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Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:36 pm

In the same way that we are keeping track of the active 747-400 fleet in the thread Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020, I thought it would be interesting to keep track of the other two very large passenger aircraft which have also been almost entirely pulled from the sky due to the current COVID-19 crisis: the Airbus A380-800 and the Boeing 747-8I. This thread is for the Airbus A380-800; see viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1444533 for the 747-8I.

This thread will work in the same way as the 747-400 one. I will provide a list of aircraft listed as active each week, sourced from Planespotters.net and cross-referenced with Flightradar24. Aircraft which are listed as active will be illustrated with the most recent airborne/take-off/landing photograph in the Airliners.net database, and those stored will be listed. If a stored aircraft has flown within the previous 7 days I'll make note of that. If an aircraft is stored but planned to become active I'll make note of that too, but won't list it as active until it is flying.

Please feel free to add updates and discuss the status of aircraft. However please refrain from using this thread to get into discussions about the relative merits of these two aircraft and other large aircraft, or the two manufacturers who produce them, or the airlines who fly them - this is not the place for that discussion.

China Southern Airlines
3 aircraft active, 2 stored

B-6136 msn 031 A380-841 - airborne CAN-LAX at time of posting
B-6137 msn 036 A380-841 - last flew SYD-CAN 12/04/2020
B-6139 msn 088 A380-841 - last flew AMS-CAN 10/04/2020

Stored: B-6138 (last flew LAX-CAN 05/04/2020), B-6140

Lufthansa
4 aircraft active, 10 stored

D-AIMC msn 044 A380-841 - last flew AKL-BKK-FRA 11/04/2020
D-AIMJ msn 073 A380-841 - last flew AKL-BKK-FRA 12/04/2020

D-AIMM msn 175 A380-841 - last flew AKL-BKK-FRA 09/04/2020
D-AIMN msn 177 A380-841 - last flew FRA-BKK-AKL 11/04/2020

Stored: D-AIMA, D-AIMB, D-AIMD, D-AIME, D-AIMF (last flew XFW-FRA 09/04/2020), D-AIMG, D-AIMH, D-AIMI, D-AIMK, D-AIML

Qatar Airways
2 aircraft active, 8 stored

A7-APA msn 137 A380-861 - last flew DOH-DOH 10/04/2020 - may be stored
A7-API msn 235 A380-861 - last flew DOH-DOH-10/4/2020 - may be stored

Stored: A7-APB, A7-APC (last flew DOH-DOH 06/04/2020), A7-APD (last flew DOH-DOH 06/04/2020), A7-APE, A7-APF (last flew DOH-DOH 06/04/2020), A7-APG (last flew DOH-DOH 06/04/2020), A7-APH, A7-APJ (last flew DOH-DOH 06/04/2020)

Airlines with whole fleet stored
  • Air France - 9 aircraft stored: F-HPJA, F-HPJC, F-HPJD, F-HPJE, F-HPJF, F-HPJG, F-HPJH, F-HPJI, F-HPJJ
  • All Nippon Airways - 2 aircraft stored: JA381A, JA382A
  • Asiana Airlines - 6 aircraft stored: HL7625, HL7626, HL7634, HL7635, HL7640, HL7641
  • British Airways - 12 aircraft stored: G-XLEA, G-XLEB, G-XLEC, G-XLED, G-XLEE, G-XLEF, G-XLEG, G-XLEH, G-XLEI, G-XLEJ, G-XLEK, G-XLEL
  • Emirates - 115 aircraft stored: A6-EDA, A6-EDB, A6-EDC, A6-EDD, A6-EDE, A6-EDF, A6-EDG, A6-EDH, A6-EDI, A6-EDJ, A6-EDK, A6-EDL, A6-EDM, A6-EDN, A6-EDO, A6-EDP, A6-EDQ, A6-EDR, A6-EDS, A6-EDT, A6-EDU, A6-EDV, A6-EDW, A6-EDX, A6-EDY, A6-EDZ, A6-EEA, A6-EEB, A6-EEC, A6-EED, A6-EEE, A6-EEF, A6-EEG, A6-EEH, A6-EEI, A6-EEJ, A6-EEK, A6-EEL, A6-EEM, A6-EEN, A6-EEO, A6-EEP, A6-EEQ, A6-EER, A6-EES, A6-EET, A6-EEU, A6-EEV, A6-EEW, A6-EEX, A6-EEY, A6-EEZ, A6-EOA, A6-EOB, A6-EOC, A6-EOD, A6-EOE, A6-EOF, A6-EOG (last flew LHR-DXB 05/04/2020), A6-EOH, A6-EOI, A6-EOJ, A6-EOK, A6-EOL, A6-EOM, A6-EON, A6-EOO, A6-EOP, A6-EOQ, A6-EOR, A6-EOS, A6-EOT, A6-EOU, A6-EOV, A6-EOW, A6-EOX, A6-EOY, A6-EOZ, A6-EUA, A6-EUB, A6-EUC, A6-EUD, A6-EUE, A6-EUF, A6-EUG, A6-EUH, A6-EUI, A6-EUJ, A6-EUK, A6-EUL, A6-EUM, A6-EUN, A6-EUO, A6-EUP, A6-EUQ, A6-EUR, A6-EUS, A6-EUT, A6-EUU, A6-EUV, A6-EUW, A6-EUX, A6-EUY, A6-EUZ, A6-EVA, A6-EVB, A6-EVC, A6-EVD, A6-EVE, A6-EVF, A6-EVG, A6-EVH, A6-EVI, A6-EVJ, A6-EVK
  • Etihad Airways - 10 aircraft stored: A6-APA, A6-APB, A6-APC, A6-APD, A6-APE, A6-APF, A6-APG, A6-APH (last flew AUH-AUH 06/04/2020), A6-API, A6-APJ
  • HiFly Malta - 1 aircraft stored: 9H-MIP
  • Korean Airlines - 10 aircraft stored: HL7611, HL7612, HL7613, HL7614, HL7615, HL7619, HL7621, HL7622, HL7627, HL7628
  • Malaysia Airlines - 6 aircraft stored: 9M-MNA, 9M-MNB, 9M-MNC, 9M-MND, 9M-MNE, 9M-MNF
  • Qantas - 12 aircraft stored: VH-OQA, VH-OQB, VH-OQC, VH-OQD, VH-OQE, VH-OQF, VH-OQG, VH-OQH, VH-OQI, VH-OQJ, VH-OQK, VH-OQL
  • Singapore Airlines - 19 aircraft stored: 9V-SKF, 9V-SKG, 9V-SKH, 9V-SKI, 9V-SKJ, 9V-SKK, 9V-SKL, 9V-SKM, 9V-SKN, 9V-SKP, 9V-SKQ, 9V-SKR, 9V-SKS, 9V-SKT, 9V-SKU, 9V-SKV, 9V-SKW, 9V-SKY, 9V-SKZ
  • Thai Airways Internations - 6 aircraft stored: HS-TUA, HS-TUB, HS-TUC, HS-TUD, HS-TUE, HS-TUF

So as of the 12/04/2020, there are 3 airlines flying 9 aircraft, with another 20 stored, with 12 more airlines with 208 aircraft all stored.

