Tuesday, February 11, 2020

There is strong speculation that an Airbus A 380 – the largest passenger plane in the world – is to land at Ireland West Airport for dismantling. 

Speculation is rife that the largest passenger plane in the world will arrive at Ireland West Airport later this month.

Planespotters have reported that the A380, also known as the Superjumbo and considered Airbus’ flagship passenger carrier, will touch down on Mayo soil.

It’s understood the jet, one of the most expensive and lavish jets ever produced, is to be dismantled at Knock.

However, management at Ireland West Airport has declined to comment on the rumours.

EirTrade Aviation, who have a hanger at Knock, specialise in airframe disassembly.

Airbus announced it would be terminating production of the jet by 2021 and it was reported that scrapping of a number of planes started at the end of 2018.

It’s understood the aircraft, priced between $300m and $500m, failed to generate the interest Airbus had hoped for because of its high running costs.

The arrival of the Superjumbo would certainly test the new runway at Ireland West Airport, which was installed last year.

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