Tag: Airbus A380

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 […]

Monarch Engineering Adds A380 to MRO Capabilities

Reading Time: < 1 minute Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL), the engineering division of Monarch Airlines, has been approved to add the Airbus A380 aircraft to its MRO portfolio. The additional aircraft type has been added to the EASA and GCAA Part 145 approvals, allowing MAEL to provide line maintenance support for Airbus A380 operators at Birmingham Airport. Derek Gibson, […]

British Airways Airbus A380 Lands With Square Tire

Reading Time: < 1 minute A British Airways Airbus A380 aircraft which took of from Hong Kong, landed at London Heathrow Airport with a square tire. The aircraft, an Airbus A380, registration G-XLEB, was performing flight BA32. According to AvHerald, the crew received a tyre pressure indication after reaching top of climb. Checking flightradar24 data, it is seen that the […]

Near Miss For Lufthansa and Drone

Reading Time: 2 minutes The pilot of a Lufthansa passenger jumbo jet reported a drone aircraft nearly collided with the airliner on Friday on its landing approach to Los Angeles International Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The close encounter between the wide-body, four-engine Airbus A380 and the drone occurred at about 1:30pm at an altitude of 5,000 […]

Emirates Reportedly to Hire Laid-off Malaysian Pilots

Reading Time: 2 minutes Following Malaysian Airlines’ announcement this week that it would be grounding its remaining fleet of Boeing 777s and cancelling several long-haul routes, Emirates has, according to a report by Arabian Supply Chain, signalled its interest in hiring laid-off Malaysian pilots. Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ divisional senior vice-president, strategic planning, revenue optimisation and aeropolitical affairs, based in […]