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Airbus A380 makes aviation history with its maiden flight

...world's largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380, completed a maiden flight Wednesday that...landed, its front lights shining, the A380 did a slow flyover above the airport in...Rosay told reporters by radio from the A380 cockpit as he flew at 10,000 feet just...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/28/bus_451523.shtml
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Boeing shares rise 3 percent but questions about 787 linger

...performance are 100 percent."Sinnett didn't say so, but other new planes have had their own issues, including the Airbus A380 superjumbo. Small cracks have been discovered on the wings, and in 2010 a Rolls Royce engine on a Qantas flight exploded in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-01-09/boeing-shares-rise-3-perce
Batteries likely culprit in Boeing 787 fires

...into odd space on airplanes, which most other batteries cannot.The only other airliner using lithium batteries is the Airbus A380, which makes only limited use of the batteries for emergency lighting. However, Airbus is working on another airliner, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-01-18/batteries-likely-culprit-b
Biz bits

...warned that the freighter version of its A380 superjumbo could suffer more order cancellations...year earlier. The company said costly A380 production delays and a weak U.S. dollar...still has 142 orders on its books for the A380's passenger version. China trade gap...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/11/09/bus_103782.shtml
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Rolls-Royce stock falls; 2nd Qantas engine ignites

...midflight disintegration Thursday of an engine on the Airbus A380. Another Qantas plane equipped with Rolls-Royce engines suffered...and both Qantas planes landed safely.On Thursday, one of the A380's four Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines failed minutes into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-11-05/rolls-royce-stock-falls-2n
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Boeing touts strategy as rival Airbus basks in big jet deal

...number of planes. It included 20 four-engine A340s and 21 A380 superjumbos - Airbus' planned rival to the Boeing 747. "This...Airbus has received 116 firm orders from eight customers for the A380. Boeing also presented its vision for the industry once the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/17/bus_378677.shtml
Business
Biz bits

...France to check the promised delivery dates for an order for the A380 superjumbo, an airline spokeswoman said Monday. This month...further 10-month delay on delivery of its order of 45 Airbus A380 jumbo jets. Emirates described the delay as "very serious...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/10/31/bus_102547.shtml
Business
Boeing's 747-8 freighter completes first flight

...planned a freighter version of the Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger jet...empty order book for the cargo plane. The A380 airliner made its first flight in April...passenger jets are much smaller than the A380, which Boeing says is an advantage. It...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-02-09/boeings-747-8-freighter-co
Business
Jet makers rack up orders

...included biofuel and hybrid engines.One star, Airbus' superjumbo A380, was grounded after breaking a wing tip on a taxiway structure...replacement jet for demonstration flights during the air show, an A380 operated by Korean Air. But the plane maker is facing other...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-06-20/jet-makers-rack-orders
Business briefs

...technology. Airbus has been concentrating on its new superjumbo A380, which competes with Boeing's 747 jumbo jets. The 747X was designed to compete head-on with Airbus' 555-passenger A380 and was to carry more than 525 passengers. Boeing has been pitching...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/03/30/bus_310067.shtml
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