BreninTW From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1654 posts, RR: 1 Posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 10203 times:
Yesterday I was chatting to my dad and he mentioned that a family friend, who is pretty senior in SA Technical and works with SA's simulators, had told him that an A380 simulator has been purchased and installed by SAA.
My dad supposed that this means that SA will be ordering the A380 in the nearish future.
Has anyone heard anything about SA getting these simulators?
I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
CXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3071 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 6294 times:
Even if SA were to get A380's, one would think the announcement would predate any simulator purchase. Delivery of the aircraft would be so far down the line that SA would have plenty of time to purchase simulators and train pilots.
EICPT From Ireland, joined Jun 2009, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 3818 times:
Don't mean to butt in, but where would SA fly their hypothetical A380's to?
Their bread and butter route to LHR from Jo'burg now sees the A332 being used instead of anything larger - if such a high volume trunk route sees them use their smallest widebody against the likes of BA/VS and all other indirect routings what chance would a fleet of A380s have of being profitably flown?
Obviously an A380 in SAA colours would look beautiful - one can dream for now I guess!