A French magazine says Airbus plans to shed some 3,600 jobs. But the planemaker says workforce reductions would be a worst-case scenario.
European aviation giant Airbus says it will stop making its superjumbo A380 in 2021 after struggling to sell the world's biggest passenger jet. Thousands of jobs in Germany and France are at stake.
The end of the Airbus A380 is not the end of European aircraft manufacturing. It is the result of mistakes that were made many years ago. Now Airbus has to learn the right lessons, says DW's Henrik Böhme.
Qantas's cancellation of the A380 superjumbo jets is the latest blow to aeronautics company Airbus. A number of airlines have canceled or stalled orders in recent years, causing Airbus to question the A380's future.
Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders has said Germany's policy of blocking weapons sales with German components to Saudi Arabia is divisive. He warned that "German-free" product lines might need to be developed.
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