An Asiana Airlines plane comes in for landing at San Francisco International Airport in 2013. Photo: AFP
An Asiana Airlines plane comes in for landing at San Francisco International Airport in 2013. Photo: AFP
Aviation

South Korea’s Asiana Airlines flies empty A380 superjumbo, just to keep pilots certified

  • The empty Airbus A380 flew for three days so pilots could practice taking off and landing, until the airline could no longer afford to keep the jet skyborne
  • It is a problem faced by other carriers who don’t have training simulators and need their pilots to keep up their skills or lose their licenses

An Asiana Airlines plane comes in for landing at San Francisco International Airport in 2013. Photo: AFP
An Asiana Airlines plane comes in for landing at San Francisco International Airport in 2013. Photo: AFP
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