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A380: In the skies...but for how much longer?

A380: In the skies...but for how much longer?

The Airbus A380 unlocked new potential in long-haul air travel. It’s the aircraft that’s enabled airlines to offer plush First Class suites onboard the jet, as well as bar and lounge areas ...

Are the A380’s best days still ahead?

Are the A380’s best days still ahead?

The A380, nicknamed the ‘superjumbo’, has made a significant impact on the long-haul market since its entry-into-service in October 2007. For most airlines, it’s the flagship of the fleet ...

Australian Qantas A380 gets rare ‘jolt’ from wake turbulence

Australian Qantas A380 gets rare ‘jolt’ from wake turbulence

Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd said on Thursday one of its Airbus SE A380 jets had experienced a rare ‘jolt’ from wake turbulence after flying 20 nautical miles behind another one of its super-jumbos this week.

Qatar Airways acquires Sheraton Melbourne Hotel

Qatar Airways acquires Sheraton Melbourne Hotel

The Sheraton Melbourne joins a growing list of distinguished establishments acquired and managed by Dhiafatina Hotels.

Airbus warns A380 programme at risk as orders dry up

Airbus warns A380 programme at risk as orders dry up

Airbus's decision in 2007 to pursue the A380, capable of packing in 853 seats, was diametrically opposed to Boeing's bet on the Dreamliner, marketed as a more efficient plane.

France to lead investigation into A380 engine explosion

France to lead investigation into A380 engine explosion

France's air accident investigation agency said on Tuesday it would lead the investigation into an engine explosion that led to the emergency landing of an Air France A380 superjumbo in Canada with over 500 people on board on Saturday.

Airbus upgrades world's biggest passenger jet

Airbus upgrades world's biggest passenger jet

Airbus unveiled an upgraded version of the world's biggest passenger jet on Sunday, seeking to boost demand for the slow-selling superjumbo and including a new wingtip design aimed at reducing fuel burn by up to 4%.

Qantas A380 turns back to LA after engine fails

Qantas A380 turns back to LA after engine fails

A Qantas A380 ferrying hundreds of passengers from Los Angeles to Melbourne has been forced to turn back after an engine failure, the airline said on Sunday.

Airbus may ditch A380's grand staircase as sales tumble

Airbus may ditch A380's grand staircase as sales tumble

Airbus is considering doing away with one of the hallmarks of its A380 superjumbo, a "grand staircase" echoing the era of cruise ships, as it looks to revive sales of the world's largest airliner, industry sources said.

Emirates starts A380 service to Doha

Emirates starts A380 service to Doha

Emirates has set an aviation milestone by launching the world's biggest passenger aircraft on its shortest, scheduled sector ever.

Qatar Airways starts flying A380 to Sydney

Qatar Airways starts flying A380 to Sydney

Qatar Airways has announced that Sydney has become its first destination in Australia to be served by the A380 super-jumbo, just six months after it joined the airline’s global network

Airbus should do better job selling A380 - Emirates chairman

Airbus should do better job selling A380 - Emirates chairman

European planemaker Airbus should do a better job selling its A380 superjumbo, according to Emirates, the aircraft's biggest buyer and most vocal supporter within the airline industry.