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A Qantas A380 rests in storage (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

How Qantas Airbus A380s Fend Against Rattlesnakes In the California Desert

In California's Mojave Desert, specifically Victorville, Qantas's Airbus A380-800s are sitting in long-term storage, amid the coronavirus pandemic causing a major decrease in international travel in Australia. While in storage, Qantas needs to conduct weekly, biweekly and monthly maintenance involving the draining of fuel tanks of water caused by condensation, rotating the wheels, checking tire pressures and inspecting the fuselage and wings for animal nests. “Aircraft like these are highly technical and you can’t just land it at the storage…