A380

Emirates to continue flying A380, expects advantage in future

While other airlines retire their Airbus A380 aircraft, Emirates airline plans to remain the world’s largest superjumbo operator in the future....


Post-Soviet wide-body Neverland. Part 2: Superjumbos

The logic behind the design of larger and larger airplanes was solid. Hub-and-spoke model was proven and effective, with smaller airports ferrying their passengers to larger ones, and those – hubs – being connected amongst each other by wide-body airliners. You can’t increase an amount of aircraft landing and taking off at a hub simultaneously, therefore, you have to increase the capacity of an aircraft....


Qatar Airways could keep its A380 grounded for two more years

Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways CEO, said a return to service of the Airbus A380 would be unlikely for at least two years, as he did not expect demand to recover in that timeframe....


Royal duel: which of A380 or B747 fly more passengers nowadays?

When the coronavirus crisis hit the aviation industry with low demand, the widebodies were the first aircraft to go into storage. As the situation stabilized and started to improve, both the Boeing 747 and the Airbus A380 took to the skies again. Which one of the two giants returned faster to service?...


Etihad Airways’ Airbus A380s on their way out?

The fleet of ten Airbus A380 aircraft of Etihad Airways disappeared from the airline’s booking site until at least September 2021....


Snow, ice & A380 fan hub: BEA releases video on unusual recovery

The French Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis (BEA) released a documentary on an unusual aviation safety operation. The investigators had to extract an Airbus A380 engine fan hub from the ices of Greenland after an Air France flight suffered an uncontained engine failure in September 2017....


Tony Douglas: “the jury’s out” on Etihad Airways Airbus A380 fate

Whether the Etihad Airways Airbus A380 fleet will fly again remains undecided due to brand and sustainability issues imposed by the aircraft, the airlines CEO Tony Douglas said....


Airbus A380 engine failure caused by lack of scientific knowledge

Air France’s Airbus A380 uncontained engine failure during the flight AF066 in September 2017 resulted from the lack of scientific understanding about the alloy used for the engine parts, the Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) said in a full report on September 25, 2020....


Last Airbus A380 takes shape in Toulouse station 40

The shining new jet was pictured rolling out from station 40 of the Airbus Toulouse production site in France in the morning of September 23, 2020 on its way to station 35. The aircraft, carrying assembly number MSN 272, is the last Airbus A380 to be produced....


EASA issues repeated checks for Rolls-Royce Airbus A380 engines

EASA issues repeated checks for Rolls-Royce Airbus A380 engines

EASA announced that repetitive on-wing inspections are now necessary for three variants of Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines, following previously identified cracks on their rotor shafts....