World's biggest passenger jet Airbus A380 ceases production

  • 15/02/2019

The world's biggest passenger jet is being permanently grounded.

A decade ago the A380 Airbus was looked upon as the future of aviation.

But those dreams have been abandoned, at least in part because of bad timing.

The A380 was supposed to be the solution to a boom in the aviation industry as the aircraft is capable of carrying an astonishing 800 passengers,  ITV reports. 

But it took to the skies as the economics of the industry changed. Nowadays two engine jets can fly long haul and the A380 has four and burns too much fuel.

Emirates is the superjumbo's it biggest client but its cancel 39 of the jets. But despite all of this Airbus still made a substantial profit of more than two billion dollars last year. 

Over the next 10 years, the superjumbo will gradually disappear from the skies.