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FN-GM 29th October 2017 07:55 PM

Whats happening at EK?
 
Does EK have a large surplus of 777? They have 11 in storage at the moment.

SQfanatic 19th February 2018 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by FN-GM (Post 213967)
Does EK have a large surplus of 777? They have 11 in storage at the moment.

All I know (or at least heard) is they have lots of 77W. They are after all one of the biggest operators of the 77W, and they still have more on order. They got rid of their 772, and some of their 773 are going to CX soon.

FN-GM 20th February 2018 02:44 AM

Doesn't answer my question though.

FN-GM 2nd May 2018 01:45 AM

I hear that EK are storing 8 A380s and upto 40 77W aircraft between now an October.

saobangpo 2nd May 2018 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by FN-GM (Post 218263)
I hear that EK are storing 8 A380s and upto 40 77W aircraft between now an October.

it appears that the falcons have come home to roost

SQ228 3rd May 2018 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by saobangpo (Post 218266)
it appears that the falcons have come home to roost

The faster they rise... :tongue:

SQavgeek 4th May 2018 06:58 PM

I've read/heard several times that it is because of a pilot shortage due to either retirement or because of the working conditions for pilots within the airline. Don't know whether it is true or not though.

SQ228 2nd July 2018 09:12 PM

There's an EK A380 currently "stored" in a very odd place- at the north of MEL near where one of the runway taxi lanes curves around at the end (I know, I need to learn correct descriptions of runway architecture!) and it's been there some time now. I saw it on June 22, 23 and 30. It's hard to miss.

I can't find any info as to why it's there and other aviation enthusiasts I know in Melbourne are also clueless. Anyone follow EK closely and have a lead? The plane is literally stranded at an edge of the airport, nowhere near any stands, hangars or facilities.

SQ228 29th July 2018 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by SQ228 (Post 219650)
There's an EK A380 currently "stored" in a very odd place- at the north of MEL near where one of the runway taxi lanes curves around at the end (I know, I need to learn correct descriptions of runway architecture!) and it's been there some time now. I saw it on June 22, 23 and 30. It's hard to miss.

I can't find any info as to why it's there and other aviation enthusiasts I know in Melbourne are also clueless. Anyone follow EK closely and have a lead? The plane is literally stranded at an edge of the airport, nowhere near any stands, hangars or facilities.

Four weeks later, it's still there. A massive A380 parked way out near the end of the northern runway, looking like an abandoned car.

9V-SPL 30th July 2018 03:26 PM

Do you have the registration of the EK A380 stored in MEL?

Sethor 30th July 2018 08:21 PM

Could it be due to DXB runway works? They have temporary cut frequencies on a lot of routes because of this.

SQ228 31st July 2018 08:39 AM

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Originally Posted by 9V-SPL (Post 220224)
Do you have the registration of the EK A380 stored in MEL?

Unfortunately, no. It's parked so far out that you'd have to get lucky and have your plane taxi right past it to see. It's the bizarre location that it's in which puzzles me most.
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Originally Posted by Sethor (Post 220229)
Could it be due to DXB runway works? They have temporary cut frequencies on a lot of routes because of this.

I guess it could make sense that they are looking for parking space around the world.

I have determined where it seems to be parked and here is a link: https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-37....!3m1!1e3?hl=en
I'm surprised anything can be parked out on a runway system though. I have always just assumed that places like these needed to be kept clear for operational safety. An A380 is a somewhat large obstacle! I'm also having another guess here, that one wouldn't park an A380 on grass, especially during winter, meaning it would have to be on some form of tarmac? I'm not an expert with these requirements in any way.

msndelevium 31st July 2018 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by SQ228 (Post 220235)
I have determined where it seems to be parked and here is a link: https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-37....!3m1!1e3?hl=en
I'm surprised anything can be parked out on a runway system though. I have always just assumed that places like these needed to be kept clear for operational safety. An A380 is a somewhat large obstacle! I'm also having another guess here, that one wouldn't park an A380 on grass, especially during winter, meaning it would have to be on some form of tarmac? I'm not an expert with these requirements in any way.

Are you referring to this EK A388 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE4WAuspLZA&t=520s at 8:34??

SQ228 31st July 2018 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by msndelevium (Post 220242)
Are you referring to this EK A388 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE4WAuspLZA&t=520s at 8:34??

Yes, that's the one!

CarbonMan 31st July 2018 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by msndelevium (Post 220242)
Are you referring to this EK A388 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE4WAuspLZA&t=520s at 8:34??

Parked strategically. All they need to do is hang a "For Sale" sign on it.


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