European plane maker Airbus said on Thursday that it has found additional cracks on some wing brackets on two A380 Superjumbo jets. Cracks were found in several other A380s a few weeks ago but Airbus says that on all instances where these cracks pose no adverse effect whatsoever on the safety and operation on the […]
Every day, Airnation.net posts a cool plane spotting video for airliners. Check out all of our plane spotting videos. Here is a Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 doing some test flights. No Lufthansa livery painted on yet. The German carrier is the first customer for the new 747-8 series. Notice how they extended the famed ‘bump’ on […]
Pilots on an EgyptAir flight on June 11th of 2011 were at fault for almost colliding with a Lufthansa flight taking off at New York’s JFK Airport in a report filed by the FAA. The control tower had instructed the pilot of EgyptAir flight 986 to turn on a taxiway but instead the EgyptAir Boeing […]
Lufthansa are warning travelers that the new European Union Carbon trading scheme tax that technically went in to effect on January 1st will force the carrier to raise air fares. Lufthansa says they face $169 million in extra costs this year and that will amount to surcharges that are passed on to the passenger. The […]
Lufthansa has entered in to an agreement with biofuels company Algae.Tec to research the viability of using oil from algae to power its airliners: ‘Algae.Tec grows fast growing algae capable of producing high yields in converted shipping containers to produce an oil that can be turned into fuel. Significantly, the biofuel produced would likely cost […]
German-based Lufthansa Airlines wants the European Union (EU) to delay their carbon emissions trading scheme that will essentially impose a tax on airlines flying in European airspace. The EU is set to impose the trading scheme today which will require airlines to purchase ‘carbon credits’ (a tax) for the CO2 emissions their planes emit. Lufthansa […]
Every day, Airnation.net posts a cool plane spotting video for airliners. Check out all of our plane spotting videos. A nice, mild crosswind landing by a Lufthansa Airbus A380 framed by cars in the foreground and buildings in the background.
Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport will be the first airport in Texas to receive Airbus’ flagship A380 Superjumbo jet when Lufthansa lands it as part of its Frankfurt to Houston route on May 1st, 2012. The A380 is a BIG airplane. The biggest passenger airliner ever produced. Modifications have to be made to accomodate the huge […]