Australian Aviation has found footage apparently showing the moment the Singapore Airlines A380 escaped the Alice Springs boneyard for freedom on Monday morning.
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The Airbus A380-841, 9V-SKQ msn 079, departed Alice Springs at 10:03am as flight SQ8896 and landed in Sydney at 3:07pm, where it will undergo checks following it being ‘thawed out’ from its spell in the desert.
The carrier, the launch customer for the double-decker, is set to retire seven of its A380s but crucially keep 12 in service.
It comes despite speculation the aircraft is nearing the end of its time in the skies, globally. Most notably, in May last year Air France retired its entire fleet, while Airbus has already begun suspending production.