A380 Program Moves Into Operational Support, Aftermarket Phase

A380
Demand for cheaper A380 spare parts makes a business case for aircraft dismantling.
Credit: Tarmac Aerosave
Early in 2019, Airbus’ salespeople had to accept the harsh reality that the market for new A380s was too slow for production to be sustained beyond 2021. They now seem to have concluded that the secondhand market also is weaker than they thought. And so the program is moving to a phase where the...

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