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Photos: Spotting at Airbus’ Hamburg Finkenwerder plant

Today, I had the opportunity to go spotting at Hamburg’s Finkenwerder Airport. The airport houses Airbus’s second largest factory. The plant houses final assembly for the A320 family aircraft, cabin assembly and painting for the A380 and major component assembly for the A380. The plant has a small hill that allows visitors to view flight operations on the airport’s main …

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Etihad to begin A380 service to India

Middle eastern carrier, Etihad Airways will begin to operate it’s Airbus A380 to Mumbai from May 2016. The new route is designed to connect to the carrier’s A380 New York service and will allow connecting passengers a through journey on the super-jumbo. Mumbai is the fifth destination that Etihad has announced for their A380 service, but should be the fourth …

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Singapore Airlines unveils SG50 livery on it’s A380

One of the two Airbus A380's painted into the special SG50 paint scheme.

Singapore Airlines has painted two of it’s Airbus A380’s in a special livery for the island nations Golden Jubilee celebration. The livery features the Singapore flag on both sides of the aircraft and the official SG50 logo on the two inboard engines. The first aircraft in the special scheme is 9V-SKI is expected to be in service from early June …

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Aviation trivia: Launch customers of Airbus aircraft

Airbus Plant Visit.

This second article in our launch customer series will be on the launch customers of all Airbus aircraft. We have also included the predicted launch customers of some aircraft in this list. Airbus A300 Family A300B2-100 Air France A300B2-200 South African Airways A300B4-100 Germanair A300B4-200 Hapag-Lloyd Flug A300B4-200FF Garuda Indonesia A300C4 South African Airways A300-600 Saudi Arabian Airlines A300-600R American …

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Etihad takes delivery of it’s first Airbus A380

Middle Eastern carrier Etihad Airways, has taken delivery of it’s first Airbus A380 aircraft. The airline is the thirteenth airline to operate the A380, and the aircraft is the 150th A380 delivered by Airbus. The aircraft bearing the registration A6-APA is powered by four Engine Alliance GP7270 engines and is the first in the airline’s 10 aircraft order for the …

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Video: Time-lapse of C check of first Emirates’ Airbus A380

Emirates_A380-800 A6-EDF arrives at London.

The very first Airbus A380 delivered to Emirates airline was recently underwent its first major check called the C check or also sometimes known as the 3C check. Along with an extensive mechanical and avionics check, the interior of the plane undergoes a major refurbishment. Enjoy this time-lapse video showing all the activities. [bsu_youtube_advanced url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hLXP1R8y6o” width=”640″ height=”360″ controls=”alt” autohide=”yes” showinfo=”no” …

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Lufthansa receives approval to operate A380 to New Delhi

German flag carrier Deutsche Lufthansa AG whose plan to operate the Airbus A380 super-jumbo on the New Delhi Frankfurt route was delayed due to non-approval of their winter schedule by various authorities under India’s ministry of civil aviation (read related story), has finally obtained approval of the schedule. A spokesperson for the airline informed Bangalore Aviation that the airline now …

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Bureaucratic snafus stop Lufthansa A380 Frankfurt New Delhi flights – Update 1

Original story published Oct. 30, 20:00 IST (14:30 UTC) German flag carrier Deutsche Lufthansa AG seems to be having a torrid time becoming the first European airline to commence Airbus A380 super-jumbo services to India. Its A380 service on the Frankfurt New Delhi route which was to commence last Sunday is seemingly stuck in some bureaucratic wrangle, and the ‘appropriate …

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Qantas and Emirates commence A380 service to Dallas-Fort Worth

Qantas A380 VH-OQL Phyllis Arnott on its first flight to Dallas-Fort Worth airport. Photo courtesy the airport.

