[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...
At the Paris show last week Airbus rolled out an important series of tweaks to the A380. Most obvious were the new winglets, 4.7M compared to the approximate 1M fences currently used. Not obvious to the eye are other tweaks to the wing and fuselage. The combination...
There seems to be some light between the vision by Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier and sales chief John Leahy. Whereas Mr Leahy opined at the Dubai air show the A380neo is inevitable and suggested a timeline around 2022 or 2023. A few weeks later and Mr Bregier has a...
Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline, has been vocal in pushing Airbus to revise the A380. As we pass through the A380’s first decade in service, the recent decision by Emirates to switch to Rolls-Royce from Engine Alliance got a lot of attention. The other...
There is no airline more associated with the A380 than UAE’s Emirates Airline. The biggest A380 customer by an order of magnitude, the airline and aircraft are synonymous. Even as Airbus struggles to convince airlines of viability of its flagship, the primary customer...
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