Airbus Suspends A380 Freighter Development

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  1. NM

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    from news.com.au.

    UPS was the remaining buyer after EK and Fed Ex cancelled their orders. Last report I saw was that UPS were reviewing their situation. Looks like UPS may have made their decision and informed Airbus.
     

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    NM, yes the last I saw on this story was:
    The US courier company UPS has threatened to cancel its order for ten Airbus A380s if there are any more delays...​
    Perhaps it has happened (the cancellation of the order) or at very least, it is now uneconomical for Airbus to produce the limited number of remaining orders so best to shut it down now rather than dragging further red ink through Airbus's books.


    Plus I suppose this story didn't help either:
    United Parcel Service Inc. said it ordered 27 Boeing 767-300ER freighter aircraft, worth about $3.8 billion at list prices...
     
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    NM, found the story to confirm your initial post:

    United Parcel Service Inc., the last remaining customer for the troubled Airbus SAS A380 freighter, said it will scrap its $2.8 billion order for 10 of the superjumbo jets later this year...
     
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    And from Australian Aviation Magazine:
     
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