British Airways To Store 6 A380 In France

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 03, 2019 British Airways passenger aircraft are pictured at London Heathrow Airport, west of London. - British Airways faced its first global strike by pilots on Monday September 9, and the possibility of almost all its flights being grounded for two days. (Photo by BEN STANSALL / AFP)


British Airways is expected to send some six A380 aircraft to France for storage.

Reports say British Airways, a member of the International Airlines Group (IAG), is transporting four Super Jumbos, registration numbers G-XLEA, G-XLEC, G-XLEF, and G-XLEI on April 6, 2020.

An additional two aircraft (reg. numbers G-XLEJ and G-XLEL) are expected to be shipped out on April 7, 2020, African Entertainment understands.

Aviation portal, Aerotime reports that the first aircraft to leave for France, was G-XLEA, and that it departed from Heathrow at 9:06 AM local time (UTC+1).

The double-deckers will be based in Châteauroux-Centre Airport (CHR), where several aircraft maintenance and dismantling companies are based, according to Aerotime.

According to, another airliner, (reg. number G-XLEG) is currently undergoing heavy maintenance in Manila, Philippines.

The aircraft has been there since March 7, 2020, showcases data says.

British Airways currently has 12 Airbus A380 aircraft in its fleet according to report.


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