Boeing 747 and Airbus A380: End of the jumbos of the skies?
19 Jul 2020 02:30:07
The Boeing 747's slow descent into retirement from commercial service just got steeper with British Airways' announcement Friday it would be pulling the jumbo jet from the skies as the coronavirus pandemic forces it to cut back operations and cut costs.
BA's announcement follows moves by a number of other airlines that have retired their 747s and their Airbus A380, another jumbo-sized four-engine jet made by Boeing's European rival.
The fact the planes have four engines means they consume more fuel, which means they can cost more to operate and cause more pollution if not full.
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