May 17, 2020

Emirates announces new A380 destinations

Emirates
A380
Nye Longman
2 min
Emirates announces new A380 destinations
Emirates has announced that it will be deploying its A380 aircraft to even more destinations across its network for 2016.

Birmingham, Prague, and Taipe...

Emirates has announced that it will be deploying its A380 aircraft to even more destinations across its network for 2016.

Birmingham, Prague, and Taipei have been added to the list of Emirates A380 destinations, making Emirates the first and only airline to operate a scheduled A380 service from each of these destinations.

There are currently 36 A380 destinations on the Emirates network, setting the industry benchmark for both A380 connectivity and customer experience.

Emirates’ daily Birmingham flight, EK39/40, will be up-gauged to an A380 beginning 27th March 2016. Emirates A380 services to Prague and Taiwan will start from 1st May 2016. Additionally, Barcelona will be served with a second daily Emirates A380 service from 1st June 2016.

Thierry Antinori, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Emirates said: “The introduction and increase of Emirates’A380 services in these strategic destinations means more travellers will have the opportunity to experience our industry-leading A380 product.”

“Our onboard innovations on the A380, across all classes, continue to impress and delight our customers. Deploying larger capacity aircraft, such as the A380, also helps us to efficiently meet growing passenger demand in these markets, contribute to tourism development and enhance customer choice and options.”

Flying the world’s largest fleet of A380 aircraft at 71, Emirates continues to set the pace for A380 deployment. Since the first flight was launched in 2008, the aircraft has flown over 42 million passengers and covered over 630 million kilometres.

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Aug 4, 2021

DHL Express Invests in Electric Cargo Plane Fleet

DHL
UPS
Logistics
sustainability
3 min
DHL Express has ordered 12 electric cargo planes from Eviation as part of its €7bn decarbonisation and sustainability programme

DHL Express has ordered 12 fully electric cargo planes to supercharge efforts in reducing carbon emissions across its US delivery network. 

The Alice eCargo planes are manufactured by Seattle startup Eviation, and are designed specifically to be configured for either cargo or passengers. The first planes are expected to be delivered to DHL Express in 2024. 

“We have found the perfect partner with Eviation as they share our purpose, and together we will take off into a new era of sustainable aviation,” said John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express. 

The purchase forms part of DHL’s €7bn investment in reducing CO2 emissions by 2030, with a zero emissions target set for 2050.  

“We firmly believe in a future with zero-emission logistics,” Pearson added. “On our way to clean logistics operations, the electrification of every transport mode plays a crucial role and will significantly contribute to our overall sustainability goal of zero emissions.”
 

 

What is Eviation's Alice Aircraft? 

 

  • Manufacturer: Eviation
  • Capacity: 1,200kg
  • Range: 815km
  • Charge time: 30 minutes
  • Launching: 2024


Eviation’s Alice aircraft enable cargo and passenger airlines to operate zero-emission fleets. The plane can be flown by one pilot and is capable of carrying 1,200kg, with a maximum range of 815km. 

The aircraft can be fully charged in 30 minutes, which can take place while the vehicle is loaded and unloaded between flights. Eviation says that, because the aircraft has fewer moving parts - or points of failure - than traditional aircraft, they are more reliable and reduce maintenance overheads and downtime. 

“With Alice’s range and capacity, this is a fantastic sustainable solution for our global network,” said Travis Cobb, EVP Global Network Operations and Aviation for DHL Express. “Our aspiration is to make a substantial contribution in reducing our carbon footprint, and these advancements in fleet and technology will go a long way in achieving further carbon reductions.” 

How Does Alice Compare with UPS’ eVTOLs? 

DHL Express is not alone in electrifying the skies. In April, UPS announced a new fleet of eVTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aircraft, from Beta Technologies, which will enter service in 2024. 

UPS eVOTL
UPS eVOTL


UPS’ vehicles can carry 635kg with a 400km range and cruising speeds of up to 170mph. The eVTOLs can carry cargo to several short-hops or one long route on a single charge, and are aimed at healthcare organisation, SMEs and businesses in small or remote communities. 

“These new aircraft will create operational efficiencies in our business, open possibilities for new services, and serve as a foundation for future solutions to reduce the emissions profile of our air and ground operation,” said Juan Perez, UPS Chief Information and Engineering Officer. 

The first 10 eVTOLs will be delivered in 2024, with the option for UPS to order up to 150 more. 
 

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