Pijus Jauniskis

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
Pijus Jauniskis

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....


Pijus Jauniskis

Qantas reports “devastating” financial year due to A380 write-off

FY2020 was devastating for Qantas Group, whose financial results attribute more than half of its almost $2 billion statutory loss to the depreciation of aircraft value....


Clement Charpentreau

Final convoy for fuselage of last Airbus A380 [Video]

The parts of the last Airbus A380 superjumbo left the factory of Montoir-de-Bretagne, in western France, for the outskirts of Toulouse where the final assembly will take place. The delivery of the aircraft should take place in 2021....


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?...