Scrapheap looms for Airbus A380, the world’s largest airliner | World


The Airbus A380, with four engines and 500 seats, was hailed as the “Queen of Heaven” on its first flight 15 years ago.

The world’s largest airliner faces an uncertain future, however, as questions revolve around the future of flight in a changing world. British Airways has sent several of its gas-hungry giants to a central French airport for storage, and other European airlines have permanently withdrawn their planes.

The plane was transported to Châteauroux for at least six months while the airline emerged from the storm. However, the former American air base also serves as a cemetery where planes are destroyed.

British Airways said yesterday that there is “no truth in the rumor that our A380s


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