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Singapore Airlines A380 diverts to New Delhi on medical emergency

Singapore Airlines A380-800 9V-SKD. Image copyright Devesh Agarwal

Just as there are talks of permitting A380 operations in India, a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380-800 registration 9V-SKT operating flight SQ321 from London Heathrow, United Kingdom to Singapore Changi airport, with 388 passengers onboard (number of crew unknown at this time) was forced to divert to New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), India, due to a medical emergency. The …

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British Airways to commence 787 service to Hyderabad in March 2014

Flag carrier British Airways will bring its latest aircraft, the 787-8 Dreamliner to India in the summer 2014 schedule which starts on March 30th. The aircraft has 214 seats in a three-class cabin layout with 35 business class seats, 25 economy plus, and 154 economy class seats. The aircraft features the latest cabin product of British Airways, though the economy …

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Photos: First flight of Asiana Airlines’ first A380

Korea’s Asiana Airlines’ first A380 has successfully completed its maiden flight. The A380 flew from Airbus’ facilities in Toulouse, France to the aircraft manufacturer’s site in Hamburg, Germany, where it will undergo painting and cabin furnishing. Asiana Airlines will become the twelfth operator of the A380 when it takes delivery of its first aircraft in the second quarter of 2014. …

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Dubai Airshow 2013 starts with record breaking orders

As expected the Dubai Airshow opened today with a record breaking order book. Within three hours of opening, the show’s order tally reached US $162.6 billion – surpassing its previous record of US $155 billion record set in 2007 – with deals coming from Etihad Airways, Emirates Airline, flydubai and Qatar Airways. The opening order came from Abu Dhabi-based Etihad …

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Boeing, Korean Air finalize order for 12 Twin-Aisle Airplanes

By BA Staff Flag carrier Korean Air has finalised an order on US airframer Boeing, for five 747-8i Intercontinentals and six 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners that was originally announced as a commitment during the Paris Air Show earlier in June. In addition to that commitment, the airline also ordered one additional 787 Dreamliner. The value of the combined order is …

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PHOTOS: Qatar Airways’ first A380 has its maiden flght

by BA Staff Image Credit: Airbus Middle Eastern carrier Qatar Airways’s first Airbus A380 superjumbo took off from Tolouse on its maiden flight to Hamburg on 9th September, where the aircraft will undergo cabin installation before being painted. Qatar Airways will take delivery of its first A380 sometime early in 2014, becoming the 11th operator of the A380. Qatar Airways …

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British Airways long haul network changes: Summer 2014

by BA StaffLondon based full service carrier British Airways has already begun to announce changes to its long haul network for the Summer 2014 season. Bangalore Aviation has prepared a summary of those changes below. London Heathrow Accra – 10x weekly service introduced for Winter 2013/14 continues and sees capacity increase from daily Boeing 777 + thrice weekly Boeing 767 …

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Air France launches A380 flights to Shanghai

by BA Staff European SkyTeam member Air France has launched Airbus A380 flights to Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport today (2nd September 2013), beating Star Alliance rival Lufthansa as the first European carrier to offer A380 services from Shanghai by 24 days. The flight is currently (as of 8:00 am Bangalore time) in the air as the following screen cap from …

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Aircraft News: A380 deliveries to Korean Air and Emirates, 787-9 completes engine test

by BA.com staffWe have a three pieces of aircraft related news for you this Friday morning. 7th A380 delivered to Korean Air Image Credit: Airbus Seoul-based Korean Air took delivery of its 7th Airbus A380 earlier this week, with Manufacturer Serial Number (MSN) 126. The aircraft is registered as HL7621 and left Tolouse on 28th August. Korean Air’s A380 are …

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Analysis: Qantas more than doubles full year profit as rival Virgin Australia loses money

by Vinay Bhaskara Image Credit: Paul Spijkers Australian airline group Qantas Group has reported an underlying pre-tax profit of AUD 192 million (US $171.5 million) for the year ended 30th June 2013, more than doubling from AUD 95 million for the year ending 30th June 2012. Broken up by segment, profit for Qantas mainline domestic fell 21% year-over-year (YOY) to AUD …

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Airbus A380 completes five years in service with Emirates

by BA Staff Emirates A380 arriving at London Heathrow airport. CC License The Airbus A380 marked a major milestone this month with the five-year anniversary of its service entry in the fleet of Emirates – the largest operator and and largest customer for the superjumbo. This Dubai-based carrier has conducted some 20,000 round trip flights since initiating A380 operations in …

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Malaysia Airlines posts operating profit in Q2 2013

by Vinay BhaskaraNewly minted oneworld alliance member Malaysia Airlines saw progress in Q2 2013 in its corporate turnaround plan as the carrier swung to a RM (Malaysian Ringgit) 8 million (US $2.4 million) operating profit from an operating loss of RM 102 million (US $31.0 million) during the same period a year prior. The performance was buoyed by 14% revenue …

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Airbus A380 airline-wise seating configurations compared

Qatar Airways A380 First Class Cabin

We have published a article with an updated seat chart, see it here. Early next year Qatar Airways will become the eleventh operator of the Airbus A380 super-jumbo. We have researched and produce below an airline-wise A380 seat configuration infographic for comparison. Airbus had original projected the aircraft in a three class 555 seat configuration. We have also reached some …

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PHOTOS: British Airways rolls out first painted A380

by Vinay Bhaskara The first fully painted Airbus A380 for British Airways was rolled out of Airbus’ paint shop in Hamburg this past weekend. The first of 12 A380s for British Airways is scheduled to be delivered in July, and is outfitted with 469 seats. British Airways will introduce the aircraft on shorter training flights before introducing it on long …

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PHOTO & VIDEO: Malaysia Airlines A380 with Royal Malaysian Air Force Su-30MKM fly past at Langkawi show

At the start of the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition, a Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380 9M-MNE flanked by four Royal Malaysian Air Force Su-30MKM performed a fly past. A fifth Su-30MKM acted as spotter and coordinator. A video of the fly past is embedded below. Langkawi is a popular island getaway in the Andaman sea off the North-West …

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