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Interesting facts about Emirates Airlines Airbus A380

These are the 8 benefits of being an Emirates Pilot.
  • Emirates was the first airline to order the Airbus A380 back in 2000
  • Emirates is the world’ largest A380 operator, flying this iconic double-decked aircraft to 48 cities on six continents on scheduled services
  • Including one-off flights, special commemorative services, test flights, and other operational deployments, 70 airports to date have welcomed the Emirates A380, including Munich, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Hamburg (one-off 100th airport anniversary), Berlin (ILA Berlin Air Show), Dresden (EWF/Airbus) and Cologne (German Aerospace Day 2015) in Germany

  • Emirates has ordered a total of 142 A380s at a total value of 61b US$ in list prices
  • One in every three A380s in the sky today is an Emirates aircraft. Its order book represents over 40 percent of the total orders received by Airbus for this aircraft
  • Of Emirates’ 100 A380s, 13 are in dual-class configuration (Business/Economy Class)
  • Each A380 flight has 24 cabin crew and two cabin service assistants working aboard
  • Over 23,000 cabin crew and 1,500 flight deck crew are specially trained to operate the A380 fleet
  • At the iconic A380 Onboard Lounge mixologists can whip up to 14 different types of cocktails. Emirates has over 6,000 crew trained as mixologists
  • The shortest Emirates A380 flight is Dubai to Kuwait (851 kilometres). The longest Emirates A380 flight is Dubai to Auckland (14,193 kilometres)
  • In 2016-17 Emirates received 19 new A380s, its highest number during a financial year
  • After every seven to eight years in service, Emirates fully strips its aircraft of their exterior color and gives them a brand-new coat. An A380 requires a team of 34 people for a full strip and repaint project, which required almost 6,000 man hours or 15 days. The paint covers an area of 3,076 square metres
  • The newly re-designed Onboard Lounge can accommodate up to 26 passengers at a time, including eight seated
  • Production costs of one First Class private suite are valued at US$ 500,000
  • Emirates’ sponsored clubs Arsenal FC, Real Madrid, Paris Saint Germain and AC Milan all had an A380 in dedicated special livery during recent years
  • At ILA Berlin Air Show 2010, Emirates placed an order with Airbus for additional 32 A380s at a list price of US$ 11.5 billion. The agreement was signed by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, in the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other dignitaries

  • Hollywood actress, director and producer Jennifer Aniston starred in two global Emirates A380 digital and TV advertising campaigns (2015 and 2016)
  • In January 2013, Emirates opened Concourse A, the dedicated home of its A380 fleet and the world’s first purpose-built facility for the aircraft at Dubai International Airport, comprising 20 A380-capable contact gates, as well as Emirates’ flagship First and Business Class lounges, the largest in the world
  • Dubai Miracle Garden displays the world’s largest floral installation through a life-size version of the Emirates A380, covered in more than 500,000 fresh flowers and living plants. In full bloom, the aircraft structure has an unprecedented total stem count of five million flowers and weighs over 100 tonnes
  • 530 kilometres of cables are laid in one A380, the beeline distance between Hamburg and Stuttgart
  • The full list of the 48 Emirates A380 destinations: Amsterdam, Auckland, Bangkok, Barcelona, Beijing, Birmingham, Brisbane, Casablanca, Christchurch, Copenhagen, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, London (LHR and LGW), Los Angeles, Madrid, Milan, Manchester, Mauritius, Melbourne, Moscow, Mumbai, Munich, New York (JFK), Nice, Paris (CDG), Perth, Prague, Rome, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo-Narita, Toronto, Washington D.C., Vienna and Zurich
  • Capacity of the Emirates A380 fleet
  1. Long cruising range, 3 classes, 489 seats (F14/J76/Y399)
  2. Medium cruising range, 3 classes, 517 seats (F14/J76/Y427)
  3. Medium cruising range, 3 classes, 519 seats (F14/J76/Y429)
  4. Medium cruising range, 2 classes, 615 seats (J58/Y557)

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Singapore Airlines emergency landing after severe turbulence

A Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 Aircraft lands at Singapore Changi Airport (Incident aircraft not pictured)

One passenger passed on, while dozens of passengers were injured when a Singapore Airlines Boeing B777-300ER aircraft experienced severe turbulence while en route to Singapore from London Heathrow Airport. The aircraft diverted to Bangkok, and landed at 3:45pm Local time on 21 May 2024 

The flight landed with 211 Passengers and 11 Crew members at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. According to the Airport Director Kittipong Kittikachorn at a news conference, there were 7 passengers who suffered serious injuries, while a number of other passengers suffered injuries of varying seriousness.


It was also confirmed that the passenger who passed on was a 73 year old British Man. In a statement from Singapore Airlines ‘ As of 0505 hours Singapore Time on 22 May 2024, 79 passengers and 6 crew members from SQ321 remain in Bangkok’. In another statement, it was reported that a relief flight with 143 passengers and crew members arrived in Singapore at 0505 hours Singapore time on 22 May 2024.

According to aircraft tracking site FlightRadar24, the 16 Year Old Boeing B777-300ER aircraft descended sharply from 37,000 feet to 31,000 feet in a short time. It was also further reported by FlightRadar24 that the descent was commanded by Autopilot, instead of being caused by turbulence.


Shortly afterwards, the pilot declared an emergency by squeaking 7700 on the transponder, indicating an emergency situation onboard the aircraft. The Boeing 777 aircraft then diverted to Bangkok, instead of continuing on its planned journey to Singapore. 

