The European aerospace and defence group Airbus, the production of the world’s largest passenger aircraft A380. After the Arab airline Emirates have reduced your order, there is no significant order backlog and thus no basis for a continuation of the production, said Airbus chief Tom Enders. The last delivery for the A380 is scheduled for 2021.
Emirates have decided to reduce the orders from 162 to 123 machines. The airline is the largest A380 customer. Emirates was averse to purchase more Trent-900 engines from the engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce for the production of the A380, because of a lack of performance or default guarantees are available, quoted by the magazine Arabian Business, the analyst Saj Ahmad of StrategicAero Research. As Airbus announced to be removed in the next two years, 14 more remaining A380.
The company will record in the next few weeks, talks with the social partners with regard to the 3,000 to 3,500 jobs could be affected in the next three years. It will, however, give numerous options for internal change.
In the past few years had hardly ordered airlines a model of the A380. The group drove back the annual production of at times up to 30 machines last only six copies.
29 per cent more profit in the past year
Despite the high charges by the end of the A380 and the costs for the A400M military Transporter Airbus in 2018, could achieve a growth in profits, to EUR 3.05 billion. The are 29 per cent more than in the previous year. The special charges associated with the A380 and A400M amounted to around 900 million euros.
The group’s sales rose on Thursday presented the balance sheet, according to eight percent to 63.7 billion euros. The shareholders are to receive a ten percent to 1.65 euros increased dividend. Analysts had expected more.