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Re: Airbus A380 news

Post by Charlie Roy » 26 Jun 2019, 20:06

According to this source, British Airways is looking to add up to six second-hand A380s.
I wonder will they be taking them from Oneworld partner Qatar Airways, who have said they wish to phase out their A380's?

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Post by KriVa » 26 Jun 2019, 20:30

I’d say that’s rather unlikely. They claim they want to have an easy phase-in of the second hand models. The A380s QR uses, are GP powered, whereas BA uses RR engines.
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Post by sn26567 » 09 Jul 2019, 15:36

EASA has ordered inspections on some older A380s after some cracks were detected in wings.
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Post by luchtzak » 13 Aug 2019, 16:00

Hi Fly to the rescue with its Airbus A380 after Norwegian Air's recent Boeing 787-8 engine failure at Rome Fiumicino.

https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/norw ... fiumicino/
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Post by sn26567 » 26 Sep 2019, 21:37

FAA issues a new Airworthiness Directive affecting some operators of GP7000-series powered A380s, who will face more stringent engine fan hub assembly inspections.
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Post by sn26567 » 13 Nov 2019, 23:24

Air Lease sees most A380 operators planning to phase out the aircraft at 12 years, likely replacing them with B787s or A350s. The B777-9 is currently not as attractive due to the lack of real-world data, which is weighed down by the price tag.
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Post by sn26567 » 19 Nov 2019, 19:22

Airbus is considering the production of a corporate jet based on the A380, according to Emirates (UAE) executive.
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Post by HansAir » 20 Nov 2019, 11:23

Tarmac Aerosave at Tarbes (Lourdes) has now completed the parting-out of the first A380 (ex Singapore Airlines c/n 003 or 005).

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Post by sn26567 » 20 Nov 2019, 15:27

HansAir wrote:
20 Nov 2019, 11:23
Tarmac Aerosave at Tarbes (Lourdes) has now completed the parting-out of the first A380 (ex Singapore Airlines c/n 003 or 005).
Isn't that an awful waste in these times of circular economy? How many of those parts (percentage-wise) can be recycled?
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Post by TLspotting » 13 Dec 2019, 21:36

First A388 of Air France, F-HPJB, to leave the fleet on 1 January 2020, it got painted in a white livery.
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