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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....


AeroTime Extra
Airbus shows third & final ANA’s Green Sea Turtle A380

Airbus unveils the livery of a third ‒ and final ‒ A380, which will join All Nippon Airways (ANA)’s fleet. Like its two predecessors, the third “Flying Honu” is also dedicated to celebrating Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle and features a special nod to Hawaii ‒ the destination it is going to serve.   ...


Zivile Zalagenaite
How will Emirates fleet change in the next 10 years?

The Airbus A380 (ex-)lifeline supplier and flagship operator as well as the largest Boeing 777 operator in the world, Emirates keeps it simple when it comes to their fleet: they pick large planes and stick to them. But how the Gulf carrier’s fleet will look like in a decade once the superjumbos begin going out of service?...


Ruta Burbaite
Emirates Clark: no reliability - no new Airbus/Boeing jets for us

Emirates’ President Tim Clark is running out of patience when it comes to continuous engine and aircraft performance setbacks. Speaking with reporters on September 4, 2019, Clark expressed his weariness of reliability challenges with new aircraft and said that the airline would not take delivery of new Airbus and Boeing jets unless the plane makers and engine manufacturers – Rolls-Royce, General Electric – get their act together...


Clement Charpentreau
Air France retires its first Airbus A380

Air France retired its first Airbus A380, marking the beginning of the withdrawal process of its fleet of ten superjumbos. The aircraft should soon be returned to the lessor....


AeroTime Team
Dubai Airshow: Emirates A380 in 27 aircraft flypass [video]

The first afternoon of Dubai Airshow 2019 saw a special flypass formation, in which Emirates Airbus A380 was seen flying in formation at 1000 feet with the United Arab Emirates aerobatic flight team....


AeroTime Extra
Emirates to fly A380 in green as nod to sustainability

Emirates Airbus A380 will make a special fly past, opening the first afternoon of Dubai Airshow 2019 flying display. To make a special nod to Expo 2020 theme, sustainability, the Airbus A380 will be in green livery, while its blue counterpart will be displayed on the ground.   ...