Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:46 PM
747s have had a good ~50 year run. I would be surprised if 380s do that well and are built in such large numbers as the 747s.
I highly doubt that Airbus will sell anywhere remotely near as many A380s as there are 747s. But due to its tremendous passenger capacity and phenomenal efficiency, I think a few A380s will stay in the skies for a while, on the very high demand, long haul routes. OTOH, the 747s are less efficient and the design is a bit more suited for use as a freighter (that's why it got the hump), so even though the 747-8Is only entered service in 2012 or later, I doubt that they'll be suited for passenger service 10 more years from now. But I'm an Airbus fan, so it could just be wishful thinking.
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