The European manufacturer Airbus will deliver no more A380 in 2021, announced Thursday his boss on the departure Tom Enders.
The aviation giant explains that this decision comes in a context marked by an offer that is no longer adapted to the market. Indeed, Airbus’ main customer, Emirates, reduced its order to 39 A380s. “The consequence of this decision is that our backlog is no longer sufficient to allow us to maintain production of the A380, despite all our sales efforts with other companies in recent years,” Enders said.
Airlines prefer jet aircraft to four-engine aircraft. Thus, Airbus A350 Neo, Boeing 777 or 787 are needed at the expense of the A380. By 2019, Airbus is expected to deliver only 8 A380s and 6 in 2020.