Airbus A380

November 29, 2010 - 7:15am
Airliner manufacturers have up to five years, depending on type, to set fligh...

The FAA has finalized a rule addressing more than 4,000 U.S.-registered aging commercial aircraft with a takeoff weight of 75,000 pounds or more, certified after 1957 and operated under FAR Parts 121 or 129.

November 29, 2010 - 6:52am
The European Aviation Safety Agency issued a revised emergency airworthiness ...

Qantas resumed flying two of its six A380s on November 26, after replacing some of their Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines. In total, Rolls must bear the cost of replacing some 40 Trent 900s from the 20-strong fleet of Rolls-powered, four-engine A380s.

November 23, 2010 - 9:19am

Qantas plans to resume Airbus A380 service this Saturday (November 27) on Flight QF31 from Sydney to Singapore and onward to London. The flight, scheduled to depart Sydney at 5:30 p.m. local time, would mark the end of a 23-day suspension of service with Qantas A380s after an uncontained engine failure forced one of the airline’s six superjumbos to make an emergency landing in Singapore on November 4.

November 12, 2010 - 8:43am
An advisory directive issued by the EASA on November 10 calls for repetitive ...

Rolls-Royce today confirmed that an oil fire led to the November 4 uncontained failure of a Trent 900 on a Qantas A380 on its way from Sydney to Singapore. In a statement issued this morning, the engine company said that the failure involved "a specific component" in the turbine area of the engine and led to the release of the intermediate pressure turbine disc.

November 10, 2010 - 8:54am

Singapore Airlines grounded three of its 11 Airbus A380s to perform “precautionary” engine changes after consultations with Trent 900 manufacturer Rolls-Royce. The move comes almost a week after a Qantas A380 experienced an uncontained engine failure on a Trent 900 during a flight from Singapore to Sydney.

November 10, 2010 - 8:19am

Singapore Airlines grounded three of its 11 Airbus A380s to perform “precautionary” engine changes after consultations with Trent 900 manufacturer Rolls-Royce. The move comes almost a week after a Qantas A380 experienced an uncontained engine failure on a Trent 900 during a flight from Singapore to Sydney.

November 9, 2010 - 6:20am

Rolls-Royce says that the uncontained engine failure on a Qantas Airbus A380 en route from Singapore to Sydney on November 4 “is specific to the Trent 900.” 

November 4, 2010 - 6:33am
Photo: REUTERS/STRINGER Singapore...

A Qantas Airbus A380 on its way to Sydney from Singapore this morning experienced an uncontained engine failure soon after takeoff, forcing the airplane to return to Singapore and prompting Qantas to ground its entire fleet of six A380s. The aircraft, operating as Flight QF32, carried 440 passengers and 26 crewmembers, none of whom sustained injuries. 

October 27, 2010 - 10:52am

A consortium of investors led by Switzerland-based Van Lattmann Corporate Communications (VLCC) has embarked on an ambitious project to operate VIP versions of the Airbus A380 as flying cruise liners. The first of the aircraft is provisionally named the Dicke Berta after the German “Big Berta” World War I gun.

October 22, 2010 - 7:02am
Emirates flies an Airbus A380 between Dubai and Toronto three days a week. Ho...

Sometimes business mixes with politics in less than subtle ways, as a dispute over landing rights in Toronto for Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways clearly illustrates.

 
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