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Melbourne-Los Angeles becomes a route where A380s don’t rule

Melbourne-Los Angeles becomes a route where A380s don’t rule

Ben Sandilands April 5, 2017 9 Comments

Virgin Australia throws everything at Qantas on the Melbourne-Los Angeles route

Qantas 787 premium Y seats anything but dreamy

Qantas 787 premium Y seats anything but dreamy

Ben Sandilands February 25, 2017 30 Comments

How could Qantas get key passenger needs so wrong on its new 787-9s?

Values for used big jets are sick and not just for A380s

Values for used big jets are sick and not just for A380s

Ben Sandilands September 15, 2016 9 Comments

Inflicting pain on customers has become an accounting necessity for modern airlines

Airbus: America now a major market for A380 for non US carriers

Airbus: America now a major market for A380 for non US carriers

Ben Sandilands September 14, 2015 18 Comments

Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier, says American carriers are now in a position to decide if they want to participate in growing their international market share following a highly successful period of restructuring their operations and becoming profitable.

Etihad’s A380 debut in Sydney is ‘tiny’ part of grand plan

Etihad’s A380 debut in Sydney is ‘tiny’ part of grand plan

Ben Sandilands June 1, 2015 4 Comments

There is far more to Etihad’s ambitions in Australia than the Airbus A380 that upscaled its Sydney-Abu Dhabi services today.

Airbus: No 590 tonne A380 just yet, but there are other changes

Airbus: No 590 tonne A380 just yet, but there are other changes

Ben Sandilands May 28, 2015 10 Comments

Airbus says it can add ten percent seating capacity to the current 575 tonne version of the giant A380 even without increasing the number of seats in economy on the main deck from ten to 11 across.

April was a bad month for the Qantas Jetstar fleet

April was a bad month for the Qantas Jetstar fleet

Ben Sandilands April 30, 2015 19 Comments

Photos have emerged of a mishap that damaged two Jetstar A320s at its Newcastle maintenance facility on 23 April, during the storm and flooding crisis that crippled much of eastern NSW.

Airbus, Boeing face continued issues with A380s, 737 MAXs

Airbus, Boeing face continued issues with A380s, 737 MAXs

Ben Sandilands April 13, 2015 12 Comments

They are very different airliners but they both face important issues that continue to attract analyst and carrier scrutiny. The giant Airbus A380 needs more sales, and the comparatively miniscule Boeing 737 MAX needs, according to a range of reports, a better new tech engine.

Airbus, Boeing adjust strategies for A380, 757 replacements

Airbus, Boeing adjust strategies for A380, 757 replacements

Ben Sandilands March 11, 2015 16 Comments

The big two jet makers Airbus and Boeing keep adjusting their course headings when it comes to an an A380 NEO or a replacement for the 757, make that, as of today, a super 757 that isn’t really a 757.

Airbus chief: A350 family will grow, A380 future secure

Airbus chief: A350 family will grow, A380 future secure

Ben Sandilands December 23, 2014 6 Comments

The A350WXB family has at least 20 years in which to grow well beyond the current -900 and -1000 models, Airbus president and CEO Fabrice Brégier said today as the first of the all new design wide body jets was handed over to launch customer Qatar Airways.

Airbus reaffirms A380 future, Boeing nixes 757 replacement

Airbus reaffirms A380 future, Boeing nixes 757 replacement

Ben Sandilands December 12, 2014 12 Comments

The Airbus Investor Days meeting that gave rise to stories saying that the A380 might be dropped  has seen the future of the world’s largest passenger aircraft reaffirmed.

Emirates replaces 777s with A380s to more US cities

Emirates replaces 777s with A380s to more US cities

Ben Sandilands June 20, 2014 4 Comments

Emirates extra A380s to the US are competing for attention with persistent rumours Delta is considering getting the giant Airbus for Asia-Pacific routes

Qantas to do Dallas with an A380 from 29 September

Qantas to do Dallas with an A380 from 29 September

Ben Sandilands May 7, 2014 21 Comments

It’s official. Qantas will fly Sydney to Dallas Forth Worth six times a week non-stop each way with an Airbus A380 from 29 September.

Airbus A380s, Boeing 787s, in new wing crack checks

Ben Sandilands March 8, 2014 5 Comments

The big two airliner companies are ‘cracking up’ again but this time the new issues in the wings of Airbus A380s and Boeing 787 Dreamliners aren’t  anywhere near to being as serious as some of their earlier respective design and manufacturing problems.

A global range A380 comes into view with new RR engine

A global range A380 comes into view with new RR engine

Ben Sandilands March 2, 2014 22 Comments

Rolls-Royce is proposing to re-invent the A380 with new tech engines that would give it non-stop Australia-Europe range.

Airbus updates outlook for new versions of A330, A380

Airbus updates outlook for new versions of A330, A380

Ben Sandilands February 19, 2014 3 Comments

Airbus could have a regional version of its A330 delivered within two years, further refine the efficiency of the A380 by 2018, and have an NEO version of that giant Airbus ready early next decade.

Airbus flies closer to new engine options on A330s, A380s

Airbus flies closer to new engine options on A330s, A380s

Ben Sandilands February 7, 2014 4 Comments

Airbus now has two new engine speculations running in tandem, both of which have the potential to extend the life and reach of its A330 and giant A380 lines.

Bigger jets looking better in India, Indonesia

Bigger jets looking better in India, Indonesia

Ben Sandilands January 28, 2014 2 Comments

In separate developments, India is allowing A380 services  and Indonesia’s Lion Air is tendering for larger capacity airliners than the 787s it had on order, citing growth and airport congestion issues at Jakarta.