Airbus Still Sees Need For Jumbo Jets

Airbus A380

Airbus continues to maintain a super-sized forecast for its super-sized jumbo jet, the A380, as it presented its 20-year market outlook at the 2015 Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance conference. The two aerospace manufacturers see largely eye to eye on total frames needed, with Airbus forecasting a need for 31,358 aircraft through 2033. Most of that […]

Skymark Air Files for Bankruptcy After Airbus A380 Deal Flops

Skymark A380

Skymark Airlines Inc., Japan’s third-largest carrier, filed for bankruptcy protection after running short of cash, hastening the downfall of a low-fare airline and its growth ambitions that climaxed in an ill-fated purchase of six Airbus A380 superjumbos. The carrier filed at the Tokyo District Court with 71 billion yen ($603 million) in liabilities, according to […]

Emirates Will Buy 100 More A380s If Airbus Upgrades Model

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Emirates, the biggest customer for the A380 superjumbo, said it has told Airbus Group NV it would commit to buying 100 more jets worth more than $43 billion at list prices if the manufacturer agrees to equip the plane with a new engine. The world’s largest airliner, typically seating 525 people, has “enormous” possibilities in […]

Turkish Airline Considers Largest Wide-Bodies as Demand Grows

Boeing 747-8F

Turkish Airlines is considering the addition of the largest wide-body airliners to its fleet to help support growth, with passengers flying on one of the fastest-expanding airlines set to reach 63 million this year. The airline is looking at both the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-8 super-jumbos, as well as the smaller Airbus A350 and […]

OPINION: Airbus delivers great wide hope; but what next?

A350 XWB

A year ago, Airbus’s widebody strategy looked ragged at best. At one end of its offering, the A330 was a two-decade-old programme with a depleting backlog (its thirsty A340 sibling having already been killed off). At the other, the A380 was struggling to expand its appeal beyond Emirates. In the middle, Toulouse’s great hope was […]

Emirates Airlines, The World’s Largest Airline Has The Largest Wide-body Jet Fleet

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Following two consecutive years of record deliveries and capacity increases, 2014 saw Emirates adding 27 aircraft – 13 Airbus A380s, 12 Boeing 777-300ERs two Boeing 777 freighters – to its fleet. These included its 50th A380 and its 100th 777-300ER aircraft, strengthening Emirates’ position as the world’s largest operator of both the A380 and 777. […]

Airbus Talks Up Airbus A380 Demand

Emirates Airbus A380

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 […]