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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:24 pm

Thank you. I had expected HiFly to opperate the type for returning cruise ship passengers.

228 stored vs. 9 active and it appears the 9 active are not daily.

I never predicted this.

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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:35 pm

Wow. Unprecedented times.
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:24 pm

VirginFlyer wrote:
Please feel free to add updates and discuss the status of aircraft. However please refrain from using this thread to get into discussions about the relative merits of these two aircraft and other large aircraft, or the two manufacturers who produce them, or the airlines who fly them - this is not the place for that discussion.


Thanks VF for the thread.

Since the production list is quite small, can we use/complete the thread also to track the list of frames scrapped and definitely stored?
Singapore. Air France and Lufthansa already announced storage for good for a few frames that won't fly back even after Covid.
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:00 pm

There's this report in German: https://www.dmm.travel/nc/news/qantas-l ... r-ab-2022/ Not sure if this is news or already known but I can't find an english article or a press release. Key point of the report for this thread (there's also info regarding their 747 fleet):

Qantas' twelve A380 are all scheduled to receive a new cabin until end 2020 / early 2021 while they are grounded; COVID restrictions may lead to supplier issues and delays. Re-entry to service would be 2021 at the earliest, more likely 2022 for at least part of the fleet.
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:46 am

Welcome to the next weekly installment of Which A380s are Still Flying in 2020? The data for which aircraft are active is taken from Planespotters.net, cross-referenced with Flightradar24 and any comments posted on this thread. Aircraft which are listed as active will be illustrated with the most recent airborne/take-off/landing photograph in the Airliners.net database, and those stored will be listed. If a stored aircraft has flown within the previous 7 days I'll make note of that. If an aircraft is stored but planned to become active I'll make note of that too, but won't list it as active until it is flying. This means some aircraft which may be being brought back to active status won't be listed here.

China Southern Airlines
2 aircraft active, 3 stored

B-6136 msn 031 A380-841 - last flew SYD-CAN 19/04/2020
B-6139 msn 088 A380-841 - last flew AMS-CAN 17/04/2020

Stored: B-6137, B-6138, B-6140

Malaysia Airlines
1 aircraft active, 5 stored

9M-MND msn 089 A380-841 - last flew KUL-CAI 18/04/2020

Stored: 9M-MNA, 9M-MNB, 9M-MNC, 9M-MNE, 9M-MNF

Airlines with whole fleet stored
  • Air France - 9 aircraft stored: F-HPJA, F-HPJC, F-HPJD, F-HPJE, F-HPJF, F-HPJG, F-HPJH, F-HPJI, F-HPJJ
  • All Nippon Airways - 2 aircraft stored: JA381A, JA382A
  • Asiana Airlines - 6 aircraft stored: HL7625, HL7626, HL7634, HL7635, HL7640, HL7641
  • British Airways - 12 aircraft stored: G-XLEA, G-XLEB (last flew LHR-CHR 15/04/2020), G-XLEC, G-XLED (last flew LHR-CHR 15/04/2020), G-XLEE (last flew LHR-CHR 16/04/2020), G-XLEF, G-XLEG, G-XLEH, G-XLEI, G-XLEJ, G-XLEK (last flew LHR-CHR 16/04/2020), G-XLEL
  • Emirates - 115 aircraft stored: A6-EDA, A6-EDB, A6-EDC, A6-EDD, A6-EDE, A6-EDF, A6-EDG, A6-EDH, A6-EDI, A6-EDJ, A6-EDK, A6-EDL, A6-EDM, A6-EDN, A6-EDO, A6-EDP, A6-EDQ, A6-EDR, A6-EDS, A6-EDT, A6-EDU, A6-EDV, A6-EDW, A6-EDX, A6-EDY, A6-EDZ, A6-EEA, A6-EEB, A6-EEC, A6-EED, A6-EEE, A6-EEF, A6-EEG, A6-EEH, A6-EEI, A6-EEJ, A6-EEK, A6-EEL, A6-EEM, A6-EEN, A6-EEO, A6-EEP, A6-EEQ, A6-EER, A6-EES, A6-EET, A6-EEU, A6-EEV, A6-EEW, A6-EEX, A6-EEY, A6-EEZ, A6-EOA, A6-EOB, A6-EOC, A6-EOD, A6-EOE, A6-EOF, A6-EOG, A6-EOH, A6-EOI, A6-EOJ, A6-EOK, A6-EOL, A6-EOM, A6-EON, A6-EOO, A6-EOP, A6-EOQ, A6-EOR, A6-EOS, A6-EOT, A6-EOU, A6-EOV, A6-EOW, A6-EOX, A6-EOY, A6-EOZ, A6-EUA, A6-EUB, A6-EUC, A6-EUD, A6-EUE, A6-EUF, A6-EUG, A6-EUH, A6-EUI, A6-EUJ, A6-EUK, A6-EUL, A6-EUM, A6-EUN, A6-EUO, A6-EUP, A6-EUQ, A6-EUR, A6-EUS, A6-EUT, A6-EUU, A6-EUV, A6-EUW, A6-EUX, A6-EUY, A6-EUZ, A6-EVA, A6-EVB, A6-EVC, A6-EVD, A6-EVE, A6-EVF, A6-EVG, A6-EVH, A6-EVI, A6-EVJ, A6-EVK
  • Etihad Airways - 10 aircraft stored: A6-APA, A6-APB, A6-APC, A6-APD, A6-APE, A6-APF, A6-APG, A6-APH (last flew AUH-AUH 06/04/2020), A6-API, A6-APJ
  • HiFly Malta - 1 aircraft stored: 9H-MIP
  • Korean Airlines - 10 aircraft stored: HL7611, HL7612, HL7613, HL7614, HL7615, HL7619, HL7621, HL7622, HL7627, HL7628
  • Lufthansa - 14 aircraft stored: D-AIMA, D-AIMB, D-AIMC, D-AIMD, D-AIME, D-AIMF (last flew XFW-FRA 15/04/2020), D-AIMG, D-AIMH, D-AIMI, D-AIMJ (last flew AKL-BKK-FRA 12/04/2020), D-AIMK, D-AIML, D-AIMM, D-AIMN (last flew AKL-BKK-FRA 13/04/2020)
  • Qantas - 12 aircraft stored: VH-OQA, VH-OQB, VH-OQC, VH-OQD, VH-OQE, VH-OQF, VH-OQG, VH-OQH, VH-OQI, VH-OQJ, VH-OQK, VH-OQL
  • Qatar Airways - 10 aircraft stored: A7-APA, A7-APB, A7-APC, A7-APD, A7-APE, A7-APF, A7-APG, A7-APH, A7-API, A7-APJ
  • Singapore Airlines - 19 aircraft stored: 9V-SKF, 9V-SKG, 9V-SKH, 9V-SKI, 9V-SKJ, 9V-SKK, 9V-SKL, 9V-SKM, 9V-SKN, 9V-SKP, 9V-SKQ, 9V-SKR, 9V-SKS, 9V-SKT, 9V-SKU, 9V-SKV, 9V-SKW, 9V-SKY, 9V-SKZ
  • Thai Airways International - 6 aircraft stored: HS-TUA, HS-TUB, HS-TUC, HS-TUD, HS-TUE (last flew BKK-UTP 14/04/2020), HS-TUF (last flew BKK-UTP 14/04/2020)

Summary
So as of today, there are 2 airlines flying 3 aircraft, with another 8 stored, with 13 more airlines with 226 aircraft all stored.

