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studentdrbev
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British Airways A388 at MNL

Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:18 pm

Does anyone know what a BA A388 is doing at NAIA? There is no previous information on this aircraft (G-XLEF) on FR24

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Re: British Airways A388 at MNL

Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:23 pm

Heavy maintenance.
 
fabian9
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Re: British Airways A388 at MNL

Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:24 pm

Does BA use Lufthansa Technik for maintenance? They have a base in MNL (eg Qantas use them/have used them in the past for 380 C Checks).
 
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Re: British Airways A388 at MNL

Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:31 pm

The flight number gives a clue... 9000-series typically mean ferry flights for maintenance/repositioning (8000-series are usually 'make-up' flights for a cancellation)
 
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Re: British Airways A388 at MNL

Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:34 pm

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Re: British Airways A388 at MNL

Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:38 pm

readytotaxi wrote:


Isn't it the same time VS's A346 (G-VNAP) was undergoing maintenance to put it back on duty from storage? Can Lufthansa Technik at MNL hold both A346 and A380 together at the same time? :shock: :o
 
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Re: British Airways A388 at MNL

Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:03 pm

studentdrbev wrote:
readytotaxi wrote:


Isn't it the same time VS's A346 (G-VNAP) was undergoing maintenance to put it back on duty from storage? Can Lufthansa Technik at MNL hold both A346 and A380 together at the same time? :shock: :o


Based on Google Maps, yes. See their hangar below with two 777s for scale. There's also another two large hangars adjacent, I just don't know if those are also Technik's. Also on the apron is a bunch of PR metal
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studentdrbev
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Re: British Airways A388 at MNL

Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:07 pm

SamTheGeek wrote:
studentdrbev wrote:
readytotaxi wrote:


Isn't it the same time VS's A346 (G-VNAP) was undergoing maintenance to put it back on duty from storage? Can Lufthansa Technik at MNL hold both A346 and A380 together at the same time? :shock: :o


Based on Google Maps, yes. See their hangar here with two 777s for scale. Image


Such a big facility at a really congested airport. Time to consider the relocation of Lufthansa Technik to CRK.
 
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Re: British Airways A388 at MNL

Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:27 pm

Lufthansa Technik Philippines also handles A380s from LH, OZ, and QF.
 
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Re: British Airways A388 at MNL

Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:19 pm

G-XLEF is now back in service, operating BA12 from SIN to LHR this evening. Meanwhile, G-XLEG "Leggy" is on her way to MNL.
 
studentdrbev
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Re: British Airways A388 at MNL

Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:38 pm

TedToToe wrote:
G-XLEF is now back in service, operating BA12 from SIN to LHR this evening. Meanwhile, G-XLEG "Leggy" is on her way to MNL.


Thank you for the update :)
 
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Re: British Airways A388 at MNL

Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:38 am

studentdrbev wrote:
SamTheGeek wrote:
studentdrbev wrote:

Isn't it the same time VS's A346 (G-VNAP) was undergoing maintenance to put it back on duty from storage? Can Lufthansa Technik at MNL hold both A346 and A380 together at the same time? :shock: :o


Based on Google Maps, yes. See their hangar here with two 777s for scale. Image


Such a big facility at a really congested airport. Time to consider the relocation of Lufthansa Technik to CRK.


We're only talking about a few movements a month so I can't see it being much of a problem.
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