IAI and Airbus to monitor Mediterranean with drones

Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Airbus Defence and Space Airborne Solutions (ADAS) were awarded a contract to use IAI Heron unmanned aerial vehicles for monitoring the southern border of the Schengen area, operating from bases on Mediterranean coast....


British Airways flight forced to land over burning smell in cabin

A British Airways plane flying from the United Kingdom to Italy had to make an emergency landing at Heathrow airport shortly after takeoff after passengers reported a smell of burning and a member of the flight crew felt unwell....


Singapore Airlines introduces world’s longest flight to JFK

Singapore Airlines broke its own record of the world's longest scheduled commercial flight by introducing direct flights to New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) from Singapore Changi Airport (SIN). The flight will be operated with an Airbus A350 aircraft and will take more than 18 hours to complete....


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....


Airbus unveils new training and light combat aircraft for Spain

Airbus Defense & Space revealed a new tailor-made project for Spain, the Airbus Future Jet Trainer (AFJT). It could eventually be used to train pilots on the sixth-generation European fighter jets....


Which of A380 or B747 fly more passengers nowadays?

  AeroTime Hub is getting ready to introduce a brand new line of content, that goes live in the upcomming week. Here is a little sneak-peek: brace yourself for audio section about news in aviation, that is easy and fun to listen to on the go! No more spoilers, be sure to come over on AeroTime by the end of next week and check for yourselves!...


How much has Airbus A380 depreciated?

The Airbus A380, despite its glitz and glamor, has fallen quite low in terms of its value. How low? A lessor's financial reports tell the tale....


MIGBUS: Airbus’ crazy spacecoaster idea

Space tourism is great. It is wildly expensive though. In the early 2000s, Airbus had an idea to make it cheaper by creating Migbus: strapping a transparent passenger capsule to the MiG-31 fighter jet....


Lessor delivers Scandinavian Airlines first of three A321LR jets

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) took delivery of the first of three Airbus A321LR under a long-term lease agreement with Air Lease Corporation (AL), the U.S. leasing company. The other two jets powered by CFM International LEAP-1A33 engines were scheduled to be delivered to the Scandinavian air carrier in 2021, announced the lessor in a statement on October 15, 2020....


Aircraft engine maintenance and repair.

Downturn in flight demand results in sharp drop of engine value?

The International Bureau of Aviation (IBA), an aviation consultancy company, announced that reduced demand for air travel related to the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant effect on aircraft engine values. ...