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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:06 pm

Only 3 flew.. I think there is a chance none will fly soon. :cry2:
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:54 pm

Here's the A380 status list from Planespotters. They show only 3 active. Of that 3, the one operated by MAS is primarily used for charter flights.

https://www.planespotters.net/productio ... ort=status

However, once the COVID-19 "dust has settled", I see the biggest operators of the type returning the A380 to service.

Emirates is way too committed to the A380 to "store-then-scrap" their fleet. These will be brought back into service as soon as they can.

British Airways will stick with the A380, too. There are certain routes (i.e. LHR-LAX) where they will eventually need the capacity.

The A380 will return for Qantas. I think the ULH "Project Sunrise" will be deferred due to the capital and operational expenses involved. Expect the A380's to resume their duties on the all-important "Kangaroo Route" and SYD-LAX as soon as they are allowed.

Singapore is in the same situation as Qantas. I expect that, once again, they will cease the ULH flights due to high costs. Therefore, they'll need the A380's capacity on premium routes once the recovery gets going.
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:58 pm

FLALEFTY wrote:
Here's the A380 status list from Planespotters. They show only 3 active. Of that 3, the one operated by MAS is primarily used for charter flights.

https://www.planespotters.net/productio ... ort=status

However, once the COVID-19 "dust has settled", I see the biggest operators of the type returning the A380 to service.

Emirates is way too committed to the A380 to "store-then-scrap" their fleet. These will be brought back into service as soon as they can.

British Airways will stick with the A380, too. There are certain routes (i.e. LHR-LAX) where they will eventually need the capacity.

The A380 will return for Qantas. I think the ULH "Project Sunrise" will be deferred due to the capital and operational expenses involved. Expect the A380's to resume their duties on the all-important "Kangaroo Route" and SYD-LAX as soon as they are allowed.

Singapore is in the same situation as Qantas. I expect that, once again, they will cease the ULH flights due to high costs. Therefore, they'll need the A380's capacity on premium routes once the recovery gets going.

Big question is, How soon does recovery get to the point that the 380 becomes needed again?
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:06 pm

Does anyone know why China Southern is flying A380 to LAX with the travel ban in place? Is it some sort of repatriation flight?
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:14 pm

Could Emirates and company operate A380's in a Combi configuration with cargo on the lower deck and passengers on the uppder deck? Would be a great way to move low density cargo (Testing kits & PPE) while still offering passenger services. How quickly could seats be removed from the lower deck and replaced with cargo similar to what's happening with B777's (Air Canada).
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:52 pm

Welcome to the next weekly installment of Which A380s are Still Flying in 2020? The data for which aircraft are active is taken from Planespotters.net, cross-referenced with Flightradar24 and any comments posted on this thread. Aircraft which are listed as active will be illustrated with the most recent airborne/take-off/landing photograph in the Airliners.net database, and those stored will be listed. If a stored aircraft has flown within the previous 7 days I'll make note of that. If an aircraft is stored but planned to become active I'll make note of that too, but won't list it as active until it is flying. This means some aircraft which may be being brought back to active status won't be listed here.

China Southern Airlines
4 aircraft active, 1 stored

B-6136 msn 031 A380-841 - last flew CTU-CAN 25/04/2020
B-6137 msn 036 A380-841 - last flew SYD-CAN 26/04/2020

B-6139 msn 088 A380-841 - last flew CAN-LAX 25/04/2020
B-6140 msn 120 A380-841 - last flew AMS-CAN 24/04/2020

Stored: B-6138

Airlines with whole fleet stored
  • Air France - 9 aircraft stored: F-HPJA, F-HPJC (last flew AUH-LDE 22/04/2020), F-HPJD, F-HPJE, F-HPJF (last flew CDG-TEV 25/04/2020), F-HPJG (last flew CDG-OSR 25/04/2020), F-HPJH, F-HPJI, F-HPJJ
  • All Nippon Airways - 2 aircraft stored: JA381A, JA382A
  • Asiana Airlines - 6 aircraft stored: HL7625, HL7626, HL7634, HL7635, HL7640, HL7641
  • British Airways - 12 aircraft stored: G-XLEA, G-XLEB (last flew LHR-CHR 15/04/2020), G-XLEC, G-XLED (last flew LHR-CHR 15/04/2020), G-XLEE (last flew LHR-CHR 16/04/2020), G-XLEF, G-XLEG, G-XLEH, G-XLEI, G-XLEJ, G-XLEK (last flew LHR-CHR 16/04/2020), G-XLEL
  • Emirates - 115 aircraft stored: A6-EDA, A6-EDB, A6-EDC, A6-EDD, A6-EDE, A6-EDF, A6-EDG, A6-EDH, A6-EDI, A6-EDJ, A6-EDK, A6-EDL, A6-EDM, A6-EDN, A6-EDO, A6-EDP, A6-EDQ, A6-EDR, A6-EDS, A6-EDT, A6-EDU, A6-EDV, A6-EDW, A6-EDX, A6-EDY, A6-EDZ, A6-EEA, A6-EEB, A6-EEC, A6-EED, A6-EEE, A6-EEF, A6-EEG, A6-EEH, A6-EEI, A6-EEJ, A6-EEK, A6-EEL, A6-EEM, A6-EEN, A6-EEO, A6-EEP, A6-EEQ, A6-EER, A6-EES, A6-EET, A6-EEU, A6-EEV, A6-EEW, A6-EEX, A6-EEY, A6-EEZ, A6-EOA, A6-EOB, A6-EOC, A6-EOD, A6-EOE, A6-EOF, A6-EOG, A6-EOH, A6-EOI, A6-EOJ, A6-EOK, A6-EOL, A6-EOM, A6-EON, A6-EOO, A6-EOP, A6-EOQ, A6-EOR, A6-EOS, A6-EOT, A6-EOU, A6-EOV, A6-EOW, A6-EOX, A6-EOY, A6-EOZ, A6-EUA, A6-EUB, A6-EUC, A6-EUD, A6-EUE, A6-EUF, A6-EUG, A6-EUH, A6-EUI, A6-EUJ, A6-EUK, A6-EUL, A6-EUM, A6-EUN, A6-EUO, A6-EUP, A6-EUQ, A6-EUR, A6-EUS, A6-EUT, A6-EUU, A6-EUV, A6-EUW, A6-EUX, A6-EUY, A6-EUZ, A6-EVA, A6-EVB, A6-EVC, A6-EVD, A6-EVE, A6-EVF, A6-EVG, A6-EVH, A6-EVI, A6-EVJ, A6-EVK
  • Etihad Airways - 10 aircraft stored: A6-APA, A6-APB, A6-APC, A6-APD, A6-APE, A6-APF, A6-APG, A6-APH, A6-API, A6-APJ
  • HiFly Malta - 1 aircraft stored: 9H-MIP
  • Korean Airlines - 10 aircraft stored: HL7611, HL7612, HL7613, HL7614, HL7615, HL7619, HL7621, HL7622, HL7627, HL7628
  • Lufthansa - 14 aircraft stored: D-AIMA, D-AIMB, D-AIMC, D-AIMD, D-AIME, D-AIMF, D-AIMG, D-AIMH, D-AIMI, D-AIMJ, D-AIMK, D-AIML, D-AIMM, D-AIMN
  • Malaysia AIrlines - 6 aircraft stored: 9M-MNA, 9M-MNB, 9M-MNC, 9M-MND (last flew CAI-KUL 19/04/2020), 9M-MNE, 9M-MNF
  • Qantas - 12 aircraft stored: VH-OQA, VH-OQB, VH-OQC, VH-OQD, VH-OQE, VH-OQF, VH-OQG, VH-OQH, VH-OQI, VH-OQJ, VH-OQK, VH-OQL
  • Qatar Airways - 10 aircraft stored: A7-APA, A7-APB, A7-APC, A7-APD, A7-APE, A7-APF, A7-APG, A7-APH, A7-API, A7-APJ
  • Singapore Airlines - 19 aircraft stored: 9V-SKF, 9V-SKG, 9V-SKH, 9V-SKI, 9V-SKJ, 9V-SKK, 9V-SKL, 9V-SKM, 9V-SKN, 9V-SKP, 9V-SKQ, 9V-SKR, 9V-SKS, 9V-SKT (last flew SIN-ASP 26/04/2020), 9V-SKU, 9V-SKV, 9V-SKW (last flew SIN-ASP 26/04/2020), 9V-SKY (last flew SIN-ASP 26/04/2020), 9V-SKZ (last flew SIN-ASP 26/04/2020)
  • Thai Airways International - 6 aircraft stored: HS-TUA, HS-TUB, HS-TUC, HS-TUD, HS-TUE, HS-TUF

