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Old 29th October 2017, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default Whats happening at EK?

Does EK have a large surplus of 777? They have 11 in storage at the moment.
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Old 19th February 2018, 01:27 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 20th February 2018, 02:44 AM   #3
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Doesn't answer my question though.
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Old 2nd May 2018, 01:45 AM   #4
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I hear that EK are storing 8 A380s and upto 40 77W aircraft between now an October.
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Old 2nd May 2018, 10:50 AM   #5
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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
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Old 3rd May 2018, 05:11 PM   #6
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it appears that the falcons have come home to roost
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Old 4th May 2018, 06:58 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 2nd July 2018, 09:12 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 29th July 2018, 05:01 PM   #9
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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.
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Do you have the registration of the EK A380 stored in MEL?
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Old 30th July 2018, 08:21 PM   #11
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Could it be due to DXB runway works? They have temporary cut frequencies on a lot of routes because of this.
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Old 31st July 2018, 08:39 AM   #12
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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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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.
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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??
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Are you referring to this EK A388 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE4WAuspLZA&t=520s at 8:34??
Yes, that's the one!
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Old 31st July 2018, 10:43 AM   #15
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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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