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HiFly's Airbus A380 at the gate following arrival at Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires. (Photo: Sebastian Borsero)

Chasing the Blue Whale: An AvGeeks’ 10-Day Journey to Spot Argentina’s First Airbus A380 Revenue…

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 aircraft, but the small group of aviation enthusiasts undoubtedly catching the flu, including myself, is confident in their mission. We are awaiting the first Airbus A380 to visit Argentina for…

HiFly A380 Grounded Following Collision at Paris-CDG

HiFly’s flagship A380 is making headlines again after it was damaged as it collided with a jet bridge as it was being towed forward at Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) last night whilst operating services for Air Austral. The flight UU978 was supposed to take off from Charles de Gaulle…

HiFly’s Strategy Creates a New Game for Second-Hand A380s

While Boeing and Embraer have clearly stolen the show regarding orders, Airbus was determined to close Farnborough with a bang. After frantic negotiations, the European consortium was able to close an order from VietJet for 50 additional A321s, Air Asia's 34 additional A330neo aircraft and the presentation of the first second-hand…