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Clement Charpentreau
BREAKING: Air France definitely retires Airbus A380 fleet

Air France announced that the nine Airbus A380 aircraft that remained in its fleet would not take off again, two years before their official withdrawal....


Lufthansa Technik pursuing world’s first A380 freighter
Clement Charpentreau
Lufthansa Technik pursuing world’s first A380 freighter

Thirteen years after the double-decker, long-hauler superjumbo by Airbus entered service as a passenger aircraft, the A380 could be used as a freighter for the first time. Lufthansa Technik revealed it was working for a new type certificate for the aircraft that would convert it into a temporary cargo plane....


Clement Charpentreau
Airbus sinks in the red due to coronavirus crisis

Airbus published a net loss of €481 million in the first quarter of 2020, compared to a net profit of €40 million a year earlier. The manufacturer said it quickly saw the effects of the coronavirus epidemic....


Clement Charpentreau
On this day: Airbus A380 takes off for the first time

When the Airbus A380 took off for the first time on April 27, 2005, the whole world was watching. Some were probably wondering if this giant, the largest civilian aircraft ever built, could even leave the ground....


Clement Charpentreau
Eleven British Airways A380 parked at Châteauroux Airport [Video]

Châteauroux "Marcel Dassault" Airport (CHR) shared footage of an unusual sight: for a week already, six Airbus A380 aircraft have been parked on a taxiway by British Airways, and five more are expected to join them soon. The eleven superjumbos should remain on the site for the next six months at least....


AeroTime Team
Coronavirus: How many A380 remain in the skies?

As the aviation industry is caught in the coronavirus crisis, airlines are grounding large parts, if not all, of their fleet. In a situation where dramatic passenger demand drop is coupled with exponential increase of global travel bans, one of the first aircraft types to go became the Airbus A380. But how many of them remain in the skies and which airlines still fly the Superjumbo during the COVID-19 Crisis?...


Zivile Zalagenaite
Qantas to ground all widebodies, cut 90% flights due to COVID-19

Caught in the global coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting fall of travel demand, Qantas, the biggest Australian airline, and its subsidiary Jetstar are cutting their international flights by approximately 90%. Amid the changes, the group is preparing to ground “almost” all of its widebody aircraft, with at least 150 planes to be stored. ...


Clement Charpentreau
Will coronavirus send the A380 into early retirement?

As the aviation industry is caught in the coronavirus crisis, American Airlines is accelerating the retirement of its older Boeing 767s. Meanwhile, at least three airlines have grounded their fleets of A380 aircraft, while Emirates is reportedly in discussions to postpone the last eight superjumbos deliveries. With long-haul routes being the most affected by travel bans, the coronavirus could send the giants into early retirement....


Clement Charpentreau
Third and last ANA A380 takes off for maiden flight

The third and last Airbus A380 for the airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) made its maiden flight in Hamburg, Germany, showing off its very unique orange “Flying Honu” livery. The superjumbo will operate a route towards Hawaii in June 2020....


Clement Charpentreau
Coronavirus: foreign aircraft scrambled for Wuhan evacuation

Governments around the world are organizing to repatriate their citizens via planes from Wuhan ‒ the heart of the Coronavirus epidemic. Meanwhile, several carriers have already announced the suspension of their flights to China to prevent the spread....