Airbus to scrap A380 Superjumbo production by 2021
14 February 2019 | 12:42 pm
Airbus is scrapping its A380 double decker, marking the end of the jumbo jet era. Production of the plane maker’s flagship model will end by 2021 after a handful of remaining buyers including Emirates who received their last orders.
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Nigeria's Air Force said one of its planes crashed in central Nigeria with the country's army chief Ibrahim Attahiru on board.
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EU leaders agreed to ban Belarusian carriers from flying over the bloc's airspace.
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The Belarusian leader said "ill-wishers" are "trying to strangle Belarus" in his first speech since a commercial flight was intercepted and a critical blogger arrested.
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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says that he acted "to protect people" by diverting a Ryanair flight over Belarusian airspace.
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US Vice President Kamala Harris's plane returns to Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, soon after takeoff following a technical problem. Harris was departing the United States for Guatemala, her first international trip as vice president.
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A firefighting plane works on extinguishing a fire raging in a forested area west of Jerusalem. The massive fire on the outskirts of Jerusalem has paralysed traffic as dozens of firefighters and 10 aerial tankers battle the blaze.
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The row — one of the longest-running in WTO history — saw the trans-Atlantic allies impose billions of dollars in tariffs. The deal eases a major point of tension between Brussels and Washington, for now.
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The two sides have been locked in a row over subsidies for European planemaker Airbus and its US rival Boeing for almost two decades.
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Search teams find the wreckage of a passenger plane carrying 28 people that had disappeared in a remote Russian peninsula. Sources from the emergency ministry have said that the search for survivors would be paused due to loss of light as the evening drew in, but initial reports have suggested no survivors would be found.
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A Nigerian jet has been downed in the northwest of the country. The pilot safely ejected and avoided capture.
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Airbus Summit unveils the 'flying taxi', also known as a giant drone, which can carry up to four passengers and travel up to eighty kilometres at a speed of one hundred and twenty kilometres per hour. The aim is to create an environmentally friendly means of transport. The first flight of the latest model is expected to take place in 2023.
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