Solidot | Without a big order, Airbus is ready to stop a380


if it fails to reach a deal with Emirates Airways, Airbus is ready to stop The world’s largest airliner A380. The shutdown will be gradual, allowing Airbus to carry out existing orders, mainly from Emirates. According to the current speed of aircraft production, the existing orders can make A380 production continued until the beginning of the 2020. A380 ‘s research and development cost € 11 billion, which can carry 500 passengers and challenge the dominance of the Boeing 747. But today’s aviation market prefers smaller, smaller, and more maintainable, small-and medium-engine airliners rather than oversize four-engined airliners.