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Why the Superjumbo A380 Is Flying Into Retirement: QuickTake

Why the Superjumbo A380 Is Flying Into Retirement: QuickTake




Airbus SE took the drastic measure of terminating its flagship A380 superjumbo, with the last double-deckers rolling off the production line in 2021. That will be just 14 years after its first commercial flight and just a year after Airbus appeared to have secured the aircraft’s long-term future with a much-needed order from Emirates. But its biggest customer had second thoughts and pared back its commitment, leaving Airbus with no choice but to scrap the program.



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