European aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, announced plans to stop its “superjumbo” A380 aircraft.
Airbus issued a press release in this regard. The company stated that the last aircraft deliveries will be made in 2021. The decision seems to come in the context of the decision of the Emirates to reduce the order of the aircraft.
Airbus Terminate Production of its A380 Aircraft
It should be noted that Emirates is the largest A380 customer, which is the world’s largest passenger aircraft and can carry more than 600 passengers. The company stated that Emirates reduced its A380 order bookings from 162 to 123 aircraft.
“As a result of this decision, we do not have a significant delay in the A380 and therefore we do not have the basis to maintain production despite all our sales efforts with other airlines in the past year, leading to the final delivery of the A380 in 2021, ” Airbus executive director Tom Enders said.
The passengers from all over the world like to fly in this big plane. That’s why today’s announcement is painful for us and for the A380 communities around the world.”
The company will halt the production of the aircraft after 12 years. The superjumbo was initially launched to compete with the Boeing 747. However, it can’t get much pull, because airlines prefer smaller and more volatile aircraft.
The company also says it will deliver around 880 to 890 new commercial aircraft by 2019.
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