Summary
As of today, there is 1 airline flying 4 aircraft, with another 1 stored, with 14 more airlines with 232 aircraft all stored.

V/F's favourite A380 photo of the week


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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:48 pm

VirginFlyer wrote:
Welcome to the next weekly installment of Which A380s are Still Flying in 2020? The data for which aircraft are active is taken from Planespotters.net, cross-referenced with Flightradar24 and any comments posted on this thread. Aircraft which are listed as active will be illustrated with the most recent airborne/take-off/landing photograph in the Airliners.net database, and those stored will be listed. If a stored aircraft has flown within the previous 7 days I'll make note of that. If an aircraft is stored but planned to become active I'll make note of that too, but won't list it as active until it is flying. This means some aircraft which may be being brought back to active status won't be listed here.

China Southern Airlines
4 aircraft active, 1 stored

B-6136 msn 031 A380-841 - last flew CTU-CAN 25/04/2020
B-6137 msn 036 A380-841 - last flew SYD-CAN 26/04/2020

B-6139 msn 088 A380-841 - last flew CAN-LAX 25/04/2020
B-6140 msn 120 A380-841 - last flew AMS-CAN 24/04/2020

Stored: B-6138

Airlines with whole fleet stored
  • Air France - 9 aircraft stored: F-HPJA, F-HPJC (last flew AUH-LDE 22/04/2020), F-HPJD, F-HPJE, F-HPJF (last flew CDG-TEV 25/04/2020), F-HPJG (last flew CDG-OSR 25/04/2020), F-HPJH, F-HPJI, F-HPJJ
  • All Nippon Airways - 2 aircraft stored: JA381A, JA382A
  • Asiana Airlines - 6 aircraft stored: HL7625, HL7626, HL7634, HL7635, HL7640, HL7641
  • British Airways - 12 aircraft stored: G-XLEA, G-XLEB (last flew LHR-CHR 15/04/2020), G-XLEC, G-XLED (last flew LHR-CHR 15/04/2020), G-XLEE (last flew LHR-CHR 16/04/2020), G-XLEF, G-XLEG, G-XLEH, G-XLEI, G-XLEJ, G-XLEK (last flew LHR-CHR 16/04/2020), G-XLEL
  • Emirates - 115 aircraft stored: A6-EDA, A6-EDB, A6-EDC, A6-EDD, A6-EDE, A6-EDF, A6-EDG, A6-EDH, A6-EDI, A6-EDJ, A6-EDK, A6-EDL, A6-EDM, A6-EDN, A6-EDO, A6-EDP, A6-EDQ, A6-EDR, A6-EDS, A6-EDT, A6-EDU, A6-EDV, A6-EDW, A6-EDX, A6-EDY, A6-EDZ, A6-EEA, A6-EEB, A6-EEC, A6-EED, A6-EEE, A6-EEF, A6-EEG, A6-EEH, A6-EEI, A6-EEJ, A6-EEK, A6-EEL, A6-EEM, A6-EEN, A6-EEO, A6-EEP, A6-EEQ, A6-EER, A6-EES, A6-EET, A6-EEU, A6-EEV, A6-EEW, A6-EEX, A6-EEY, A6-EEZ, A6-EOA, A6-EOB, A6-EOC, A6-EOD, A6-EOE, A6-EOF, A6-EOG, A6-EOH, A6-EOI, A6-EOJ, A6-EOK, A6-EOL, A6-EOM, A6-EON, A6-EOO, A6-EOP, A6-EOQ, A6-EOR, A6-EOS, A6-EOT, A6-EOU, A6-EOV, A6-EOW, A6-EOX, A6-EOY, A6-EOZ, A6-EUA, A6-EUB, A6-EUC, A6-EUD, A6-EUE, A6-EUF, A6-EUG, A6-EUH, A6-EUI, A6-EUJ, A6-EUK, A6-EUL, A6-EUM, A6-EUN, A6-EUO, A6-EUP, A6-EUQ, A6-EUR, A6-EUS, A6-EUT, A6-EUU, A6-EUV, A6-EUW, A6-EUX, A6-EUY, A6-EUZ, A6-EVA, A6-EVB, A6-EVC, A6-EVD, A6-EVE, A6-EVF, A6-EVG, A6-EVH, A6-EVI, A6-EVJ, A6-EVK
  • Etihad Airways - 10 aircraft stored: A6-APA, A6-APB, A6-APC, A6-APD, A6-APE, A6-APF, A6-APG, A6-APH, A6-API, A6-APJ
  • HiFly Malta - 1 aircraft stored: 9H-MIP
  • Korean Airlines - 10 aircraft stored: HL7611, HL7612, HL7613, HL7614, HL7615, HL7619, HL7621, HL7622, HL7627, HL7628
  • Lufthansa - 14 aircraft stored: D-AIMA, D-AIMB, D-AIMC, D-AIMD, D-AIME, D-AIMF, D-AIMG, D-AIMH, D-AIMI, D-AIMJ, D-AIMK, D-AIML, D-AIMM, D-AIMN
  • Malaysia AIrlines - 6 aircraft stored: 9M-MNA, 9M-MNB, 9M-MNC, 9M-MND (last flew CAI-KUL 19/04/2020), 9M-MNE, 9M-MNF
  • Qantas - 12 aircraft stored: VH-OQA, VH-OQB, VH-OQC, VH-OQD, VH-OQE, VH-OQF, VH-OQG, VH-OQH, VH-OQI, VH-OQJ, VH-OQK, VH-OQL
  • Qatar Airways - 10 aircraft stored: A7-APA, A7-APB, A7-APC, A7-APD, A7-APE, A7-APF, A7-APG, A7-APH, A7-API, A7-APJ
  • Singapore Airlines - 19 aircraft stored: 9V-SKF, 9V-SKG, 9V-SKH, 9V-SKI, 9V-SKJ, 9V-SKK, 9V-SKL, 9V-SKM, 9V-SKN, 9V-SKP, 9V-SKQ, 9V-SKR, 9V-SKS, 9V-SKT (last flew SIN-ASP 26/04/2020), 9V-SKU, 9V-SKV, 9V-SKW (last flew SIN-ASP 26/04/2020), 9V-SKY (last flew SIN-ASP 26/04/2020), 9V-SKZ (last flew SIN-ASP 26/04/2020)
  • Thai Airways International - 6 aircraft stored: HS-TUA, HS-TUB, HS-TUC, HS-TUD, HS-TUE, HS-TUF

