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Stop press: Wheels fail to come off Emirates A380

Much breathless excitement doing the rounds on the Internet over the Emirates A380 which, if you believe the gossip, damaged its undercarriage after touching down hard, then aborting its landing, at Manchester on 6 September.   Some websites – one or two of which ought to have known better – ran with the unsubstantiated rumours […]

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Don’t fancy yours much…

One day after Lufthansa officially named its second Airbus A380 – calling it ‘Munchen’ after its second hub city – chief financial officer Stephan Gemkow offered his opinion to analysts participating in the airline’s half-year conference call.   “I think it’s the most beautiful aircraft which has been designed so far,” he said.   High […]

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Kids give a green salute to the A380

Farnborough isn’t just just a venue for leasing companies to open their wallets and spread the wealth.  It’s also a great way to plant the seeds of aviation in young minds — as evidenced by kids in this photo taken on Friday giving a “green wave” to the A380 celebrating the aircraft’s environmental attributes. Our blue […]

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FARN10: It’s behind you…

Boeing brings its brand new aircraft to the UK‘s premier air show and the BBC, as you’d expect, is straight in with an interview featuring 787 chief engineer Mike Sinnett.   And the choice of backdrop? Arch-rival Airbus’ A380. Naturally…  

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Qatar Airways to join Star Alliance. Maybe.

Hard to tell precisely what German model-maker Schabak has printed just behind the cockpit windows of its Qatar A380, but it looks suspiciously like the Star Alliance logo.   If it is, then Qatar Airways isn’t biting. “Artistic licence,” scoffs a source in the sandpit.        

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An A380 cul-de-sac

A dead zone creeps up in this Air France A380

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Singapore Airlines seeks budding artists

Singapore Airlines launches social marketing campaign

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Flying on the A380: like an A340 on top and a 747 below

Journalists descended on Toulouse today as Airbus for the first time took the wraps off an A380 with a completed cabin.

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