Is the future of the A380 is jeopardy?

The Airbus A380 took its first flight on Wednesday 27th April 2005. Is the future of the worlds largest passenger aircraft looking bleak?

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Due to the rise in popularity of smaller more fuel efficient long haul aircraft. Such as the Airbus A350 & Boeing 787 Dreamliner. As a result some airlines have cancelled there orders of the A380. Most noteworthy would be Virgin Atlantic who cancelled there order in favor of the Boeing 787 & Airbus A350.

While Emirates in January 2018 announced 20 firm orders and 16 options signed. Furthermore ANA airlines have 3 A380 set for delivery in 2019 the first for its fleet. Since Emirates has only firm orders for the A380 in the past 2 years is the beginning of the end for the A380?

Whereas the Airbus A350 has 854 firm orders from 45 Customers.

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Furthermore the Boeing 787 has over 1,300 firm orders.

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In conclusion the future of the A380 is looking worrying with airlines turning away from the super jumbo in favor of the more efficient A350 & B787.

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