DLD9S From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 260 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 8 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 18549 times:
I just noticed that AF6 from CDG-JFK has been downgaged from the typical A380 to 77Ws, at least for the next week or two. I also noticed that AF10 has been upgaded from a 772 to a 744 - I am assuming this is to take the extra passengers that will be left behind from AF6.
There will be a lot of disappointed pax on AF this week!
goldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1832 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 18396 times:
No grounding of A380 at AF. AF and EK birds are equipped with GE engines, while QF, SQ and LH have RR engines. AF006/007 is operated by a 77W since end of last week because of a minor ground collision at CDG between the A380 and an A332. The A380 had a tail damage and is being repared. AF continues to fly the A380 daily to JNB and NRT.
You can also make a quick search on this forum. There is a thread on this incident started a week ago.
FlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7403 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 17352 times:
AF006/AF007 is operated this week with a B77W as one of AF A380 (F-HPJD) is in maintenance after a ground collision last saturday with an A332 at CDG.
Minor damage on the tail cone. F-HPJD will be back into service on Nov. 16th.
I prefer to see a carrier take all measures as a precaution than wait and until another incident occurs... My personal opinion would be the grounding of all RR A380 aircraft until the investigations are complete than place the travelling public at risk...
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