April 2nd, 2022 7:39 PM 0 COMMENTS

Etihad’s Brand New Airbus A350 To Serve Indian Airports This Summer

Etihad's brand new Airbus A350 aircraft will be arriving in India soon. In addition, the first Airbus widebody to enter service, A6-XWB, will depart Abu Dhabi as EY206 at 22:05 today for its inaugural Mumbai rotation. It will be viewed in Istanbul before that, having returned from Paris this morning. These short haul flights, on the other hand, are merely proving grounds. Over the following two weeks, Etihad plans to... Read More

March 30th, 2022 6:30 PM 0 COMMENTS

ITA Airways Plans to Fly to South America With Airbus A350

ITA Airways plans to fly to South America for the first time, deploying its first Airbus A350-900 aircraft there. From getting its A350 ready with a fresh paint job to leasing more planes and launching services to the United States, Italy's new flag airline has seen a lot of new events recently. The carrier's South American services, according to the latest reports, will commence in little over a month. This... Read More

March 23rd, 2022 7:14 AM 0 COMMENTS

Qatar Airways Discords $220 Million Fee for Failure to Take Two Airbus A350s

Qatar Airways has denied Airbus' claim for $220 million for refusing to take delivery of two A350 aircraft, as the ongoing legal struggle between the two aviation conglomerates continues. Qatar Airways filed a lawsuit against Airbus for $600 million earlier this year, claiming surface paint concerns on its A350 aircraft. It stated that this put the plane at risk of being damaged by lightning, something the European aircraft maker rejected.... Read More

February 18th, 2022 7:04 PM 0 COMMENTS

Singapore Airshow 2022: SIA Finalises Seven Airbus A350F Aircraft

Singapore Airlines has finalised a purchase agreement of getting seven A350F freighter aircraft from Airbus. The order was signed during the Singapore Airshow 2022 by SIA CEO, Goh Choong Phong, and Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International Christian Scherer. The order firms up the carrier's commitment to the new generation freighter announced by the planemaker in December 2021. The newly ordered aircraft will replace the carrier’s existing 747-400F... Read More

January 21st, 2022 4:55 PM 0 COMMENTS

Airbus Cancels Qatar Airways’ A321neos Orders Amid Airbus A350 Dispute

Over the ongoing dispute between Qatar Airways and Airbus on the Airbus A350 paint degradation issue, Airbus cancelled the order of 50 Airbus A321neos it signed with Qatar Airways. The order was cancelled on January 20 while the pre-trial proceedings took place in British High Court. The aircraft manufacturer’s move to cancel a separate contract with Qatar Airways for a different aircraft model shows the intensity of dispute between the... Read More

January 11th, 2022 7:08 PM 0 COMMENTS

Qatar Airways Seeks $618 Mn Compensation From Airbus in Airbus A350 Paint Issue

According to a court document, Qatar Airways seeks more than $600 million in compensation from Airbus for surface faults on Airbus A350 jetliners. The Gulf carrier is also seeking British judges to force France-based aircraft manufacturer to cease attempting to deliver any more of the planes until a design flaw is remedied. For months, the two corporations have been at odds over damages on Airbus A350 jetliners such as blistered... Read More

December 2nd, 2021 10:29 PM 0 COMMENTS

Qatar Airways Leans Towards Boeing Aircraft in a Row Over Airbus A350 Paint Degradation Issue

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said that the airline would consider Boeing aircraft for all future needs in an unfortunate turn of events. He expressed his lack of interest in Airbus A350 aircraft in a keynote speech delivered at Aviation Club UK. Qatar Airways was looking forward to expanding its portfolio, primarily new generation freight solutions. The airline needed 30 aircraft for its fleet renewal program. The aircraft manufacturers... Read More

October 23rd, 2020 4:44 PM 0 COMMENTS

Qatar Airways Takes Delivery of Three Airbus A350-1000

Qatar Airways on 22nd October has taken delivery of three more Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, reaffirming its position as the largest operator of Airbus A350 aircraft with 52 in its fleet. All three A350-1000 are fitted with the airline’s multi award-winning Business Class seat, Qsuite and will operate on strategic long-haul routes to Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. [caption id="attachment_18640" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] Qatar Airbus A350-1000 aircraft[/caption] Qatar Airways Group Chief... Read More

May 18th, 2019 6:09 PM 0 COMMENTS

New Jetliner Airbus A350-900 Begins to Fly From Bengaluru

Singapore Airlines has deployed the new jetliner Airbus A350-900 between Singapore and Bengaluru from Friday. Airbus A350-900 can accommodate up to 325 passengers with a range of 15,000km, making it bigger than the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Airbus A350-900 comes with wider fuselage resulting in better legroom. It also has better amenities like sophisticated inflight entertainment system and auto-mechanical shades. Cabin air will contain more moisture that will reduce fatigue. Singapore... Read More

April 5th, 2022 7:01 PM 0 COMMENTS

Another Qatar Airways A350 order is cancelled by Airbus

The delivery of another Qatar Airways A350-900 has been quietly halted by Airbus. In an ongoing and increasingly contentious disagreement between the Toulouse plane maker and the Gulf carrier, this is the third A350 aeroplane that has not been delivered. Qatar Airways stepped up the ante last week, claiming that surface faults on the A350s increased the chance of fuel tanks burning. Qatar Airways is demanding more than $1 billion in... Read More

April 5th, 2022 12:58 PM 0 COMMENTS

Airbus Cancels the Contract for Another A350 Aircraft with Qatar Airways

The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has cancelled the delivery of yet another Qatar Airways A350-900. This makes it the third A350 aircraft being cancelled by the manufacturer in what has been an ongoing and increasingly spiteful clash between Airbus and the Gulf airline. Just last week, Qatar Airways raised the stakes as it stated that surface flaws on the A350s increase the risk of fuel tanks igniting. The Ongoing Issue... Read More

April 9th, 2022 6:30 PM 0 COMMENTS

Singapore Airlines Takes Delivery of Another A350-900

Another Airbus A350-900 has been delivered to Singapore Airlines. The aircraft arrived in Singapore on Saturday, April 9th, and is the 59th Airbus A350 for the Star Alliance airline. The airline surpassed Qatar Airways to become the world's biggest operator of the A350 in 2021. Singapore Airlines' 59th A350-900 is registered 9V-SHY, according to AIB Family Flights. With the test registration F-WZFV, this aircraft was first sighted in Toulouse on... Read More

April 1st, 2022 5:49 PM 0 COMMENTS

Airbus A380 Took Maiden Flight Using 100% Sustainable Fuel Made From Cooking Oil

Airbus is currently utilising its double-decker A380 jumbo-jet as a test-bed for new aviation technology, more than three years after the corporation ceased building it. On March 25, the A380 test plane flew for three hours utilising Sustainable Aviation Fuel in one of its four engines. At 8:43 a.m. local time, an Airbus ZEROe demonstrator aircraft took off from Amsterdam. A second hydrogen-powered test engine will be added at the... Read More

March 30th, 2022 6:17 PM 0 COMMENTS

Qatar Airways Alleges that Paint Problem on the A350 Might Result in Fuel Tank Fires

Qatar Airways has alleged that surface wear on the damaged Airbus A350s might lead to fuel tank fires, in the latest round of their continuing spat with Airbus. According to Bloomberg, Qatar Airways highlighted an EASA safety evaluation from April 2021 in recently revealed court documents, stating that damage to the lightning mesh may pose a threat if it occurred in conjunction with fuel tanks. According to the airline, the... Read More

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