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Decade of Emirates’ A380 at Heathrow

Emirates is celebrating 10 years of Airbus A380 operations at London’s Heathrow Airport. The first scheduled service from Dubai by the superjumbo was on December 1, 2008. Since then, the airline says it was carried more than 12.3 million passengers

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Etihad Launches New Economy Seating

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is to introduce a new seating product. Branded as Economy Space, the seats will feature an increased seat pitch of up to 36” (91cm) on the carrier’s widebody fleet. Etihad Airways aim to retrofit its ten

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Half Century for the Emirates A380

Emirates has expanded the network of destinations served by its flagship A380 aircraft with the launch of new scheduled services to Hamburg and Osaka/Kansai. The upgauge bears additional significance as they represent the 49th and 50th A380 destinations for the carrier.

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First ANA A380 Takes to the Sky

The first of All Nippon Airways’ (ANA) Airbus A380s has lifted off from Toulouse, flying direct to Airbus’ Hamburg facility. Upon arrival, the aircraft will be painted in ANA’s special colour scheme and have its cabin installed. ANA is the

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Hi Fly Adds A380 Capacity

Norwegian is the latest airline to have leased in Airbus A380 capability after agreeing a short-term deal with Portuguese charter specialist Hi Fly.  The low-cost carrier is using the recently delivered superjumbo 9H-MIP (c/n 006) to provide additional capacity while

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Gatwick Plans Billion Pound Investment

Gatwick Airport has announced a further five-year capital investment plan with £1.11bn to be spent on supporting airline growth as well as enhancing the airport experience for passengers. Unveiling the strategy, which will bring total investment to more the £3bn

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First ANA A380 Rolled Out of Assembly Hall

All Nippon Airways’ (ANA) first Airbus A380 has completed airframe assembly and has made its debut in Toulouse.  With the distinctive ANA logo on its vertical tail, the aircraft (c/n 262) was moved to an outdoor station on May 25

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QantasLink Turboprop Revamp

Qantas’ regional subsidiary QantasLink has revealed its 45-strong fleet of Bombardier Q200, Q300 and Q400 turboprop aircraft will undergo a multi-million-dollar cabin upgrade programme to improve the overall passenger experience. The aircraft’s interiors will be refreshed with new ergonomic seat

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Emirates Signs A380 MOU

Emirates has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for up to 36 Airbus A380s, providing a major lifeline for the European manufacturer’s flagship programme.  The agreement comes just days after John Leahy, Airbus’ Chief Operating Officer – Customers, admitted production

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Airbus Excels

Airbus may have narrowly lost out to US rival Boeing in terms of total annual deliveries, but the European aerospace giant reported a strong performance for 2017.  In its annual report released on January 15, the firm revealed it had

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