The European aircraft manufacturer said on Thursday it would stop supplying the A380 in 2021 after its main client, the Dubai-based airline Emirates, cut its orders for the huge aircraft.
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The A380, the largest airline in the world, first climbed the sky 1
4 years ago. But Airbus's giant pledge that airlines would need very large aircraft to fly passengers between major airport centers did not pay off as the company hoped.
The company has supplied 234 of the ultramicros so far, less than a quarter of the 1200s, which she predicted to sell when she first introduced a two-story aircraft. His plans were undermined by airlines that redirected their interest to lighter passenger aircraft which reduced the need to transport passengers between big centers.
said Enders. "But keep in mind that the A380 will continue to roam in the sky for many years and Airbus will continue to fully support the A380 operators."
Emirates has retained the A380 life maintenance program early last year by ordering a large number of airplanes. But this week she followed other airlines like Qantas  QABSY
from Australia to cancel most of her orders. Emirates redirects its money to the purchase of 70 smaller passenger jets from Airbus, a mix of the latest A330 and A350 models from the manufacturer. , we accept that this is the reality of the situation, "Emirate President Sheik Ahmed bin Said Al Maktoum said in a statement." The A380 will remain a pillar of our fleet as early as the 2030s. "[Both] , that the superjumbo remains very popular among travelers