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A380 Production Sadness

Sprucegoose

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Airbus slashes A380 superjumbo production

The worst bits are -

The A380 build rate will be reduced to eight jets a year in 2019, down from 15 this year and 28 in 2016, Airbus said Wednesday.

The A380 was already due to see production cut to one aircraft a month from next May, and the reductions mean that it is no longer breaking even on a per-plane basis. The company has long since given up on recouping the program’s €25 billion in development costs.


Even if you don't like the aircraft, this isn't good news for anyone.
Airline economics is such a fickle thing. Ask Mr Joyce who has more risk in world health presently than under his own control.......
 
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I’m presuming Sprucegoose is talking about these guys?
I personally think it’s pie in the sky stuff
I guess they’re also going to be carrying Elvis. Won’t ever happen. Almost the worst possible aircraft choice for the supposed operation. And high density. Seriously? It sounds like the sort of thing you’d see on prune during school holidays.
 

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