One was dubbed as the queen of the skies untill came a new player in the market to dethrone the queen of the skies. Boeing 747 was the go to biggest commercial airliner in the world.
Built in the 1960s Boeing 747 became a household name selling numerous Airplanes to the likes of Panam Air. It dominated the market with its likeable half upper deck that amazed many.
It’s close competitor Airbus desired to come up with the biggest Commercial Airliner to dethrone its competitor Boeing and so the air battles began. In 2000 Airbus set out to build the Airbus 3XX which was later renamed the Airbus A380.
It would be the biggest airplane in the world carrying 800 passengers on full economy and 500 plus on Business, First Class and Economy. It was a full double decker machine with giant wings and huge Rolls Royce engines. This was a game changer.
The A380 had some of the most iconic first class suites non that have ever been seen in the aviation industry. Emirates airways eventually got more than 120 of this giant machines that have dominated the airways for the last decade or so. It was the most loved airplane until it became quite a burden to maintain because of it’s large capacity airlines were unable to maintain full capacity as that was the only way it would make a profit.
Eventually Airbus decided to pull the plug on the Airbus A380 and have opted to retire this line by the year 2022. As at now they have about 12 orders to fullfill.
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