Is the global economy f***** ** ??
Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia, has announced cancelling the order for 8 Airbus A380, double-deck, widebody, four-engine airliners. The long-suffering superjumbo got another blow.
Therefore, the airline which has 12 A80s in its fleet said it “remains committed to a major upgrade of its existing A380s, which begins in mid-calendar 2019”.
On 31 January, 2019, Airbus released a statement confirming that the aircraft manufacturer is in talks with Emirates regarding the Airbus A380 contract. However, the details of the negotiations were not disclosed.
Therefore, it is believed that Emirates could cancel the order for 36 A380s and switch it to smaller A350s.
Total orders for A380s from Emirates comprise nearly half of the total list, thus, Airbus heavy dependency on Emirates is obvious.