Airbus has performed a first A380 flight powered by 100 per cent sustainable aviation fuel. Airbus’ A380 test aircraft MSN 1 took off from Blagnac Airport in Toulouse earlier.
Emirates has received delivery of its 123rd and final Airbus A380. The aircraft, registered as A6-EVS, marks another milestone in the airline’s steadfast 21-year commitment to the programme.
A Qatar Airways Airbus A380 took to the skies for the first time in more than 18 months earlier, positioning the aircraft from Doha International Airport to Hamad International Airport.
British Airways is set to welcome back its first A380 aircraft next month and operate its biggest schedule since March 2020. The carrier will be offering additional services to cities across the globe.
Emirates will receive three more A380 aircraft from Airbus this year with its last unit on order scheduled to join its fleet in November, bringing forward the original delivery timeline from June.
New data from Cirium has revealed that of the 240 Airbus A380 planes currently with airlines around the world, just 21 are in service. Nearly all are being used by Emirates in Dubai.
According to an assessment from the German flag-carrier, it will take several months until the global travel restrictions are completely lifted and years until the worldwide demand for air travel returns to pre-crisis levels.
Airbus and China Aviation Supplies Holding Company have signed a general terms agreement covering the purchase by Chinese airlines of a total of 300 Airbus aircraft.
All Nippon Airways has taken delivery of its first A380 at a ceremony in Toulouse. The Japanese carrier becomes the 15th operator of the world’s largest passenger aircraft.
European plane manufacturer Airbus has taken the “painful” decision to cease deliveries of the A380 in 2021. The aircraft has struggled to compete with more efficient, smaller models in recent years.