Across the media space, there are numerous articles about the demise of the A380. After only 12 years of service, the program will no longer be taking orders. For those who called the A380 the “Whalejet” and other disparaging remarks, there is a sense of vindication for having called it right.
As is always the case, the story is much more nuanced. We offer some thoughts on the program and provide our own view on what transpired that limited a program that should have delivered more aircraft than it did. And, why the A380 story may not be over yet.