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Airbus to scrap A380 superjumbo production as sales slump

Reuters  |  TOULOUSE, France 

By Tim HepherTOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - Europe's Airbus is scrapping production of the A380 superjumbo, with lacklustre sales forcing it to abandon a dream of dominating the skies with a 21st century cruiseliner.The world's largest airliner, with two decks of spacious cabins and room for 544 people in standard layout, was designed to challenge Boeing's legendary 747 but failed to take hold as airlines backed a new generation of smaller, more nimble jets.Confirming a shake-up first reported by Reuters, Airbus said on Thursday the last A380 would be delivered in 2021. The move comes after ...

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First Published: Thu, February 14 2019. 17:15 IST