Summary
As of today, there is 1 airline flying 4 aircraft, with another 1 stored, with 14 more airlines with 232 aircraft all stored.

V/F's favourite A380 photo of the week


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Thanks again for the update! Interesting to see CZ use the A380 on to Chengdu again. I think it was used in the past.
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:09 am

MH sent a bird into LHR yesterday.9M-MNF
Parked right next to the MAS 359.
And right now a CZ ship will land in around 2-2 1/2 hours B-6139.
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:26 am

I may state the obvious but when you think of it, the A380 is the ideal aircraft to be first removed from duty in the current crisis. Indeed, the crisis has lead to a complete collapse of the passenger traffic while the cargo demand has only seen a moderate drop. So with its large pax capacity and relatively small cargo capacity, the A380 is the "perfect fit" when it comes to adjusting the capacity to the current market conditions.
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:39 pm

I guess the Hi Fly A380's returning to service? Depending if someone charters the aircraft...

https://twitter.com/TarmacAerosave/stat ... 7066741770
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:06 pm

Ishrion wrote:
I guess the Hi Fly A380's returning to service? Depending if someone charters the aircraft...

https://twitter.com/TarmacAerosave/stat ... 7066741770

Too bad that it was in maintenance during the entire repatriation chaos. I'm sure somebody would have chartered it. There won't be much if any demand for large widebodies during this summer season.
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:22 pm

mxaxai wrote:
Ishrion wrote:
I guess the Hi Fly A380's returning to service? Depending if someone charters the aircraft...

https://twitter.com/TarmacAerosave/stat ... 7066741770

Too bad that it was in maintenance during the entire repatriation chaos. I'm sure somebody would have chartered it. There won't be much if any demand for large widebodies during this summer season.


It operated at least 1 repatriation flight to Wuhan sometime in January I think
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Sun May 03, 2020 12:37 pm

Welcome to the next weekly installment of Which A380s are Still Flying in 2020? The data for which aircraft are active is taken from Planespotters.net, cross-referenced with Flightradar24 and any comments posted on this thread. Aircraft which are listed as active will be illustrated with the most recent airborne/take-off/landing photograph in the Airliners.net database, and those stored will be listed. If a stored aircraft has flown within the previous 7 days I'll make note of that. If an aircraft is stored but planned to become active I'll make note of that too, but won't list it as active until it is flying. This means some aircraft which may be being brought back to active status won't be listed here.

China Southern Airlines
3 aircraft active, 2 stored

B-6136 msn 031 A380-841 - last flew CAN-LAX 02/05/2020
B-6137 msn 036 A380-841 - last flew YVR-CAN 29/04/2020
B-6139 msn 088 A380-841 - last flew SYD-CAN 03/05/2020

Stored: B-6138, B-6140

Malaysia Airlines
1 aircraft active, 5 stored

9M-MNF msn 114 A380-841 - last flew LHR-KUL 29/04/2020

Stored: 9M-MNA, 9M-MNB, 9M-MNC, 9M-MND, 9M-MNE

Airlines with whole fleet stored
  • Air France - 9 aircraft stored: F-HPJA, F-HPJC, F-HPJD, F-HPJE (last flew CDG-LDE 28/04/2020), F-HPJF, F-HPJG, F-HPJH, F-HPJI, F-HPJJ
  • All Nippon Airways - 2 aircraft stored: JA381A, JA382A
  • Asiana Airlines - 6 aircraft stored: HL7625, HL7626, HL7634, HL7635, HL7640, HL7641
  • British Airways - 12 aircraft stored: G-XLEA, G-XLEB, G-XLEC, G-XLED, G-XLEE, G-XLEF, G-XLEG, G-XLEH, G-XLEI, G-XLEJ, G-XLEK, G-XLEL
  • Emirates - 115 aircraft stored: A6-EDA (last flew DXB-DXB 30/04/2020), A6-EDB, A6-EDC, A6-EDD, A6-EDE, A6-EDF, A6-EDG, A6-EDH, A6-EDI, A6-EDJ, A6-EDK, A6-EDL, A6-EDM, A6-EDN, A6-EDO, A6-EDP, A6-EDQ, A6-EDR, A6-EDS, A6-EDT, A6-EDU, A6-EDV, A6-EDW, A6-EDX, A6-EDY, A6-EDZ, A6-EEA, A6-EEB, A6-EEC, A6-EED, A6-EEE, A6-EEF, A6-EEG, A6-EEH, A6-EEI, A6-EEJ, A6-EEK, A6-EEL, A6-EEM, A6-EEN, A6-EEO, A6-EEP, A6-EEQ, A6-EER, A6-EES, A6-EET, A6-EEU, A6-EEV, A6-EEW, A6-EEX, A6-EEY, A6-EEZ, A6-EOA, A6-EOB, A6-EOC, A6-EOD, A6-EOE, A6-EOF, A6-EOG, A6-EOH, A6-EOI, A6-EOJ, A6-EOK, A6-EOL, A6-EOM, A6-EON, A6-EOO, A6-EOP, A6-EOQ, A6-EOR, A6-EOS, A6-EOT, A6-EOU, A6-EOV, A6-EOW, A6-EOX, A6-EOY, A6-EOZ, A6-EUA, A6-EUB, A6-EUC, A6-EUD, A6-EUE, A6-EUF, A6-EUG, A6-EUH, A6-EUI, A6-EUJ, A6-EUK, A6-EUL, A6-EUM, A6-EUN, A6-EUO, A6-EUP, A6-EUQ, A6-EUR, A6-EUS, A6-EUT, A6-EUU, A6-EUV, A6-EUW, A6-EUX, A6-EUY, A6-EUZ, A6-EVA, A6-EVB, A6-EVC, A6-EVD, A6-EVE, A6-EVF, A6-EVG, A6-EVH, A6-EVI, A6-EVJ, A6-EVK
  • Etihad Airways - 10 aircraft stored: A6-APA, A6-APB, A6-APC, A6-APD, A6-APE, A6-APF, A6-APG, A6-APH, A6-API, A6-APJ
  • HiFly Malta - 1 aircraft stored: 9H-MIP (last flew LDE-BYJ 30/04/2020)
  • Korean Airlines - 10 aircraft stored: HL7611, HL7612, HL7613, HL7614, HL7615, HL7619, HL7621, HL7622, HL7627, HL7628
  • Lufthansa - 14 aircraft stored: D-AIMA, D-AIMB, D-AIMC, D-AIMD, D-AIME, D-AIMF (last flew FRA-TEV 29/04/2020), D-AIMG (last flew MUC-TEV 28/04/2020), D-AIMH, D-AIMI, D-AIMJ (last flew FRA-TEV 30/04/2020), D-AIMK, D-AIML, D-AIMM, D-AIMN
  • Qantas - 12 aircraft stored: VH-OQA, VH-OQB, VH-OQC, VH-OQD, VH-OQE, VH-OQF, VH-OQG, VH-OQH, VH-OQI, VH-OQJ, VH-OQK, VH-OQL
  • Qatar Airways - 10 aircraft stored: A7-APA, A7-APB, A7-APC, A7-APD, A7-APE, A7-APF, A7-APG, A7-APH, A7-API, A7-APJ
  • Singapore Airlines - 19 aircraft stored: 9V-SKF, 9V-SKG, 9V-SKH, 9V-SKI, 9V-SKJ, 9V-SKK, 9V-SKL, 9V-SKM, 9V-SKN, 9V-SKP, 9V-SKQ, 9V-SKR, 9V-SKS, 9V-SKT, 9V-SKU, 9V-SKV, 9V-SKW, 9V-SKY, 9V-SKZ
  • Thai Airways International - 6 aircraft stored: HS-TUA, HS-TUB, HS-TUC, HS-TUD, HS-TUE, HS-TUF

