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Just In: Last Air France A380 takes off for final journey

Air France flight AF380 carries a special meaning. On June 26, 2020, the airlines’ final A380 takes off for one last journey, marking the end of a brief era when Airbus superjumbos soared the skies for the French flag carrier. ...


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Emirates flagship A380 to return to Europe

As Dubai is reopening for foreign visitors, Emirates airline is planning to bring back its flagship Airbus A380 to scheduled service. The first flights to Europe, namely to London Heathrow (UK) and Paris (France), will commence in mid-July 2020....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Downfall of A380 could be saving grace for Emirates

As soon as the demand for air travel plummeted around the world, the need for large aircraft, like the Boeing 747 or the Airbus A380, are suddenly not needed anymore. But could that provide some opportunity for Emirates to conserve some cash?...


Rytis Beresnevicius

BEA details AF66 A380 engine part search in Greenland

The process of finding and digging out Airbus A380 parts from under the deep cover of Greenlandish ice and snow was not an easy process, as French accident investigators' BEA latest report indicates....


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Two Emirates A380 incidents prompt internal rule change

Australia’s ATSB unveiled why Emirates forbids its A380 pilots from making RNP approaches in Australia and New Zealand. The prohibition tracks its roots to eerily similar incidents in Melbourne Airport, when passengers-carrying Emirates Airbus A380 superjumbos descended too low while on approach to the airport/ below controlled airspace.  ...


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Is trouble brewing at Etihad Airways?

Etihad Airways is reportedly facing pressure from debt holders to undergo a restructuring. The news comes following reports that the airline was preparing to permanently ground its entire fleet of Airbus A380, cut thousands of jobs and was rethinking its 20 future A350XWBs. ...


Rytis Beresnevicius

Emirates to cancel remaining A380s under assembly?

A marriage that seemed perfect from the outside ended abruptly on February 14, 2019, when Emirates reduced its initial Airbus A380 order. Now, the airline is looking at the possibility of taking up even fewer A380s than it has on order....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Emirates’ future: fewer A380s and deep job cuts

Post-corona aviation undoubtedly will look much smaller than it was prior to the coronavirus. One of the biggest airlines by its capacity numbers, Emirates, is reportedly preparing to cut back its Airbus A380 fleet and workforce....


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Qatar Airways hints post-crisis fleet, A380 in question

Qatar Airways, the operator of a large, young, mixed, and currently largely-grounded fleet, has revealed that a transformation is underway. Once the Gulf carrier’s planes are allowed to take off again, the fleet is likely to look much different from before the coronavirus crisis....


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Lufthansa sends last Airbus A380 to storage in Teruel

On May 13, 2020, Lufthansa is sending its seventh ‒ and the last ‒ Airbus A380 to a storage facility in Teruel, Spain. ...