Ndebele
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Lufthansa's Parked Aircraft

Thu Dec 06, 2001 5:07 am

Hi everybody!

I read that Lufthansa has currently 40+ aircraft parked. What types of aircraft? Where are these aircraft parked?

Here at STR, there is currently only one parked LH aircraft: D-AIQR is parked somewhere in front of the Lufthansa hangar (parking position ~30) for the last four weeks. My brother, who visited SXF last week, told me that he saw five parked 737s/32Xs, but he was not sure about the registrations.

Could we please start a list where everybody lists the LH aircraft parked at his/her local airport? That would be interesting, don't you think?
 
UAL_777_Pilot
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RE: Lufthansa's Parked Aircraft

Thu Dec 06, 2001 5:11 am

Very good question , Lufthansa , currently has 40 aircraft as you said parked. They have A340'S A300'S B747 ( Classics ) And a few 737 . They just brought 2 B747-200's out of retirement , and they will be flying FRA-YYZ. I dont understand why they dont use a much more modern , and economical aircraft like the A340. Hope this answers your question!
 
Ndebele
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RE: Lufthansa's Parked Aircraft

Thu Dec 06, 2001 5:28 am

Thanks for your reply, UAL777Pilot, I also wondered why they bring the 742 back into service - stange! But it does not really answer my question, I rather thought of replies from German spotters who can tell me "Here at FRA there are currently parked D-AIxx D-AIxx and D-ABxx" "Here at HAM..." etc.

BTW, it took me a little time to realize that D-AIQR is *parked* at STR. Since I'm not out on the ramp very often, I just realized D-AIQR from the highway every day I drive to work, and the aircraft has not moved away for the last few weeks.

So, can anybody tell me which particular LH aircraft are currently parked at your local (German?) airport?!
 
altoun
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RE: Lufthansa's Parked Aircraft

Thu Dec 06, 2001 5:38 am

43 aircrafts are grounded or deleted from DLH fleet

D-AIDM (A310) is at Hamburg (HAM) white tail
D-AIPL (A320) has a Kahlifa paint scheme

Looking for other info!
 
Stratofish
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RE: Lufthansa's Parked Aircraft

Thu Dec 06, 2001 6:31 am

Saw D-AIGL (A-340) parked at HAM.
The Metro might be the Sub(optimal)way
 
LH744
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RE: Lufthansa's Parked Aircraft

Thu Dec 06, 2001 6:27 pm

The Airbus A310-300 D-AIDM has not been flying for LH for ages.
It was leased out to Air Afrique as TU-TAZ (if I remember correctly) and has been returned recently. It is now parked at HAM!
 
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I`ll Try To Get A Complete List

Thu Dec 06, 2001 6:34 pm

I have asked my friend at LH about this. It might take some days, however, to compile the list. Since I won't be in the office tomorrow, I hope to post any results on Monday.

Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
 
LH744
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Thanks Tristar500

Thu Dec 06, 2001 7:47 pm

That would be interesting for all LH fans out there.
Please keep us updated, with your infos on the 747 classics as well!
 
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RE: Lufthansa's Parked Aircraft

Thu Dec 06, 2001 10:39 pm

What happened to A319's D-AILF/LN after they left AirMalta on the Summer lease?
 
TF-FIW
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RE: Lufthansa's Parked Aircraft

Fri Dec 07, 2001 12:43 am

Here in FRA, there had been a lot of LH's Classics
parked@the airbase side ( ~6 of them)
I'm afraid I couldn't get any reg.
During the last days I saw them daily, but today they are vanished, don't know where to.
I doubt they are in service again
-Rgds Ol
 
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RE: Lufthansa's Parked Aircraft

Fri Dec 07, 2001 12:48 am

Three of them are now parked at the north west end of the Airport. From the RWY18 platform look down the runway!
 
UAL_777_Pilot
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RE: Lufthansa's Parked Aircraft

Fri Dec 07, 2001 2:20 am

Ndebele , Im sorry that i didnt answer you question better. But im not aware of what kind of aircraft are parked at FRA , I only see the ones in the gates , and the aircraft stored in the aircraft hangers . Then next flight I will be piloting next week , is ORD-FRA , and then I will be in FRA for 5 days! So I will make an attempt to see what aircraft are parked at FRA. Then maybe I can answer your question more appropriately!
 
altoun
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RE: Lufthansa's Parked Aircraft

Fri Dec 07, 2001 2:51 am

Parked at
SXF:
AB6: D-AIAN
D-AIAU
733: D-ABXH
D-ABXI
D-ABXL
D-ABXK
735: D-AIBE

TXL:
313 D-AIDN

DRS:
AB6: D-AIAP

DUS:
733: D-ABER

FRA:
742: D-ABYM
D-ABYP
D-ABYQ
D-ABYR
D-ABYD

NUE:
735: D-ABIH

STR:
320: D-AIQR
342: D-AIBD

I hope my sources are reliable!
 
altoun
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RE: Lufthansa's Parked Aircraft

Fri Dec 07, 2001 3:08 am

Shame on me! 2 errors!
735 @ SXF is D-ABIE (not D-AIBE)
742 @ FRA is D-ABZD (not D-ABYD)

Sorry.....
 
Ndebele
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STR Update

Sun Dec 09, 2001 2:23 am

Today I finally got the chance to take a car and make a ramp tour. (It was not easy for me as a check-in agent to find an explanation why I needed that car  Smile/happy/getting dizzy ).

There is definitely NO A342 at STR.

D-AIQR LH A320-200 has been moved into the Lufthansa Technik hangar, the engines covered.

D-ABOM DE B757-300 is parked in front of the Lufthansa Technik hangar (parking position 32), the engines covered.

That's it for STR. An Aero Lloyd A320 on parking position 33 didn't have the engines covered, a colleague told me this aircraft was also parked, but I'm not sure about that.

Any updates from other airports?
 
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RE: UAL777Pilot

Sun Dec 09, 2001 2:36 am

I'm surprised that a well educated pilot can't spell hangar!!!

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