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Emirates Phases Out Its First Airbus A380, Plans to Retire More

Emirates Airbus A380 A6-EDB, which joined the Emirates fleet on Oct. 24, 2008, six months after its first test flight, has been retired from the airline’s fleet. The aircraft, which hasn’t performed a revenue flight in four months, was spotted in an all-white livery at Dubai International Airport. A6-EDB made its last commercial flight on Feb. 23 from Muscat International Airport in Muscat, Oman, to Dubai before being stored at Dubai World Central International Airport on Feb. 28.  The ill-fated…

Airbus Threatens to Sue Airlines Following Calls to Defer Deliveries

Airbus does not appear poised to retreat from an escalating dispute with the airlines over outstanding aircraft orders, as the European aircraft manufacturer announced this week that taking legal action will be the last resort if the airlines do not compromise. Guillaume Faury, the chief executive officer of European aerospace…

Emirates President Says Airline Will Revive its Airbus A380 Fleet

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the fate of the A380, the world’s largest passenger plane ever built, was sealed. Most of the operators of the double-decker giant had already planned the gradual demise of the superjumbo. In February 2019, Airbus also announced it would permanently cease the production of A380…

Hi Fly A380 Circumnavigates the World Delivering Medical Supplies

Hi Fly’s Airbus A380 arrived Monday in Beja, Portugal after four days flying around the world. The aircraft made stops in Tianjin, China and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The 31,047 kilometers (19,292 miles) route took the A380 over Northwest Europe, crossing countries like Spain, France, Germany, Norway and Estonia, before…

Lufthansa Now Flying A380s Between Munich and Shanghai Pudong

Lufthansa is now flying its flagship Airbus A380-800s on its route between Munich and Shanghai's Pudong Airport as of Jan. 2, 2020. The route was previously flown by Lufthansa's long-flying Airbus A340-600. This change in aircraft increases the capacity of Lufthansa's Shanghai service by around 230 seats per flight. Lufthansa's…

Asiana LAX-Bound A380 Catches on Fire in Seoul

The engine of an Asiana Airlines Airbus A380 caught on fire during refueling at Incheon International Airport in Seoul on Friday afternoon. The plane, HL7652, was about to carry out flight OZ 202 to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Travelers inside the terminal saw smoke and sparks coming from the…

Chasing the Blue Whale: An AvGeeks’ 10-Day Journey to Spot…

It's quarter to 1 a.m. on a cold winter night in Buenos Aires with temperatures around 37 degrees. Three lights appear in the pitch-black sky and grow brighter as they approach, perfectly aligned with Runway 11 at Ezeiza International Airport. It is hard to see any detail of the approaching…

ANA Takes Delivery of First Airbus A380, Becomes Last New…

All Nippon Airways, commonly known as ANA, took delivery of its first Airbus A380 on Wednesday at the Airbus Delivery Center in Toulouse, France, becoming the first Japanese operator of the double-decker aircraft. The aircraft delivered was the first of three ANA orders for the A380, inherited by the airline…

Lufthansa’s First A380 in New Livery Rolls Out of Paint…

The first Lufthansa Airbus A380 to wear the airline’s new colors has emerged from the paint shop, marking a historic moment for the airline as its largest aircraft can now display the airline’s new image across the world. Lufthansa debuted the new livery earlier this year as part of a…

Rolls Royce Aerospace: The Engine Manufacturer Across the Atlantic

In the early 20th century, two men came together to start a company that would become world-renown in both car manufacturing and airplane engine manufacturing, Rolls Royce. Over the years, Rolls Royce had quickly evolved to become a major player in both fields, raking in over $16 billion in revenue in…