Thu, Mar 30, 2017 | updated 02:30 AM IST

Emirates moves to an all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 fleet

Updated: Nov 10, 2016 21:03 IST

Dubai [U.A.E.] Nov.10 (ANI): 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 flights.

Emirates recently retired A6-EAK from operational service. The aircraft was the last of the 29 Airbus A330 aircraft that had been operating as part of its fleet. A6-EAK joined Emirates in 2002 and had flown for over 60,000 hours travelling close to 45 million kilometres in 14.5 years.

That distance is equivalent to almost 60 return journeys between the Earth and the Moon.

Emirates has also phased out A6-ERN, the last serving Airbus A340 in the fleet which had joined the airline in 2004, originally manufactured in 1999.

Since January 2015, Emirates has retired 18 A330 and 5 A340 aircraft from its fleet. The average age of the Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft phased out from the fleet is 16.5 years- a figure which is well below the industry standard retirement age of 25 years.

In addition to the aircraft that have been retired from active service since January 2015, Emirates plans to further phase out some 25 aircraft over the course of 2017 and 2018 to ensure that the operating fleet remains modern and efficient while offering customers a higher level of comfort and safety.

The retirement of older aircraft is balanced by the induction of younger, more modern aircraft into the fleet. This has resulted in Emirates operating one of the youngest fleets in the industry with an average age of 5.2 years. The two youngest aircraft in the fleet- Emirates' 85th A380- the first of the new generation A380 aircraft delivered in October 2016 and Emirates' 125th Boeing 777-300ER- are less than 2 weeks old. Emirates' fleet of all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft will also have a smaller environmental impact as both aircraft types have better fuel efficiency and emissions performance than the retired aircraft.

For the calendar year 2016 Emirates will have taken delivery of 36 new aircraft - 20 Airbus A380s and 16 Boeing 777. This also includes the next generation Boeing 777-300ER aircraft - with upgraded business class seats and other features including a lower fuel burn ratio - to be delivered from November 2016.

Emirates is currently the largest operator of the Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft with 85 Airbus A380s and 160 Boeing 777s in its fleet. Out of the 234 aircraft worth over USD 112 billion that Emirates has in its order book, 150 will be the new Boeing 777X aircraft that will be delivered starting 2020.

The aircraft will feature a range of passenger focused amenities on board, including larger windows, higher ceiling, and a wider cabin in addition to being more fuel efficient than older aircraft. (ANI)

New Delhi [India], Mar 29 (ANI): Cloudatix Biz India Ventures Pvt. Ltd, a young research startup emerging as a Smart City Solutions provider and Mediaguru, a global media services company that specializes in the entire life cycle of digital asset management services, digitization and monetization, recently launched 'Startup Accelerator Program and Internet College'.

Full Story >>

Dong Nai [Vietnam]/Tokyo[Japan], Mar.29 (ANI): Vietnam is experiencing a rapid economic growth as customers' purchasing abilities have increased that leads to opening up of supermarkets.

Full Story >>

Rajya Sabha passes Finance Bill

Updated: Mar 29, 2017 17:58 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 29 (ANI): The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Finance Bill after various amendments presented by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 29 (ANI): G-20 Framework Working Group (FWG) in its third meeting at Varanasi held discussions over the state of the global economy as well asG-20 agenda on inclusive growth and reports on strong, sustainable and balanced growth and G-20 enhanced structural reform agenda among others.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 29 (ANI): A consortium of Siemens and Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. has been awarded an order from Power Grid Corporation of India, the central transmission utility of India, to supply a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 29 (ANI): TiE Delhi-NCR, the world's largest network of successful entrepreneurs and professionals presents the sixth edition of India Internet Day to facilitate all conversations around India's aspirations as a future world leader and sustained, well-distributed growth of our vibrant economy.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 29 (ANI): India's first mobile app based B2B E-commerce player WYDR has announced hiring of Alok Varman as their new Vice President, Operations.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 29 (ANI): India's healthcare apex body NATHEALTH on Wednesday announced its new leadership team for the year 2017-18.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 29 (ANI): Leading open digital payments company PayPal has announced its partnership with Vistarooms.com to enable foreign travelers travelling to India book hotels in a safe and seamless manner and on a platform they are familiar with.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 29 (ANI): APUS Group, China's fastest growing unicorn with over 510 million global users has acquired Venture Catalysts-backed Siftr Labs for an undisclosed amount.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 29 (ANI): The 33rd Edition of India Carpet Expo, Organized by Carpet Export Promotion Council at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, has received overwhelming response from around 350 buyers from across the world in the second day of the Expo. India Carpet Expo "Showcasing new Fall-winter collection, as per the buyers' requirements in terms of size, design, color and quality which is grabbing the interest of the buyers.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): Lakshya Digital, India's leading game art development company is hosting the 'Keywords Game Art Summit' from March 28 to 31 March at Gurugram, to discuss India's growing prominence as a game art development hub for top publishers across the world.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): Citizen engagement platform LocalCircles conducted a poll regarding the impact of the Maternity Bill on employment figures among women in SMEs and Startups. The poll registered more than 4300 startups, SMEs and entrepreneurs as participants.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): FutureDial, a provider of device processing solutions partnered with Rocking Deals in order to examine and certify the quality of refurbished products that are being sold in the Indian market.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 29 (ANI-NewsVoir): Home Credit, one of the fastest growing NBFCs in India that has completed five years of operations in the country has emerged as the market leader in small ticket size loans.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): India's 'star serial entrepreneur' Sandeep Aggarwal announced plans of investing Rs. 20 Crore in up to 12 start-ups by the end of this year, in the areas of healthcare, tech and retail.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 29 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday called the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill revolutionary, saying it will benefit all with the free movement of goods across the country.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar 29 (ANI-NewsVoir): GoDaddy, the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, today announced the launch of GoDaddy's new Website Builder combining a mobile optimized website builder with an integrated set of marketing and e-commerce tools, making it easy for small businesses in India to attract visitors and drive results.

Full Story >>

Astana Expo-2017 road show held in Delhi

Updated: Mar 29, 2017 11:39 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar.29 (ANI): With less than three months to go for Expo-2017, an international exposition scheduled to take place between June 10 and September 10, 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan, the Embassy of Kazakhstan in India and two leading tour operators of India and Kazakhstan --Sayat Travel (Kazakhstan) and Salvia Travels Pvt. Ltd. (India) - organised a road show on the theme "Travel the Great Silk Road and visit Astana Expo-2017" here.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 (ANI-NewsVoir): Opple, a global integrated lighting solutions company and one of world's Leading LED Lighting brand launched a unique and innovatively designed light, Twinkle Star. This is Opple's newest addition to their range of home luminaries.

Full Story >>