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Etihad Retiring 777, A380 For Good, Transforming Fleet!

Etihad Retiring 777, A380 For Good, Transforming Fleet!

Etihad Airways is making big changes in its widebody plans, retiring their 777-300ER fleet, and declaring the A380 “not commercially sustainable”. News of retirement for Etihad’s A380 fleet isn’t particularly surprising, but retiring their 777-300ER fleet, is. Etihad...
777X Delays Save Emirates A380 Fleet

777X Delays Save Emirates A380 Fleet

Boeing’s continuing delays in the 777X programme mean that Emirates will have to keep its A380 fleet around for longer. But is this a problem? Emirates is the biggest user of the Airbus A380. The airline has 117 of the aircraft in its fleet, with more due for...
Not Done Yet: British Airways Will Fly The A380 Again

Not Done Yet: British Airways Will Fly The A380 Again

British Airways will eventually return their A380 fleet to service, says their CEO. But those eager to see the giants fly again, will have to wait. Four engined aircraft have slowly been falling out of favour for over a decade now. Even before the pandemic, some...
Emirates – Boeing 777X Expected In 2023 “Or Even Later”

Emirates – Boeing 777X Expected In 2023 “Or Even Later”

Emirates believes that Boeing may not be ready to hand over its first 777X to Emirates and other airlines before 2023, if not later. The original plan called for the first deliveries to happen in 2020. Boeing still hopes to certify the 777X in 2022, with deliveries to...
Thai Airways To Sell Two A380s (Among Other Things)

Thai Airways To Sell Two A380s (Among Other Things)

With international travel looking to stay stagnant, Thai Airways is restructuring its fleet and streamlining its operations. They’re putting two Airbus A380s up for sale, the latest in an increasing list of long-haul jets that have to go. Thailand relies on tourism...