Its fate appeared to be sealed, but the A380 will stay in production after a last-minute order from a major airline.
An Airbus A380 has been quarantined on landing at JFK amid reports of several passengers on board exhibiting high temperatures. Disease control personnel were called to attend to the flight from Dubai.
Once dubbed as symbols of European aerospace prowess, two of Airbus's unwanted A380 superjumbos face the ignominy of being broken up for spare parts after failing to find an airline willing to keep flying them.
Emirates Airlines has announced a deal with Airbus to buy another 36 A380 superjumbos, just days after the European aerospace giant said it may have to halt production of the double-decker plane without new orders.
The aerospace giant plans to cut more than three thousand jobs as it aims to scale back production of its troubled A380 superjumbo and A400M military transporter — Europe's biggest civil and military plane projects.
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