Tag Archives: A380

Singapore Airlines to commence Airbus A380 service to Melbourne

Singapore Airlines is commencing an Airbus A380 superjumbo service to Melbourne, Australia from September 29 2009. The daily A380 flights will replace an existing daily Boeing 747-400 service (part of a triple daily) to Melbourne and will help the airline increase capacity by 10%. SQ227 will depart Singapore Changi Airport at 2100hrs and arrive in Melbourne at 0610hrs (0710hrs from …

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Boeing and Airbus: 40 years of rivalry and one-upmanship – Part two

Continuing the story on the forty year old rivalry between Airbus and Boeing from yesterday, we pick up the rivalry from the mid 1980s till date. Following the success of the A320, Airbus next introduced the four engined A340 and twin-engine A330 mid-sized aircraft in 1987. While the A340 was designed to compete in the long distance over-water intercontinental routes, …

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Airbus A380 MSN021 F-WWSQ 9V-SKH for Singapore Airlines ready for delivery

Airbus A380-841 MSN021 F-WWSQ touched down in Toulouse arriving from Hamburg. Image courtesy and copyright TLaurent She is expected to be delivered as the 8th A380 in the Singapore Airlines fleet on Thursday and should bear the registration 9V-SKH. This is the second of five A380 superjumbos expected to be delivered to Singapore Airlines this fiscal year. Also Airbus A380-861 …

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Airbus cutting A380 superjumbo production to 14 deliveries in 2009 20+ in 2010

Airbus has confirmed it is further cutting down production rates for its A380 superjumbo from 18 to 14 for this year in response to specific customer requests for deferrals during the on-going economic crisis. According to the new plan, Airbus expects to deliver 14 double-decker aircraft in 2009 and more than 20 aircraft in 2010 Airbus had already revised its …

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Emirates to drop A380 from New York, slams Airbus for defects

Emirates recently announced that it will commence services to Toronto and Bangkok with its Airbus A380 superjumbo from June 1st. In order to do this Emirates will have to reposition two of its A380s from the current double-daily New York route. Emirates representatives have confirmed this re-positioning. One aircraft will be deployed on the three times a week Dubai Toronto …

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A380 production updates: MSN027 & MSN029 for Qantas, MSN023 & MSN017 for Emirates

Some updates on the production progress of the Airbus A380 superjumbo, courtesy of the A380 production forum. MSN027 (F-WWSY) the fifth for Qantas (VH-OQE Lawrence Hargrave) came out of the Final Assembly Line (FAL) hangers and made its taxi tests. MSN029 (F-WWSA) the sixth for Qantas (VH-OQF Charles Kingsford Smith) has been outside since it came out of the FAL …

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Lufthansa launches new website for its Airbus A380 fans

Lufthansa has launched a new website devoted to its upcoming Airbus A380 which has a planned entry into service during the 2010 summer schedule. The airline invites visitors to discover more about its future flagship including details about the current status of Lufthansa’s first Airbus A380. The site is meant for both passengers and A380 fans who can find out, …

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10th Airbus A380 for Singapore Airlines MSN045 takes first flight after rejected take-off

Airbus A380-861 MSN045 currently registered as F-WWSG, and destined as the 10th A380 for launch customer Singapore Airlines made its first flight on February 23 and flew straight to Hamburg, where it will undergo outfitting for the Singapore Airlines’ luxurious interiors, and is expected to be delivered late this year and registered 9V-SKJ. The plane had a rejected take-off the …

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Kingfisher Airlines diverts A321s to Turkish THY Airlines, defers A380 deliveries

The financial woes at Kingfisher Airlines, forcing them to divert ordered aircraft to other airlines, continue. First it was the Airbus A340-500’s meant for the flagship Bangalore to San Francisco “Silicon to Silicon” flights, that were diverted to Arik when Kingfisher could not take delivery. Now it is the turn of Turkish Airlines THY, who is taking delivery of four …

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Airbus A380 crosses 200 planes order mark

Congratulations to Airbus. With the newest order from Korean Air, the order book for the A380 superjumbo has crossed the 200 mark. Korean Air has placed firm orders with Airbus for two more double-deck A380 superjumbos, bringing the total number of A380s ordered by Korean Air to ten aircraft. The carrier will operate the aircraft in a three-class layout on …

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No Airbus A380 Air Force One

Call it wishful thinking, but I was so hoping to see the Airbus A380 in the Air Force One livery. Alas, my wish will not come true, and I will have to live with this CGI image by Gareth Burgess of Flight International. EADS North America confirmed that it will not respond to a request for information by the US …

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Singapore Airlines to operate Airbus A380 superjumbo to Paris

Singapore Airlines will introduce the the Airbus A380 super-jumbo, on its Singapore-Paris route from June 1, 2009 . Using the A380 in precisely the manner Airbus intended, i.e. lower frequency with a ultra-large aircraft, Singapore Airlines will cut down the frequency from the current 10 a week Boeing 777-300ER flights to a daily Airbus A380 flight. Paris will be Singapore …

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