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Second Hand Market for A380s?

Premium Posted by Dougiehd on 04 August 2018 - 08:20:10
359 posts, 13496 aircraft seen at 145 airports. Local Airport: CMB

Interesting to read that Hi Fly is taking 2 ex-SQ A380s for lease and has customers in Thomas Cook and Norwegian. Could it be the beginning of a market for second hand A380s? (or "pre-loved" A380s, to use the new expression!)


Admin Posted by nighthawk on 10 August 2018 - 09:14:32
365 posts, 197 aircraft seen at 20 airports. Local Airport: CAX

HiFly seem to have found work for theirs at the moment, but I think its a limited market space. The issues with the dreamliner engines is certainly helping - there's lots of demand out there to cover grounded aircraft, but once thats resolved it may be tough to find work.

The last minute charter business is an interesting one - if they're desperate they'll take anything, as TCX showed. However, your aircraft can sit around for a while burning cash. You need an aircraft thats cheap to acquire to make it viable, hopefully second hand A380s are.

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