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Airbus will auction parts of the A380 in mid-October

Airbus will hold a three-day auction to sell around 500 parts belonging to the retired Emirates Airbus A380 superjumbo.

The auction will take place in Toulouse, France on October 13, 14 and 15, 2022. There is also an option to join the auction online.

The auction will feature lamps, bar counters, ladders, handrails, carts, seats, paddles and more. Delivered in 2008, the Emirates A380, registered as A6-EDA, was withdrawn from service in 2020 and scrapped in 2021.

The money raised will go to the Airbus Foundation, which supports disaster and emergency relief, and the AIRitage association, which collects an inventory and preserves any document or object that is a source of historical information about the aerospace industry.

Airbus previously planned to hold the auction in June 2022. However, the date was moved to October 2022.

Other A380 operators

In total, before the pandemic, only 15 airlines in the world operated Airbus wide-body aircraft. The global COVID-19 crisis has devastated the international air travel market, hastening the shutdown of A380 production.

Despite the strong impact of the health crisis, some airlines, including Emirates, British Airways, Qantas, Singapore Airlines (SIA1) (SINGING), Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Qatar Airways and China Southern Airlines (CIS) continue to fly on the A380.

The world’s largest A380 operator, Emirates, has said it will continue to fly the A380 until the mid-2030s. According to a report by FlightGlobalEmirates president Tim Clark said the airline would need larger aircraft, such as the updated A380, to meet growing demand.

In December 2021, Emirates took delivery of its last A380, completing its entire double-decker jet program.



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