it is a fact that the first A380 pax flight was Oct 25, 2007 and two of the early SQ birds apparently won't survive 12 years past that date.
Yes, but to be fair: they are part of the early batch....the so-called "terrible teens".
Compare that to the B787 program, 2 aircraft never even made it this long: one has been parted out, the other frame has been parked at a museum yonks ago.
I think the early commercially sold A380`s have done OK, considering how overweight they were.
All test-birds are keeping busy too.
I remember sometime just before the plane first flew, knowing the order books was pretty much floated by Emirates, I predicted the planes would do about 8 to 10 years .
Emirates did not float the order books then, you are "remembering" things that suit your agenda.
Also, most A380`s will do a lot more than your 8-10 years....but if the "terrible teens" limited lifespan suits your agenda, then congrats on your "correct" prediction.
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