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Airbus poised to axe A380 as Emirates reviews demand: sources

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By Tim HepherPARIS (Reuters) - Airbus is nearing a decision to axe production of the world's largest airliner amid a downward revision in demand from the Gulf and is likely to give an update with its full-year earnings on February 14, industry sources and analysts said.The move to shut production of the A380 superjumbo earlier than expected coincides with a review of purchases of very large aircraft by the plane's biggest customer, Emirates, which has a fleet of 109 superjumbos and 53 left on order.Due to weaker demand, the Dubai carrier is expected to scale down these purchases and place ...

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 18:58 IST