A collection of this week’s aviation news and odd happenings, including an A380 delivery, passenger escaping from aircraft, Midwest’s last flight, an IL-76 crash, animals attacking airplanes, a man being denied first class upgrade, CO’s first Star Alliance aircraft and more.
New York’s inaugural Airbus A380 service is coming sooner than expected, with Emirates moving up the initial flights from October to August.
A local hotel was unable to accommodate all of the Air France superjumbo’s passengers when it broke down Monday evening.
Settling months of speculation, Air France has announced that it will use its first A380s on the Paris-New York run beginning in November.
Airbus introduced the world’s largest passenger jet to the United States by simultaneously landing two copies of their new A380 Super Jumbo at both JFK Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.
The wake turbulence of a Qantas A380 severely roughed up a Saab 340 landing on a parallel runway. Also, the 747-8 passes engine runs and 787 is in the final gauntlet, United pokes at Embraer to see if they have some planes for them, and they are also desperate for friends in a trans-Pacific deal and more!
The Airbus A380 is unveiled, the F-4 Phantom is yanked from front-line service, Bell makes its 25,000th Helo, United Flight 266 crashes, as well as Capital Airlines Flight 20.
Air France today became the first European airline to operate the double-decker Airbus A380 in commercial service, completing its inaugural flight from Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.
An Air France Airbus A380 superjumbo jet has clipped the tail of a smaller Delta Air Lines plane while taxiing at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
Conversation between Air France Flight 7, Comair/Delta Connection Flight 6293 and the JFK Airport control tower, before and immediately after the left wing of the Airbus A380 superjumbo clipped the relatively tiny Bombardier CRJ-700.