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 […]

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

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

 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

Airbus A380

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 […]

Uncertain future for 747, ‘Queen of the Skies’

Executives and workers from Boeing and Air China raised champagne flutes and toasted each other and the new airplane hidden behind big, black curtains three stories tall. Before the seared prawns were served for the delivery celebration dinner’s first course, the curtains pulled back for the big reveal — a new 747-8 Intercontinental passenger jet […]

Plane Spotters: National Airlines Boeing 747-400 Arrival and Departure – Great VIDEO

Every day, Airnation.net posts a cool plane spotting video for airliners. Check out all of our plane spotting videos. Want to submit your plane spotting video for consideration for Video of the Day? Message us HERE. This is probably the best painted Boeing 747 which is currently flying around. Video was recored at Liege and […]

Boeing’s 747-400 – The Original Jumbo Jet: End of An Era

Cathay Boeing 747-400

Later this month, Cathay Pacific’s 747 will fly from San Francisco to Hong Kong for the very last time. It’s a story we’re hearing from nearly every airline still flying the most recognizable passenger jet in aviation history – rising fuel costs are prompting carriers to ground their fleets, opting to shuttle passengers in more […]