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Last A380 Leaves Assembly Hall

Old 28th Oct 2020, 16:10
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And you have two floors full of passengers putting their heavier stuff downstairs to fill the cargo space left fast.
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Old 28th Oct 2020, 17:05
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Always had some room for cargo withe the possible exception CPH 650+ Pax/crew/infants!
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Old 31st Oct 2020, 14:16
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I have made the same passage in a A380 and found it a pleasant experience. By contrast, seated at the arse end of a Triple Seven from LAX to AKL was most uncomfortable. There may have been a stability issue with this flight because the yaw damper was working overtime and we were shunted about mercilessly. Returned via Seven Four - it was a privilege to fly in The Queen.
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Old 3rd Nov 2020, 03:49
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I like the line "For so long the A380 seemed like the future of air travel"........ I don't think at anytime it looked like the future of air travel, that's why its dead....the CV just spread up the process
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Old 3rd Nov 2020, 18:44
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Just your opinion, no better than mine.. I was convinced it was the future due exponential expansion of air travel.

The Airbus guys shared my view, sufficient to to invest a huge amount of time and money into the project.

Still THE aircraft for long haul travel.
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Old 3rd Nov 2020, 21:21
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Well, it’s too bad the Airbus guys didn’t read this and bail on the 380 long ago:

Airbus vs Boeing by John Newhouse, published in 2008.
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Old 17th Mar 2021, 19:10
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Last A380 flies off to Hamburg.

.https://actu.fr/occitanie/toulouse_3..._40303262.html

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Old 17th Mar 2021, 23:36
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Didít know they use Hamburg for long term storage nowadays.
But at least 2 A380 pilots had the chance for some sticktime ..
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Old 18th Mar 2021, 00:20
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"Didnít know they use Hamburg for long term storage nowadays."

It's not going into storage. The photo in the link might give a clue as to its intended destination.
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Old 18th Mar 2021, 05:05
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EDHI final assembly and exceptance not storage ?
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Old 18th Mar 2021, 09:01
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Cabin outfitting, paint and functional checks before handover.
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Old 18th Mar 2021, 09:36
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It will return to Toulouse for a special event / delivery.
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Old 18th Mar 2021, 21:11
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Emirates Plans Airbus A380 Flights To Munich For Easter Rush - Simple Flying
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Old 18th Mar 2021, 22:43
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The A380 in question is being delivered in May, so it won't be playing any part in the Easter plans.
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Old 19th Mar 2021, 01:41
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And that is sort of the problem - it was 10-15 years too late for the market, and 10-15 years too early for the technology. At the point it came into service carbon fibre airframes were a long way into development, and more advanced Integrated Modular Avionic systems were getting less complicated, i.e. lighter, than the 380s CPIOMs etc. I really like it as a passenger and Licensed Engineer - their lack of current activity has probably cost me my current job. For me, I think if there is ever going to be an aircraft of this size again it will be a carbon fibre twin with a bit more freight volume available..
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Old 19th Mar 2021, 08:56
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I really don't want to talk about this anymore, just to say I am more than gutted.

I am already booked on QM2, I hope it goes.
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Old 25th Mar 2021, 02:54
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So I take it that the A380 has not yet amortized the huge spending done on her development
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Old 25th Mar 2021, 04:12
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According to the Wall Street Journal, as of 2019 USD$17billion invested with less than half the required 750 frames to break even sold.
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Old 25th Mar 2021, 08:59
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On a positive note not the entire amount is wasted as assembly halls and factories can be used for something else like Broughton's wing assembly.
Isn't it remarkable that Boeing erred as well with their 747-8 strech and that Airbus in parallel to the A380 had developed the biggest twin RR engines could lift, the A350?
I wonder how market predictions could be so off the mark like this time? Travel grew as expected but finally midsized twins harvest the market.
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Old 25th Mar 2021, 11:39
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The excellent Simon Calder reported in the London Independent on 14 March after an interview with the BA CEO SeŠn Doyle:
The entire British Airways fleet of 12 Airbus A380 “SuperJumbo” planes is currently grounded, but Mr Doyle said it would return to long-haul flying.

“The A380 isn’t flying at the minute but it is in our plans for the future rebuild of the airline,” he said. “Exactly when we will put the A380 back into service is something that we’re not clear on.
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel...-b1816396.html
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