Archive for the ‘Airbus’ Category

Winglets go a long way to give airlines fuel savings

Boeing calls the odd-looking upturned wingtips on aircraft “blended winglets,” Airbus calls them “sharklets” and Southwest Airlines, in ads, simply calls them “little DooHickeys.” Whatever the name, these wingtip extensions have become prevalent in recent years and have saved airlines billions of dollars in fuel costs. The newest, and funkiest-looking, version was used on a [...]

Emirates orders 50 more superjumbos amid airshow mega-deals

It was a security consultant’s nightmare and a moment to savour – royalty, airline bosses, planemakers and press hordes wedged into the same overcrowded room wanting to see the same thing: the colour of money in the oil-rich and fast-growing Gulf. Gulf airlines dropped $US100 billion ($A106 billion) in 15 minutes on the opening day of the Dubai Airshow, as [...]

Debris from Emirates superjumbo hit Sydney home

  It’s not every day that Sydneysiders hear a bang in the distance from an A380 superjumbo flying overhead. And it’s certainly not usual for them to hear a thud on their rooftop moments later. But that is what a northwestern Sydney home owner experienced late last year when an Emirates A380 bound for Dubai [...]

14 Thai Airways passengers injured during plane skid at Bangkok airport

  Fourteen passengers were injured when a Thai Airways plane with a wheel base problem skidded off a runway at the main airport in Bangkok, an airline spokesperson said on Monday. The Airbus A330-300 had been carrying 288 passengers and crew from Guangzhou, China, NBC reported. During landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Sunday, its wheel base had a “glitch,” and the landing gear experienced [...]

Airbus Wins Delta Order for $5.6 Billion of Jets

Airbus SAS (EAD) beat Boeing Co. (BA) to win an order for 10 wide-body international jets and 30 narrow-body planes from Delta Air Lines Inc. with a list value of $5.6 billion. Deliveries of the A330-300 twin-aisle aircraft will begin in early 2015, while the single-aisle A321 jets for domestic service will start arriving in 2016, Atlanta-based Delta [...]

Ethiopian Airlines planning to add A350 Airbus

Ethiopian Airlines (ET) announced that it expects to receive A350 Airbus plane by 2016, which it had agreed to buy from the European Aircraft manufacturer Airbus. Tewolde Gebremariam, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ET said that the airline has ordered 14 A350 which was originally conceived in 2004, and had recently its first test flight [...]

Airbus A380 celebrates five years in service

The Airbus A380 celebrated its fifth anniversary in service with  its largest customer Emirates earlier this month. The Dubai-based carrier  was the second airline to receive the A380 following Singapore Airlines and operated its first scheduled A380 flight from its homebase to New York on August 1, 2008 – a route which remains its longest [...]

Emirates aims for high flyers with private Airbus A319 jet

  (CNN) – For those that love the luxury of first class air travel but loathe the imposition of having to share it with others, Emirates thinks it has the aircraft for you. The Dubai-based airline is aiming for the high-end business traveler with a new luxury private jet service. Launched this week, Emirates Executive is [...]

Airbus delivers its 8,000th A320 to Air Asia Indonesia

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 — Airbus today delivered its 8,000th A320 aircraft to the Indonesian wing of Air Asia at its base in Jakarta. Group Chief Executive Officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandez said Air Asia had a long-standing, special relationship with Airbus, making it proud to have the 8,000th Airbus aircraft as a member of [...]

British Airways Adds Airbus A380 To Fleet

  The world’s largest passenger plane flew into Heathrow airport as British Airways became the first UK airline to add the aircraft to its fleet. Partly built and designed in the UK and powered by Rolls-Royce engines, the double-decker Airbus A380 will carry 469 passengers at a speed of up to 587mph. The plane was [...]

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