A380 Superjumbo Makes Return as Travel Demand Skyrockets

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck the aviation industry in March of 2020, many carriers scrambled to send as many aircraft as they could to storage sites around the world in an effort to cut costs. Airlines looked first to the aircraft that they felt provided little value to them in…

Emirates Nearly Tripled Passenger Tally, Doubled Revenue in 2021-2022 Year

Emirates, the Dubai-based flag carrier airline of the Arab Emirate of Dubai, part of The Emirates Group owned by the Government of Dubai, two days ago published its financial year 2021-2022 results on its official website. According to the report, Emirates' total passenger and cargo capacity increased by 47%, restoring…

British Airways Schedules More A380 Destinations

Coming just on the heels of British Airways resuming Airbus A380 service to LAX, according to theaeronetwork, the airline has announced the resumption of four A380 destinations in the U.S. that are slated to begin this coming spring and summer: Boston, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Chicago. Dallas Ft. Worth…

Boeing 747 Legacy Carried On Through Tourist Attractions

More than 50 Years after the first Boeing 747 rolled off the assembly line in 1968, the iconic jet is still being produced at Boeing's factory in Everett, WA. But not for much longer. Production will end in 2022 and it looks like the last one will be line number…

Qantas Advances Return of A380, Resumes Boeing 787 Deliveries

Amid an expected surge in international demand from Australia, Qantas is accelerating the return of its flagship Airbus A380 to the end of March 2022 on its Sydney to Los Angeles route. In addition, the Sydney-based carrier revealed an array of resumptions to destinations in Asia and Oceania and a…

ANA Welcomes Final A380 to Fleet

The largest carrier in Japan — All Nippon Airways — finally took delivery of its final of three Airbus A380s that will round out its fleet operating from the archipelagic nation to the Hawaiian islands. Much like its sister planes, this A380 once again graces the skies in a turtle-themed…

Emirates to Receive Last A380s in November As Production Ends

Dubai-based Emirates announced on Wednesday its intention to receive the final three of its Airbus A380s in November of this year, putting an end to Airbus's 14-year run building the iconic double-decker aircraft. The three aircraft were originally planned to be delivered to the carrier by June 2022. However the…

How Qantas Airbus A380s Fend Against Rattlesnakes In the California…

In California's Mojave Desert, specifically Victorville, Qantas's Airbus A380-800s are sitting in long-term storage, amid the coronavirus pandemic causing a major decrease in international travel in Australia. While in storage, Qantas needs to conduct weekly, biweekly and monthly maintenance involving the draining of fuel tanks of water caused by condensation,…

Airbus Sends Off Last Toulouse-Built A380

The Airbus A380 has departed Toulouse, France, for the final time, 15 years after being unveiled to the world as Airbus' challenge to the Boeing 747. The aircraft, carrying MSN (Manufacturers Serial Number) 272, will eventually be delivered to Emirates. The airframe itself was first spotted back in September 2020…