TOULOUSE, France (AP) – The latest news regarding the announcement by Airbus that it will stop making the A380 superjumbo (every hour locally):

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The president of the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus is optimistic about the possibility for Great Britain and the EU to find a solution allowing a smooth divorce instead of a chaotic Brexit at the edge of the cliff next month.

Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders has threatened to transfer his UK operations out of the UK if there is no agreement on future trading relationships.

While Airbus stores elements on both sides of the Channel in case of Brexit without agreement, Enders said Thursday: "I'm still optimistic that a solution can be found, that the forces of reason l & # 39; Finally, they will be carried to London and the United States. Brussels.

The French company Airbus is particularly vulnerable because its aircraft parts are manufactured in several countries, including 25 facilities in Britain. Rates between the UK and the EU would be a blow.

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Airbus has announced a 2018 earnings increase in 2018, despite losses of 899 million euros ($ 1 billion) affected by its A380 Superjumbo jet and its A400M military carrier.

The company announced Thursday a net profit of 3.1 billion euros compared to last year, compared with 2.4 billion euros in 2017. The turnover has progressed 8% to 63.7 billion euros, including in its defense activities.

Airbus announced Thursday that it would stop manufacturing the iconic A380 aircraft and announced a charge of 463 million euros related to this decision. In addition, the aircraft manufacturer has announced a charge of 436 million euros on the A400M used by several European armies.

Airbus has announced similar profits in 2019, in line with the growth of the global economy and air traffic.

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The long-haul carrier Emirates has announced it has reached an agreement with Airbus worth $ 21.4 billion. It is sad to see the end of the production of A380 double-decker airliner.

Emirates announced Thursday at the same time that Airbus in Toulouse, France announced the end of production of the iconic airliner.

The Dubai government-owned airline, based on the world's busiest airport for international travel, had the A380 as the backbone of its fleet.

Emirates plans to receive an additional 14 A380s by the end of 2021, bringing its total A380 orders to 123. The airline will purchase 40 A330-900s and 30 A350-900s.

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6:15

The European aviation giant, Airbus, has announced that it will stop manufacturing its super-A380 in 2021 after being beaten to sell the world's biggest jet plane.

Airbus said Thursday in a statement that Emirates was reducing its orders for the plane. Thus, "we do not have a large order backlog of A380 and therefore no basis for maintaining production."

This decision is a boon to his rival Boeing and a blow to Airbus. Airbus hoped the A380 would eliminate Boeing's 747 and revolutionize air transport as more and more people flew through the air.

Instead, the airlines have been cautious about this expensive aircraft, so imposing that airports have had to build new runways and change terminals to adapt to them. The two-story aircraft began flying in 2008 and can accommodate more than 500 passengers.