In view of this incident, Singapore Airlines mentioned in a statement that they are working with the relevant authorities on the investigation into this incident.


The National Transportation Safety Board, a US Government investigative agency for civil aviation incidents, is sending an accredited representative and 4 technical advisors to support the investigation by Singapore’s Transport Safety Investigation Bureau (TSIB). TSIB mentioned in a statement that it ‘is in touch with its Thai counterparts and will be deploying investigators to Bangkok’. 

Boeing, the manufacturer of the Boeing B777 aircraft mentioned in a statement that they are in contact with Singapore Airlines regarding the ill-fated flight, and ‘stand ready to support them’. 


This situation is developing, more details will be added when they become available. 

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Top 5 light helicopter under 3 million

Top 5 light helicopter under 3 million

In the realm of aviation, helicopters represent a unique blend of agility, versatility, and accessibility. For many, the allure of piloting a helicopter is irresistible, whether for recreational flying, aerial photography, or even business transportation.

However, for those looking to invest in their own rotorcraft, affordability is often a crucial consideration. With a budget of under $3 million, prospective buyers are presented with a range of options, each offering its own blend of performance, features, and value.


In this Video, we’ll explore the top five light helicopters available on the market, all priced under $3 million.

1. Robinson R44 Raven: The Robinson R44 Raven is a popular and versatile light helicopter known for its reliability. It typically accommodates four passengers and a pilot. It boasts a cruise speed of around 130 knots (150 mph) and a range of approximately 300 nautical miles. It starts at around $400,000 to $500,000. The R44 Raven is often used for various applications, including private transportation, aerial photography, and training due to its agility and affordability in the light helicopter category.


2.MD530F: The MD530F, also from MD Helicopters, is a compact and nimble helicopter known for its agility and maneuverability. It’s often used in law enforcement and military applications. It typically falls within the price range of $2.5 million,depending on factors such as configuration, optional features, and market conditions. It is equipped with a Rolls-Royce 250-C30 engine, delivering 650 shaft horsepower. With a cruise speed of approximately 110 knots (126 mph) and a range of around 260 nautical miles, the MD530F is well-suited for tasks requiring precision flying, such as reconnaissance and patrol missions.

3. Bell 206 Jet Ranger: a renowned light utility helicopter, is esteemed for its compact design and exceptional maneuverability. Widely utilized in law enforcement, military, and civilian roles, it offers versatility across various missions. Typically priced around $1.2 million to $1.5 million, the cost may vary based on configuration, optional features, and market conditions. Powered by a Allison 250-C20j turboshaft engine, the Bell 206 Jet Ranger boasts 420 shaft horsepower, facilitating a cruise speed of approximately 112 knots (129 mph) and a range of about 374 nautical miles.


4. Leonardo AW109 Power: renowned for its versatility and performance, is another compact and agile helicopter highly regarded in both civilian and military circles. It is often utilized in law enforcement, emergency medical services, corporate transport, and various other missions. Priced at approximately $3 million. Powered by twin Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206C engines, the AW109 Power boasts impressive capabilities with a cruise speed of approximately 154 knots (177 mph) and a range of up to 565 kilometers, making it suitable for missions requiring swift and efficient transportation over moderate distances.

Equipped with advanced avionics and spacious cabin accommodations, the AW109 Power provides a comfortable and safe flying experience for both pilots and passengers.


5. Airbus H125: formerly known as the AS350 B3e, is a versatile and reliable helicopter renowned for its performance and adaptability. It is widely used across various industries, including law enforcement, emergency medical services, and aerial work. With a price typically ranging from $2.5 million, the cost can vary based on specific configurations, optional features.

Powered by a Turbomeca Arriel 2D engine, the H125 boasts robust performance, delivering approximately 847 shaft horsepower. Its cruise speed reaches around 133 knots (153 mph), offering swift and efficient transportation. The H125 also features a commendable range of approximately 357 nautical miles, making it suitable for extended missions or long-distance flights.

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American Airlines Letter Sparks Outrage Over Flight Attendant Salary

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An employment letter from American Airlines (AAL) has ignited a firestorm of controversy across social media platforms, shedding light on the stark reality of flight attendant salaries in the aviation industry.

Shared on Reddit and authenticated by the union representing American Airlines employees, the letter has drawn widespread attention for its revelation of starting salaries barely surpassing federal poverty levels.

The actual letter AA gives new FAs when they move to NYC, Miami, Boston, Dallas etc.
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Detailing the compensation package for new flight attendants, the letter discloses an hourly rate of $30.35 per flight hour, translating to an annual salary projection of $27,315 before incentives and taxes. This figure, notably below the poverty threshold for both individual and two-person households in 2024, has sparked outrage and disbelief among readers.

What further compounds the issue is the disclosure that flight attendants typically work between 65 to 85 flight hours each month, supplemented by an additional 50 hours dedicated to aircraft preparation before takeoff and after landing—tasks for which they receive no compensation.

This revelation underscores the significant gap between the demanding workload of flight attendants and the meager financial rewards they receive in return. The letter, designed for use in dealings with landlords and other service providers as proof of income, closes with a plea for understanding: “any courtesy you can provide would be appreciated.”


This poignant appeal highlights the financial strain faced by many flight attendants who struggle to make ends meet on their current salaries. In response to these revelations, American Airlines flight attendants are mobilizing for action.

With negotiations underway for a new contract with the airline, which includes demands for higher pay, they are urging the White House to authorize their right to strike after a 30-day cooling-off period.

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