Category Archives: A380

A380 Coming to Texas

The Airbus A380, the world’s largest commercial airplane, is coming to Texas thanks to a new direct Lufthansa flight between Frankfurt and Houston The USA Today reports. Houston will become the fourth U.S. city that Deutsche Lufthansa AG will serve using the jumbo jet, … Continue reading

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Party in San Fran for A380

San Francisco International Airport will welcome the first regularly scheduled Airbus A380 tomorrow morning when the world’s largest plane arrives in the bay city according to The San Francisco Appeal. A plane spotting party is planned at Bayfront Park in Millbrae … Continue reading

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NTSB Investigating A380 and Regional Jet Collision at JFK

On Monday night, an Airbus A380 scheduled to fly to Paris clipped a Delta regional jet operated by Comair that was waiting to pull up to the gate with passengers onboard. Nobody was hurt during the incident but the video … Continue reading

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A380 Coming to DC in June

According to Airlines and Destinations, Air France will begin using the super-jumbo Airbus A380 on routes between Paris and Washington Dulles International Airport starting on June 6. Air France will be the first airline to operate the A380 at Dulles. … Continue reading

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Boeing Nabs Wide-Body Orders, Airbus Close to A380 Deal

According to Reuters, Boeing pulled in seven orders over the last week for its 767 and 777 aircraft bringing the company’s orders sheet to nine planes on the year after subtracting cancellations. The three 767s were ordered by Chilean airline LAN … Continue reading

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Chinese Firm to Build $1.2 Billion Sudanese Airport

Reuters Africa is reporting that a Chinese firm has been awarded a substantial contract worth $1.2 billion to build a new airport in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. The Chinese firm is a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company which is a state-owned enterprise. … Continue reading

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Boeing Aims to Build 787s at a Rate of 180 Per Year

At a press conference commemorating the production of its 1,000th 767, Boeing’s President of Commercial Airplanes, Jim Albaugh, said the company aims to produce 15 787s a month once it gets its assembly lines up to speed according to The … Continue reading

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Airbus Getting A380 Production on Track, Expects to Deliver “Six to Seven” to Emirates this Year

Reuters reports that Dubai-based Emirates airlines expects to receive “six or seven” Airbus A380s this year suggesting that Airbus may finally be getting production of its super-jumbo plane on track after struggling to meet production demands since it launched the … Continue reading

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Boeing Mulls 737 Replacement With 787 Missteps Still Haunting Once-Confident Company

  There has been a lot of speculation over the past few months regarding the future of the Boeing 737 and whether the company will upgrade the plane or replace it completely. CEOs from Delta to Southwest have chimed in, … Continue reading

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Lufthansa to Bring A380 to San Francisco

German airline Lufthansa announced via Twitter today that it will begin flying the world’s largest commercial aircraft, the Airbus A380, between Frankfurt and San Francisco beginning in May. Lufthansa does not currently operate the A380 to the United States but … Continue reading

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