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Airbus A380 Albatross Gets a New Life Through Leasing Firm

Richard Weiss, Ania Nussbaum
Airbus A380 Albatross Gets a New Life Through Leasing Firm

On August 1 a 10-year-old, Airbus SE A380 formerly flown by Singapore Airlines will enter service with a new carrier, said Paulo Mirpuri, chief executive officer of aircraft lessor Hi Fly. “We believe there is quite strong potential for the A380,” Mirpuri said in an interview. Hi Fly’s leasing deal would extend the usefulness of a plane that has been popular with travelers but has become an embarrassment for Airbus since it was introduced 10 years ago.