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AeroTime Team
Emirates asks pilots, cabin crew to take leave

As the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak-caused crisis deepens, Emirates is reportedly once again asking its staff, namely pilots and cabin crew, to take leave. ...


AeroTime Extra
Covid-19 positive passenger sneaks onto Emirates flight

A British holidaymaker, who had tested positive for coronavirus Covid-19, left quarantine and boarded Emirates Boeing 777 in India, but was asked to disembark prior to takeoff on March 15, 2020. ...


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....


AeroTime Team
Covid-19: Emirates asks staff to take unpaid leave

The novel Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak has already caused traffic collapse on key Asian routes and the effect was rippling throughout the air transport network globally, including among countries without major outbreaks of COVID-19, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned earlier in March 2020. While the organization is asking airports to scrap slot rules to help cope with overcapacity, carriers are turning for their staff....


AeroTime Team
Investigators release final Emirates 777 crash-landing report

Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft, flying from India, crash-landed in Dubai (UAE) as it was attempting to fly a go-around, bursting into flames minutes later. While the 300 people onboard the wide-body evacuated alive, a firefighter was killed when tackling the fire. Immediately after the accident, which happened in 2016, a landing gear failure was suspected to be at fault. However, the final accident report now points to pilot mistake and the fact th...


Clement Charpentreau
Airlines modify flights to avoid Iranian and Iraqi airspaces

After the Iranian military launched over 12 missiles on U.S. bases in Iraq during the night of January 7, 2019, several airlines decided to avoid the Iranian and Iraqi airspaces by modifying or suspending their flights....


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
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...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Emirates’ Clark to step down in 2020: reports

Reports indicate that Tim Clark, the President of Emirates, is set to step down from his role in mid-2020. Nevertheless, he will stay close to the airline, providing advice to the Dubai-based carrier....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Dubai airport disrupted by floods day before holiday rush

Heavy rain has disrupted operations of the Dubai International Airport (DXB). While flights are departing and arriving with “minimal” disruption, passengers are still advised to leave extra time for journeys to and from the airport. The announcement comes just a day prior to the expected beginning of the holiday rush period. ...