Airbus pulls plug on costly A380 superjumbo as sales plummet

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2019/02/14 | 742 words | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | INDUSTRY / TECHNOLOGY
Airbus pulls plug on costly A380 superjumbo as sales plummet © Airbus

European aerospace giant Airbus said Thursday that it would stop building its A380 superjumbo, the double-decker jet which earned plaudits from passengers but failed to win over enough airlines to justify its massive costs.The final two double-deckers will be delivered in 2021, just 14 years after the first A380 went into service, after the Dubai-based Emirates decided to reduce its total orders by 39 planes, Airbus said.It marks a disappointing end to a bold bet on how millions of people wo...(…)

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