Future of Airbus’s A380 superjumbo in doubt as demand fades


A decision by Australian airline Qantas on Thursday to cancel an order for Airbus A380 superjumbos raised fresh questions about the future of the world’s largest passenger jet, which has struggled to find enough buyers to justify its production.

Launched with fanfare a decade ago, the double-decker plane capable of seating up to 850 people was hailed as a revolution for the industry as it prepared for soaring numbers of long-haul passengers.

It was also seen as a bold challenger to Boeing and the US giant’s stranglehold on the large-aircraft market. Read More

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