Summary
As of today, there are 2 airlines flying 4 aircraft, with another 7 stored, with 13 more airlines with 226 aircraft all stored.

V/F's favourite A380 photo of the week


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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Sun May 10, 2020 11:13 pm

Welcome to the next weekly installment of Which A380s are Still Flying in 2020? The data for which aircraft are active is taken from Planespotters.net, cross-referenced with Flightradar24 and any comments posted on this thread. Aircraft which are listed as active will be illustrated with the most recent airborne/take-off/landing photograph in the Airliners.net database, and those stored will be listed. If a stored aircraft has flown within the previous 7 days I'll make note of that. If an aircraft is stored but planned to become active I'll make note of that too, but won't list it as active until it is flying. This means some aircraft which may be being brought back to active status won't be listed here.

Asiana Airlines
1 aircraft active, 5 stored

HL7625 msn 152 A380-841 - conducted 26 flights ICN-ICN 06/05/2020 to 08/05/2020 - looks like training flights for crew currency

Stored: HL7626, HL7634, HL7635, HL7640, HL7641

China Southern Airlines
4 aircraft active, 1 stored

B-6136 msn 031 A380-841 - last flew CAN-LAX 09/05/2020
B-6137 msn 036 A380-841 - last flew AMS-CAN 08/05/2020

B-6138 msn 054 A380-841 - last flew SYD-CAN 10/05/2020
B-6140 msn 120 A380-841 - last flew YVR-CAN 06/05/2020

Stored: B-6139

Airlines with whole fleet stored
  • Air France - 9 aircraft stored: F-HPJA, F-HPJC, F-HPJD, F-HPJE, F-HPJF, F-HPJG, F-HPJH, F-HPJI, F-HPJJ
  • All Nippon Airways - 2 aircraft stored: JA381A, JA382A
  • British Airways - 12 aircraft stored: G-XLEA, G-XLEB, G-XLEC, G-XLED, G-XLEE, G-XLEF, G-XLEG, G-XLEH, G-XLEI, G-XLEJ, G-XLEK, G-XLEL
  • Emirates - 115 aircraft stored: A6-EDA (last flew DXB-DXB 30/04/2020), A6-EDB, A6-EDC, A6-EDD, A6-EDE, A6-EDF, A6-EDG, A6-EDH, A6-EDI, A6-EDJ, A6-EDK, A6-EDL, A6-EDM, A6-EDN, A6-EDO, A6-EDP, A6-EDQ, A6-EDR, A6-EDS, A6-EDT, A6-EDU, A6-EDV, A6-EDW, A6-EDX, A6-EDY, A6-EDZ, A6-EEA, A6-EEB, A6-EEC, A6-EED, A6-EEE, A6-EEF, A6-EEG, A6-EEH, A6-EEI, A6-EEJ, A6-EEK, A6-EEL, A6-EEM, A6-EEN, A6-EEO, A6-EEP, A6-EEQ, A6-EER, A6-EES, A6-EET, A6-EEU, A6-EEV, A6-EEW, A6-EEX, A6-EEY, A6-EEZ, A6-EOA, A6-EOB, A6-EOC, A6-EOD, A6-EOE, A6-EOF, A6-EOG, A6-EOH, A6-EOI, A6-EOJ, A6-EOK, A6-EOL, A6-EOM, A6-EON, A6-EOO, A6-EOP, A6-EOQ, A6-EOR, A6-EOS, A6-EOT, A6-EOU, A6-EOV, A6-EOW, A6-EOX, A6-EOY, A6-EOZ, A6-EUA, A6-EUB, A6-EUC, A6-EUD, A6-EUE, A6-EUF, A6-EUG, A6-EUH, A6-EUI, A6-EUJ, A6-EUK, A6-EUL, A6-EUM, A6-EUN, A6-EUO, A6-EUP, A6-EUQ, A6-EUR, A6-EUS, A6-EUT, A6-EUU, A6-EUV, A6-EUW, A6-EUX, A6-EUY, A6-EUZ, A6-EVA, A6-EVB, A6-EVC, A6-EVD, A6-EVE, A6-EVF, A6-EVG, A6-EVH, A6-EVI, A6-EVJ, A6-EVK
  • Etihad Airways - 10 aircraft stored: A6-APA, A6-APB, A6-APC, A6-APD, A6-APE, A6-APF, A6-APG, A6-APH, A6-API, A6-APJ
  • HiFly Malta - 1 aircraft stored: 9H-MIP
  • Korean Airlines - 10 aircraft stored: HL7611, HL7612, HL7613, HL7614, HL7615, HL7619, HL7621, HL7622, HL7627, HL7628
  • Lufthansa - 14 aircraft stored: D-AIMA (last flew FRA-TEV 07/05/2020), D-AIMB, D-AIMC, D-AIMD, D-AIME, D-AIMF, D-AIMG, D-AIMH, D-AIMI, D-AIMJ, D-AIMK (last flew MUC-TEV 05/05/2020), D-AIML, D-AIMM, D-AIMN (last flew FRA-TEV 05/05/2020)
  • Malaysia Airlines - 6 aircraft stored: 9M-MNA, 9M-MNB, 9M-MNC, 9M-MND, 9M-MNE, 9M-MNF
  • Qantas - 12 aircraft stored: VH-OQA, VH-OQB, VH-OQC, VH-OQD, VH-OQE, VH-OQF, VH-OQG, VH-OQH, VH-OQI, VH-OQJ, VH-OQK, VH-OQL
  • Qatar Airways - 10 aircraft stored: A7-APA, A7-APB, A7-APC, A7-APD, A7-APE, A7-APF, A7-APG, A7-APH, A7-API, A7-APJ
  • Singapore Airlines - 19 aircraft stored: 9V-SKF, 9V-SKG, 9V-SKH, 9V-SKI, 9V-SKJ, 9V-SKK, 9V-SKL, 9V-SKM, 9V-SKN, 9V-SKP, 9V-SKQ, 9V-SKR, 9V-SKS, 9V-SKT, 9V-SKU, 9V-SKV, 9V-SKW, 9V-SKY, 9V-SKZ
  • Thai Airways International - 6 aircraft stored: HS-TUA, HS-TUB, HS-TUC, HS-TUD, HS-TUE, HS-TUF

Summary
As of today, there are 2 airlines flying 5 aircraft, with another 6 stored, with 13 more airlines with 226 aircraft all stored. It looks like the Asiana frame may just be doing training/currency rather than actually being in service.

