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Emirates blinks

[UPDATED] The Airbus A380 has been under a cloud for some time.  The aircraft has many detractors who took this to mean the end was nigh.   Indeed, it was only a few days ago that Airbus sales guru John Leahy remarked: “If we can’t work out a deal with Emirates, there...

How quick is an A380?

From a standing start to 1,000 feet altitude in about 60 seconds.  More nimble than many would expect. https://youtu.be/BoZW_Izx0Rc

The A380 and airport congestion

Airport congestion is coming to an airport near you. The A380, as at London Heathrow, may be the solution for peak period operations. The question is how congested must airports become before airlines are forced to move to very large aircraft such as the A380 at...

Emirates, the A380 and Rolls-Royce

December 2 is literally around the corner and Emirates is supposed to take delivery of its first Rolls-Royce powered A380.  But it looks like this might not occur on the date.  News out November 18th suggests that Rolls-Royce has not met its contractual obligations....

Premium #128 – Farnborough Expectations

Next week is the biggest air show of the year. The industry looks forward to it because so much news is announced that...

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EDITORIAL – There are no winners when economic sanctions are imposed

The current political tensions in the Ukraine have resulted in economic sanctions imposed by the US and its western...

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