Tag Archives: A380

Airbus to improve A380 megajet

Airbus has presented a development study for an enhanced A380, the ‘A380plus’. The study includes aerodynamic improvements in particular new, large winglets and other wing refinements that allow for up to 4 per cent fuel burn savings. Added to an optimised A380 maintenance programme and the enhanced cabin features first shown in April, the overall […]

ANA A380 plane paint contest

It still takes a while until ANA All Nippon Airways will take delivery of its first Airbus A380 megajet – in Spring 2019 – but the airline is thinking about a very special colour scheme for this aircraft. ANA is inviting both professional and aspiring amateur artists – read: everyone – to submit designs for […]

Asiana with A380 to Frankfurt

Asiana Airlines has planned to operate the Airbus A380 on its Seoul–Frankfurt service. This route is currently operated by Boeing 747-400. The first A380 flight from Seoul Incheon to Frankfurt Rhein-Main will be on 1 March 2017. It is the first route to Europe on which Asiana will fly the Airbus Super Jumbo. Asiana currently […]

Airbus cuts A380 production

Airbus has decided to cut A380 megajet production to 12 aircraft a year from 2018, due to the fact that it hardly sells the plane at the moment. In 2015 it produced 27 A380s. Airbus president Fabrice Brégier said at Farnborough that by this step Airbus is meeting current commercial demand and keeping all options […]

ANA firms up Airbus A380 order

ANA Holdings (Japan) has confirmed its plans for becoming a new Airbus A380 operator by signing a firm order with Airbus covering three aircraft. All Nippon Airways will receive the aircraft from 2019. The three megajets will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines. The A380s must help ANA to overcome capacity constraints at Tokyo’s […]

Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 for A350-1000 begins flight-tests

The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97, power source for the Airbus A350-1000 has made its first flight-test aboard the Airbus A380 Flying testbed on 5 November. The aircraft took off from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse and performed a flight of 4 hours and 14 minutes during which the engine covered a wide range of power settings […]

Jennifer Aniston’s nightmare is a plane without a shower

Emirates fights back against American airlines accusing it of receiving subsidies, with Jennifer Aniston in a humourous tv-commercial, ridiculing the service of the US airlines. The 46 year old star plays a distraught passenger who discovers in a nightmare that there isn’t even a shower on board of her (US airline) aircraft. Luckily for her […]