Emirates Prepares Large Follow-Up Order For Boeing 777X, Airbus A350

By Jens Flottau Jun 06, 2023
Emirates has begun work on another large order for widebody aircraft as the airline prepares for the replacement of a bigger part of its current fleet. 
On Location

Qantas Sees At Least 10 More Years Of Operating Life For Its A380s

By Adrian Schofield Jun 05, 2023
Qantas intends to continue operating its Airbus A380 fleet for at least another decade and is working to get more of its parked A380s back into service.
On Location

UK Startup Global Airlines Buys First Airbus A380, Eyes More

By Victoria Moores May 30, 2023
The long-haul startup is aiming to bring back the “golden age of air travel,” deploying four A380s on transatlantic flights beginning in spring 2024.
Airlines & Lessors

European Nations Exploring Future Strategic Airlift Needs

By Helen Chachaty May 26, 2023
Germany, France, the Netherlands and Czech Republic are discussing the future of strategic airlift and eyeing solutions for heavy and outsized cargo aircraft.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Where Does The Airbus A380 Fly? May 2023 Update

By David Casey May 26, 2023
An update on the global operations of the Airbus A380.
Airports & Networks

Airbus Identifies Heat, Humidity As Causes Of A380 Wing-Spar Cracking

By Jens Flottau May 17, 2023
The findings are behind a May 11 airworthiness directive (AD) issued by EASA on the A380.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Storage May Exacerbate Airbus A380 Wing-Spar Crack Issue

By Sean Broderick May 12, 2023
A May 11 airworthiness directive requires A380 operators to calculate “factored time on ground” and conduct inspections based on Airbus’ revised criteria.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Engine Shortage Forces Lufthansa Group To Ground A Third Of Its A220s

By Jens Flottau May 03, 2023
Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr expects engine shortages will continue to significantly affect the group’s airlines, particularly Swiss.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Emirates Needs All Its A380s To Reach Pre-Pandemic Level Service, Clark Says

By Kurt Hofmann May 02, 2023
Emirates’ refurbished and retrofitted fleet will have to operate longer as delivery delays for new aircraft remain a detriment to having a large fleet available
Airlines & Lessors

First Lufthansa A380 Returns To Munich Hub; Pilot Training On Plan

By Kurt Hofmann Apr 12, 2023
Lufthansa transferred its first Airbus A380 from its maintenance base in Frankfurt to its second hub in Munich on April 12. 
Airlines & Lessors

Emirates Boosts Toronto Flights As Canada, UAE Reach New Deal

By Lori Ranson Apr 10, 2023
Emirates is expanding frequencies to Toronto after the governments of Canada and the UAE reached a deal to expand air service between the two countries. 
Airlines & Lessors

First Take, March 27, 2023

By Graham Warwick Mar 24, 2023
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Emirates' Global Flying Rises, A380 Fleet Reaches 93 In-Service Aircraft

By Kurt Hofmann Mar 14, 2023
Emirates said it has boosted its operations by 31% since its financial year began last April.
Airports & Networks

Data Tool: Airbus A380 Aftermarket And Shop Visit Projections, 2023-32

By Prachi Patel Mar 09, 2023
A look at Airbus A380's commercial aftermarket and shop visit projections over the next decade.

Where Does The Airbus A380 Fly? February 2023 Update

By David Casey Feb 13, 2023
An update on the global operations of the Airbus A380.
Airports & Networks

How Emirates Is Managing Large-Scale Widebody Retrofits

By Prachi Patel Feb 10, 2023
Emirates’ cabin upgrade project marks the beginning of a long-term effort to modernize the inflight experience.
Interiors & Connectivity

FAA Codifies 5G Interference Mitigation Plan

By Sean Broderick Feb 08, 2023
The FAA’s phased upgrade aligns with voluntary delays put in place by wireless companies.
Maintenance & Training

How Boeing’s 747 Revolutionized Air Travel

By Jens Flottau Jan 26, 2023
No other aircraft has been as important for trade and intercontinental travel as the Boeing 747. When Airbus finally launched a competitor, it was too late.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Emirates Expands China Schedule, Scales Up A380 Operations

By David Casey Jan 16, 2023
The Dubai-based airline is resuming passenger flights to two Chinese cities, and adding capacity to another, while increasing Airbus A380 operations on a number of other routes.
Airports & Networks

Emirates Airline Adds Haneda Back To Network

By Aaron Karp Jan 13, 2023
The airline suspended service to the Tokyo airport because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Airports & Networks

Airbus Spools Up For Major A380 Demonstrator Campaign

By Guy Norris Jan 12, 2023
Ambitious large scale airframe modification programs will convert two A380s into flying technology testbeds for a hydrogen fuel cell, hydrogen combustion and an
Emerging Technologies

Emirates Puts First Refurbished A380 Back Into Service

By Alan Dron Jan 09, 2023
Emirates claims that its cabin refit program constitutes the largest-known aircraft refurbishment project in history.
Interiors & Connectivity

China Southern Closes Airbus A380 Chapter

By Chen Chuanren Nov 08, 2022
The only Chinese airline to operate the A380 has stopped operating the mega-transport after 11 years.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Perth Targets India Link As International Traffic Returns

By David Casey Oct 14, 2022
Airbus A380s from Emirates and Qatar Airways are set to return to PER in December.
Airports & Networks

Qatar Airways To Deploy Airbus A380 On Doha-Perth Route

By Aaron Karp Sep 15, 2022
The airline says added capacity to Australia boosts its partnership with Virgin Australia.
Airports & Networks