Published on July 14th, 2020 | by Mark Dwyer0
Date for Next Airbus A380 for Knock
As we reported in February, up to four former Air France Airbus A380’s are to be Scrapped in Knock. The date for the next A380 is planned for 12th of August, although like the first aircraft, this is highly likely to change and we will endeavour to bring you the latest updates as we get them. The aircraft is expected to be F-HPJD which positioned to Malta from Paris CDG on 12th July to be painted all white in advance of being returned to its lessor. The first aircraft, F-HPJB, was also repainted at Malta prior to retirement although continued to operate for Air France for another few weeks in all white colours.
Air France had planned to retire all 10 of its A380’s by the end of 2022 however since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, their retirement has been brought forward and all have now ceased passenger services.
Knock has processed a number of aircraft for scrap recently. On 1st July former SAS Boeing 737-76N SE-REY flew into the airport for scrapping by EirTrade. And today, two Iberia Express Airbus A320s (EC-MCB and EC-MBU) also arrived for scrapping.