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Why the A380 Found a Home at Emirates?

The Airbus A380 promised revolutionary passenger comfort and record-breaking capacity. Airlines flocked to the superjumbo initially, but many have since sent their A380s to an early retirement. Yet, one airline, Emirates, continues to champion the A380, making it the backbone of its fleet. What has allowed Emirates to succeed where others failed? The answer lies […]

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Global Airlines Acquires First Airbus A380

Global Airlines has officially acquired its first aircraft. The A380, identified by Manufacturer’s Serial Number (MSN) 120, was registered in Malta today, bearing the registration 9H-GLOBL. Despite facing significant skepticism over its strategy to operate the Airbus A380 and its aggressive launch schedule, Global Airlines has demonstrated a concrete advancement in its operational setup with […]

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Emirates Celebrates 20 Years of Service in New Zealand

Emirates, the Dubai-based airline, is celebrating its 20th anniversary of service in New Zealand. The airline began its inaugural flights to Auckland on August 2, 2003, with two flights, one via Sydney using a Boeing 777-300ER, and the other via Melbourne using an Airbus A330. Since then, Emirates has continued to grow its presence in […]

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Etihad Airways Celebrates the Return of the Airbus A380

Etihad Airways marked a significant milestone in its post-pandemic recovery with the return of the Airbus A380 to its fleet. The airline operated its first post-COVID A380 passenger flight from Abu Dhabi International Airport to London Heathrow Airport, which was celebrated with festivities both on the ground and in the air. The A380’s Return to […]

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Emirates A380 Causes Flight Delays at London Gatwick Airport Due to Technical Fault

An Emirates Airbus A380 with registration number A6-EUN caused flight disruptions at London Gatwick Airport (LGW) on July 11, 2023, due to a hydraulic failure upon landing. The flight, EK9, had departed from Dubai International Airport (DXB) earlier that day and was carrying 408 passengers onboard. The aircraft stopped abruptly on the runway, causing the […]

Qatar Airways Welcomes First New Airbus A350 After Long Wait

Qatar Airways is now home to its first new Airbus A350 aircraft in nearly two and a half years. A brand-new A350-1000 flew from Toulouse to Doha on May 12th. This significant event marks a milestone for the airline. The A7-ANT registered plane, the 20th A350-1000, brings the total count of A350s in Qatar Airways’ […]

Why the Airbus A380 Only Utilizes Reverse Thrust on Its Inner Engines

The Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, is a marvel of engineering. You might assume that such a massive plane requires reverse thrust on all four engines to help it stop after landing. Surprisingly, the A380 is equipped with reverse thrust on only its two inner engines. In this article, we’ll explore the reasoning […]

Emirates Airbus A380 Returns to Casablanca Airport

The aviation industry continues to rebound as Emirates A380 returns to Casablanca Airport, replacing the daily Boeing 777 service. The iconic superjumbo is back in action, highlighting the resurgence of passenger demand on the popular route between Dubai and Morocco. Learn more about this exciting development and what it means for the aviation industry. A […]

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Can We Expect to See Another Double-deck Aircraft in the Future?

The double-deck aircraft design is a prominent feature of both the Boeing 747 and Airbus A380, allowing airlines to accommodate premium passengers with maximum comfort or pack in as many as 500 (theoretically up to 800) passengers across two levels. Despite this, neither manufacturer is currently producing super jumbos. Recently, Boeing delivered the final 747, […]

Lufthansa Airbus A380 Arrives in Manila for Heavy Maintenance

Lufthansa Airbus A380, with registration D-AIMK, flew to Manila, Philippines, for heavy maintenance before its return to service in the coming months. This is the first A380 to be inspected by Lufthansa’s maintenance technicians, as the airline aims to restore some of its double-deckers for the upcoming summer season starting in March 2023. The CEO […]

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Emirates Retrofit Program: First A380 Enters Service

Emirates has put its first refurbished Airbus A380 back into service. The airline’s $2 billion program (“Emirates Retrofit Program”) to update 120 A380s and 777-300ERs is expected to be finished in 2025. The first out of 120 aircraft that have undergone retrofitting has entered service today (06/01/2023) after undergoing extensive interior refurbishment. The fully renovated […]

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Etihad Airways A380 Is Returning In 2023

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced plans to reintroduce four of its Airbus A380 aircraft in the summer of 2023, supplemented by five extra A320 aircraft. In November 2020, Etihad’s A380 aircraft were grounded as part of a lean approach to deal with issues brought on by the pandemic. […]

A Boeing 747 Once Flew With 5 Engines

A Boeing 747 Once Flew With 5 Engines

In 2016, Qantas needed to quickly transport a new replacement engine to Johannesburg, South Africa. Despite the fact that cargo planes are frequently used to transport aircraft parts, the Australian carrier chose a different way. In this instance, the quickest way to get the engine there was for it to catch a lift beneath the […]

Is this the revival of the big birds?

Only a bit more than a year ago, in May 2021, the shocking news was all around the portals. It seemed that the A380 was coming to an end of its short life as many airlines seemed unhappy with the performance and the issues caused by the pandemic. In my opinion, looking back, it was […]