Airbus A380 is a titan in the skies with its double-decker body and four engines, but still unwanted by the airlines to fly it. Two of the crafts which entered the service only ten years ago are being stripped for parts. The two planes were operated by Singapore Airlines which put the Airbus A380 into operation in October 2007. Singapore Airlines decided to retire them before their life actually ended. No other airline also showed interest to buy the planes.
Instead of flying, the planes will be stripped for components like electronics and landing gear. The German investment group which owns the planes will stop short of fully scrapping the airframes. This move is a part of an industry-wide shift away from enormous planes. This will allow airlines to focus on “hub and spokes” model of organization and planes like A380 with their enormous size were not a fit in the service.
They decided to increase the efficiency of the twin-engine jets like Boeing 737 MAX and allowed the airlines to move away from the traditional connecting flights and run longer. This will give non-stop flights and will be beneficial for passengers and airlines companies both.
So long A380! You were not fit for this industry!