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QantasLink Turboprop Revamp

Qantas’ regional subsidiary QantasLink has revealed its 45-strong fleet of Bombardier Q200, Q300 and Q400 turboprop aircraft will undergo a multi-million-dollar cabin upgrade programme to improve the overall passenger experience. The aircraft’s interiors will be refreshed with new ergonomic seat

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Emirates Signs A380 MOU

Emirates has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for up to 36 Airbus A380s, providing a major lifeline for the European manufacturer’s flagship programme.  The agreement comes just days after John Leahy, Airbus’ Chief Operating Officer – Customers, admitted production

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Airbus Excels

Airbus may have narrowly lost out to US rival Boeing in terms of total annual deliveries, but the European aerospace giant reported a strong performance for 2017.  In its annual report released on January 15, the firm revealed it had

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First Airbus A321neo for ANA

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo, becoming the launch operator of the variant powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM geared turbofan engines.  The aircraft, JA131A (c/n 7839), was handed over at the manufacturer’s Finkenwerder/Hamburg

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Airbus Transfers Jets to Museum

Airbus has transferred A380 MSN4 to the Museum of Air and Space at Paris/Le Bourget.  The jet is the first of four aircraft the European manufacturer has pledged to donate to museums, with A320 MSN1, A340-600 MSN360 and A380 MSN2

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A Good Year for Airbus

Record deliveries and a strong order intake marked a robust 2016 for Airbus.  At the company’s annual year-end briefing it revealed it had delivered 688 aircraft to 82 customers, a new record.  This is 53 more  than the previous record of

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Rolls-Royce Debut for Emirates

Emirates has taken delivery of its first Rolls-Royce (RR)-powered Airbus A380s.  The initial three examples, A6-EUM (c/n 225), A6-EUN (c/n 226), and A6-EUO (c/n 227), were handed over to the Dubai-based carrier in late December and are equipped with Trent

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Airbus A380 MRO Services in Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways Engineering and Airbus have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly develop new A380 MRO services capability.  The partnership aims to establish A380 maintenance, engineering and upgrade capabilities in Abu Dhabi, providing third-party support for airlines’ A380

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Emirates Consolidates Fleet

Emirates has phased out its final Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft, consolidating its fleet on the Boeing 777 and A380. A330-243 A6-EAK (c/n 452 ) was the last of the airline’s 29 examples to be withdrawn from service, leaving the

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Emirates Goes All A380 to Manchester

Emirates  has confirmed plans to upgrade its Manchester route to an all-Airbus A380 service from next year.  The Dubai-based carrier will switch the last of its thrice-daily links from a Boeing 777-300ER on January 1, increasing capacity to the British

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