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VH-OQF: Qantas dismantles the first Airbus A380

The Australian airline has never had any doubts about the superjumbo. And he’s already using it again. However, Qantas is having one of its Airbus A380s gutted in California.

Qantas has never had any doubts. After the outbreak of the pandemic, the Australian airline stored its twelve Airbus A380s in the Californian desert and in Los Angeles. But even then she said she would be back. A super jumbo that gets completely or almost completely wiped out brings money, hence the reasoning. Also good for airports with slot restrictions.

And so, in January, Qantas put the first Airbus A380 back into service. Now four planes are flying again. They fly from Sydney and Melbourne to Los Angeles and soon again from Sydney to London via Singapore.

The nose has already been removed

However, Qantas will no longer fly twelve Airbus A380s. At Victorville Airplane Park and Cemetery in California’s Mojave Desert, technicians have begun dismantling the superjumbo of an Australian airline. In addition to the engines, the nose has already been removed. To be used as a spare parts warehouse.

This is the car that went around the world with the VH-OQF recording. It was delivered to Qantas in January 2010 and was christened Charles Kingsford Smith in honor of the Australian aviation pioneer. Qantas will apparently keep ten Airbus A380s and dismantle two to use their parts as spare parts.

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