Recently, I’ve been wondering why I haven’t seen D-ABYA (their oldest 747-8, as well as the only one with the new livery) in the skies recently. After doing a little stalking, I realized that the plane has been at Beijing Airport (ZBAA) since October 7th. Does anyone know why this is?
I would assume they’d do those in the massive Lufthansa Technik hangars they have at Munich and Frankfurt.
@Lufthansa061 Maybe you’re able to shed some light?
As the aircraft was ferried there with a rather odd flight number. it could be there for maintenance. Probably @Lufthansa061 can solve the mystery? (Edit: Sorry for the second tag, had already posted before noticing).
I would assume it was maintenance? Other than that, I would not know
Could be chartering for a major sports team of government.
But there wasn’t a incident reported, so there’s no emergency maintenance. Let’s let Lufthansa061 get up or out of the sky and see if he can help
Too big, there’s use a A330 most likely for that.
The Blazers’ 757 tends to stay at major airports for a month or 2 on end while smaller aircraft ferry the team to their games in that area. If they have multiple games, they keep their big aircraft in the region and use smaller aircraft to fly to the other regions.
Well it could be for a major corporation.
Usually, sports teams would use their A340s
The German government has a couple A340s of their own im pretty sure. Not 100% sure though, so feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.
These does not have to be a:
This could be just routine. As you said lets just wait :)
The aircraft wouldn’t stay there for such a long period of time(at least that hasn’t happened during the world cups.
The German government has its own aircrafts (long story), and isn’t using LH planes (apart from booking seats at times on normal passenger flights).
Planes dont go for maintenance only because of emergencies
But, as mentioned above, routine would be done in Frankfurt or Munich in the huge hangers they use for free.
Valid point, lets just wait to see
It is getting its overhaul done their at Ameco, a joint venture with Lufthansa Technik
Thanks a lot for the clarification! I was wondering what was going on!
Interesting, are the training people over there for Air China’s 748?