A380 Makes a Comeback

 
  Carnot Minister for Railways

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  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
'... It’s great news for plane spotters who enjoy a thicc fuselage a ...'

OK, I'll bite in the valiant hope of learning something.

What is a thicc fuselage?
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
'... It’s great news for plane spotters who enjoy a thicc fuselage a ...'

OK, I'll bite in the valiant hope of learning something.

What is a thicc fuselage?
YM-Mundrabilla
I'm guessing a fat ar$e wide body
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Most comfortable aircraft I have ever flown on.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
'... It’s great news for plane spotters who enjoy a thicc fuselage a ...'

OK, I'll bite in the valiant hope of learning something.

What is a thicc fuselage?
YM-Mundrabilla
Means it's a chonky boi. That's what.
  ANR Chief Commissioner

The "big white elephant" might not be such:
https://jalopnik.com/the-airbus-a380-is-making-a-comeback-1849089844
I think its a guzzler and will go straight back to the Arizona desert again.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Still has a long way to go to get back to 200 aircraft in use but I do see the number climbing higher than it is now.

  ANR Chief Commissioner

Still has a long way to go to get back to 200 aircraft in use but I do see the number climbing higher than it is now.

If 2020 was ever a year where things fell off a cliff, this graphic shows it well.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Still has a long way to go to get back to 200 aircraft in use but I do see the number climbing higher than it is now.

If 2020 was ever a year where things fell off a cliff, this graphic shows it well.
ANR
Interesting graph.

Shows the numbers tappering off due to slowdown in final deliveries and the early retirements.

Personally I doubt the number in service will not exceed more than 180 planes again, perhaps what will save some is the delays in the 777-X program.
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
Most comfortable aircraft I have ever flown on.
bevans
789 beats it.
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
Still has a long way to go to get back to 200 aircraft in use but I do see the number climbing higher than it is now.

If 2020 was ever a year where things fell off a cliff, this graphic shows it well.
Interesting graph.

Shows the numbers tappering off due to slowdown in final deliveries and the early retirements.

Personally I doubt the number in service will not exceed more than 180 planes again, perhaps what will save some is the delays in the 777-X program.
RTT_Rules
For sure, for example QANTAS are only bringing back 8 of the 10 they have.

The A350-1000 is covering the gap for larger capacity vs cost to run
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
At the same time the 737 max is being suspended once again.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
At the same time the 737 max is being suspended once again.
freightgate
Boeing have lost the plot of this plane.

After two years grounded, they still have potentially a lemon. They need to bite the bullet and get on with a cleansheet replacement which they know is needed anyway. Meanwhile the 777-X is how delayed and they still don't have a competitor for the A330.

Airbus which should have been hurt financially and its reputation it ruins over the A380 debarcle for which they know would happen as the A340 program failed for the same reason is now lapping it up selling planes left right ansd centre.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

The 737-Max is a case of stretching things too far to keep the bean-counters and shareholders happy. It backfired spectacularly.

Back to the A380, it has a lot going for it in terms of comfort, capacity, and performance.  But not at all economical if loadings are mediocre.

Incidentally, the A380 could be stretched to create an even larger plane.  But there's no demand for that, especially with the move towards a point-to-point rather than hub-and-spoke paradigm.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
For sure, for example QANTAS are only bringing back 8 of the 10 they have.

The A350-1000 is covering the gap for larger capacity vs cost to run
speedemon08
Luftansia just annouced some fo their A380's are coming back, I think 6 will still be scrapped.

I think by 2025 - 2027 will see a major culling of a good chunk of the A380 global fleet as 12 year lease life expires and 777-X becomes gets rolled out.

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