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End of the line for the Super Jumbo A380
« on: February 14, 2019, 11:00:44 AM »
Production to end  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47231504

Shame as it was a comfy plane to fly in and awesome to see in the air but at the end of the day doomed once they changed the rules on numbers of engines. 

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Re: End of the line for the Super Jumbo A380
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2019, 03:36:20 PM »
Production to end  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47231504

Shame as it was a comfy plane to fly in and awesome to see in the air but at the end of the day doomed once they changed the rules on numbers of engines.

Yes, a shame but inevitable...
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Re: End of the line for the Super Jumbo A380
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2019, 04:01:36 PM »
Yep they just didn't do the maths

2 engines are more economic than 4 in the size planes that airports can take
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Re: End of the line for the Super Jumbo A380
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 05:45:35 PM »
Yep they just didn't do the maths

2 engines are more economic than 4 in the size planes that airports can take

A huge amazing shift in technology... Who'd have thought that twins would be flying ~20 hour legs between cities instead of flying to hubs and offloading onto 747s or 380s...? Shrugs:

Watched a great video the other day about 777 and A350 developments, amazing stuff!
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Re: End of the line for the Super Jumbo A380
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2019, 11:14:23 PM »
Yep they just didn't do the maths

2 engines are more economic than 4 in the size planes that airports can take

A huge amazing shift in technology... Who'd have thought that twins would be flying ~20 hour legs between cities instead of flying to hubs and offloading onto 747s or 380s...? Shrugs:

Watched a great video the other day about 777 and A350 developments, amazing stuff!
777 has been an amazing plane, I don't know much about the A350.  In the early 80s I spent time at Boeing Seattle (on military interfaces) but all the time they were test flying the 757 and 767 and it was great to watch.  The 757 was a bit of a dud but imho that 767 was the 2 engine game changer that led to the 777

Any list please to the video
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