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In 2030, You Could Buy An Airbus A380 Airframe For $1Mil

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In terms of its sheer size, the Airbus A380 ‘superjumbo’ is a passenger airliner like no other. However, and most crucially for Airbus, the type did not prove to be a commercial success. It is something of a white elephant in the airline industry, and its production was officially canceled last year, barely longer than a decade after its first commercial flight. However, what will this mean for the commercial values of the type’s existing examples in years to come? (simpleflying.com) More...

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dee9bee
dee9bee 7
What to do with a million dollar A380 airframe in the year 2030? One word, RESTAURANT!
bentwing60
bentwing60 7
Who'd a thunk a 28 billion dollar development investment would yield the worlds most expensive Ruths Chris?
WisconsinFlyer
WisconsinFlyer 4
#vanlife
jbsimms
James Simms 6
KMart Blue Light Special on aisle 13
BluEydDvl
Max Jones 3
...14, 15, 16, 17...
yr2012
matt jensen 3
Hotel
Rws1943
Robert Spruce 3
Theme Park anyone?
jaredstowell
Jared Stowell 2
I thought my R66 depression was bad. Must be because of the green new deal.
spinoneone
Paul Wisgerhof 2
Or you could recycle it into other aircraft.
yr2012
matt jensen -4
won't be anymore fossil fuel burners by then
bostonburner
N A 4
Alternatively energy tech is nowhere near close enough to replace commercial airliners in a decade. I would put good money on us not having electric aircraft until fusion is perfected and we’ve barely started down that road.
roblamb
Rob Lamb 1
Getting closer and closer. SPARC tests to begin in 2025.

https://www.livescience.com/nuclear-fusion-reactor-sparc-2025.html?utm_source=notification
MKanzler
Mark Kanzler 1
It'd probably make a nice house - how much square footage would it have if multi-levels were made into livin space?
WhiteKnight77
WhiteKnight77 1
They may even have difficulty in getting buyers for just the airframe. While a restaurant is doable, a hotel would be expensive on a per night basis due to lack of square footage. A home might be doable as well.
Anton1
Anton1 1
I am not a native speaker but the word 'could' looks weird in this sentence when looking at a future time frame. Shouldn't it say 'In 2030, you can buy an A380 for $1M'?
bentwing60
bentwing60 2
It's click bait article, not a given.
f4fntm
john doe 1
Bullseye!

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