Singapore Airlines receives first of five new A380s

Singapore Airlines took the delivery of the first of five new A380 aircraft scheduled to join the carrier’s fleet over the coming year. The plane is equipped with widely advertised newly launched on-board cabin products and innovations. “We are proud to deliver the first of five new A380s to Singapore Airlines featuring the carrier’s beautiful […]

Singapore Airlines selects Airbus for A380 retrofit programme

Singapore Airlines selected Airbus to provide cabin retrofit services for 14 A380 aircraft which are currently in service with the airline. The retrofit work will be undertaken at SIA Engineering Company in Singapore and is expected to start in late 2018, with all 14 aircraft scheduled for completion by 2020. Under the agreement, Airbus will […]

Airbus works with Emirates on a new order for A380

Airbus is working with Emirates, the biggest buyer of its A380 aircraft, on a new order for A380 aircraft, Bloomberg informs. The two sides should agree on terms of the future agreement before the Dubai Air Show, which starts on November 12, 2017, Emirates chairman Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum said on November 3, […]

Etihad Airways receives its 10th A380

Etihad Airways has taken delivery of its 10th and final Airbus A380. Employees from Etihad Airways and Airbus gathered at the European plane-maker’s Hamburg Finkenwerder plant in Germany, where the aircraft was officially handed over to the UAE national airline before commencing its delivery flight to Abu Dhabi. The airline’s award-winning double-decker A380s are the […]

Emirates’ New A380 Onboard Lounge to make its ATM debut

Emirates will debut its new A380 Onboard Lounge at the Infinite Possibilities stand in its home-base of Dubai at the 2017 edition of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM).  The region’s leading travel exhibition will run from 24-27 April. Along with the newly enhanced A380 Onboard Lounge, Emirates will also showcase its Boeing 777 Business Class seat, […]

Air France replaces two A380 orders with smaller A350s

Air France has recently changed its remaining orders for two new Airbus A380 superjumbos to the three of the lighter twinjet A350s, according to Reuters. Air France originally ordered twelve A380 aircraft and the cancellation had been expected after the change was flagged in March 2016. The remaining ten aircraft are already in operation. Lately, […]

First Rolls-Royce-powered A380 delivered to Emirates

On the 29th of December, Emirates, the world’s largest international long-haul carrier, has received its first Airbus A380 airliner powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines. The delivery came right after Airbus announced delaying the delivery of a dozen superjumbos to the Middle Eastern airline. British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce is going to supply powerhouses for a […]

Etihad Airways wins top Airbus A380 accolade

Airbus, manufacturer of the A380 aircraft, has presented Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, with the award for ‘Top Operational Excellence’ for A380 operations in 2015-2016.  The Etihad Airways A380 fleet recorded a remarkable 99.63 per cent operational reliability between January 2015 and October 2016, the highest of all 13 airlines […]

Emirates moves to all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 fleet

In line with its vision to offer a superior passenger experience and improve environmental performance through a modern and state of the art wide-body aircraft fleet, Emirates has retired the last Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft in its fleet from active service. This makes Emirates the first and only airline in the world to operate […]