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June 18, 2024
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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.

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Addison Schonland
Co-Founder AirInsight. My previous life includes stints at Shell South Africa, CIC Research, and PA Consulting. Got bitten by the aviation bug and ended up an Avgeek. Then the data bug got me, making me a curious Avgeek seeking data-driven logic. Also, I appreciate conversations with smart people from whom I learn so much. Summary: I am very fortunate to work with and converse with great people.