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Old 14-02-2019, 08:05 PM
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Airbus stops A380 on a day I fly on an A380

Today Airbus announced to stop production of the A380 because Emirates canceled the last order of 39 planes.
The result is that the A380 is no longer profitable for Airbus.

As a coincidence, tonight I board an Emirates A380 to Dubai and then another A380 to Brisbane.....
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Old 14-02-2019, 09:37 PM
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A380 was magic for passengers (me too!). But not cost effective.
Qantas cancelled their remaining orders.
The days of 4 engines are gone: today, it's big twins like A350/777X/B787.
Fuel is cost.
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From what I have read on them over the years they were a bit of a Concorde moment, a technical wonder and pretty unarguably the ultimate evolution of the huge, four engine passenger aircraft but just like Concorde was the ultimate in "Faster" when the competition suddenly and successfully went with "More people at once" they seem to have been the ultimate in "Bigger" when the competition went with trimmer and more efficient and presumably cheaper to operate.
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