Airbus Talks Up Airbus A380 Demand

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Amid low Airbus A380 demand, Airbus Group NV isn’t ready to abandon production of the A380 superjumbo as the head of its commercial jet unit promises to attract new buyers and eventually upgrade the aircraft. “We will get additional customer[s] on the A380,” commercial-jet chief Fabrice Brégier told investors on Thursday. Eventually, the plane will […]

Emirates Embraces Airbus A380 for U.S. Destinations

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On Dec. 1, Emirates began utilizing the superjumbo Airbus A380 for a daily service to and from the United Arab Emirates to the west coast, reports Gulf Business. Operations began with Flight EK225 departing Dubai and landed in San Francisco, then EK226 departing San Francisco for Dubai the same day. Two days later, Houston joined […]

Emirates Prepares for Triple A380 Flight Launch

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On 1 December, the Dubai-based carrier will commence A380 services to San Francisco, followed by the launch of flights to Milan on 2 December. A new A380 service to Houston on 3 December will round off the quick-fire expansion. With these three new routes, Emirates’ A380 network will grow to 33 destinations. “Emirates now has […]

Next-gen Airliners: Who’s Flying A380s and 787s, and Where

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 It shouldn’t just be planespotters who get excited about new airliners – agents and operators should too, because they are good selling points. New additions to an airline’s fleet generally mean state-of-the-art entertainment systems, more comfortable seating, bar and lounge areas for the lucky few in the premium cabins and, in some cases, Wi-Fi […]

Airbus A380 Could Replace Boeing 747 on Hajj Trips – Morocco

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Morocco’s national carrier said the Airbus Group NV superjumbo is in the running to replace its sole Boeing Co. 747, opening up the possibility of the A380’s first order based around flights for the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage. Royal Air Maroc will issue an invitation to tender for the deal in the next three months, with […]

Passengers Hurt After Singapore Airlines Flight was Hit by Turbulence

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Twenty-two people were injured when a Singapore Airlines flight descending into Mumbai ran into turbulence on Saturday night. The injured included 14 crew and eight passengers, the airline said. Some were taken to a hospital for treatment. Singapore Airlines said the aircraft, an Airbus Group N.V. A380, had 408 passengers and 25 crew on board […]

O’Hare takes step to host huge Airbus A380

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The new runway that opened a year ago at O’Hare International Airport is both long and wide enough to handle the world’s largest passenger airplane. But the behemoth Airbus A380 jetliner is not yet flying to Chicago, in part because there isn’t a gate that can accommodate it. Soon that could change, Chicago aviation officials […]

Emirates in Market for up to 70 Airbus A380Neos

Emirates Airline’s fleet of Airbus A380s is sure to get bigger, but its next order for the Super Jumbo could be for an upgraded version of the aircraft should Airbus proceed with the development of the re-engined A380neo project to follow its A320neo and A330neo programmes. Speaking on the sidelines of the World Route Development […]