Super Jumbo Jet Airbus A380 to make its first landing in Africa

Ethiopia will be the first African sky to host a maiden flight by the worlds largest passenger aircraft, Airbus A380, mid-October this year, a testing flight that will build confidence in the continents aviation industry. Media reports quoted Ethiopian aviation authorities saying this week that the worlds biggest commercial aircraft will be landing at Ethiopias Bole International Airport in the capital Addis Ababa at a date that is yet to be announced. Reports quoted aviation authorities making preparations to welcome the aircraft that will fly directly from […]

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Further A380 delays

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Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation notes Airbus has unveiled further delays in the A380 production programmed of up to a year. This prompted parent EADS to issue a EUR4.8 billion profit warning – more than double the EUR2 billion figure announced less than four months ago. One A380 will be delivered (to Singapore Airlines) in 2007 (compared to nine announced in Jun-06), 13 in 2008 (down from 35), 25 in 2009 and 45 in 2010. According to Peter Harbison, Executive Chairman of the Centre for Asia Pacific […]

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