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STORIES Jun 21, 2024 The Incomplete Guide To Becoming an Airline CEO: Sir Tim Clark Sir Timothy Charles Clark KBE FRAeS is a British business executive and the President of Dubai based Airline Emirates since January 2003. He was also the Managing Director of SriLankan Airlines until 2008. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Jun 13, 2024 The Top 5 Fastest Commercial Airliners Ever Built Majority of commercial aircraft all fly at similar speed ranges. However, there are few models to fly slightly faster than others. It’s worth noting that, besides the top 2 on this list, the speed difference between most aircraft is small and doesn’t typically affect flying times all that much. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL May 01, 2024 How Emirates Makes the A380 Work The Airbus A380 has not been the financial success that Airbus hoped it would be. Many airlines have retired their A380s and others consistently consider doing so. However, Emirates is the clear exception in this case, so how does Emirates make the A380 work to its benefit? Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Apr 18, 2024 Is the Airbus A380 the World's Safest Plane? In the nearly two decades of A380 operations, the superjumbo has never suffered a fatal accident. Why is this and does that make it the world's safest aircraft? Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 28, 2024 Could We See an Airbus A380neo? Although production for the Airbus A380 was discontinued in December 2021 due to poor demand, many airlines that grounded their A380 fleets during the pandemic have started flying them again. The A380's return raises questions about the possibility of a more fuel-efficient A380neo version. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 26, 2024 The World's Top 5 Longest Flights to Australia and New Zealand Multiple airlines offer ultra-long-haul flights to Australia and New Zealand to accommodate high demand among international travelers. Eight of the world's 20 longest nonstop routes by distance involve four destinations: Auckland (AKL), Melbourne (MEL), Perth (PER), and Sydney (SYD). These are the world's longest flights serving Australia and New Zealand. Read More →
NEWS Feb 17, 2024 UK Startup Global Airlines Completes First Airbus A380 Flight in California Global Airlines has moved another step closer to launching official operations. The all-A380 UK-based startup carrier successfully conducted a test flight with its first acquired aircraft. The test flight took off from Mojave, and the aircraft did some circuits around the airport before safely touching down back in Mojave after around 20 minutes of flight. Read More →
NEWS Jan 11, 2024 British Airways Pilot Kidnapped and Tortured Outside Supermarket During Stopover in Johannesburg A British Airways pilot was kidnapped and tortured by a large group of criminals during a stopover in Johannesburg on January 10. The pilot was "shaken" by the attack after being forced to give up "thousands and thousands" of pounds to the attackers in exchange for his release. This is not the first time in recent months that a British Airways employee was attacked during a stopover in Johannesburg. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Jan 11, 2024 A380F: Could There Be an Airbus A380 Freighter Variant? As many older-generation passenger aircraft retire and get replaced by newer jets, a popular post-retirement move is converting these planes into freighters. The industry has witnessed this scenario with the Airbus A330, Boeing 767, and the 747, with the latter being specially designed with freighter conversion in mind. However, as the era of quad jets slowly concludes, many wonder if the Airbus A380 will ever see the possibility of freighter conversion. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 16, 2023 Why Don't US Airlines Fly the A380? The Airbus A380 is an aircraft that needs no introduction and cannot be mistaken. Yet in spite of the aircraft's prestige, it has never been ordered by any U.S.-based airline. So why is it that despite the United States having the world's second-largest aviation market, no airline based in the country has ever operated the Airbus A380? Read More →