Tag: Airbus

Airbus shows what Beluga XL work day looks like

Following the service entry of Airbus next generation super transporter, the BelugaXL, earlier in the month, the European manufacturer now invites to “enter the cockpit” of its “smiling whale”. The BelugaXL, just like its predecessors, is used by Airbus to transport large aircraft components across its production sites in Europe. For instance, it can carry […]

Gulf Air Retires Its Last Airbus A330

Gulf Air yesterday retired its last Airbus A330 yesterday. The 20-year-old aircraft was the last of its type in the Gulf Air fleet, which now uses the Boeing 787 Dreamliner for long haul operations. Gulf Air has retired its final Airbus A330 aircraft. Photo: Getty Images In March this year, Gulf Air will celebrate the […]

GoAir cancels flights, blames Airbus, Pratt & Whitney delays

Indian low-cost carrier GoAir says it had to cancel flights after an unplanned grounding of aircraft part of the current fleet, while new Airbus aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney engines  would fail to arrive by the previously expected deadline in March 2020. The no-frills airline did not disclose how many flights, in particular, are […]

SAA To Retire Its Unsold Airbus A340s By 2021

It’s been just over a week since we found out that South African Airways (SAA) will sell some of its Airbus A340s. Although the South African airline is taking steps to improve its profitability and save it from bankruptcy, the CEO claims the aircraft sale is unrelated. However, we now have word that the airline […]

Will Boeing Or Airbus Ever Make A New Supersonic Passenger Plane?

The Concorde was such a game-changer that Boeing believed that they would be out of the passenger business within a decade (unless their own supersonic jet took flight), however today both Airbus and Boeing seem to be content with building slower more fuel-efficient aircraft. The future for Supersonic travel is bright. Photo: Boom Supersonic Will […]

SWISS Finishes Refurbishing Its Airbus A340 Fleet

Swiss International Airlines has given a new lease of life to its Airbus A340 aircraft. The airline recently completed a cabin refurbishment program on all five of its A340s which includes a new entertainment system and internet access. Swiss still operates five Airbus A340s. Photo: Swiss Swiss has finally finished upgrading its Airbus A340s. The […]

Airbus makes 1st fully automatic vision-based take-off [Video]

Airbus performed the first fully automatic vision-based take-off using an Airbus Family test aircraft on January 16, 2020. The automatic take-off was enabled by image recognition technology installed directly on the aircraft, instead of relying on an Instrument Landing System (ILS). A crew of five people, composed of two pilots, two flight test engineers and […]

One Airline Was Going To Create An All Economy 840 Seat Airbus A380 Config

The megastructure that is the A380 is quite a sight to behold, and quite an aircraft to fly on too. But all that space means there’s a lot of room for airlines to put their own stamp on the aircraft too. Around the world, we’ve seen a huge variation on the A380 layout, with one […]


Spirit Airlines inks 100 Airbus A320neo airplanes order

The United States-based ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines finalized an order for 100 Airbus A320neo family aircraft, the Toulouse-based plane maker confirmed on January 6, 2019. The order could be worth as much as $10 billion (at list prices). In particular, Spirit Airlines’ aircraft purchase includes a mix of Airbus A319neo, A320neo, and A321neo aircraft, to […]