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Plane Bone Yards to grow significantly

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March 14 2020

Air Transat confirmed to Business Insider that the Airbus A310 was retired earlier than planned in March

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Qatar airlines announce they will ground (semi) permanently 25% of their fleet. Several planes will be returned to the lessors and others will be mothballed . They do not expect demand to return to pre-pandemic levels before 2023-24

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Brussels airlines to ditch 16 aircraft (54 -> 38)

 

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Lufthansa CEO expects the Lufthansa Group fleet to be smaller by 100 aircraft and to have 10,000 fewer staff after crisis.

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I just hope they survive... There was a bit of media a couple of weeks ago that they were in allsorts.
 

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SingaporeAir to retire all 777-200 fleet by the end of 2020. In addition they intend to return a number (hm??) A330s to lessors within 24 months.

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Bye bye to EK showers, free WiFi and more

They are retiring 40 odd A380's but still plan to operate the remaining 100+
 
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They are retiring 40 odd A380's but still plan to operate the remaining 100+
They (in the first cull) are retiring 40 out of existing 115, which will leave 75. (Reference Wikipedia) There are 6x A380 orders additional in question, which will probably never be delivered.

They have very large outstanding orders for B777X, originally scheduled to be delivered 2021 onwards which may be delayed. And also orders for A350-900.

Edit: In an updated report here it is forecast they will initially dispose of 46 (out of 115) and may actually ditch half the fleet.
 
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Etihad to ditch all its A380s (they own 10) and cancel its order for 50xA350's

Lots of souveneir luggage tags or spare parts for A380 on the market in the next 6 months. Sad 😭

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A wiki at the start of this thread would be useful as a summary.

Huge numbers of aircraft parked both temporary and permanently.
The wiki was retired as a feature a while ago as it was under utilised and ultimately not compatible with the current version of Xenforo we run.

Instead, the first post could be edited to link to an Excel document, or similar.
 

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