World's Biggest Planes Are Endangered As Orders Dry Up

This week, the world's largest passenger jets, the Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 each made the kind of news that manufacturers don't like to make. Both Airbus and Boeing signaled their biggest jets might be nearing the end of their production lives, as orders for their large twin-engined planes cannibalize orders for the… » 12/12/14 12:13pm 12/12/14 12:13pm

Watch The First Qatar A380 Get Built Inside And Out

Qatar Airways is one of the world's most luxurious airlines, and is the most recent airline to receive the world's largest passenger jet, the Airbus A380 into its fleet. Airbus has compiled a video series of the plane's production for our amusement, so let's check it out. » 11/06/14 12:41pm 11/06/14 12:41pm

This Is Why You Wear Your Damn Seatbelt

Singapore Airlines flight 424 from Singapore to Mumbai encountered turbulence while on approach to its destination yesterday. Twenty-two people, including eight passengers and fourteen flight attendants required medical treatment after the Airbus A380 landed. » 10/19/14 3:00pm 10/19/14 3:00pm

Deployable Recorders Can Help Locate Crashed Aircraft

After the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 this March, the biggest hinderance to the investigation has been the lack of data from the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, presumedly submerged with the rest of the wreckage. But now Airbus will implement a solution for future… » 10/08/14 4:45pm 10/08/14 4:45pm

It's Been A Big Week For The Biggest Planes

The Airbus A380 is the world's largest passenger jet, and one of the quietest on which to fly. And with 139 of the monstrous jets now in service, it continues to come into its own. This week alone, new A380 service was launched to two U.S. cities by three different airlines. » 10/03/14 2:19pm 10/03/14 2:19pm

Here's How Showers Are Built For Emirates A380s

Anyone who's ever flown on a long, overseas flight arrives at their destination feeling like they need a shower. That is, unless you're flying in First Class with Emirates. Each of their Airbus A380s has two large bathrooms, equipped with a shower. Let's look at how they're made. » 8/02/14 11:01am 8/02/14 11:01am

Airbus Tells Skymark 'No Planes For You!'

Airbus has canceled a $1.7 billion order for six of its A380 super-jumbo passenger jets, to Japanese budget airline Skymark. The airline had failed to make payments on its order. As a result, the world's largest passenger plane now has no Japanese buyers. » 7/30/14 7:45am 7/30/14 7:45am

Qatar Rejects Brand New A380s, CEO Bashes Airbus

Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker expressed extreme disappointment with Airbus, in an interview from the Farnborough Airshow. The airline chose to reject deliveries of it's first three new A380s this week, citing quality issues related to the cabin. » 7/15/14 10:51pm 7/15/14 10:51pm

Emirates Now Has 50 Of The World's Largest Plane

Airbus and Emirates Airlines celebrated a major milestone today, delivering Emirates' 50th Airbus A380 to the airline. Along with the plane, 41 tonnes of humanitarian relief supplies were sent to a UN depot in Dubai. » 7/10/14 10:21pm 7/10/14 10:21pm

Qatar Airways New First Class Is Probably Nicer Than Where You Live

Qatar Airways has unveiled the opulent First Class cabin of their forthcoming Airbus A380 — and it's spectacular! Not only will it feature a lie-flat bed and a meeting space, it will also have 26-inch TVs — the industry's largest — at each seat. » 3/06/14 3:44pm 3/06/14 3:44pm

World’s largest airliner overflies world’s tallest bridge

This is one of those French things. The airliner is the Airbus A380 and the bridge is the 1,125-ft tall Millau Viaduct in France, which you have probably seen on Top Gear. All that’s missing is the world’s longest Citroën SM, a splendid omelette, and maybe that museum relic of Mach 2: the Concorde. Happy Bastille Day! » 7/14/11 9:30am 7/14/11 9:30am

I Flew On The World's Largest Airliner

Miklós Tallián caught the first flight of an Airbus A380, the largest passenger jet ever built, from Tokyo to Frankfurt. This is what it's like to fly on one of the world's most complex aircraft. —Ed. » 7/14/10 4:00pm 7/14/10 4:00pm