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Airbus delivers 11th A380 to Qantas, aims for 12 this year

Airbus SAS today handed over its 11th A380 superjumbo to Qantas Airways Ltd. of Australia. Airframe serial number MSN022 was registered VH-OQC and christened Paul McGinness. The plane was the third A380 for Qantas this year, Airbus spokesman Stefan Schaffrath said in an interview to Bloomberg. The first two VH-OQA (Nancy-Bird Walton) and VH-OQB (Hudson Fysh) have been operating between …

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An air battle, on the ground

In the aviation world, one hears of competition and disagreements in the skies, but in India, over the past year, an air-related battle has been steadily brewing — on the ground. Ground-handling is all the work on the ground relating passengers, cargo and aircraft. It involves passenger check-in, aircraft cleaning, aircraft handling, fuelling, baggage handling, cargo handling, boarding and disembarking …

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Philippine flight finds no controllers in tower!!

While many travellers in the US, had a miserable time last few days, thanks to the winter storms, this story from AP takes the cake. It is small solace, but I hope it at least brings a wry smile to some lips. Across the world in sunny Philippines, a Philippine Airlines airplane was stuck circling the Zamboanga airport, in southern …

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