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The airplane maker Airbus has plans to cease production of its A380 aircraft. The iconic A380 is the world's largest passenger airplane and has in service for 12 years. When it was , it was as the future of aviation. However, changes in the demands of passengers the days of giant, four-engine passenger planes over. Airbus to call a halt to production of the 544-seat A380 due to weaker than expected sales. The nail in the coffin was when the Dubai-based Emirates Airline cut its A380 order by 39 planes. Airbus said it would building the A380 in 2021. This will in significant job losses at companies to the plane's manufacture.

The A380 on its inaugural flight in April 2005 to great fanfare. Then British Prime Minister Tony Blair the giant jet a "symbol of economic strength". His Spanish counterpart called the plane "the realization of a dream". The plane was to combat congestion at airports by the number of planes in the skies. However, booming air travel has a higher demand for twin-engine planes that can non-stop to where people want to . Giant, four-engine jets usually passengers to transit at hub airports. An Emirates spokesperson said the A380 was a "passenger magnet" that was and badly marketed by other airlines.

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