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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 A330-243 A6-EAK (c/n 452 ) was the last of the airline’s 29 examples to be withdrawn from service, leaving the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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Emirates Launches Second LAX Link & A380 Touches Down In Vienna

  Emirates is now flying twice a day between its Dubai International Airport hub and Los Angeles. The first service of flight EK217 departed the UAE on July 1 and was operated by Airbus A380-861 A6-EON, which wore a specially-designed

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MAEL Adds A380 to Portfolio

Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL) has received regulatory approval to add the Airbus A380 to its line maintenance capabilities.  The four-engine super jumbo has been added to the company’s European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the UAE’s General Civil Aviation

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BA’s Investment Continues

British Airways (BA) is continuing to modernise its fleet with both new and upgraded aircraft. 

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