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Emirates President Sir Tim Clark: ‘The Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 are over’. Mr. Clark believes the aviation industry superjumbos, the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747, are “over” in the wake of the coronavirus disaster. The high fuel costs have made both of these four-engined heavies less popular in recent years, a number of carriers have already begun decommissioning their A380’s or B747’s before the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We know the A380 is over, the 747 is over but the A350 and the 787 will always have a place,” said Sir Tim in an interview with The National.
“Do I see demand for these bigger aircraft slowing? Yes, I do. The numbers I would suggest will be lower in the next three to five years and I think Boeing and Airbus recognize that and are already slowing their production now.
“You can’t fly from Dubai to San Francisco in a 737 non-stop but you can on a 787 and you can on an A350 and very comfortably.”
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