Tag: A380

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 […]

Future Of Airbus A380 Said To Hinge On Emirates Order

Airbus is working on vital sales campaigns aimed at extending the life of its flagship A380 superjumbo, with outgoing marketing chief John Leahy seeking to secure orders by the Dubai Air Show in November, people familiar with the matter said. Key to the push is a requirement for 20 jets worth $8.7 billion at leading […]

Lufthansa To Station Five A380 Widebody Jets In Munich

Lufthansa announced plans to station five Airbus A380 widebody airliners at its Munich hub in the summer of next year. By deploying the world’s largest passenger aircraft, Lufthansa will not only substantially boost its capacity on long-haul routes to and from Munich, but will also establish a new premium service for passengers using Munich Airport. […]

Airbus To Upgrade World’s Largest Passenger Jet A380 Jumbo

Airbus is presenting a development study for an enhanced A380, the “A380plus”. The study includes aerodynamic improvements in particular new, large winglets and other wing refinements that allow for up to 4% fuel burn savings. Added to an optimised A380 maintenance programme and the enhanced cabin features first shown at Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in […]

Etihad Airways Doubles A380 Services To JFK

Etihad Airways has introduced its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft on its second daily service between the UAE capital and New York JFK. The superjumbo has replaced a three-class Boeing 777-300ER previously operating one of the airline’s twice daily flights. The new deployment means New York will join London and Sydney as an all-A380 operation. Guests […]