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MAS A380 - Fleet to be Decommissioned in June 2018


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#3621 leon t

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 03:57 PM

for a couple of months now the A380s are largely sitting on the ground for longer period of time as not all 6 are needed for the route and just a few flights to Seoul and MEL when its A333s go tech.   But then again how do other airlines able to keep their planes relatively clean when they are all flying on average 14 to 16 hours a day. Don't see any dirty SIA or Cathay or JAL or Korean planes etc and even Air Asia planes looks clean.  We should not offer excuses for MAB for not maintaning a clean image of their aircrafts.


Edited by leon t, 16 October 2017 - 03:58 PM.


#3622 xtemujin

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 05:15 PM

BREAKING Malaysian Airlines A380 #MH3 from Heathrow has lost a wheel from nose gear

 

 

 

October 16, 2017

 

 

Malaysian Airline Airbus A380 (reg. 9M-MNB) suffered an incident earlier this morning.

 

After landing, one of the nose gear was missing and the remaining wheel was twisted.

 

It’s still unclear if the incident happened during the landing or if the A380 lost the wheel during approach.

 

The flight #MH3 from London Heathrow landed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport landed at around 06:00 am local time.

 

 

The pilots immediately stopped the aircraft and called the emergency team.

 

http://www.airlive.n...from-nose-gear/


Edited by xtemujin, 16 October 2017 - 05:16 PM.


#3623 Lim Kar Yong

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:50 PM

the aircraft in the photo looks really dirty and badly in need of a wash. 



#3624 BC Tam

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:52 PM

malays:3airlines

:D



#3625 KK Lee

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 02:02 PM

The A380s are usually flying in & out of KUL with only the turnaround time available for technical checks. I don't think there's enough time to start washing the exteriors.

It's just like washing a car - do you wash your car every single day, or even every single week?


Believe it takes about the same effort and time to de-ice and wash aircraft exterior. If de-ice could be carried out regularly without extended idling time, so could washing. It is a question of priority and budget.

#3626 Mr.Bandit

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 07:12 PM

i noticed MAB use wet wash method, which dirts are easily get in. Major players use dry wash which is pricey compared to dry wash. cost savings maybe.

#3627 Amirul Mazlan

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 07:57 PM

They managed to keep the A380 clean all this while and why it only gets dirty now? I was in LHR two weeks ago and first impression i heard from guy who was behind me was like, thats filthy looking plane

#3628 suadrif

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 10:04 PM

Grime all over. Did the wording and the livery peeled off? Big chunk of a is missing...


Edited by suadrif, 17 October 2017 - 10:05 PM.


#3629 S V Choong

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 12:07 AM

They managed to keep the A380 clean all this while and why it only gets dirty now? I was in LHR two weeks ago and first impression i heard from guy who was behind me was like, thats filthy looking plane

 

Probably been sitting under the sun for a while before she was called up for duty.

 

Looking like a usually dirty Oriental Thai bird...



#3630 Simon

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 09:04 AM

2 A380s are serving London route...so where are the other 4?



#3631 Mushrif A

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 10:35 AM

You need a minimum of 3 to serve the double daily LHR runs. One can be a spare. So two surplus during most times. These usually do regular charters (umrah) or bask in the sun.

#3632 kandiah k

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 11:02 AM

You need a minimum of 3 to serve the double daily LHR runs. One can be a spare. So two surplus during most times. These usually do regular charters (umrah) or bask in the sun.

 

Do charters for umrah generate more income/profits for MH than the LHR route?



#3633 flee

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 12:20 PM

You have to look at charters as wholesale selling whereas scheduled routes are equivalent to retailing.

#3634 leon t

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:34 AM

finally yesterday spotted 2 clean A380s - one was parked at the remote bay, whilst the other just arrived from London at 610pm.  Looks like the news on the dirty A380 which lost a front landing wheel last week did have some positive and fast action to give the A380s a good wash.



#3635 tktoh

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 11:07 AM

"Dry toilets" force MH1 to turn back to Heathrow Airport.

https://www.themalay...ht.com/s/19402/

#3636 Lim Kar Yong

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 12:45 PM

"Dry toilets" force MH1 to turn back to Heathrow Airport.

https://www.themalay...ht.com/s/19402/

 

The photo is clearly not A380 - I think journalists need to be better educated on aircraft types :)



#3637 BC Tam

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 01:03 PM

 

The photo is clearly not A380 - I think journalists need to be better educated on aircraft types :)

Yes, it's the Boh-eng 330-380XWB

That isn't Heathrow either  :)

 

 

We were on 9M-AHA HKG-BKI early in September - lavatories on board were also dry

Aircraft was held up near two hours at gate to have 'technical problem' seen to - no idea if they were trying to fix the loo issue.  When it was time to go, it was so abrupt even the cabin crew seemed unaware, certainly a couple were surprised.  Sentiment turned to disgust as flight progressed, for the loos were certainly not being used in manner intended ...... and someone had to deal with it :)


Edited by BC Tam, 21 October 2017 - 01:25 PM.


#3638 Khalil Abd Halim

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 02:25 PM

ironically this is the first "dump" after PB's departure..LOL






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