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Following the news on February 14 that Airbus is ceasing production of its A380 aircraft, Nick Wyatt, head of travel & Tourism, GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offered his view on this development.

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has taken delivery of the world’s first Airbus A350-900ULR an ultra-long-range aircraft. It is the first of seven Airbus A350-900ULRs on firm order and will enter service on October 11 - operating the world’s longest commercial flight between Singapore and Newark Liberty International Airport.

Aeroflot is opening regular flights to Colombo, Gothenburg and Ljubljana.

Air Mauritius plans to increase its capacity to Johannesburg, South Africa from December.

Airbus Beijing Engineering Centre (ABEC), a joint venture between Airbus and China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC), opened a new lab on nanocomposite materials jointly with National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology of China (NCNTC).

The Emirates Airbus A380 touched down in Islamabad on July 08 for a historic one-off service to Islamabad International Airport.
Nepal Airlines has taken delivery of the first of two Airbus A330s which it is leasing from Portugal’s Hi Fly.

The Emirates Airbus A380 touched down in Oman on July 01 in a one-off scheduled flight to Muscat International Airport.

Pléiades satellites, operated by Airbus Defence and Space, imaged the 12 stadiums that will host the 21st edition of the World Football Championship, to be held in Russia from June 14 through to July 15.

Singapore Airlines (SIA) plans to launch what it describes as the world’s longest commercial flights in October, with non-stop services between Singapore and New York using the new Airbus A350-900ULR.