First a380 for HiFly will be with msn 6: www.aero.de/news-28912/Diesen-Airbus-A380-erhaelt-Hi-Fly-.html google translation: "LISBON - Eighteen months ago, Singapore Airlines sent the first blue letter to its lessors: the airline returned five Airbus A380s after ten years of service. Interested parties were not in line for the well-groomed giants. Now the first used A380 goes to an ACMI airline from Portugal.
"It's the MSN6," said Hi Fly spokeswoman Inês Pompeu dos Santos aero.de. The A380 belongs to a fund of the investment company Doric and was up to the decommissioning in November 2017 almost ten years as 9V SKC for Singapore Airlines in the world on the way.
For the Star Alliance airline, the MSN6 was the third Airbus A380 in March 2008, with which Singapore Airlines extended its A380 network from Sydney to regular round trips to London.
FlightAware lists as the last scheduled flight of the 9V-SKC a use of Tokyo Narita to Singapore on 06. November 2017. Hi Fly wants to register the A380 as 9H-MIP in the aircraft register of Malta.
Hi Fly will retain Singapore Airlines cabin layout - 471 seats distributed across 311 Economy seats and twelve First Class suites on the main deck, 60 Business Class and 88 Economy seats on the upper deck - but will change the brand image and update the IFE software, the company said spokeswoman.
Hi Fly is using the A380 to test how very large aircraft can be wet-marketed. The airline also conducted negotiations with the Dortmund Dr. Ing. Peters Group, which receives four A380s as leasing returns from Singapore Airlines. However, the ideas of the airline and the lessor were too far apart.
A380 park in Tarbes
Two A380 Dr. Peters Group, parked at the airport of Tarbes at the foot of the Pyrenees, are waiting for a new task. Above the aircraft, the sword of Damocles commutes the dismantling into spare parts, the so-called "Part Out". But still the owner strives for an adequate connection leasing.
"There are still a number of interlocutors and we are confident to find a good solution," said Dr Peter spokeswoman Ulrike Germann aero."