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Emirates crash investigation to take up to three years - regulator

The investigation into the Emirates jet crash landing at Dubai International on Aug. 3 will take two to three years to complete, the director general of the United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said on Sunday. The crash was the first major accident in Emirates' more-than-30-year history. All 300 passengers and crew safely evacuated the jet but a firefighter died tack...

Emirates Says Rolls-Royce A380 Engines Not Up to Agreed Standard

Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul airline, said it’s unhappy with performance shortfalls afflicting $6.1 billion’s worth of Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc engines ordered to power a batch of 50 Airbus Group SE A380 superjumbos. Feedback on the Trent 900 powerplants indicates “technical issues” that need to be resolved before the first plane is delivered to Emirates...

Emirates moves to an all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 fleet

In line with its vision to offer a superior passenger experience and improve environmental performance through a modern and state of the art wide-body aircraft fleet, Emirates has retired the last Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft in its fleet from active service. This makes Emirates the first and only airline in the world to operate a fleet of all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft for its passenger...

Emirates Will Fly World's (New) Shortest A380 Route, at Just 235 Miles

Emirates is known for their huge A380 fleet, and how decked out their cabins are. Business and First Class passengers get access to the onboard bar, and First Class passengers have a shower spa. Emirates have mostly deployed the A380 routes on long-haul flights, but there are also some short flights, like Hong Kong to Bangkok, or Dubai to Jeddah. About 2 years ago, Emirates announced...

Emirates hopes next US president will keep open skies pact intact

Emirates is hopeful a change of guard at the White House in January will leave the open skies deal intact. The current agreement between the UAE and the US allows Emirates to operate to any number of cities in the US. "I do hope whoever becomes president will still recognise the value of the liberal open skies arrangements that they have [with] many countries … and won’t go...

Jen’s back! Emirates releases new advert with actress for its A380 service

Emirates airline has released a second advertisement for its Airbus A380 service featuring the Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston. The ad, published on Wednesday, was preceded by two teaser trailers. It features Aniston finding a child in her first-class cabin, then walking through the rest of the plane to find the boy’s parents in economy class. The spot was directe...

Emirates A380 starts flights to China and Russia with love

Emirates at the weekend launched two new daily A380 services – Dubai to Guangzhou, China, and Dubai to Moscow, Russia. Flight EK362, which departed Dubai, landed at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport on schedule Saturday evening. Arriving a few hours later into Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport was flight EK131. Both Emirates A380-800s were operated in a three-class...

Dubai carrier Emirates and other airlines have little concern over Brexit

The Emirates chief says Brexit is not a primary concern for the carrier, while other airline executives say Britain is in a position to woo even more visitors than before because of the weak pound. "Brexit is just one of many things that happened in the global economy," said Tim Clark, the president of Emirates. "We have more important things to worry about than that." Mo...