Analysts disagree over Airbus A380's fate after reported plans for phase-out (Photos)

Airbus is reportedly drafting plans to wind down its A380, leaving two aerospace analysts divided about whether the superjumbo jet can survive — and how.

Reuters reported Airbus is “drawing up contingency plans to phase out production” of the world’s largest jetliner if it fails to win a key order from Dubai’s Emirates airline.

Reuters cited three unidentified “people familiar with the matter,” without saying if they were employees of Airbus, suppliers or Emirates.

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