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How to buy an A380 (one part at a time)

When A380s first started flying through our skies, we lived under the flight path in Sydney’s Inner West. Av-geek friends would flock to our balcony and marvel at the aircraft. 


And now, as the world’s largest passenger plane ceases to be made, those same av-geeks have their eyes on Airbus’ A380 auction.



The auction takes place online and in person in Toulouse, France, from 13-15 October, and up for grabs are the parts from an A380 that was dismantled in 2021 after 13 years in service. 


Here are some things you might like:

  • Bar from business class – est. price 20,000-30,000 euros
  • Row of four Economy seats — est. price 1,000-2,000
  • Toilet seat and bowl - est. price 150-300 euros
  • Cabin door — est. price 3,000-5,000 euros
  • Sidewall (complete with windows) — est. price 400-800 euros
  • Cockpit steps — est. price 2,000-3,000 euros
  • Baby bassinet — est. price 150-250 euros


There are also an array of trolleys available, both in their raw state or painted by artists. 


Maybe it’s time we get our Christmas lists sorted?



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Published: 12 October 2022

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