Emirates Airline launched the longest Airbus A380 commercial nonstop flight Dec. 2 on a daily Dubai-Los Angeles service. The aircraft replaced a Boeing 777-300ER on the route. Emirates took delivery of its 40th and 41th A380 Nov. 28. The newest A380 fleet additions have an increased take-off weight of up to 575 tons. “With a higher take-off weight, we are able to do year-round nonstop operations from Dubai with an A380 to places like Los Angeles, San Francisco or Houston,” ...

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