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Engineering, Leasing & Finance

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]

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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]

First A330-800neo breaks cover in Toulouse
Engineering, Leasing & Finance

First A330-800neo breaks cover in Toulouse

The latest member of the Airbus A330 family, the A330-800neo (MSN1888) has broken cover from the paint shop in Toulouse, France. Built on the success of the Airbus A330 family, the A330neo (new engine option) offers an upgraded A330 with Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, built on the technology designed for the [read more]

Airbus A380 at Farnborough Air Show (Image: Aviation Media Co.)
Civil Aviation

Emirates gives Airbus an A380 lifeline

Emirates has given the Airbus A380 a lifeline when it finally ordered 36 more of the super-sized jets. The deal worth around £11.5bn came just days after outgoing Airbus sales chief John Leahy said that the A380 project was dead if Emirates didn’t place the order that was expected to [read more]

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

No Emirates deal will kill the A380

It’s no secret that the Airbus A380 has been on life support for some time with Airbus cutting production but Airbus has now admitted that if it doesn’t get a new order from Emirates it will have to kill the A380 project. Emirates was widely expected to place an order for 50 [read more]

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

No Emirates deal will kill the A380

It’s no secret that the Airbus A380 has been on life support for some time with Airbus cutting production but Airbus has now admitted that if it doesn’t get a new order from Emirates it will have to kill the A380 project. Emirates was widely expected to place an order for 50 [read more]