Tag: Airbus A380

Air France Retires All Airbus A380 with Immediate Effect

Reading Time: 2 minutes In face of the crisis, some decisions and changes are introduced unexpectedly and ahead of initial plans. This is the case of Airbus A380 fleet operated by Air France. The airline has announced that nine A380 planes will remain grounded due to the reduced demand and will no longer perform commercial flights for the carrier. […]

Airbus A380 and Boeing 747: Fate after the Crisis?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Would you agree that Airbus’ double-decker A380 and Boeing’s Queen of the Skies 747 are the icons of modern commercial aviation? At least to some extent. Identifiable contrails, distinctive engines’ sound and a breathtaking view of giants manoeuvring among other planes around the airport. Not to omit the detail that most of plane emojis, gifs […]

Air France-KLM Group Operates only 5% of Capacity During Q2

Reading Time: 1 minute The crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic has hardly hit Air France-KLM Group. At present it is “navigating a storm of unprecedented severity” and during the second quarter operates only around 5% of the previously planned capacity. In a statement, the company revealed that after a slow resumption of flights throughout summer, in September it […]

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 […]