• Emirates’ flagship A380 touches Christchurch Airport

     Thursday, March 30, 2023

    Emirates’ flagship A380 made a landmark touchdown at Christchurch Airport today, marking the resumption of its daily service from Dubai to Christchurch via Sydney after more than three years. The special service was greeted by a crowd of spectators at …

  • Airlines asked to check wings of 25 A380 planes

     Tuesday, July 9, 2019

    European aircraft maker Airbus has asked airlines operating 25 of its oldest A380 super-jumbo jets to get their wings inspected for cracks as per EU’s Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The EASA said in an airworthiness directive dated July 5 that …

  • Singapore Airlines completes first A380 superjumbo retrofit

     Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    Singapore Airlines has completed the retrofit of the first of 14 of its original A380 superjumbo. This aircraft now features the same cabins also offered on the carrier’s five newer A380s, with a total of 471 seats – 343 in …

  • World’s shortest flight on jumbo A380

     Friday, May 31, 2019

    Emirates will launch the world’s shortest flight on the world’s biggest commercial plane – the double-decker Airbus A380. Two daily A380 flights between Dubai and Muscat International Airport are scheduled on July 1. The distance between the two cities is …

  • Airbus discontinuing production of A380 Superjumbo

     Thursday, February 14, 2019

    Airbus SE has decided to discontinue the production of A380 double-decker after a dozen years in service, burying a prestige project that won the hearts of millions of passengers, but never the broad support of airlines that instead preferred smaller, …

  • Qantas cancels its 8 remaining A380 orders

     Thursday, February 7, 2019

    Qantas Airlines has formally canceled its eight remaining Airbus A380 orders, leaving it with a fleet of 12 as technology and fuel economy catch up with the superjumbo.     The long-expected cancellation had been flagged previously and comes as …

  • Airbus in talks with British Airways for more A380s

     Saturday, January 20, 2018

    Airbus SE is currently in talks to sell brand new A380 superjumbo airplanes to British Airways this year after they had secured a program-saving deal from Persian Gulf operator Emirates as per the people who are familiar with the matter. …

  • Gatwick appoints American engineer for its biggest contract

     Monday, December 11, 2017

    Gatwick, Britain’s second largest airport has appointed American engineer to deliver a £2.7 billion investment programme.     San Francisco-based firm Bechtel will be employed to double the size of pier 6 in the North Terminal which is a £180-million …


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