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A380 superjumbo awaits new owner -- or scrapyard

By CHRISTOPHER JASPER KYUNGHEE PARK, AND RICHARD WEISS BLOOMBERG NEWS

This article was published November 12, 2017 at 1:46 a.m.

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A portrait of Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chief executive officer of Emirates Airlines, adorns an Airbus SE A380 aircraft as Emirates take delivery of their 100th A380 passenger jet in Hamburg, Germany, in early November.

The first Airbus SE superjumbo to exit service will be stored minus its engines at a French airfield this week as its owner seeks a new operator for a plane that, while still relatively young in industry terms, has fallen out of favor with airlines.

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