Airbus poised to axe A380 as Emirates reviews demand
Updated : February 13, 2019 07:07 PM IST
The move to shut production of the A380 superjumbo earlier than expected coincides with a review of purchases of very large aircraft by the plane's biggest customer, Emirates, which has a fleet of 109 superjumbos and 53 left on order.
Due to weaker demand, the Dubai carrier is expected to scale down these purchases and place greater focus on smaller models in a shake-up that could have implications for both Airbus and its US rival Boeing, industry sources said.
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