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Etihad finalises major order on Airbus

Airbus reported completion of the largest civil aircraft deal of the year, a 51-plane order from Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways worth over $10 billion. The order includes 6 A380 superjumbo, 25 A350XWB and 20 single-aisle A320 aircraft. The order was first announced at the Farnborough air show in July. However, Etihad’s financial woes, and speculation of a merger with …

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A380 too quiet for Emirates’ pilots to sleep

While we passengers spend tons of money on noise reduction headphones, and drive cabin crews silly with our umpteen requests for earplugs, weary Emirates Airbus A380 pilots are complaining that they cannot sleep in their crew-rest area in the aft main cabin because the aircraft is too quiet!!! The pilots claim that the lack of engine noise in the A380’s …

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Two Qantas A380s at Hamburg

Hamburg is cold and snowing, but it had warm news for Australian national carrier Qantas. Two QANTAS A380s all painted up. MSN015 (F-WWSL – VH-OQB) is seen here taxiing out with MSN022 (F-WWSS – VH-OQC) in the background. Both birds should be bound for warmer temperatures in the warm summer of Australia (in the southern hemisphere) very soon. Tipping my …

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