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Airbus stops building the A380

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17 Nov 2019
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Airbus stops building the A380

The lower deck of Airbus A 380, a double-deck jet airliner with excellent comfort and space, Copenhagen, April 27, 2018

It was, ironically, a fake news picture that saw this “plane of thought” lift off. My colleague Charles and I were talking about a Photoshopped image of an Airbus A380 super-jumbo in South African Airways (SAA) livery, which has been used, incorrectly, ad nauseam by news organisations wanting to illustrate their stories about the ongoing chaos at our national airline. SAA was, at one stage – back in the 1990s – almost in a position where it could afford to buy one of the massive aircraft, which can take just under 500 passengers in standard configuration and has a range...

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