The decision of the European Aviation Group reflects the sharp shift of airlines from supercarried aircraft to the benefit of smaller, more efficient aircrafts that burn less fuel per passenger.
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"It's obvious that the era of large, four-engine … commercial aircraft is coming to an end," said Airbus CEO Tom Richard Ende on Thursday.
Giants in the sky
Massive planes were once a future air transport.
Boeing has put more than 1500 jembo jets, since the sign 747 began its first flight over Washington 50 years ago.
The plane was immediately hit by passengers who were looking for trips to the two-story and enjoyed in the novelty, going up and down its inner stairs.
Airlines also loved 747. Early customers included Pan Am and Japan Airlines, and British Airways, Cathay Pacific CPCAY and Korean Air now operate some of the largest remaining fleets.
formed as a result of the merger of several European aerospace groups in 1970, initially focused on two-engine aircraft, but later sought to force itself into a profitable territory where its American rival dominated for decades.
airports became more crowded, and airlines were fighting for the gate. With the tendency to deteriorate there will be a demand for large aircraft that can carry more passengers. Massive airplanes will also help airlines to keep up with the explosion in demand for air transport and simultaneously increase fuel economy.
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Increased fuel consumption Reducing carbon emissions has delivered the final blow to the Jumbo, which needs four engines to get airborne instead of conventional two.
Airbus has still only delivered 234 A380, less than a quarter of 1200, which it assumed would be sold when the model was first introduced.
"We've been at least 10 years old, or maybe more, too late with the A380," Enders said. "We [now] build these very economical machines … which can do a lot of work, but carry a lot of people."
Boeing is still making its wider body 777, a workhorse that has only two engines, and the airbus will continue to produce large bodies of the A350 and A330
Dubai E Arabs have saved the A380's life support program at the beginning of last year by placing a large airline order.
But this week, the Gulf carrier followed other airlines such as Qantas Australia by canceling orders. The Emirates instead of buying 70 smaller passenger aircraft from Airbus, combining its latest A330 and A350 models.
"This program has covered us for many years … and it was a heavy responsibility," Enders said. "We tried … and it did not work."
747 is expected to soon meet the same fate. The "Queen of the Sky" has already been dropped by every major American airline, and with a rare exception, only cargo versions of the aircraft are manufactured.