Thai Airways has commenced the process of selling six of its Airbus A380s in “as-is, where-is” condition. On August 22, 2023, Thai Airways released tender papers, allowing interested buyers to submit a proposal for one or more of its six A380-800 aircraft.
Thai Airways has posted a number of planes for sale online with an invitation to bid.There are 10 Boeing 747-400s, 6 Boeing 777-200s, 6 Boeing 777-300s, 6 Airbus A340-600s, 3 Airbus A340-500s, 2 Airbus A380-800s, 2 Boeing 737-400s, 1 Airbus A300-600, and 3 Airbus A340-500s. The airline is currently just looking to sell A380-800s.
The deadline for interested buyers to submit a proforma general information proposal, which includes a refundable USD50,000 per plane bidding deposit and pricing proposal, is 2359L (1659Z) on September 12, 2023. The sale is carried out with the approval and oversight of the Bangkok Bankruptcy Court and is pending final clearance from Thai’s plan administrator.
By finalizing the sale of the aircraft, the buyer would also be required to fly their own aircraft out of Thailand or arrange for their disassembly on-site. However, according to THAI, the aircraft had not yet received any Airworthiness Directives (AD) or Service Bulletins (SB).
Within ten working days of receiving notification from Thai that their bid was successful, winning bidders must sign into a purchase agreement. Technical acceptance and delivery of the aircraft are the two phases of handover. Both will occur at a mutually convenient time and day.