The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by Airbus. It is the world’s largest passenger airliner, and the airports at which it operates have upgraded facilities to accommodate it. It was initially named Airbus A3XX and designed to challenge Boeing’s monopoly in the large-aircraft market. The A380 made its first flight on 27 April 2005, entered commercial service on 25 October 2007, and will end its production run in 2021. The A380’s upper deck extends along the entire length of the fuselage; it is narrower than the lower deck but remains comparable to the width of other wide-body aircraft.
Due to lack of orders, the production of the very large long-haul carrier can not be maintained, announced the Airbus executive president, Tom Enders.
“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. This will put an end to A380 deliveries by 2021, “said Enders. “In business, we need to base our decisions, not on emotions, but on facts,” he added.