End of An Era: Final Airbus A380 Completes Its First Flight
by Tom Boon 17th March 2021
Today marks another milestone at the end of the Airbus A380 project. The last A380 to be built (MSN 272) completed its first flight, heading to the manufacturer’s Hamburg Finkenwerder plant, where Airbus will likely paint it.
It’s been over two years since Airbus revealed that it would be pulling the plug on the A380 project due to a failed attempt to reignite sales with the A380 Plus. However, five of the giants remain undelivered. These aircraft are all bound for Emirates, with the last scheduled to be delivered next year.