14 Nov '17, 1pm

First ever Airbus 'Superjumbo' jet, the world's biggest passenger plane, is put into storage

As Airbus battles for a fresh order for its A380 plane, the first double-deck Superjumbo has been put into storage. Singapore Airlines was the launch customer for the A380 a decade ago. The first aircraft, code 9V-SKA, entered service between Singapore and Sydney on 25 August 2007, under the specially created flight number SQ380. But that flagship plane was grounded in June. The jet has now been taken back to Europe by its owner, the leasing company Dr Peters Group of Dortmund. The plane has been painted white and flown to Tarbes Lourdes Pyrénées airport in south-west France. The airport is a Ryanair base, close to Toulouse where the Airbus A380 was designed and built. Tarmac Aerosave, which operates the long-term airport parking facility, is part-owned by Airbus. The firm says it “provides the best one-stop-shop solution to your aircraft needs … enabling the residual valu...

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