The end of the lorry of the sky

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  • AMcWhirter
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    Singapore airlines have stored the majority of their A380s at a newish facility at Alice Springs in the red center of Australia.

    Unless more A380s have arrived at Alice Springs there were four there initially. Aussie TV gives the impression that would be all.


    AMcWhirter
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    Bloomberg reporting today (May 20) that “Emirates seeks to scrap last 5 A380 orders in final blow to Jet”


    AMcWhirter
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    I am assuming they are the older aircraft as they , as previously stated, have a quite a few on order and to be delivered.

    Bloomberg reporting today that there are five left on order and EK now seeking to cancel the order.


    Swissdiver
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    Singapore airlines have stored the majority of their A380s at a newish facility at Alice Springs in the red center of Australia.

    Unless more A380s have arrived at Alice Springs there were four there initially. Aussie TV gives the impression that would be all.

    The video starts with Another one bites the dust. How appropriate for the A380 program!

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    AMcWhirter
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    Swissdiver – I wonder how many A380s SIA will be sending to Alice Springs ?

    The TV clip mentioned only four but SIA has a fleet of over 20.

    Some of the older ones were removed from service but these few were replaced by updated models.

    At least one, possibly two, were acquired by charter specialist Hi Fly which has retained the original SIA interior.

    One of the Hi Fly’s A380s has just been chartered out of Portugal to China to bring freight from China to the Dominican Republic. Quite a trip.

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    AMcWhirter
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    This afternoon came Air France’s announcement.

    But later came important news from Lufthansa re its A380 plans for the future.

    We have included the latter in our piece this evening.

    Air France to retire its entire A380 fleet


    cwoodward
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    Alice Springs storage.
    Two weeks ago 4 of Singapore Airlines A380’s and and 3 B777’s were stored at the facility.
    Last week on flightradar24 I watched a further A380 land there and as there is no other logical explanation for this I expect there are now 5 or more.
    Alex is correct of course that this is not the ‘majority of their A380 fleet however all of the 19 A380s in the SA fleet are ether parked or stored.
    They have also disposed of a further 5 A380’s.


    cwoodward
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    BA flew a 380 to Manila yesterday for apparently heavy maintenance. As it says below the first BA 380 to take to the sky’s for over a month.
    Something a little odd about this story but I cant put my finger on what it is though if correct one assumes that BA at least see a future role for the ‘Lorry’.

    https://simpleflying.com/british-airways-airbus-a380-manila/amp/


    AMcWhirter
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    Because of LHR congestion and the fact it can operate its A380s over high yield routes would suggest BA’s super jumbos will return to the skies.

    Currently all BA’s A380s are being stored at Chateauroux airport in Central France.

    This video shows six A380s but the remainder have already arrived or undergoing maintenance in Manila.

    T2 change de visage.

    La moitié de la flotte A380 de British Airways a investi T2. Et ce n'est pas fini, ils seront bientôt rejoints par 5 autres appareils du même type. Images impressionnantes d'un de nos agents AFIS, Jonathan ZANINGER. (Instagram : jon_wait09)Réalisation: Damien NOËL

    Posted by Aéroport Marcel Dassault – Châteauroux on Wednesday, 8 April 2020


    AMcWhirter
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    Some good news for A380 fans from Emirates.

    CEO Sir Tim Clark expects to have all/most A380s operating by 2022.

    [paywall]

    https://www.ft.com/content/3f13edfe-e7aa-46e9-b50f-a7f2eb0a36f4


    cwoodward
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    ‘Because of LHR congestion and the fact it can operate its A380s over high yield routes would suggest BA’s super jumbos will return to the skies.

    Currently all BA’s A380s are being stored at Chateauroux airport in Central France.

    This video shows six A380s but the remainder have already arrived or undergoing maintenance in Manila.’

    Thanks for the full story Alex re the A380s in manila . Another arrived yesterday.
    The work is being undertaken by Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP) who also have the Qantas contract.


    cwoodward
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    It seems that the same company are converting a A380 to a freighter for an unnamed customer.

    https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transport/a380-finally-lands-freighter-role-with-lht-modification/138247.article


    AMcWhirter
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    “ANA leaves third turtle in the nest longer”

    Airliners.de [DE]

    https://www.aerotelegraph.com/auslieferung-dritter-airbus-a380-orange-ana-laesst-dritte-schildkroete-laenger-im-nest

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    Swissdiver
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    It seems that the same company are converting a A380 to a freighter for an unnamed customer.

    https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transport/a380-finally-lands-freighter-role-with-lht-modification/138247.article

    The 747F (any version) presents a huge advantage: nose loading. If the lorry can carry an extra 10t (150t vs 140t), it doesn’t allow nose loading and is more expensive to fly (notably because it is heavier)…

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