Original Aviationtag Singapore Airlines A380 9V-SKD
The giant is back at Aviationtag!
A-B-E-D. Not quite the right order, but – following the 9V-SKA, the 9V-SKB and the 9V-SKE – it gives us great pride nonetheless to now also unveil the 9V-SKD! The next former Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 to now be joining our Aviationtag fleet.
26.04.2008 was the day the Airbus A380-841 with manufacturer serial number (MSN) 8 was delivered to Singapore Airlines, where it was given the registration 9V-SKD. The A380 often flew on routes to Sydney, Hong Kong and Tokyo – but could also be spotted in Frankfurt and London.
After less than 10 years, though, in December 2017, the MSN 8 already took its last scheduled flight and was retired by Singapore Airlines – at a list price of up to 450 million US dollars no less. In 2018, it was still parked in France, where its lessor gave it the temporary registration 9H-DPD. In 2022, the A380 was then scrapped and we were able to get our hands on some parts, upcycling them into our latest Aviationtag Edition.
From the top 10 “oldest” A380 models, the MSN 3, the MSN 5, the MSN 10 have already featured in Aviationtag editions and now the MSN 8 is joining them. What a collection.