V/F's favourite A380 photo of the week


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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Wed May 13, 2020 3:38 am

Qatar CEO: A380s "will not return for at least a year, maybe never". So these planes may not return to service with Qatar, 10 going into long term storage.
It appears that 9 A380s remain to be delivered as of Dec 31, 2019, the Airbus deliveries thread is indicating no deliveries so far in 2020. I recall that there is one more hull to be transported to Final Assembly, with all the wings delivered. How many of this last 9 have gone thru final assembly and are waiting on cabin fit out?

It is probable that all parts are made for the engines and plane, except for spares. Anyone know the status of the spares produced, I would guess the quantities are the minimum required by Airbus. With CV crisis, basically all MRO activity is stopped, will these MRO's resume work afterwards. What is the qualification requirements for engine mechanics to stay current - 6 months, a year? Isn't RR on a power by the hour contract, how does this work with all the frames idle. A couple year delay with possibly 100 flying in the upcoming period. Pilots will lose their currency, to resume A380 operations will be a big deal, almost like with the first deliveries.

It will be a big deal to get the MAX in RTS at each airline for similar reasons, it has already been over a year for it. But it is similar to the NG and the scale of the MRO operation will make the ramp up less crazy. For the A380 all the tools, equipment, cables, hoses, etc needed at each station served will be a real clusterf**k, like "where did those 5,000 PSI hydraulic fitting go", that special funnel we made to fill this gearbox is missing too. It will be like going out golfing for the first time of the year, arriving at the 1st tee and realizing the bag has no tees in it.

Lightsaber has brought up often the economies of scale in service, the GP7000 is on 130 planes, the RR Trent 900 has 121 planes. So each has around 500 engines, not a large fleet to service. Engine spare parts will dry up with no production for 2 years, EK could order parts in multiples of 25 so they will have decent part economics. But say Qatar with 10 wouldn't want parts for 25 when they only need 8 or so.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1440977&p=22204377&hilit=A380+deliveries#p22204377
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Wed May 13, 2020 8:15 am

AFAIK all but the last two A380s have gone trough the body-joint proces. Airbus should get the last two joint and close station 45/40.
I expect all msn 6-27, 29, 33, 34, 38 and 40 to be partedout/recycled. Reason; the rear spar crack problem. (And the wrong wires.)
This will create a spare part reserve for the remaining ~200 A380s.
I agree the A380, high pax, low freight capability make it ideal for parking during Covid-19. How many return to service remains to be seen.
Afaik Airbus needs to develop a P2F or P2Combo conversion. Otherwise the A380 might end before 2030.
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Wed May 13, 2020 7:50 pm

JayinKitsap wrote:
Isn't RR on a power by the hour contract, how does this work with all the frames idle.

Lightsaber has brought up often the economies of scale in service, the GP7000 is on 130 planes, the RR Trent 900 has 121 planes. So each has around 500 engines, not a large fleet to service. Engine spare parts will dry up with no production for 2 years, EK could order parts in multiples of 25 so they will have decent part economics. But say Qatar with 10 wouldn't want parts for 25 when they only need 8 or so.

RR have multiple PBTH contracts options. Some customers to get the best deals (and certain), have fixed price / fixed term deals, some flat for the life of the contract, some stepped. Many lessors like this arrangement, usually fixed term for the life of the maiden lease including rollovers, plus 2-4 years.

Customers can 'rest' engines, which triggers a reduction in variable monthly charges, but there is a re-commissioning charge. And rests extend the term unless mutually agreed by both parties. Amazing how many airlines have not done this yet, whether A380 engines, or hanging on other aircraft.

Customers can simply stop paying, but there are 'out of maintenance' and penalty fees to re-join, which if not paid, means you will have an uphill struggle to ever have a flyable engine. Easier with NB engines, but OEM's are closing the gaps.

Two sides to every story. On one side, losses from engines attached to new aircraft not delivered, and deferred / cancelled new aircraft, but for the existing fleet, COVID will be beneficial for engine OEM's, especially RR. A revenue stream from non-flying engines and suspension of under-performance / serviceability payments.

EK will own the parts and used market. Unfortunately it appears demand for the aircraft is such that won't make them much money, but if they can justify keeping the aircraft, they will certainly source bargain basement parts. They have such a great deal currently from A & B for new parts held in 'bond' on sale or return, until / if that expires, really no incentive to purchase used parts.
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Mon May 18, 2020 6:10 am

China Southern will operate a one-off LAX-WUH-CAN A380 flight on Tuesday.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... -may-2020/
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Mon May 18, 2020 11:43 am

9H-MIP conducted a BYJ-TSN-SDQ flight transportting 45 tons of medical supplies.

It's currently airborne from SDQ doing TATL, persumely returning to BYJ.

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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Thu May 28, 2020 8:58 pm

I was researching Qantas A380 fleet for refurbishment, and I came across the Qantas Source website and they have a page for COVID Fleet Watch page: http://theqantassource.com/covid-fleet-watch/

They detail where the aircraft is stored; there are 3 A380 in MX...this data is current as of 27th May 2020:

Airbus A380-800

VH-OQA – Stored Sydney
VH-OQB – Stored Los Angeles
VH-OQC – Stored Sydney
VH-OQD – MX Abu Dhabi
VH-OQE – Stored Melbourne
VH-OQF – Stored Los Angeles
VH-OQG – MX Dresden
VH-OQH – Stored Sydney
VH-OQI – MX Dresden
VH-OQJ – Stored Los Angeles
VH-OQK – Stored Melbourne
VH-OQL – Stored Sydney

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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Thu May 28, 2020 9:01 pm

Also The BA Source COVID Fleet Watch Page: http://thebasource.com/covid-fleet-watch/

Airbus A380-800 - also current as of May 27, 2020:

G-XLEA – Store Chateauroux
G-XLEB – Store Chateauroux
G-XLEC – Store Chateauroux
G-XLED – Store Chateauroux
G-XLEE – Store Chateauroux
G-XLEF – Store Chateauroux
G-XLEG – Store London Heathrow
G-XLEH – Mx Manila
G-XLEI – Store Chateauroux
G-XLEJ – Store Chateauroux
G-XLEK – Store Chateauroux
G-XLEL – Store Chateauroux

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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Fri May 29, 2020 8:21 am

Expect Echo Golf to join the rest in France.
The LHR stop is a post maintenance inspection.
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Sun May 31, 2020 3:13 am

Thanks Tugmaster!
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Sun May 31, 2020 9:31 am

Amazingly G-XLEG is planned to operate a repatriation flight to Johannesburg tonight, May 31st, leaving Heathrow at 22.35L as BA9157. The first BA A380 service for quite a while.
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Sun May 31, 2020 10:00 pm

concordeforever wrote:
Amazingly G-XLEG is planned to operate a repatriation flight to Johannesburg tonight, May 31st, leaving Heathrow at 22.35L as BA9157. The first BA A380 service for quite a while.


