Qantas to store its Boeing 787s

Qantas has announced that it will be moving its Boeing 787s to storage in Victorville, California, where they will join the airline’s Airbus A380s and hundreds of aircraft from other carriers. The move will take place in September. Qantas predicts a significant decrease in travel demand that will last for an extended period, which is why it has made this decision. Recently, the airline also retired its Boeing 747 fleet. A Qantas spokesperson explains why Qantas has chosen to store its aircraft in California: “The humidity in California is much lower than in Australia, so it’s much better for long-term storage of aircraft – the same reason why we’ve moved our A380s there. All of the aircraft will be looked after by our Los Angeles-based engineering team”. Qantas also said in June that the total amount of stored aircraft would be 100, of which its Boeing 787s will be part of. Qantas operates 132 aircraft, of which there are 28 Airbus A330s, 12 Airbus A380s, 4 Boeing 737-300s, 1 Boeing 737-400, 75 Boeing 737-800s, 1 Boeing 767 and and 11 Boeing 787s. 7th of August 2020.

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