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Next airline to withdraw A380s?

Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:11 pm

After AF, which airlines are likely to withdraw their A380s?
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Re: Next airline to withdraw A380s?

Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:25 pm

LH probably (?) they already announced the retirement of half the fleet.
 
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Re: Next airline to withdraw A380s?

Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:41 pm

Maybe EY?
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Re: Next airline to withdraw A380s?

Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:33 pm

SQ also started to withdraw theirs. Isn't one ex-SQ A380 already scrapped by now?
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Re: Next airline to withdraw A380s?

Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:38 pm

American 767 wrote:
SQ also started to withdraw theirs. Isn't one ex-SQ A380 already scrapped by now?

No, that’s not correct. They decided to replace the first five airframes with five new airframes. So instead of growing they decided to keep the fleet at 19 airframes.

But yes, three (IIRC) have already been taken out of operation.
 
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Re: Next airline to withdraw A380s?

Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:49 pm

N14AZ wrote:
American 767 wrote:
SQ also started to withdraw theirs. Isn't one ex-SQ A380 already scrapped by now?

No, that’s not correct. They decided to replace the first five airframes with five new airframes. So instead of growing they decided to keep the fleet at 19 airframes.

But yes, three (IIRC) have already been taken out of operation.

All 5 have been out of service since early 2018. One is with Hifly, 2 are scrapped (or in process of being scrapped), and 2 are stored.
 
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Re: Next airline to withdraw A380s?

Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:02 pm

Polot wrote:
N14AZ wrote:
American 767 wrote:
SQ also started to withdraw theirs. Isn't one ex-SQ A380 already scrapped by now?

No, that’s not correct. They decided to replace the first five airframes with five new airframes. So instead of growing they decided to keep the fleet at 19 airframes.

But yes, three (IIRC) have already been taken out of operation.

All 5 have been out of service since early 2018. One is with Hifly, 2 are scrapped (or in process of being scrapped), and 2 are stored.

Thanks for the correction. I think we need an A380-retirement-thread. ;-)
 
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Re: Next airline to withdraw A380s?

Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:23 pm

N14AZ wrote:
Polot wrote:
N14AZ wrote:
No, that’s not correct. They decided to replace the first five airframes with five new airframes. So instead of growing they decided to keep the fleet at 19 airframes.

But yes, three (IIRC) have already been taken out of operation.

All 5 have been out of service since early 2018. One is with Hifly, 2 are scrapped (or in process of being scrapped), and 2 are stored.

Thanks for the correction. I think we need an A380-retirement-thread. ;-)

From 2020 onwards, every year until the mid/late 2030's, when no A380's will exist anymore while 747-100's are still flying :mrgreen:
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Re: Next airline to withdraw A380s?

Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:38 pm

Polot wrote:
N14AZ wrote:
American 767 wrote:
SQ also started to withdraw theirs. Isn't one ex-SQ A380 already scrapped by now?

No, that’s not correct. They decided to replace the first five airframes with five new airframes. So instead of growing they decided to keep the fleet at 19 airframes.

But yes, three (IIRC) have already been taken out of operation.

All 5 have been out of service since early 2018. One is with Hifly, 2 are scrapped (or in process of being scrapped), and 2 are stored.


Read somewhere that Singapore's SKT has been put out of service since a while, for unknown reasons. Already in a big check or something more serious (like Emirates EOP which gearless has collapsed on the floor while in maintenance) ?
 
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Re: Next airline to withdraw A380s?

Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:44 pm

What will be the fates of the retired A380s? They're less than 10 years old. SQ as mentioned is scrapping the oldest of their A380 fleet (SKA, SKD, SKE), but what about QR, LH, AF? Will they also go to the scrap heap, or will BA take them and run them into the ground like they did with the 747-200s? (BA was sending 747 Classics to YVR/SEA into the early 2000s, when the Asian carriers had long switched to 744s or 777s.)
 
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Re: Next airline to withdraw A380s?

Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:52 pm

Maybe TG?
 
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Re: Next airline to withdraw A380s?

Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:53 am

QR by 2024
 
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Re: Next airline to withdraw A380s?

Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:39 pm

QF strictly before 2030?
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Re: Next airline to withdraw A380s?

Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:42 pm

leftcoast8 wrote:
What will be the fates of the retired A380s? They're less than 10 years old. SQ as mentioned is scrapping the oldest of their A380 fleet (SKA, SKD, SKE), but what about QR, LH, AF? Will they also go to the scrap heap, or will BA take them and run them into the ground like they did with the 747-200s? (BA was sending 747 Classics to YVR/SEA into the early 2000s, when the Asian carriers had long switched to 744s or 777s.)

I think they will be scrapped, considering how the secondary market has measure zero as a subset of all second-hand commercial aviation markets.
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