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Old 30th Oct 2020, 17:09
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SWBKCB Sorry. I was trying to ascertain if the Lufthansa 747s that were stored were the 747-400 model, or the later 747-8 (not -800!) For, if they were storing and planning to scrap the -8s it would indicate an even greater pessimism. Hearing that they are holding onto the -8s (for the time being) is good news.
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Old 7th Nov 2020, 20:06
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seems the storage shorthaul Airbuses on the move again. A321s from LHR and GLA going to MAD, the LHR A319s and LGW A320s going to GLA for rest of winter. Not exactly clear the reasons for reshuffle.
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Old 8th Nov 2020, 05:39
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Originally Posted by VickersVicount View Post
seems the storage shorthaul Airbuses on the move again. A321s from LHR and GLA going to MAD, the LHR A319s and LGW A320s going to GLA for rest of winter. Not exactly clear the reasons for reshuffle.
Aircraft need to be flown even within an AMM storage programme. Airbus actually reduced the storage requirements during the pandemic as some steps were fairly needless, like biweekly engine runs. It is probably full, but Id guess that MAD is probably a healthier environment for an aircraft than a harsh winter in Scotland.
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Old 8th Nov 2020, 06:24
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Originally Posted by Dannyboy39 View Post
It is probably full, but Id guess that MAD is probably a healthier environment for an aircraft than a harsh winter in Scotland.
That's no doubt true. But moving aircraft from London to Scotland would appear to contradict that logic.
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Old 8th Nov 2020, 08:30
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Regarding storage of aircraft but without knowing, would it be cheaper to store them away from LHR?
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Old 8th Nov 2020, 08:46
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Glasgow is a BA Airbus engineering base.
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Old 18th Nov 2020, 07:56
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BA look to be moving a fair few Airbus narrowbodies to PMI (presumably for storage) over the last few days.
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Old 18th Nov 2020, 19:48
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Flight Radar shows 20+ BA airbuses have arrived and parked up at PMI in the last 3 days
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Old 19th Nov 2020, 17:21
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Jethro’s states that 30 A320 family will be going to PMI for the winter.
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Old 20th Nov 2020, 09:53
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Are they going to be parked on the second runway ? I recall in the 1980s when it was first built but not yet in use Spantax used it to park about a dozen of their old Convair 990s when they were retired.

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Old 20th Nov 2020, 11:17
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I see that A380 G-XLEK is on its way into LHR this morning from Chateauroux. Has it been in storage there?
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Old 20th Nov 2020, 11:31
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I see that A380 G-XLEK is on its way into LHR this morning from Chateauroux. Has it been in storage there?
Looks to have been in Chteauroux since 16 April, with only a brief trip back to LHR between 6-Aug and 9-Aug. The last commercial flight of G-XLEK was in late March

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Old 20th Nov 2020, 15:03
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The latest plan involves moving the A380 fleet to the sunnier climes of Madrid and Teruel. Not so many are at CHR now.
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Old 20th Nov 2020, 16:04
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Would have thought that Madrid would be too wet/cold for storage in the winter. Not unusual to see aircraft being de-iced there and have certainly passed through on a number of occasions when there has been snow on the ground. Don't forget it is situated at an elevation of 2,000ft.
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Old 20th Nov 2020, 16:11
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Originally Posted by Gurnard View Post
The latest plan involves moving the A380 fleet to the sunnier climes of Madrid and Teruel. Not so many are at CHR now.
Some A380 have gone today to TEV - Tereul about 300 from Madrid.
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