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05-02-2020, 00:57   #31
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Apparently the A380s are a maintenance nightmare as they age due to their vast complexity. The lack of a second hand or freighter conversion market will see many parked or scrapped as they approach what used to be D checks.
I'd imagine airports will start culling the infrastructure for them too, double airbridge etc., so the number of available route options will fall.
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Inbound to knock on Friday between 1300-1400 for scrapping F-HPJB
Well the flight did not happen yesterday. Any idea when it might be expected?
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Well the flight did not happen yesterday. Any idea when it might be expected?
Yesterday was Tuesday??
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05-02-2020, 10:22   #34
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Yesterday was Tuesday??
I misread the post. I didn't realise it said Friday.

I hope there are some people in NOC on Friday with good cameras.
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I misread the post. I didn't realise it said Friday.

I hope there are some people in NOC on Friday with good cameras.
From what I hear it will not arrive this Friday, more towards the end off this month.
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From what I hear it will not arrive this Friday, more towards the end off this month.
I’m kind of surprised at the time of 13:00 - 14:00. This will draw a large crowd if/when it happens. Surely that time of day would be busy at the airport, and there would be a risk of arriving passengers getting delayed.
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First sets of aircrafts are normally hot beds for errors. Manufacturers get information about what's wrong with them from the airlines and they'll fix those problems on newer aircraft. Very normal to scrap 10 year old planes if you're the first one to get it. Consider this as a beta test if you're the first one to get the aircraft. Any problems you have, report it to the developer i.e. Airbus and they'll sort them out. Within 2 years of first aircraft delivered, the issues are pretty much solved.
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I’m kind of surprised at the time of 13:00 - 14:00. This will draw a large crowd if/when it happens. Surely that time of day would be busy at the airport, and there would be a risk of arriving passengers getting delayed.
It’s scheduled to arrive after the last departure for two hours. It will have 60 mins to land and be moved to the central apron where it will be dismantled. More than enough time.
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Someone asked on Twitter and the airport said there's no truth to the rumours
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I'd imagine airports will start culling the infrastructure for them too, double airbridge etc., so the number of available route options will fall.
Gatwick just added another A380 capable gate late last year for Emirates 380 so if the aircraft are coming the airports will accommodate them if the numbers add up.
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Someone asked on Twitter and the airport said there's no truth to the rumours
I believe the question that was asked was “was it due in on Friday” to which they replied “No”
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I believe the question that was asked was “was it due in on Friday” to which they replied “No”
"I heard a rumor there's a A380 arriving into Knock on Friday to be dismantled.. Any truth to it ?

"No"

Exact tweets.

I've seen the Air France dispatch webpage and its on it to depart Dresden at 1100 local and arrive NOC at 13:30, even has the captains name on it.

Elaborate hoax or has it been delayed. Note Eirtrade webpage says they dismantle out aircraft up to and including A380's.
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I'd love to see an operating cost analysis for the A380. The big twins are more efficient, but that was the case even when the A380 was launched. Are they a maintenance black hole?
It only ever made sense on a small number of ultra-busy slot-limited long-haul routes, and Emirates aside I think a lot of its market share was simply cannibalising the 747. A major problem is the huge losses that result from not filling up the plane..
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Will have to call up for that, should see it leaving dresden on flight radar.
Maybe the airport don't want a crowd blocking access roads.
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Eitrade have a hangar and pad which they've scrapped plenty of other airframes on

https://eirtradeaviation.com/asset-m...e-disassembly/
Crikey, you'd make a fair few miraculous medals from the frame of an A380 ....
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