the […]

Airbus Production Cuts Could Impact A380 Aftermarket

Airbus’ decision to reduce A380 deliveries from 15 this year to 12 in 2018 and eight in 2019 will have noticeable effects on the aftermarket in the near-future, an industry analyst has forecast. Jonathan Berger, managing director of Alton Aviation Consultancy, says the cuts announced in July 2017 will present a barrier to entry for […]