Quantcast
Clement Charpentreau
Coronavirus: Airbus uses test aircraft to bring masks to Europe

An Airbus A350-1000 test aircraft took off from Toulouse, France, on April 3, 2020, towards Tianjin, China, where it will collect protective masks that will be brought back to Europe. It is the third cargo flight operated by the manufacturer since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Airbus announces triple-deck Airbus A380ultra

While the Airbus A380 was left unwanted by airlines with the last aircraft leaving Toulouse in 2021, the European manufacturer announced an even bigger version of the A380: the triple-deck Airbus A380ultra....


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?...


Clement Charpentreau
German A400M evacuates two French coronavirus patients

An A400M Atlas transporter of the Luftwaffe was used to transport patients hospitalized in Strasbourg, France, towards Ulm, in Germany, in an effort to relieve the overcrowded hospitals of Alsace....


vietnam airlines a321 aerotime news
AeroTime Team
Vietnam Airlines flaming A321 incident prompts FAA emergency AD

On March 18, 2020, Vietnam Airlines flight VN920 from Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) to Phnom Penh (Cambodia) had a short but flamboyant start. As the Airbus A321 aircraft was accelerating for takeoff, it suffered damage to the right engine, which in turn set the grass on fire next to the runway. ...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Airbus raises $16 billion; resumes production in France and Spain

Airbus announced that it has raised additional cash to improve the company's liquidity during a difficult period in time. In addition, the manufacturer announced that it has resumed operations in France and Spain....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Remembering the first Airbus A380 visit to the United States

Back in 2007, it seemed like the Airbus A380 was set to take over the world. With the manufacturer estimating very ambitious sales numbers, it had to penetrate one key market: the United States. And on this day in 2007, the A380 arrived in the United States for the first time....


Clement Charpentreau
Airbus halts production in France and Spain due to coronavirus

Airbus announced the temporary suspension of its production in some of its plants located in France and Spain. The halt will last for four days and give time to set up "strict conditions" of safety to ensure the health of employees facing the epidemic of coronavirus COVID-19....


Clement Charpentreau
Boeing loses Washington State 40% tax cut

The Senate of Washington State, where Boeing’s headquarters and main factories are located, repealed the tax break for aerospace manufacturers that was at the center of the trade dispute between the European Union (EU) and the United States over subsidies granted to their respective aviation industries. Airbus and the EU had qualified the tax preference as "illegal subsidies"....


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....