In quick succession Dallas-Fort Worth Airport has joined the major leagues of Los Angeles, New York JFK, Washington Dulles, Miami, San Francisco, Houston Intercontinental, and Atlanta as an airport that receives Airbus A380 super-jumbo services. And not just just from one but at least two international carriers, as both Australia’s Qantas and Dubai’s Emirates airline commenced ultra-long haul services connecting …

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Lufthansa to fly Airbus A380 to New Delhi from October 27

German carrier Deutsche Lufthansa has officially announced that it will fly the world’s largest passenger jetliner, the 520 seat Airbus A380 to New Delhi effective October 27, 2014. This confirms our analysis published earlier this year. Big boost in economy class seating Lufthansa currently operates its other VLA (very large aircraft) the Boeing 747-8i. Lufthansa’s A380 is configured with eight …

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Etihad unveils ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ livery on first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Etihad unveils 'Facets of Abu Dhabi' livery on its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner A6-BLA as it rolls out of the paint hangar at Paine Field, Everett, WA.

A little over a day after it unveiled its new ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ livery on its first Airbus A380 super jumbo, Etihad Airways unveiled the same livery on its its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Following tradition, Boeing rolled the aircraft A6-BLA, out of the Everett, Washington plant’s paint hangar close to midnight a few hours ago. Boeing follows these …

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Etihad unveils new livery ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ on its first Airbus A380

Etihad 'Facets of Abu Dhabi' livery on its first Airbus A380.

Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has unveiled its new ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ livery created by brand consultants Landor Associates for the airline. The new livery inspired by traditional Emirati design patterns, and the geometric style of the modern architecture of Abu Dhabi, features the colours and hues of the Arab …

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Video journey of the Qatar Airways A380

Qatar Airways became the 12th operator of the Airbus A380 super jumbo when it took delivery of its first aircraft registration A7-APA two days ago. The airline has produced a series of four videos showing the aircraft from concept to delivery. Enjoy them. Episode 1 – The assembly [bsu_youtube_advanced url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngxw37gqHQM” width=”640″ height=”360″ controls=”alt” autohide=”yes” showinfo=”no” rel=”no” modestbranding=”yes” theme=”light”] Episode 2 …

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Qatar Airways finally takes delivery of it’s first Airbus A380

Doha based carrier Qatar Airways has taken delivery of it’s first Airbus A380 super jumbo today, at a handover ceremony in Hamburg. Under-scoring the importance of their partnership, Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, officially took delivery of the aircraft from Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO. The airline has taken delivery of the aircraft after a three month stand-off …

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Lufthansa cancels planned Airbus A380 service to Mumbai

As per the time-table on its website, German carrier Deutsche Lufthansa has once again cancelled its planned equipment upgrade on its Frankfurt Mumbai Frankfurt service. The airline first cancelled a planned upgrade from the existing Boeing 747-400 to the new Boeing 747-8i in July. At that time the airline said it would upgrade Mumbai to an A380. Just two weeks …

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Emirates continues A380 operations at Mumbai. What are Lufthansa’s options?

Emirates_A380-800 A6-EDF arrives at London. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

Dubai-based Emirates will continue operating its A380s in the prized early morning slot at Mumbai. [bsu_pullquote align=”right”]”Emirates can confirm that it is has received an approval from Mumbai International Airport Private Limited to continue operating its A380 service between Dubai and Mumbai for the winter 2014 timetable.[/bsu_pullquote]A spokesperson for the airline said: “Emirates can confirm that it is has received …

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Video: Singapore Airlines’ first Airbus A380 service to India, New Delhi IGI airport

Singapore Airlines A380 9V-SKB being given traditional water cannon salute as it arrives at New Delhi IGI airport staring scheduled commercial A380 service to India.

Bangalore Aviation is proud to present our final production of an Abhishek Singh film showing the flight of the first scheduled Airbus A380 super-jumbo service to India. Singapore Airlines A380 9V-SKB performed the flight from Singapore Changi to New Delhi Indira Gandhi airport. We are thankful for the support extended to us by the DGCA, the Delhi International Airport Limited, …

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Lufthansa to commence A380 operations to both Mumbai and New Delhi this winter?

German carrier Deutsche Lufthansa is expected to commence its long desired Airbus A380 super-jumbo service to both New Delhi and Mumbai from this Winter schedule which commences on October 26, 2014. READ ONLINE: Emirates may suspend A380 operations to Mumbai Lufthansa A380 schedules to India As per the airline’s on-line time-table which was retrieved today, the schedules are: Frankfurt New …

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