In the air: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-xleg

When was the last time the BA A380 flew a revenue flight?
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Sun May 31, 2020 10:32 pm

Ishrion wrote:
concordeforever wrote:
Amazingly G-XLEG is planned to operate a repatriation flight to Johannesburg tonight, May 31st, leaving Heathrow at 22.35L as BA9157. The first BA A380 service for quite a while.


In the air: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-xleg

When was the last time the BA A380 flew a revenue flight?


This won't be a revenue flight, rather a repatriation flight as South African borders are currently closed.

There is also a BA 747 en route to CPT, under flight number BA59 for repatriation.
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Sun May 31, 2020 10:39 pm

RossW wrote:
Ishrion wrote:
concordeforever wrote:
Amazingly G-XLEG is planned to operate a repatriation flight to Johannesburg tonight, May 31st, leaving Heathrow at 22.35L as BA9157. The first BA A380 service for quite a while.


In the air: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-xleg

When was the last time the BA A380 flew a revenue flight?


This won't be a revenue flight, rather a repatriation flight as South African borders are currently closed.

There is also a BA 747 en route to CPT, under flight number BA59 for repatriation.


Is British Airways not being paid to operate this repatriation flight?
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:32 am

Ishrion wrote:
RossW wrote:
Ishrion wrote:

In the air: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-xleg

When was the last time the BA A380 flew a revenue flight?


This won't be a revenue flight, rather a repatriation flight as South African borders are currently closed.

There is also a BA 747 en route to CPT, under flight number BA59 for repatriation.


Is British Airways not being paid to operate this repatriation flight?


Yes from the UK gov. In that sense you could call it a revenue flight.

Repats then have to pay the flight costs to the UK gov within 6 months or face having their passport revoked.
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:22 pm

Good moaning!
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:16 am

PepeTheFrog wrote:


So in September 2019, Tim Clark said they already removed two A380s from service, which were reported to be A6-EEK and A6-EEH:

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/emirate ... etirement/

However, these two were flying right before COVID-19 according to pictures taken. So is this unpainted A380 above the first one to be truly retired?
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:47 am

Ishrion wrote:
PepeTheFrog wrote:


So in September 2019, Tim Clark said they already removed two A380s from service, which were reported to be A6-EEK and A6-EEH:

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/emirate ... etirement/

However, these two were flying right before COVID-19 according to pictures taken. So is this unpainted A380 above the first one to be truly retired?


I read somewhere that it's A6-EDB.
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:18 am

hoons90 wrote:
Ishrion wrote:
PepeTheFrog wrote:


So in September 2019, Tim Clark said they already removed two A380s from service, which were reported to be A6-EEK and A6-EEH:

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/emirate ... etirement/

However, these two were flying right before COVID-19 according to pictures taken. So is this unpainted A380 above the first one to be truly retired?


I read somewhere that it's A6-EDB.

If it's EDB, it's a 12 year old, scheduled end of lease. Pre-COVID, lessors were hopeful of fixed or floating extensions, to cover growth and X delays, but post-COVID likely no extensions, though to be fair, where WB's are concerned, that's pretty much the same situation all lessors are facing, irrespective of the model or airline.

For EK, it does firm multi-million dollar end of lease costs on this aircraft, which in normal times could have been mitigated by EK leasing an X or A350 from the same lessor.
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:14 am

Singapore Airlines A388 9V-SKU has had a quick test flight SIN-SIN today, its first flight since 26 March 2020

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9v-sku

China Southern A388 B-6139 is currently positioning to YYZ from CAN for a repatriation flight

https://twitter.com/FATIIIAviation/stat ... 57761?s=20
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:33 pm

On the good news front, LH CEO says six A380s will be back after the crisis, shortly after shareholders approve government bailout: https://mobile.twitter.com/SpaethFlies/ ... 5949791237

On the less good news, QF says all 12 A380s will be stored with no plan to bring them back for the next 3 years: https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... retirement
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:57 pm

Revelation wrote:
On the good news front, LH CEO says six A380s will be back after the crisis, shortly after shareholders approve government bailout: https://mobile.twitter.com/SpaethFlies/ ... 5949791237

In another tweet he claims that SQ is still planning to (eventually) return all 19 aircraft to service. A direct response to that is saying that 4 jets that are still at SIN will be flown to Alice Springs and some / all of the remainder will go to the USA for storage. I wouldn't be betting on a quick return.
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:22 pm

Is there any chance a company will develop a permanent P2F package freighter for the A380? I know LH has developed a modification package for passenger A380's to temporarily use passenger A380's for light freight like medical supplies while passenger travel is down and there is little availability of belly freight, but it does not include adding cargo doors.

With tens or even a hundred A380's possibly never returning to passenger duty, is it worthwhile to develop a dedicated freighter that could take advantage of the large numbers of relatively low time air frames? Yes I know about the issues with the weak floor of the upper passenger deck and other issues that would make the A380 a suboptimal freighter, but could low acquisition costs make up for those shortcomings?
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:35 am

Another SQ A388 heading for ASP for storage, this one being 9V-SKQ

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/sq8867
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:07 am

Singapore Airlines A388 9V-SKP has also positioned SIN-ASP for storage

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/9v-skp
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:30 pm

Asiana had one up this weekend, looked like a test flight as it had no filed destination on F24.
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:19 am

If I may,
Qantas - almost all stored, OQK and OQL are en-route to LAX for storage in VCV, believe these to be the last to go into storage
Asiana - all stored
Korean - all stored
China Southern - operating 4 in the last 2 days, 1 believed to be stored as having not flown for 5 days at this point
Thai - all stored
Malaysia - all stored
Singapore - all stored
ANA - Orange was doing some test flights over TLS I believe, rest are stored
Qatar - all stored
Etihad - all stored
British - all stored in Chateauroux
Lufthansa - all stored
Air France - all stored (retired)
Emirates - idk, can't be bothered going through the 150+ rego's
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:10 am

Ellofiend wrote:
Qantas - almost all stored, OQK and OQL are en-route to LAX for storage in VCV, believe these to be the last to go into storage
...
British - all stored in Chateauroux


There will be more Qantas A380s going into storage....in regards to BA, G-XLEI flew CHR-LHR today (July 16).

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-xlei
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0

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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:20 am

^Edit: Apparently OQC in SYD, the two in DRS and one in AUH haven't flown out to VCV yet even though I thought I saw them tracking over the Atlantic a few days ago
 
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:09 pm

Hifly 9H-MIP planning to do a training flight tomorrow LPBJ-LPBJ
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Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:23 am

Any updates on the Air France frames? Are they all going to be scrapped?
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