Airbus says A380 superjumbo production will end
European airplane producer Airbus has stated it will prevent making its A380 “superjumbo”, the arena’s greatest passenger airplane.
In a observation on Thursday, the company stated it will end deliveries of the airplane in 2021.
The choice comes after Emirates, the most important buyer of the A380, decreased its order.
The expensive airplane has struggled to compete with extra environment friendly, smaller fashions.
In a observation on Thursday, Airbus stated Emirates would scale back its A380 orderbook from 162 to 123 airplane.
“As a result of this decision we have no substantial A380 backlog and hence no basis to sustain production, despite all our sales efforts with other airlines in recent years. This leads to the end of A380 deliveries in 2021,” stated Airbus leader government Tom Enders.
Mr Enders described the announcement as “painful”.
He added: “Passengers all over the world love to fly on this great aircraft. Hence today’s announcement is painful for us and the A380 communities worldwide.”