What Happened To SkyMark Airlines’ Airbus A380 Order?

Like many airlines a while back, Japan’s SkyMark Airlines wanted some A380s. The big mega jumbo was the ticket out of regional flying and into the glitzy glamour of long-haul flying. So,... Read more »

World’s Longest A350 Flight? ‘Merkel One’ Flies Non-Stop To Australia

Recently the German Air Force has been putting its new Airbus A350, registered 10+03, to the test. As part of these tests, the aircraft operated an ultra-long-haul flight from Germany to Australia... Read more »

How Computer Design Software Delayed The Airbus A380

With Airbus shutting down production of the A380 after less than two decades of making them, it’s easy to have the benefit of hindsight when contemplating why the mega jumbo never really... Read more »

How Many Airbus A380s Are Left To Be Delivered?

After announcing the end of the A380 program in February 2019, Airbus still had plenty of orders left to be fulfilled. However, a slew of cancellations soon followed the announcement as airlines... Read more »

‘Merkel Force Two’ – 2nd German VIP A350 Completes First Flight

The German government is mid-way through taking delivery of its fleet of Airbus A350-900 aircraft, with the first having been delivered earlier this year. Now the second aircraft being built for the... Read more »

Two Years Of The Airbus A321LR: What The Plane Has Accomplished

  Just over two years ago, Israeli airline Arkia took delivery of the very first Airbus A321LR. A modification of the base A321neo, the A321LR, was designed to perform long-range flights –... Read more »

Airbus Gears Up Towards A321XLR Production

Airbus is preparing its Saint Nazaire assembly site to manufacture parts for the new A321XLR plane. The planemaker will invest 60 million euros in developing an assembly line dedicated to A321XLR production.... Read more »

Airbus Delivers 72 Aircraft In October

Airbus has released its October numbers. The European aircraft manufacturer delivered a total of 72 passenger aircraft in October 2020, stretching from the small A220 to the behemoth A380. Here’s a look... Read more »

Breaking: Hi Fly Set To Retire Its Only Airbus A380

Portuguese wet lease carrier Hi Fly is set to retire its only Airbus A380 aircraft later this year. The aircraft is unique in that it is the only A380 to have been... Read more »

28 Years Ago The Airbus A330 Flew For The First Time

Today marks 28 years since the first Airbus A330 took to the skies. The maiden flight, lasting over five hours, was the culmination of decades of research and design resulting in the... Read more »