Despite the huge funding of national airlines by African governments, it is distressing that African airlines deliver perpetual losses. While it can be understood why Emirates Airlines made its first loss in 33 years, it is difficult to understand the perennial losses...
The A380 fleet has been put through a rather unseemly rapid retirement. Our friends at AeroANALYTICA (you’ll hear more about them soon) shared this model on the fleet’s status. Far fewer than Airbus forecast will be produced. The debate over the need for...
News from Reuters today suggests that Airbus might utilize the soon to be empty A380 FAL for the A321 line. This is truly a serendipitous outcome for Airbus. The closure of the A380 line does not come with zero cost. Airbus has big sunk costs it has to write off. ...
It’s just a number, but nevertheless a milestone to Airbus: the delivery of its 12.000th airliner. Not from its home territory in Europe, but from the Airbus Canada factory in Mirabel that became part of the global OEM only last year. The 12.000th is the 12th A220-100...
Aside from the rare occasions when a new model is introduced, few aircraft deliveries have generated as much expectation. The delivery ceremony of All Nippon Airways’ (ANA) first Airbus A380 was certainly special. It is not just the colourful, eye-catching livery...
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