Tag Archives | Airbus A380

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Delivery Thursday

It’s Thursday, so it must be the day a bunch, well two, airlines receive new types. So well done to British Airways and Hainan Airlines for finally taking delivery of the first of their A380s and 787s respectively. Better late than never, eh. Airbus (top), Boeing

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Big tails

Here’s a great picture from user Planet Airlines on flightglobal’s AirSpace forum of quite a lot of metal lurking at Dubai airport. User Planet Airlines on flightglobal/AirSpace

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British Airways’ first A380 arrives at the Paris air show #PAS13

The first Airbus A380 for British Airways arrived at the Paris air show today. Flightglobal reported back in March that the airframer was in discussions with the carrier to bring the aircraft to the show, having previously done the same with a Korean Air and Malaysia Airlines A380.BA is due to take delivery of its […]

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Airbus tells a tall tail

Alright, it’s a poor headline but I was struggling for a suitable pun. Anyway, just released by the good folk in Toulouse is this image of the vertical tail section for the first A380 for Qatar Airways. It’s fresh from the company’s paint shop in Hamburg where it took 10 days to complete. The carrier […]

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Spray on display

Another great picture from AirSpace regular Hounddogone, this time of an Emirates Airbus A380 on a damp take-off roll at London Heathrow. User Hounddogone on flightglobal.com/AirSpace

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MAS takes delivery of 100th A380

You may think it ugly, you may think it looks like a whale with wings, but others believe the A380 super jumbo has its own special beauty (possibly the sort that requires a stiff drink to fully appreciate). Anyway, to mark the 100th delivery Airbus has released these images showing it looking particularly well turned […]

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Goodbye Filton airport

To commemorate the closure of Bristol’s Filton airport – a location that has played a key role in the UK aerospace industry – on 21 December, here’s a shot of one of the last “heavy” movements in, an Airbus A380 visiting to take company employees on a short flight. Pic by Michael Buckle.

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Singapore Airlines A380 inbound to Heathrow

Much as the title suggests, this shot, posted by user hounddogone on our AirSpace forum, shows an Airbus A380 operated by Singapore Airlines on approach to London Heathrow. The carrier is celebrating five years of A380 service this year. Hounddogone on flightglobal/AirSpace

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Big plane, big engine

Nice picture from British Airways showing the installation of one of four Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines on its first Airbus A380. The engines were attached to aircraft MSN095, the first of 12 A380s the airline has on order. The supermegauberjumbo is due to be delivered to British Airways in July next year. We should have […]

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Two giants meet

An Air france A380 and a China Airlines Boeing 747 side by side at LAX

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