Tag: Airbus A380

Boeing Cuts Back On Large Aircraft As Demand Drops

Reading Time: 3 minutes The era of very large passenger aircraft like the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747 is coming to an end. Most airlines no longer want the Airbus “Superjumbo” or Boeing’s “Queen of the Skies” as they increasingly opt for smaller wide-body versions that are fuel-efficient, flexible and viable to operate. “We have seen a very consistent […]

Etihad Rated Among The Quietest Airlines at Heathrow

Reading Time: 2 minutes Etihad Airways has been given a top rating by London’s Heathrow Airport for its emissions and night-time noise performance during the first three months of 2017. The ‘Fly Quiet and Clean’ League Table, the first of its kind to be produced by the airport, placed the UAE’s national airline among the top carriers for operating […]

Kuwait Breaks Ground On New Airport

Reading Time: 1 minute The Gulf state of Kuwait has begun heavy construction work on its new airport, designed to ease serious overcrowding problems. The existing Kuwait international Airport, the emirate’s sole civil aviation facility, has an annual design capacity of 6 million passengers, but last year handled 12 million. Over the past decade, passenger throughput has increased 10% […]

Watch How Air France Helps Porsche Get Into The Record Books

Reading Time: 3 minutes A Porsche Cayenne has successfully towed an Air France Airbus A380 weighing 285-tonnes. The Cayenne, driven by Porsche GB technician Richard Payne, towed the aircraft over a distance of 42-metres at the Air France H6 maintenance hangar at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, improving on the previous Guinness World Record title of 115-tonnes. Air France […]

Etihad Seeking Over $2 Billion In Loans To Finance Plane Purchases

Reading Time: 1 minute Etihad Airways is said to be in talks with banks to secure $2.6 billion in loans to finance aircraft purchases from Airbus and Boeing. The airline is hoping to finance 10 Dreamliner aircraft from Boeing for $200 million and an additional $600 million for the purchase of two Airbus A380s, according to a report by […]

Emirates Defers Deliveries of 12 Airbus A380s

Reading Time: 2 minutes Emirates Airline, which saw a steep drop in profit its latest financials, is deferring delivery of six Airbus A380s from 2017 to 2018 and postponing delivery of another six A380s from 2018 to 2019. Airbus announced the delivery deferrals in a press release Dec. 27, saying that agreements had been reached between Emirates and Rolls-Royce […]

Emirates Moves To An All Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 Fleet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Emirates has retired the last Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft in its fleet from active service. This makes Emirates the first and only airline in the world to operate a fleet of all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft for its passenger flights. Emirates recently retired A6-EAK from operational service. The aircraft was the last […]

Emirates Cover 432 Million Kilometres Across the Globe In Six Months

Reading Time: 1 minute Emirates aircraft have travelled over 432 million kilometres since January 2016, the equivalent of traversing the globe more than 10,700 times. A typical week sees the airline operating more than 3,600 flights, with over 96,000 flights operated in the first half of 2016. Emirates is the world’s largest international airline currently serving 154 destinations across […]

Etihad Introduces A380 on Melbourne Routes

Reading Time: 1 minute Etihad Airways has introduced an A380, equipped with its The residence private suites, on its Melbourne-Abu Dhabi and Melbourne-London routes. The Residence is the world’s first three-room private suite on a commercial aircraft. Etihad Airways Senior Vice President of Marketing, Shane O’Hare, said: “Today marks another major milestone for Etihad Airways in Australia. “With Melbourne […]

Malaysia Airlines Confirms Turbulence Incident, Aircraft Landed Safely

Reading Time: 1 minute A Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) passenger aircraft encountered severe turbulence yesterday, which left several passengers and crew members injured. Flight MH1, an Airbus A380 aircraft en route to Kuala Lumpur from London, experienced clear-air turbulence over the Bay of Bengal. The aircraft was carrying 378 people. In a statement, Malaysia Airlines confirmed the incident. The […]