Emirates Airbus A380 at London Gatwick (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
Engineering & Leasing

Final A380 completed at Toulouse

The transfer of Airbus A380 MSN 272 from Station 40 to Station 35 yesterday marked the completion of the last ever Airbus A380 to be built. Airbus announced in 2019 that it was ending production of the Superjumbo after sales of the type slumped and airlines cancelling orders in favour [read more]

Airbus A380 at Farnborough Air Show (Image: Aviation Media Co.)
Engineering & Leasing

Air France retires first A380 to Ireland

Air France (AF/FRA) has retired its first Airbus A380 Super-Jumbo and it has been flown to Knock, Ireland to be broken up. The Airbus A380 touched down for the final time at the West Ireland airport yesterday and is the biggest aircraft ever seen at the airport. The official twitter [read more]

Airbus A380 MSN4 (Image: Aviation Media Co.)
Engineering & Leasing

The A380 is dead, its official

Airbus has formally announced it cease production of the Airbus A380 superjumbo after the biggest operator slashed its order for the aircraft. As reported yesterday, Emirates (EK/UAE) was in talks with Airbus to convert most of its remaining A380 orders into orders for twin-jet aircraft. The airline has cut its [read more]

Airbus A220 (Image: Aviation Media Agency)
Civil Aviation

Airbus delivers record year despite hold ups

European airframer Airbus has delivered more aircraft in 2018 than ever before despite problems with engines causing delays to deliveries on its A320neo family. The Toulouse based company delivered 800 aircraft to 93 different customers in 2018, an 11% increase on the previous year. Despite delays in deliveries of engines [read more]

Engineering & Leasing

Ex-Singapore A380 gets new lease of life with Hi Fly

An Ex-Singapore Airlines A380 will get a new lease of life with the Portuguese Charter specialist, Hi Fly (5k/HFY). The Super-Jumbo was returned to aircraft lessors Dr Peters Group in November 2017 and the company had struggled to find a 2nd user market for the type. Interested parties were rumoured to include [read more]

A British Airways A380 departs London Heathrow
Civil Aviation

10 Years of the Airbus A380 at Heathrow Airport

Airbus and London Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL) have celebrated 10 years of the Airbus A380 at the Airport. The very first Airbus A380 flight, operated by Singapore Airlines, touched down at the airport on the March 2008. SQ308 flew to Heathrow from Singapore’s Changi Airport. Heathrow now sees around 50 Airbus A380 flights [read more]

Civil Aviation

Airbus 2017 profits better than expected

Airbus 2017 profits were “better than expected” according to financial results published today. The results for the full financial year show the company had revenues totalling €67bn giving profits of €4.3bn, up from €3.6bn in 2016. Airbus Chief Executive, Tom Enders, said the company had “overachieved on all our 2017 [read more]