Production of the Airbus A380, the largest passenger aircraft, ended in 2021, but this model is still in regular service. One of the issued copies with tail number MSN13, which belonged to the Emirates airline, was decided to be dismantled into parts and put under the hammer under the guise of souvenirs and works of art – for this, parts of the aircraft were decorated with artists’ drawings. In total, about five hundred components will be put up for auction – from turbine elements to food carts.
The Airbus A380 was produced between 2005 and 2021, during which time 254 aircraft were produced, 120 of which are operated by Emirates. To date, it is the largest passenger aircraft, as well as the first fully double-deck.
The dismantled MSN13 made its first flight with Emirates in 2008, was decommissioned during the pandemic and scrapped in October 2021.
Mostly interior components will be put up for sale – they can be bought at an auction, which will be held in French Toulouse from October 13 to 15, or online. Among the lots you can find a food cart, a turbine blade, an emergency exit door. Proceeds will be donated to the Airbus Foundation heritage conservation fund and to the humanitarian association AIRitage.