DLD 143: What and Where for the Whale?
Singapore Airlines is returning four A380s to the lessor and the future of those specific aircraft is uncertain, as is the future of the line in general.
Confirming the expected, Singapore Airlines in next year will retire 4x A380s. These r some of first in world, hv production inefficiencies.
— Will Horton (@winglets747) May 18, 2017
We talk Boeing’s MOM/NMA options, too, trying to make some sense of the market and what’s next.
Oh, and 787s, too, while we’re at it. The -10 is now flying test operations and there are some interesting rules associated with it.
Weird: FAA orders ATC to keep 10 miles both after & AHEAD OF all 787-10 aircraft for unknown reason. Even A380s only require 7, behind only. pic.twitter.com/hwV4p2BlTz
— NYCAviation (@NYCAviation) May 17, 2017
Tracking the A320neo and 737MAX families is possible as IATA and ICAO designators are now known.
Why delays in expansion at Dubai World Center airport south of town? Partly money, partly that no one wants to move there even though it really is necessary.