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So this wrap of OQB is for the long haul ?
No tyre rotation or anything happening to keep stuff functional ..
Frozen in time rather than suspended animation ?
 

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So this wrap of OQB is for the long haul ?
No tyre rotation or anything happening to keep stuff functional ..
Frozen in time rather than suspended animation ?

I'm wondering if they will ever fly again under the QF flag. Park them up until depreciation hits the right number.
 

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I would so like my predictions about this to be wrong.

The one line statement in the QF presentation to investors today about A388s and 'foreseeable future' (as in mothballed for) doesn't bode well for you to have made an error.
 

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I think that if there is no effective, widely available vaccine, international travel won't be available to the majority, and I predict the QF A380s won't fly again commercially :(
 

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Will we soon have a "Best memories on an A380" thread similar to the 747 one a month or so ago?

I think such a thread could be a very interesting read - so feel free to start one!

What would be sad is if it was in the context of the A380s never coming back. I still hold out hope that we'll be able to fly on them again. Maybe not for a few years, but they'll be back!
 

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I think such a thread could be a very interesting read - so feel free to start one!

What would be sad is if it was in the context of the A380s never coming back. I still hold out hope that we'll be able to fly on them again. Maybe not for a few years, but they'll be back!
I like your glass half-full approach! Also a fan but starting counselling sessions now!

However IMHO the main reason Q did not announce permanent retirement of at least the 6 un-refurbed planes is due to wiping out its shareholders' equity by too much. If it was to have done so then the task of re-financing any of Q's current debt would have become near impossible.

As it is, the revelation that only one large Australian fund manager holds Q shares (& not in all its Aust Equity funds) is telling. A couple of others hold Q in their Aust share index funds. Given its market cap of $7bn +/-, that puts it in the Top 50 or so.

For other major fund managers not to hold it (as a Top 50 company) is a statement all in itself. Not sure you'll find any other Top 50 company NOT held by at least 10 of the major fund managers.
 
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For other major fund managers not to hold it (as a Top 50 company) is a statement all in itself. Not sure you'll find any other Top 50 company NOT held by at least 10 of the major fund managers.
what airlines are fund managers holding? I'll guess none, it's a cyclical industry at any time.
 

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Another 'small' nail in the coffin?

Glad some diligent engineer/mechanic discovered this problem.

It sounds like a re-emergence with a twist of the 99.9% close to loss of the Q A380 with the engine explosion. If one piece of debris had impacted a couple of cm to the left ....


EASA plans to mandate Rolls-Royce-recommended on-wing inspections of certain Trent 900 interstage spacers to find cracked parts in the Airbus A380 engines before they trigger in-service incidents.

A draft airworthiness directive issued Aug. 25 calls for repetitive on-wing borescope inspections of spacers between intermediate pressure compressor (IPC) stage 2 and stage 3 disks at specific intervals, based on the affected module’s condition. The maximum interval is 500 flight cycles or 5,000 flight hours, whichever occurs first.

The checks expand an existing program, mandated in a February EASA directive, that requires checks of the spacers during shop visits. Rolls recommended the initial inspections after finding two instances of cracked spacers between stage two and stage three IPC disks. “This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to IPC rotor shaft failure, possibly resulting in release of high-energy debris,” EASA noted.
 
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