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Old Jan 6, 19, 7:57 am
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Originally Posted by IAMORGAN View Post
To be fair, isn’t the maintenance actually a Lufthansa Technik base rather than Phillippine Airlines?
Yes, it's Lufthansa. I was surprised to see such a large Lufthansa hangar when I landed. In retrospect, of course, it makes a lot of sense.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 8:23 am
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Originally Posted by cornishsimon View Post
Thanks for your input 13900

this is simply why I love Flyertalk

out ur of interest did IAG ever consider building mx infrastructure for the A388 fleet or was it always discounted ?

also are current facilities at CWL/LHR able to accommodate future deliveries?


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I doubt anyone had but for a very cursory glance. As Porky Speedpig says the fleet's too small for a full-blown hangar with all the trimmings and tools; plus, there's the issue of CWL not having enough space (I hear some work is being done by BAMC folks in some other hangar in the regions due to lack of bays).

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To be fair, isnít the maintenance actually a Lufthansa Technik base rather than Phillippine Airlines?

Yes. And believe me, even in the 'Pines LHT is everything but cheap.

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Are you saying that the formal British Airways position is that they too think it is staggering to send fish to China for filleting? I must have missed that press release
Yeah, that's what Alex said to me the other day in the queue for coffee!
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Old Jan 6, 19, 8:25 am
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When I saw this thread title, I had images of a jumbo jet being towed along the M25!
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Old Jan 6, 19, 8:32 am
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Originally Posted by DavidDTW View Post
When I saw this thread title, I had images of a jumbo jet being towed along the M25!
They actually had to do this with HST power cars when the Dawlish Sea Wall collapsed a few years ago. Made for a rather incongruous site, but I suppose not as much as an A380 would!
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Old Jan 6, 19, 9:32 am
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IAG doesn't operate enough A380s to make a maintenance facility viable -
Nor do Lufthansa but lookey there, Lufthansa Technic don't just see maintenance as a cost, it's a business opportunity.....
Oh those crafty Germans !!
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Old Jan 6, 19, 10:08 am
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It's for maintenance purposes nothing else, The A380 is for LHR.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 11:51 am
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Originally Posted by skipness1E View Post
Nor do Lufthansa but lookey there, Lufthansa Technic don't just see maintenance as a cost, it's a business opportunity.....
Oh those crafty Germans !!
As do many other airlines. Delta comes to mind for doing a lot of outsourced maintenance for other airlines.
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Old Jan 6, 19, 6:24 pm
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We then settled on SIA Technics over in Singapore, but this was then changed to LH Technik in Manila. Don't really know why; I suppose costs were a factor, but - and this was a big surprise to me, knowing SIA - I hear quality also played a part.
One A380 was put back together so bad by SIA, it went straight into a Hanger once it landed in LHR to be pulled apart and put together right by BA Engineering which took quite a few days.
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