Tag: A380

Airbus Sees Insatiable Hunger for Its Widebody Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus has released the review of its performance in July in terms of aircraft orders and deliveries. As the report shows, performance indicators are growing: 33 orders and 69 deliveries across its all product lines. If we talk about orders, the major demand is seen for the widebody planes. 20 A350 XWBs were booked by […]

ANA Receives First A380 From Airbus

Reading Time: 1 minute All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, has received the first of its three Airbus A380 aircraft. ANA and Airbus held a ceremony in Toulouse, France to mark the handover of the plane as well as acknowledge the importance of the airline’s relationship with Airbus. Media events are also […]

Qantas Cancels Order for Airbus A380. What’s Next?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia, has announced cancelling the order for 8 Airbus A380, double-deck, widebody, four-engine airliners. The long-suffering superjumbo got another blow. Therefore, the airline which has 12 A80s in its fleet said it “remains committed to a major upgrade of its existing A380s, which begins in mid-calendar 2019”. Airbus in Talks with […]

First ANA A380 Rolls out Airbus Paint Shop with Unique Livery

Reading Time: 1 minute The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) has rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Hamburg, Germany, bearing the airline’s distinctive and unique Hawaiian green sea turtle livery. ANA has firm orders for three A380s, becoming the first customer for the superjumbo in Japan. The airline will take delivery of the first A380 […]

#AVGEEK: First Airbus A380 in New Lufthansa Design

Reading Time: 1 minute Wednesday, 12 December, the Airbus A380 landed in Germany for the first time in the new Lufthansa Design. The landing of the newly painted flagship of the Lufthansa fleet marks the festive end of the anniversary year of the crane’s 100th birthday. The Airbus, named “Tokyo”, was welcomed to Munich Airport early Wednesday morning. The […]

First ANA A380 Takes to the Skies

Reading Time: 1 minute The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) took to the skies, completing a maiden flight from the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France to the Airbus site in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft is now being prepared for cabin installation and painting in the airline’s special A380 livery. ANA HOLDINGS INC. placed a firm […]

First ANA A380 Rolls Out of Final Assembly Line in Toulouse

Reading Time: 1 minute The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) has rolled out of the final assembly line (FAL) in Toulouse. The aircraft has now been moved to an outside station where various ground tests will be undertaken in preparation for first flight in the coming weeks. The aircraft will then be transferred to the Airbus facilities […]

Emirates Airbus A380 Does not Retract Landing Gear at London Gatwick

Reading Time: 1 minute An Emirates Airbus A380-800, performing flight from London Gatwick to Dubai, was climbing out of Gatwick’s runway 26L when the aircraft was seen not retracting the landing gear. The aircraft stopped the climb and entered a hold, subsequently diverted to London’s Heathrow Airport where the aircraft landed safely on runway 27R one hour after departure. […]

Turbulence as One of the Most Misunderstood Elements of Flying

Reading Time: 2 minutes A lot of effort goes into avoiding turbulence but it still can be faced  unexpectedly  in everyday  flights. Chief Pilot Richard Tobiano from Qantas provided his statement about this daily incident. The recent reports on QF94 show that turbulence is probably one of the most misunderstood elements of flying. For pilots, it’s an everyday part of our job […]

Major Blow to Airbus A380 Program as TwoJets to Be Stripped for Parts

Reading Time: 2 minutes After ten years in operation, Singapore Airlines chose not to renew its lease on two Airbus A380-800s in 2017. Owners of the two ‘superjumbos’, the Dr. Peters Group, a Dortmund, Germany-based traditional financial and management holding company, have subsequently failed to attract buyers for the jets, having made approaches to several airlines, including, British Airways, […]