Ben Sandilands April 5, 2017 9 Comments
Virgin Australia throws everything at Qantas on the Melbourne-Los Angeles route
Ben Sandilands February 25, 2017 30 Comments
How could Qantas get key passenger needs so wrong on its new 787-9s?
Ben Sandilands September 15, 2016 9 Comments
Inflicting pain on customers has become an accounting necessity for modern airlines
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.