A380 Final Assembly Line in the Jean-Luc Lagardere plant at Toulouse, France.

According to Reuters, citing three people familiar with the matter: “If there is no Emirates deal, Airbus will start the process of ending A380 production,” .

A supplier added such a move was logical due to weak demand.

The A380 was developed at a cost of 11 billion euros to carry some 500 people and challenge the reign of the Boeing 747.

But demand for these four-engined goliaths has fallen as airlines choose smaller twin-engined models, which are easier to fill and cheaper to maintain.

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