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AirFrance Retires First Airbus A380 Super-Jumbo

Following last year’s announcement that just 12 years after it entered commercial service Airbus would end production of its flagship super-jumbo, AirFrance retired it’s first A380 to Ireland West Airport in Knock.  With a capacity for 868 passengers, the Airbus A380 has become an iconic 21st century aircraft. Airbus said it had made the “painful” […]

First ANA Airbus A380 takes to the skies

The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) took to the skies yesterday, completing a maiden flight from the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France to the Airbus site in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft is now being prepared for cabin installation and painting in the airline’s special A380 livery. ANA HOLDINGS INC. placed a […]

Emirates inks $16B A380 superjumbo order with Airbus

On February 11, 2018, Emirates announced affirming an order for 36 Airbus A380s. The $16 billion worth deal, already labeled a lifeline for the stagnant-in-sales superjumbo, was previously announced in January 2018, as Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The contract is for 20 additional A380 aircraft and 16 options, with the deliveries starting in 2020, Emirates […]