Airbus Receives Airbus A380 Cancellation Orders

Airbus A380-800 Factory Livery

Airbus A380-800 Factory Livery

Airbus Group lost an order for two super jumbo jet Airbus A380s from Indian Ocean carrier Air Austral, which were intended to accommodate aircraft with seating arrangement largest capacity in the history of civil aviation.

The aircraft, whose planned to have 840 seats configuration had taken to be widely marked by the media as "flying sardine cans" were removed from the order book of Airbus in a monthly update published on Monday, confirming a cancellation that seemed Air Austral likely after repeatedly delayed delivery.

Based on the island of Reunion, Air Austral ordered two A380s in 2009, saying they had used for low-cost single class in the "route heavy traffic" in Paris. He did not reveal an exact seating plan - or specify how many need kitchens and bathrooms aircraft for its passengers.

While the A380 was certified for up to 853 people based on tests of evacuation, most airlines operating model with 450 to 550 seats in three or four classes, while Emirates, the largest operator of A380 introduce a version of 615 seats in two classes.

Even with the density that had been planned by Air Austral, the A380 still have wider seats and wider aisles in economy class Boeing 787 and 777X planned, Airbus said in statement.Airbus website also showed that new orders for two A380 superjumbo, although the identity of the operator was not revealed.

Emirates Airlines, which has ordered a total of 140 A380s, or about 40 percent of the Airbus A380 total population, has stepped in to take aircraft when other buyers have encountered problems in the past, supported the Gulf exchange of slots provided with Amedeo after the leasing company struggled to find for aircraft operators.

At the end of the first quarter, general order of Airbus, 2016 stood at just 10 aircraft, or less than one-tenth of the 122 aircraft sold by rival Boeing until April 5th on a net basis.

European company won contracts for 14 aircraft in March, but suffered 15 cancellations. Just as Air Austral A380, CSA Czech carrier dropped order for seven A320s narrow bodies and Taiwan's TransAsia Airways decided not to take six A320neos with new engines, according to its website.

Airbus delivered 125 aircraft in the first three months, nearly 70 percent of the 176 delivered by Boeing. The US aircraft manufacturer company was no. 1 for the third consecutive year in 2015, delivering 723 aircraft against 629 in Airbus.
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