A380 flyover at the Farnborough Airshow
Airbus will more than halve production of the A380 as the manufacturer continues to struggle to secure additional sales for its largest aircraft. The company said it will reduce monthly production in 2018 from the current 2.5 per month to one. Boeing previously made a similar decision on its very large aircraft (VLA), the 747-8, and will reduce production rate from 1.3 to 0.5 aircraft per month from September. In an effort to defer concerns that Airbus may abandon the A380, Airbus CEO ...
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