Airbus Shuts Down A380, As Many As 3,500 Jobs Affected Written 14 February 2019

Bloomberg News reports that Airbus SE has announced that the company “decided to stop making the A380 double-decker after a dozen years in service.” The project shutdown “marks a watershed moment for civil aviation” as the A380 “was the manifestation of Europe’s collaborative drive and the continent’s industrial ambitions.” Airbus is ending production by 2021 “after the A380’s biggest customer, Emirates, and a handful of remaining buyers receive their last orders.” The A380 never had “the broad support of airlines that instead preferred smaller, more fuel-efficient aircraft.”
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