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Philadelphia Airport Welcomes Two Unusual Visitors as Severe Weather Strikes the Northeast

The past week has seen the Northeast encounter a swath of severe weather that has plagued aviation in the region. With high winds, heavy rains and thunderstorms battering the region, delays, ground stops and diversions were a common occurrence.  The severe weather brought two unusual visitors to Philadelphia, a welcomed surprise for local aviation enthusiasts and the airport alike. On May 23, 2019, a line of severe weather impacted flights at Washington Dulles International Airport, causing numerous diversions.  Due to…

Emirates Finishes Boeing 777-200 Refresh, Retires Classic 777-300 Fleet

Emirates Airline has completed a $150 million reconfiguration of its Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, the airline’s smallest twin-engine aircraft, retrofitting the entirety of its 10 aircraft fleet in just over a year. The renovations to the type included removing the first class cabin, revamping the economy class cabin and reconfiguring the…

Airbus to Axe A380 Production Line in 2021

Emirates has finally confirmed that it reviewed its fleet strategy, and as a result, Airbus announced that it will cease the production of the A380. "Following a review of its operations, Emirates is reducing its A380 orderbook by 39 aircraft with 14 A380s remaining in the backlog yet to be…

Opinion: Dear Emirates, Please Don’t Give Up On the A380

It was reported on Jan. 31 that Dubai-based Emirates Airline is considering switching some of its orders from Airbus A380 aircraft to the smaller, more fuel efficient Airbus A350. Originally reported by Reuters, that change by the airline could effectively put an end to A380 production, especially as Airbus has…

Emirates in Talks with Airbus Over A380 Contracts

Airbus has confirmed that it is currently holding talks with Emirates over the carrier's current Airbus A380 contract. The Gulf carrier is the largest operator of the type and may be looking at switching some of its orders from the A380 to the smaller, more versatile Airbus A350, according to…

Emirates Upgrades Boston Route to A380 Service

Emirates has announced that its daily service to Boston will be receiving a substantial upgrade in the form of an Airbus A380. Beginning in June, the airline will send its largest aircraft, the A380, to Boston for the summer season, temporarily replacing the Boeing 777-300ER currently operating the route until…

Emirates Takes Delivery of Its Last Current Generation Boeing 777

Emirates Airline has taken delivery of the last of its orders for current generation Boeing 777 aircraft, specifically the Boeing 777-300ER. The Middle Eastern carrier operates the world's largest fleet of triple-sevens, with over 139 of the -300ER variant alone currently in service. The aircraft make up over half of…

Emirates Reports Sudden Drop in Profits Due to Rising Fuel…

Dubai-based Emirates announced that its half-year profits suffered an 86 percent drop on Thursday. The news comes after the carrier, one of the largest in the Middle East, was hit by sudden hikes in oil prices. With fuel costs making up a third of the airline’s expenses and rising by…

Emirates Celebrates 10 Years of Service to Los Angeles

Friday marked an important milestone for Emirates Airline as it celebrated its 10 years of flying between Dubai and Los Angeles. Launching the route on Oct. 26, 2008, Los Angeles was Emirates’ third route to the United States behind New York and Houston, with three weekly flights serving the city…

Potential Emirates Acquisition of Etihad Creates Airport Confusion

Word broke on Thursday of Emirates potentially acquiring Etihad, a piece of news that seems to re-appear every few months. Both airlines are state-owned by different emirates in the UAE. Emirates is owned by the government of Dubai while Etihad is owned by the government of Abu Dhabi. It’s no…