Parked Up Aircraft

2cv

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Thanks, Bill. It's amazing how much fuel consumption per passenger mile is coming down - and overall efficiency going up, as mentioned in the article you highlight. I guess the operating lifetime of aircraft is getting shorter as time progresses?
Are aircraft dismantled and/or 'recycled' to operators less dependent on aircraft efficiency?

Colin 🙂🙂🙂
Dismantled then recycled. One of my former babies 😢

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Markd

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I read today that Air France-KLM are immediately retiring their A380s nor rather than in 2 years.
Presumably saves ongoing regulatory work-costs while temporarily grounded?
 

2cv

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Virgin have announced that their 747 fleet is retired. I saw one that was stored in Glasgow leave for Manchester yesterday, presumably to remove things before it’s final flight.
 
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