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Podcast: Airbus trumps Boeing and Malaysia’s bizarre A380 advertisement

written by Robyn Tongol | July 21, 2021


This week, Malaysia Airlines posted a LinkedIn advertisement to sell off its six remaining A380s for scraps, while Airbus strengthened its foothold in the narrow-body market.

In this episode of the World of Aviation Podcast, host Adam Thorn and reporter Hannah Dowling take you through the data of Airbus’ new ‘monopoly’ over narrow-bodied jets, how it managed the feat, and what this means for the industry moving forward.

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Plus, the crew discusses Malaysia Airlines’ latest attempt to bring in extra cash through offloading its six remaining Airbus A380s – via LinkedIn.

Also, the team reveals the latest update in the Transair Boeing 737-200 freighter that was ditched in the ocean earlier this month, and the possible safety concerns that underpinned the incident.

5 Comments

  • Robert Morrison

    says:

    With all the complications of daily living with the Covid pandemic, I think one of the sad by-products is that after all the initial excitement of airlines buying the “new” A380s, it’s so sad to see airlines now selling them off for scrap.

  • Alan

    says:

    Looking at the massive Airbus Beluga twin engine taking off on its test flight, how good would it be if the A380 could be converted to a twin engine player to save these beautiful aircraft. Unlikely prospect I know but just thinking.

  • Andy

    says:

    What would be wrong in converting the A380’s to a freighter configuration?
    Removing two engines sounds nuts.

    • Phil Davis

      says:

      the idea of an A380F was considered during planning the airframe. To convert existing 380 airframes could be fraught. The floors aren’t designed for freight carriage … plus juz how does freight ride up top .. most likely the nose would have to be like the 747F ..

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