Emirates Changing Orders To A350
There are rumors around the news that Emirates might be switching their last remaing A380 orders to A350 orders instead. Airbus has confirmed that they are in discussion with Emirates in regards to the A380 contract.
The article above states that officials in Dubai have stated that the deal does in-fact involve Emirates in switching orders to the A350.
The airline still has 56 A380 orders at the time of posting this with a production rate of 8 a year, but that is expected to slow to 6 a year as stated in the article.
Could this be the end of the A380 program and further orders for the A380? The A350 is more fuel efficient than the A380, although having 200 seats less (can very depending on class configuration).
I personally think that if this is true and they do change to the A350 then this could be the end for the A380 and The King of the Skies!
What do you think? Could this be the end of the A380 production line?