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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.   ...


Clement Charpentreau
Asiana A380 engine catches fire at Seoul Incheon Airport [Video]

The engine of an Airbus A380 belonging to the South Korean carrier Asiana Airlines caught fire during refueling in Seoul airport. The incident caused no injury....


Zivile Zalagenaite
EASA issues AD for A380 wing cracks

After finding cracks in the right and left side wing trailing edges of in-service Airbus A380s, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued an airworthiness directive ordering operators to have inspections and, when needed, modifications performed on their superjumbos. ...


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
Operation Matterhorn: Thomas Cook customers flown home on A380

Following the announcement of Thomas Cook’s bankruptcy on September 23, 2019, more than 600,000 holidaymakers found themselves without return flights home. The collapse of the tour operator left British authorities with a major task of repatriating more than 150,000 of its citizens. In response, the Civil Aviation Authority launched the UK's largest repatriation operation back to Britain in peacetime, known as "Operation Matterhorn...


AeroTime Team
Emirates retires last 777-300 from fleet, when will A380 follow?

Having recently warned that it would not take in any new Airbus and Boeing jets until plane makers and engine manufacturers get their act together, Emirates admitted the beginning of A380 phase out and announced the retirement of the last 777-300 in its fleet. ...


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...


Ruta Burbaite
Cracks in salvaged A380 engine part to prompt safety checks?

Updated. Investigation into a mid-air engine explosion on an Air France Airbus A380 in 2017 has reportedly brought to light some troubling findings that might prompt the plane maker to declare urgent checks on some of its superjumbos. A report by Reuters indicates that France’s BEA air accident investigation agency has identified a possible manufacturing flaw in a recently recovered part of one of the aircraft’s engines that abruptly...


Clement Charpentreau
Air France-KLM to retire its last A380 by 2022

After months of uncertainty on the fate of the A380, Air France-KLM finally announced it would sell the five superjumbos it owns by 2022. The group also confirmed the acquisition of 60 A220-300 aircraft as part of its fleet modernization strategy and reported strong results for the second quarter of 2019....


Ruta Burbaite
Airlines instructed to check for cracks on Airbus A380 wings

UPDATED. The EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) has ordered Airbus to inspect some of its older A380 superjumbos after cracks were detected on the wings of the airplanes. The list includes several of the world's major airlines. EASA has called the issue a “potential unsafe condition”, meanwhile, Airbus assures that the safety of the world’s largest passenger jet has not been compromised....