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Offline Mosha

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Airbus A380 production ending
« on: February 14, 2019, 07:20:36 AM »
Airbus announces it's stopping production.
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Re: Airbus A380 production ending
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2019, 09:23:58 AM »
shame..
but its way too big and too hungry.

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Re: Airbus A380 production ending
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2019, 09:56:19 AM »
Sad but inevitable, especially after Emirates cut their top-up order dramatically.

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Re: Airbus A380 production ending
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 12:54:54 PM »
And Emirates just announced they will buy 40 A330-900neo and 30 A350-900XWB.
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Re: Airbus A380 production ending
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2019, 04:41:24 PM »
Unbelievable aircraft as an enthusiast and as a traveller, its always the one say at Manchester Airport Park that brings everyone to watch and lucky enough to fly in a QF and EK machine..

but just probably the wrong time for the industry itself. Sadly it seems many will be scrapped very young too so may be a rare bird in the skies in a decade/15 years. QTR getting rid of them once 10 years old starting in 2024 and AF halving the fleet so..

Hopefully BA for instance and LH will keep them going for a couple more decades as they kept their jumbo's going for a long period and hopefully some get second homes. Always surprised someone like TK didn't pick up  a few along with maybe JAL or Air China on domestic high density routes.

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Re: Airbus A380 production ending
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2019, 05:42:48 PM »
Sadly, it's a victim of low-cost revolution in SE Asia. No business strategist kept that in mind when A380 project started.
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Re: Airbus A380 production ending
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2019, 07:43:45 PM »
Sadly, it's a victim of low-cost revolution in SE Asia. No business strategist kept that in mind when A380 project started.

And also that is was meant to fly a lot of pax between huge hubs (London, Frankfurt, Dubai, Singapore, New York, LAX, Tokyo, Sydney, Johannesburg etc) and then smaller aircrafts from there to their destinations. But planes with better fuel economy being able to fly between the smaller hubs (like CPH, ARN, MUC, Nairobi, Delhi, Melbourne, Boston, Chicago etc) made people want to fly on those routes, because that would make them get to their destination faster and easier than by having multiple stops during the trip.

And of course the fuel economy because of the 4 engines is not in favor of the A380 too. And it arrived just in time for the fuel prices to soar to the skies, making a lot of airlines uninterested in it.
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Re: Airbus A380 production ending
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2019, 01:09:12 PM »
Let's hope this marvel of engineering still flies the skies as a converted freighter.

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Re: Airbus A380 production ending
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2019, 09:05:49 PM »
Let's hope this marvel of engineering still flies the skies as a converted freighter.

Gonna have to undergo some extensive and expensive modifications to be a viable cargo aircraft. The position of the flight deck prohibits nose loading of cargo and right now there is no equipment that would allow for upper deck cargo


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Re: Airbus A380 production ending
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2019, 03:54:30 AM »
 :'(