A380 - updates

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Virus prompts Air France-KLM to ditch A380s

May 21, 2020 - 12:15 AM

Air France-KLM says it will switch to a newer generation of aircraft, including smaller Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 jets

JUMBO PLANE. A file photo of the Airbus A380 of Air France after landing in Cancun, Mexico on November 27, 2013. File photo by Elizabeth Ruiz/AFP

Air France-KLM orders 60 new Airbus planes, plans A380 phaseout

Jul 31, 2019 - 1:05 PM

Air France-KLM says Airbus A220s would be cheaper to fly while also 'significantly reducing CO2 and noise emissions'

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Airbus to ask airlines to check wings of older A380s for cracks

Jul 09, 2019 - 9:50 PM

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency says there are reports of cracks found in wings of in-service A380 airplanes

Emirates announces $16-B deal for 36 A380s

Jan 18, 2018 - 7:43 PM

(UPDATED) The company says it has placed firm orders for 20 of the double-decker aircraft with options for a further 16. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2020.

BIG BIRD. A picture take on September 14, 2017 shows an Airbus A380 of Emirates landing at the tarmac at Dubai's International Airport. Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

A first timer's experience traveling business class

Jan 18, 2018 - 12:10 PM

Flying business class with Singapore Airlines is definitely a must for those who prefer a posh retreat

Investigators probe Air France A380 after engine blowout

Oct 01, 2017 - 7:46 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Passengers recount hearing a loud bang followed by violent shaking, before the plane made an emergency landing

JUMBO PLANE. A file photo of the Airbus A380 of AirFrance after landing in Cancun, Mexico on November 27, 2013. Elizabeth Ruiz/AFP

Farnborough reels as Airbus slashes superjumbo output

Jul 14, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Airbus will halve production of its enormous A380 to one a month beginning 2018 due to weak demand

epa04316926 The Airbus A380 at the Farnborough AIrshow in Farnborough, Hampshire, south east England, 15 July 2014. Airbus state that the company?s widebody product line ? including the next-generation A350 XWB jetliner, is making its Farnborough Airshow debut, and the double-deck A380 ? along with two aircraft from Airbus? best-selling single-aisle A320 Family will beon display at the show wichruns from 14 - 20 July 2014. EPA/ANDY RAIN

Airbus 2015 net profits soar to $3B

Feb 24, 2016 - 5:30 PM

UPDATED The plane manufacturer also expects record breaking order levels in 2016

epa05167352 Ground crew stand next to the fuselage and livery of an Airbus A350 XWB commercial jet during the Singapore Airshow, in Singapore, 18 February 2016. The fifth edition of the biennial Singapore Airshow will run from 16-21 February 2016 at the Changi Exhibition Centre. EPA/WALLACE WOON

Airbus chooses Philippines as next international training hub

Jan 05, 2015 - 5:32 PM

UPDATED The country will join Airbus SAS training centers worldwide as the aircraft maker continues to increase its fleet in the Asia Pacific region

FLIGHT SIMULATOR. Airbus SAS' plan to expand training operations in the Philippines would bring in flight simulators of its Airbus A330, A340, and A320 fleet. This photo shows an A320 simulator. Photo taken from Airbus website.

IN PHOTOS: Flying in style with Emirates A380

Oct 08, 2014 - 2:07 PM

The country has to wait though until an Airbus A380 – the world s largest passenger airliner – makes regular flights to Manila

First Filipino A380 pilot: Flying a 'gentle giant'

Oct 08, 2014 - 11:12 AM

What s it like to fly the Airbus A380 the world s largest passenger airliner? Franklyn Desiderio the first Filipino certified to fly the aviation behemoth tells us

Air France says flight makes unscheduled landing in Germany

Mar 27, 2014 - 12:01 AM

The A380 from Shanghai bound for Paris landed at the main airport in the northern German city of Hamburg

File photo of Hamburg Airport by Christian Charisius/ EPA

Airbus A380 superjumbo gets boost with $8.3B order

Feb 12, 2014 - 1:10 PM

Airbus earns a deal with Amedeo for US 8 3 billion with the orders to be delivered from 2016 to 2020

FLYING HIGH. Airbus' flagship A380 got a fresh lift February 12 after leasing firm Amedeo firmed up its order for 20 of the superjumbo aircraft in a deal worth $8.3 billion. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP