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    Emirates signals return of one of four Doric-leased A380s


    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates has indicated plans to return an Airbus A380 to leasing vehicle Doric Nimrod Air Three. The aircraft (A6-EEK) was originally delivered to the carrier in 2013 and was the subject of a leaseback with lessor Amedeo. Guernsey-based affiliate Doric Nimrod Air Three, which has four A380s ...

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    Airline Business Podcast: Widebody wins in Dubai and air cargo's turbulent descent

    2023-11-29T06:30:00Z Sponsored by Panasonic Avionics

    In the latest instalment of the Airline Business Podcast – sponsored by Panasonic Avionics – Graham and Lewis discuss the aircraft orders placed at this year’s Dubai air show and what they might mean for capacity growth in the region, particularly when it comes to widebody jets.

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    Emirates’ Clark underlines higher-weight 787-10’s network flexibility


    Emirates president Tim Clark indicates that availability of a higher-weight Boeing 787-10 was behind its decision to reinstate the variant as part of the carrier’s rejig of 787 orders. The airline had originally indicated in 2017 that it would introduce 40 787-10s but ultimately agreed, two years later, to take ...

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    Emirates flies A380 part-powered by 100% sustainable aviation fuel


    Emirates has operated an Airbus A380 partly powered by 100% sustainable aviation fuel, claiming to be the first carrier to conduct such a demonstration flight with the double-deck type. The aircraft departed Dubai on 22 November with one of its four Engine Alliance GP7200 powerplants – as well as its ...

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    Clark still gets ‘real buzz’ from leading Emirates after delaying retirement


    Long-serving Emirates president Tim Clark still gets a “real buzz” from the ”herculean project” of running the Middle Eastern giant, years after he delayed his retirement.

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    Collaboration and cannibalisation to extend Emirates A380 fleet life: Clark


    Emirates is aiming to keep 116 Airbus A380s in service over the next few years, with the effort supported by a series of maintenance agreements disclosed by the carrier. The carrier is the largest operator of the type, and eventually placed total orders for 123 before Airbus discontinued production. While ...

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    Emirates discloses extensive Safran supply deal including A350 and 777X seats


    Emirates Group has disclosed a series of agreements with Safran’s interiors division covering seats and other fittings on new aircraft types in the Dubai-based carrier’s fleet. The airline values at $1 billion – at catalogue prices – the deal for seats on the Airbus A350-900s and Boeing 777-9s which it ...

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    Emirates' Clark: 777X follow-on order a balance of confidence and lead times


    Emirates president Tim Clark is optimistic that the Boeing 777-9 service entry is on track, expecting the type inspection authorisation – which begins formal certification tests – around February next year. Speaking during the Dubai air show on 14 November, a day after Emirates committed to another 90 777Xs, Clark ...

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    Emirates will only assess A350-1000 once engines meet durability demands: Clark


    Emirates believes the Airbus A350-1000 would fit into the carrier’s fleet, but it will not be considered until Rolls-Royce is able to offer greater engine durability for the airline’s specific conditions and operations. The A350-1000 is powered by the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97, a higher-thrust version of the XWB-84 used on ...

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    Thales reconfirms in-flight entertainment provision for Emirates 777Xs


    French aerospace firm Thales has reconfirmed that it will supply the in-flight entertainment system for Emirates’ Boeing 777X fleet. Thales will provide the Dubai-based airline with its Avant Up equipment from 2025. Emirates previously had 115 777Xs on order but has newly-unveiled an enhanced agreement covering 90 additional 777Xs – ...

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    Emirates takes more 777Xs in $52bn expansion while Flydubai steps up to 787s


    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates has unveiled an agreement for 90 additional Boeing 777X twinjets, and a revised 787 deal, while its partner airline Flydubai is branching into widebody operations with 30 787-9s. Emirates values its part of the order – disclosed on the first day of the Dubai air show ...

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    Emirates operating over 100 A380s as half-year profits surge


    Middle Eastern operator Emirates Group has turned in a first-half net profit of just over Dhs10 billion ($2.7 billion), with carrier Emirates contributing Dhs9.4 billion to the total. The group says the figure, to 30 September, is a record for its interim performance and it adds that it expects customer ...


    UAE ramps up SAF ambitions ahead of Dubai air show and COP28


    Dubai will next month host two major global events which are likely to underline the UAE’s ambition to be a significant player in the supply of renewable energy, particular sustainable aviation fuel.

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    Emirates strikes Neste deal to secure SAF for 2024-25


    Middle East carrier Emirates has struck a major deal with Neste to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) during 2024 and 2025.

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    Airline Business Podcast: SAS stakes, sustainability and sweet spots

    2023-10-11T13:59:00Z Sponsored by Panasonic Avionics

    Graham and Lewis discuss the latest consolidation moves in Europe, as Air France-KLM announces plans to take a minority stake in SAS.

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    Emirates to purchase two A380s leased from investment vehicle


    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates is to purchase a pair of Airbus A380s owned by a Guernsey-based investment vehicle. Emirates is acquiring the two jets – MSN77 and MSN90 – which it leases from the vehicle, Doric Nimrod Air Two. The entity purchased the aircraft respectively in October and December 2011. ...

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    Emirates enters pact with Shell for sustainable-fuel supply at Dubai


    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates has reached an agreement with energy firm Shell Aviation covering the supply of blended sustainable aviation fuel at its Dubai hub. Emirates says the agreement centres on the supply of 300,000gal of fuel, with initial deliveries set to take place by the end of this year. ...

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    Emirates A380 crew heard ‘abnormal noise’ on approach before slat damage found


    French investigators have yet to ascertain the cause of damage to an Airbus A380’s slat assembly, discovered after the aircraft arrived at Nice. The A380, operated by Emirates, had been conducting an approach to Nice’s runway 04L following a service from Dubai on 18 August. Investigation authority BEA states that ...

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    Boeing stretches 777-8 passenger jet to match freighter’s fuselage


    Boeing has increased the fuselage length on the 777-8 passenger jet, bringing it into line with the freighter variant.

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    Emirates aims to cut catering waste with pre-order service


    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates is aiming to cut food waste by offering a pre-order service for on-board catering. The airline is to introduce the service initially in the business-class cabin on flights between Dubai and the three main London airports from 25 July. It will enable passengers to select meal ...