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Re: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s

Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:58 am

Arion640 wrote:
A388 wrote:
I do know that TUI uses Montego Bay and Barbados as home ports for their cruise ships in the Caribbean but I'm not sure how it works precisely. About the airports being able to handle the A380, I think at the moment they can't but I can imagine if an airline commits to flying the A380 to any airport they will upgrade the airport to A380's standards provided the potential A380 airline signs a contract to actually fly the A380 to those airports. An airport isn't going to invest in facilities to accomodate the A380 if there won't be an A380 flying in and out of that airport.

A388


What about airports on the UK end? Cardiff nor Bristol which do see Thomson 787 flights are not A380 capable. Doncaster would be in the same boat. I think DSA can land the A380 like CWL but they wouldn't have any A380 capable gates.


I'm curious, what exactly is an A380 capable gate? DSA doesn't use airbridges, so surely they could park an A380 on remote and uses coaches? Or park it across two stands and walk out? Might need to buy some big airstairs though. Is there other equipment that an A380 might need
Wether immigration could cope is another matter, DSA can be crazy if 2 Wizzair 320's land within a few minutes, imagine being the last pax off a full 380

That said I doubt we will ever see a 380 at DSA unless its a diversion
 
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Re: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s

Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:00 am

You can board and deboard any A380 via (maindeck only) stairs to the apron. No big issue. The biggest topic might be the ammount of luggage and enough space in waiting areas and such. So one needs to combine like two A330 gates. No big deal.
 
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Re: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s

Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:52 am

Shrewfly wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
A388 wrote:
I do know that TUI uses Montego Bay and Barbados as home ports for their cruise ships in the Caribbean but I'm not sure how it works precisely. About the airports being able to handle the A380, I think at the moment they can't but I can imagine if an airline commits to flying the A380 to any airport they will upgrade the airport to A380's standards provided the potential A380 airline signs a contract to actually fly the A380 to those airports. An airport isn't going to invest in facilities to accomodate the A380 if there won't be an A380 flying in and out of that airport.

A388


What about airports on the UK end? Cardiff nor Bristol which do see Thomson 787 flights are not A380 capable. Doncaster would be in the same boat. I think DSA can land the A380 like CWL but they wouldn't have any A380 capable gates.


I'm curious, what exactly is an A380 capable gate? DSA doesn't use airbridges, so surely they could park an A380 on remote and uses coaches? Or park it across two stands and walk out? Might need to buy some big airstairs though. Is there other equipment that an A380 might need
Wether immigration could cope is another matter, DSA can be crazy if 2 Wizzair 320's land within a few minutes, imagine being the last pax off a full 380

That said I doubt we will ever see a 380 at DSA unless its a diversion


Usually a jet bridge that can service the upper deck.

I've de boarded a BA A380 before from the upper deck and went down the stairs to exit on the lower deck. It was like a free for all stampede.
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Re: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s

Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:02 pm

aerotransport.org is reporting in this weeks newsletter that Hi-Fly will take 3 ex SQ A380: MSN #3, #5 and #6
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Re: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s

Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:42 pm

Angelovo wrote:
aerotransport.org is reporting in this weeks newsletter that Hi-Fly will take 3 ex SQ A380: MSN #3, #5 and #6


That would be excellent news. Hoping it's true. There was talk about up to 6 A380s for HiFly in the longer run. If they already have customers lined up, I wouldn't be surprised if they took 3 airplanes right off the bat.
 
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Re: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s

Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:04 pm

The first two Hi Fly Captains for the A380 have already completed their training in Toulouse.
https://newsavia.com/hi-fly-ja-tem-comandantes-habilitados-a-voar-os-airbus-a380/ (only in portuguese)

Interestingly, one of them is Captain Carlos Mirpuri, who is also Vice President, co-founder and shareholder of Hi Fly. :o Himself a regular airline pilot and flight instructor, he has over 10500 hours in command of Airbus aircraft. :) 8-)
http://www.hifly.aero/en/carlos-mirpuri.html
 
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Re: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s

Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:29 am

Angelovo wrote:
aerotransport.org is reporting in this weeks newsletter that Hi-Fly will take 3 ex SQ A380: MSN #3, #5 and #6

#006 is now confirmed, information is now avialable at HiFly's website. http://www.hifly.aero/en/a380/9h-mip.html

Registration 9H-MIP. MIP= Mirpuri, you guess is as good as mine.......

Can't wait to see cabin photos!
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Re: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s

Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:27 am

I am really curious about the possible livery, time will tell about it.....
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Re: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s

Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:38 am

lollomz wrote:
I am really curious about the possible livery, time will tell about it.....

I wouldn’t be too surprised if they start to operate them all-white in the beginning as they did with their A343s.



Depends on the airline they will operate them, of course. In other words, time will tell ;-)
 
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Re: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s

Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:27 pm

juliuswong wrote:
Angelovo wrote:
aerotransport.org is reporting in this weeks newsletter that Hi-Fly will take 3 ex SQ A380: MSN #3, #5 and #6

#006 is now confirmed, information is now avialable at HiFly's website. http://www.hifly.aero/en/a380/9h-mip.html

Registration 9H-MIP. MIP= Mirpuri, you guess is as good as mine.......

Can't wait to see cabin photos!


Nice A343 they've used on their site.

In terms of Mirpuri, it's the last name of their CEO, and also the name of the foundation he leads; they've painted up a/c before for it
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Re: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s

Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:40 pm

diverted wrote:
In terms of Mirpuri, it's the last name of their CEO, and also the name of the foundation he leads; they've painted up a/c before for it


Can anyone tell what the "mirpuri foundation" actually does? Looks like it doles out money to other people with the name Mirpuri, based on a reading of their press releases...maybe its just there to help lower the tax bill.
 
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Re: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s

Thu May 17, 2018 6:25 pm

Just a brief update: MSN 006 has been painted all white and is currently doing some test flights in Signapore:

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Source: http://www.aero.de/news-29205/HiFly-ber ... z-vor.html
 
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Re: HiFly NOT adding second hand A380s?

Thu May 17, 2018 7:41 pm

LXwing wrote:
cougar15 wrote:
Does all this now not fit together somehow? Was the (330) NEO commitment somehow linked to this deal actually coming together (Power by the hour for the 380??) . Again, Hifly are not as stupid as many people think and the dear ´German Doctor´ had few - if any options. I also doubt Airbus liked the idea of these frames enjoying the spanish sunshine (even if that means biting a few uncomfortable bullets....) . Good on 5K, I think they pulled of something very clever here, but my question remains, who will they operate these for??


The A330neo order has nothing to do with the leasing of a couple of A380. The former are to replace their current A330/340 fleet, while the latter are for new/additional services. I'm convinced they already have agreements with the necessary customers to operate the A380 for.


Ironic really!

I wonder where Hi-Fly see themselves in the market place?

The order for secondhand A380's would suggest they are an operator firmly entrenched in the secondary market. The order for new A330NEO's, which by coincidence will be used to replace A330's sourced from the secondary market suggests they are somehow a hybrid new/used aircraft opetator.

Or maybe, they are just an opportunistic business and will take aircraft from any source as long as there is opportunity in doing so. If they are, that could be a real can of worms type business.
 
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Re: Confirmed: HiFly adding second hand A380s

Thu May 17, 2018 7:45 pm

renting them to IRAN? EU agreed to provided financing to EU companies effected by USA trade restrictions...

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