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

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

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