Tag: Airbus A380

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 […]

Malaysia Airlines Sees Steady Progress In Q2 2017

Reading Time: 8 minutes Malaysia Airlines experienced a tough second quarter with heightened competition and adverse forex movement. Load factors continued to be strong and passenger revenue saw positive year on year (YoY) growth amidst the tough operating environment. Group CEO Peter Bellew said, “The second quarter passenger revenue saw an increase of 8%, on the back of 1.8% […]

Airbus Reports Half-Year 2017 Results

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus SE has reported half-year (H1) 2017 financial results and maintained its guidance for the full year. Order intake totalled €37.2bn (H1 2016: €39.1bn) with the order book valued at €981bn as of 30 June 2017 (year-end 2016: €1,060bn). A total of 203 net commercial aircraft orders were received (H1 2016: 183 aircraft), with the […]

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 […]