Airbus says A380 superjumbo production will end

Airbus Aircraft Corporation will no longer produce the largest Airbus A380 airliners, the Corporation said. According to its data, deliveries will stop in 2021. In a statement on Thursday, Airbus said Emirates would reduce its A380 order book from 162 to 123 aircraft.

“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,” said Airbus chief executive Tom Enders. Airbus will deliver the last 14 A380s to Emirates over the next two years, and the Dubai-based carrier has ordered 70 smaller aircraft, namely 40 A330-900s and 30 A350-900s, from the planemaker.

The two-story Airbus A380 is the world’s largest passenger airliner. Its length is 72.75 meters and its wingspan is 79.75. It is able to make non-stop flights to a distance of 15,400 km. Operation of the aircraft began in 2007.

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