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9 hours ago, Kee Hooi Yen said:

How full is the apron at KLIA/KLIA2 now with the grounded fleet from MH, AK group and Malindo ?

Same goes to SIN. It must be quite a sight especially with SQ group’s wide bodies.

Not very. Quite surprising. A few A330s and 737s here and there for MH (about 3 days ago). Nothing compared to say HKG where taxiways are shut down to accommodate parked planes (even gates are used for parked planes in the main concourse). But then again, MH has a relatively small fleet to begin with. 

 

3 hours ago, jahur said:

Heard thausands of Malaysians in london are on go show on mas check in. I think staying put indoor and abiding uk's restrictive measures is more safe than fighting for a seat back to Malaysia and then somehow getting infected along the way. Lol

I saw MH1 baggage claim 3 days ago - I'd say there are quite a lot of people waiting for bags (relatively speaking). BA canceled their flights (until 31 March) so I'd assume they might have put them on MH or they rebook themselves to MH. There are a lot of go-show but also a lot of no shows. ME3 looks quite empty tho. Problem with UK is that their policy changes every few days and NHS won't be able to deal with the surge of patients if it gets worse.

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Norwegian and its many subsidiaries have sent all their B787 fleet for storage. It is now battling many creditors to stay afloat. Norwegian government has promised NOK 3 billion to rescue its Norwegian main service.

 Boeing 787     -9     38784     593     LN-LNR     Norwegian     ferried 18mar20 OSL-SVG for storage (+ 63310/588 LN-LNP 15mar20 CDG-SVG, + 63312/608 LN-LNV 16mar20 CDG-SVG)     
 Boeing 787     -9     38786     662     G-CKOF     Norwegian Air UK     ferried 19mar20 LGW-SVG for storage (+ 63318/772 G-CKWP)     
 Boeing 787     -9     38788     675     G-CKWB     Norwegian Air UK     ferried 18mar20 LGW-SVG for storage (+ 38790/698 G-CKWE)     
 Boeing 787     -9     38895     647     SE-RXZ     Norwegian Air Sweden     ferried 16mar20 AMS-SVG for storage (+ 63345/853 SE-RXM 17mar20 OSl-SVG)     ex G-GKNZ

SAS accelerated their A343 retirement, after VS and IB did the same with A346. BA and KL brought forward their B744 retirement. Aer Lingus will ground their widebody fleet, with first EI-EWR leaving. EI-EWR was previously with AirAsia X as 9M-XAD.

Last Aerolinas Argentinas A343 left the fleet for good, closing 20 years of A340 service.

Airbus A330     -202     330          EI-EWR     Aer Lingus     ferried 15-16mar20 DUB-BGR-MZJ on return to lessor     ex 9M-XAD
Airbus A330     -343     1485          C-GOFW     Air Canada     regd 18mar20 prior delivery ex SIN     ex 9V-SSA
Airbus A340     -313     170          LV-FPU     Aerolíneas Argentinas     ferried 15mar20 EZE-SBD, for part-out & scrap     ex G-CHSJ
Airbus A340     -313     424          LN-RKG     SAS     ferried 19mar20 CPH-CDT, for part-out & scrap (+ 467 OY-KBC)     ex SE-REB

Boeing 747     -436     28700     1116     G-CIVM     British Airways     ferried 16mar20 LHR-DGX, for part-out & scrap     

Airbus A340 -642 672 EC-JFX Iberia ferried 19mar20 MAD-LETL, for part-out & scrap ex F-WWCB

Swiss and BA brought forward retirement of older fleet. Swiss with A320ceo and BA with A319ceo.

Airbus A319     -112     727          HB-IPT     Swiss International     ferried 20mar20 ZRH-DGX, for part-out & scrap (+ 713 HB-IPU)     ex D-AVYC
Airbus A319     -131     1529          G-EUOB     British Airways     ferried 16mar20 LHR-DGX, for part-out & scrap     ex D-AVWH

Air France, Lufthansa and Cathay Pacific have grounded almost all their fleet at respective hubs.

Source: Skyliner-aviation.de

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engines apu and cockpit not even covered... wow 
considering the uncertainty of the duration of the time, to ground the airplanes,
they should consider doing that. 

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Boeing suspends dividend, CEO foregoes pay after coronavirus-related aid request

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N) will cancel CEO pay, suspend its dividend and extend a pause on share buybacks, the U.S. planemaker said on Friday, as companies eager for government aid to curb fallout from the coronavirus face pressure to cut payouts to investors.

See: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-boeing/boeing-suspends-dividend-ceo-foregoes-pay-after-coronavirus-related-aid-request-idUSKBN2173OQ

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On 3/21/2020 at 2:47 PM, JuliusWong said:

Thai Lion Air will suspend all operation from 25th March 2020 till 30th April 2020. 

 

Following their announcement in ceasing operation till end of April 2020, Thai Lion Air flew into PR storm and now rescinded earlier notice. Now, they will resume operation on 15th April 2020.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2819212181448705&set=gm.1606213399527016&type=3&theater&ifg=1

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Various airlines around the world. Photo Credit due to original owner. If you are the rightful owner and would like any of the photo to be removed, please contact me. Thank you.

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So, only nine SQ and MI aircraft combined, worldwide 🥴

Wonder how to find space for those other 138 😕

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20 minutes ago, BC Tam said:

So, only nine SQ and MI aircraft combined, worldwide 🥴

Wonder how to find space for those other 138 😕

The plan is now to consolidate all remaining operation at one terminal, and leave the other three for parking aircraft. If insufficient, they will send them down to Alice Springs, Australia where they are parking their six Silk Air B737Max now.

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Delta is now removing all MD from fleet, older B763/752 and B717 too.

MD Douglas     MD88     49959     2055     N918DE     Delta Air Lines     ferried 20mar20 ATL-BYH, for part-out & scrap (+ 49979/1711 N960DL, +49984/1748 N965DL, + 53116/1796 N967DL) 

MD Douglas     MD88     49977     1701     N958DL     Delta Air Lines     ferried 19mar20 ATL-BYH, for part-out & scrap (+ 53363/1958 N996DL)

MD Douglas     MD88     53343     1941     N991DL     Delta Air Lines     ferried 20mar20 ATL-BYH, for part-out & scrap     
MD Douglas     MD‑90‑30     53388     2117     N908DA     Delta Air Lines     ferried 19mar20 ATL-BYH, for part-out & scrap (+ 53460/2142 N935DN, + 53582/2198 N920DN)  

Source: https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=4  

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More photos from DMK. Photo Credit: Thailand Aviation Photographers Group

Also BA grounding their aircraft and LH at various airports in Germany.

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In Pictures—Airports Begin To Resemble Aircraft Graveyards

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesasquith/2020/03/22/in-pictures-airports-start-to-resemble-aircraft-graveyards/#21a8e7cf608c

 

Very sad and sorry scenes - planes that are not flying. 

I was checking the API in KL and PJ and it is a little lower - from around 70 to around 55. I thought that it would be below 50. So stopping traffic and flying still does not reduce pollution enough! 

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23 minutes ago, flee said:

I was checking the API in KL and PJ and it is a little lower - from around 70 to around 55. I thought that it would be below 50. So stopping traffic and flying still does not reduce pollution enough! 

Perhaps because there’s more to pollution than motor vehicles and planes. 

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1 minute ago, Chris Tan said:

Perhaps because there’s more to pollution than motor vehicles and planes. 

I have always thought that our factories pollute more than vehicles and aviation. But our factories are also not going at 100%. So the pollution may be imported...

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