Tag: Airbus A380

Final Airbus A380 Wing Completed: Last Steps Towards the End

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Airbus A380 story welcomes another ‘last’. Recently, the final set of wings has been produced at Airbus’ Broughton facility in Flintshire, Wales, and shipped to the aircraft manufacturer’s site in Toulouse, France, for final assembly. World’s most distinctive commercial aircraft is manufactured across several European countries. The wings, meanwhile, were built at two Airbus […]

Air France Retires Its First Airbus A380

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first out of 10 Airbus A380 operated by Air France has been already returned to the lessor Dr. Peters Group and reached Malta to be stripped of the carrier’s livery. After Singapore Airlines, the French carrier has become the second one to phase this superjumbo jet out of its fleet. Earlier this year Air France […]

First A380 Dismantled and to Be Sold as Spare Parts

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first Airbus A380 has been dismantled and will be sold as spare parts as a new lessee or buyer could not be found following expiry of the 10-year lease in October 2017. For investors, this is likely to mean a modest end to their investment. After the 10-year lease with Singapore Airlines expired, shareholders […]

Emirates Firms Up Orders for 36 A380s Worth US$ 16 Billion

Reading Time: 2 minutes Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, signed a contract for 20 additional A380 aircraft and 16 options, firming up the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was announced in January. The total agreement for 36 aircraft is valued at US$16 billion based on latest list prices. Deliveries are to start as early as 2020. In the […]

British Airways in Talks Over New A380 Order

Reading Time: < 1 minute British Airways is in talks with Airbus over the proposed acquisition of new A380-800s informed sources have told Bloomberg news. Last year, the IAG International Airlines Group unit was linked to the purchase of between six and seven used A380s but, according to the sources, is now considering acquiring a larger number of new-build aircraft. […]

Air France Airbus A380 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute An Air France Airbus A380, performing flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Los Angeles, was descending towards Los Angeles when the crew needed to shut the #2 engine down due to a low oil pressure indication. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 25L. The airline confirmed the aircraft landed with the […]

Emirates Airbus A380 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute An Emirates Airbus A380, performing flight from Dubai to Sao Paulo, was in the initial climb out of Dubai when the crew stopped the climb at 6000 feet, shut the #1 engine down, dumped fuel and returned to Dubai for a safe landing about 110 minutes after departure. A ground observer the aircraft emitted 3-4 […]

Emirates Investigating Missed NYC Landing Approach

Reading Time: < 1 minute Emirates said it’s reviewing an incident where an A380 was reported as flying low on a runway approach at New York’s JFK airport earlier this month. Tracking data from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey posted on Aviation Herald recorded the A380 at an altitude of 338 feet at its lowest point […]

First Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 Now In Storage

Reading Time: < 1 minute Tarmac Aerosave has received the first-ever Airbus A380 to enter storage at its Tarbes, France, facility. The aircraft, bearing serial number MSN 03, entered service in 2007 with Singapore Airlines. The carrier just returned the aircraft to its owner, German-based lessor Dr. Peters Group. The aircraft will be stored “in flight condition,” meaning Dr. Peters […]

Malaysia Airlines to End Airbus A380 Flights in March 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Malaysia Airlines is set to end all scheduled Airbus A380 services in early 2018 less than six years after taking delivery of these aircraft. The carrier’s sole remaining scheduled A380 service is between Kuala Lumpur Sepang and London Heathrow, where it presently operates twice daily non-stop flights. Effective 15 January 2018, A380 service will reduce […]